The small medieval town of Montaren-et-St-Mediers is hidden between Nimes and Avignon, in the middle of the Languedoc region of France, close to the Mediterranean Sea. A holiday home in Montaren-et-St-Mediers is ideal for couples, with privacy and tranquillity guaranteed, making a perfect romantic retreat. At the same time the great amount of outdoor activities on offer around the village, as well as the proximity to the south coast of France, makes Montaren-et-St-Mediers a great base for a family holiday.
There are a whole host of outdoor activities on offer in and around Montaren-et-St-Mediers. Lovers of water sports and fishing are particularly well-catered to, with the close proximity of Lac Dupuy to the village. This is particularly good for trout fishing, but also is a great place for swimming. The nearby river is also a great place for canoeing and kayaking, with equipment available for hire.
The Golf d’Uzes 18-hole golf course is less than 6km from Montaren-et-St-Mediers accommodation, with a number of other world-class courses within a half-hour drive. There is also a tennis club in the town of Uzes, just 4km from the village.
The fantastic French countryside around Montaren-et-St-Mediers is also well worth exploring, with plenty of options for walking and cycling trails around the village. Then after working up an appetite exploring, relax over some tasty French fare at the village’s traditional brasserie. For visitors looking to cook for themselves there are plenty of places in and around the village to purchase fresh fish, meat, vegetables and baked goods. Nearby Uzes also has weekly markets where local wine and cheeses can also be picked up.
The Pont du Gard aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vers-Pont-du-Gard, is a spectacular sight and is only 15km from Montaren-et-St-Mediers.
The town of Nimes is also very close to the village. Although one which is often overlooked by tourists, Nimes was once one of the finest Roman cities in Gaul, with several sets of remains paying testament to this. The well-preserved Roman amphitheatre dates back to the 1st century AD and visitors today can still catch a bull fight or a concert here. There are also several other notable sights in the town including the cathedral and art museum.
The weather in Montaren-et-St-Mediers is great all year round, with hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures reach between 19C and 29C in July and August, while staying well above 0C even in January. A holiday cottage in Montaren-et-St-Mediers makes a great base for an activity-based holiday in any season.
Montaren-et-St-Mediers self-catering accommodation can be easily accessed via Nimes Airport (FNI), which receives several weekly Ryanair flights from London Luton and Liverpool Airports and is 41km from the village. Alternatively, Jet2 and flybe flights from across the UK land at Avignon Airport (AVN) which is 50km away.