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Maison de Martin GuestHouse

Guesthouse | 16 route de Castillon, Avignon, Côte d'Azur, France 30210

95.9% Overall Rating

57 out of 57 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2013)

"Martin couldn't have been a better host; he was still awake to let us in when we arrived after midnight, and took us on walk to the nearby Pont Du Gard - definitely worth a look! We were supplied with an ample breakfast…"

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Facilities

  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 18:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

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Overview

South of France, quiet stone village, around the corner from the village patisserie; Hiking trails surround the village, river w/swimming/canoeing, it is a 40min walk to the Roman aqueduct bridge the Pont du Gard. Uzes has a wonderful its open-air market nearby;Arles and Avignon are 30 minutes away.
Things to do in or near the village:
Vers is a village made of stone houses on a hill surrounded by vineyards and orchards. Pop: 1800 Read more

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About Maison de Martin GuestHouse

Visit the Pont-du-Gard. Free guided tour led by Martin along the ruins of the old aqueduct to the Pont-du-Gard! Conservative method (by bike or car): Go down to main highway, turn left and head toward Remoulins. Within a quarter of a mile will be a round-a-bout with entrance to park at the Pont du Gard. Locals park on the highway at no charge. This aqueduct bridge is so amazing that as soon as Napolean saw it he started its restoration. The French government has been putting money into it ever since. Go down below the bridge and have a picnic next to the river.

Adventurous method: (40 min on foot) Find the men playing boules in the town square. Notice the public restrooms across the street. Turn to the right and follow that street/road out of town toward the main highway and Remoulins. You will pass a natural fountain on the left (fill water bottles because it is a fountain of youth!). Keep going down to the main highway. Go straight across the highway and follow paved road past the round-a-bout. Follow the road up the hill. You will see aqueduct ruins. Check them out. Follow the ruins and turn left as they end. Follow the trail. If you seem lost keep going; the canyon is on your right with the bridge coming up!

*Walk to the cave wine co-op (10 min).
* Walk to stone quarries (15 min).
*Walk to Castillon (25 min).
* Visit Uzes farmers' market on Saturday morning. (10 min by car)
* Trip to Arles: (40 Min by car). Place where Van Gogh lived and painted. Trip to Nimes: (30 min by car): see Roman stadium, festivals.Trip to Avignon (30 min by car) art exhibitions, music, festivals, Palace of the Popes.
* Walk to the Gordon River (20 min).
* Bike ride to Argilliers, a neighboring village. Bikes available
Go to the Uzes farmers' market on a Saturday morning.
WE ARE SITUATED 28 KM FROM AVIGNON.

Accommodation Information

* Go for a walk all around village until you have found the following: town square: stone sculpture of thinker, men playing boules, place to hand wash your clothes (fountain), pedestrian path leading from square past gardens and huge estate owned by the English, path ending at amazing cemetery (go in and check it out). There are three naturally occurring fountains in or around the village. A patisseries, bar with pool table and soccer pinball, beauty salon, town library, elementary school, post office, pharmacy, doctor, dentist and masseuse offices, tabac, soccer field, and a wine co-op are all available.

Location Information

On the edge of Provence in Southern France there is a village that sits on a hill, surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees, and wild garrigue. This small stone village of Vers has quarries that were the source of the stone for the 'Pont du Gard' (the ninth wonder of the world) which is a 40 minute walk away.

It was 2000 years ago, and the Romans of Nimes wanted water for their baths. There was a natural spring near the village of Uzes but it was 48 kilometers away. The Roman engineers went to work building an aqueduct of stone at the proper levels to flow downhill the whole way, with only 10 meters of drop to work with. And they had another problem: to get across the huge canyon carved out by the Gardon River. The magnificent Roman solution, the Pont-du-Gard, is the third most visited tourist destination in France (after the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre). Follow the old aqueduct ruins just outside the village as you reach it in a short walk from the house....

Special Bonus when you come here: CULTURE CONNECTION. Sit and do nothing if you want. But when you feel restless, why not get a sense of who the local French people are and what they are about? Be invited for dinner by a local French family, visit a local artist, host your own soiree with Martin's friends. How about a combined cooking and French lesson for beginners? Guided hike to Pont du Gard, Gordon river swimming, village wine tour, trip to Uzes market and more.

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