: A9 - Junction 27 (Lunel)
: Alés ( man-made sandy river beach)
: Cevennes Ski Resorts (various)
La Bastide des Lavandieres is located in the village of Canaules deep in the Languedoc wine producing region of the south of France . Originally constructed during the 19th century (1850) it has previously been used as a small hotel as well as a café & a night club . Following extensive renovations & rebuilding during 2007 & the early months of 2008 this wonderfully preserved stone building has now been converted into seven luxury apartments with private off-road parking & extra large swimming pool.
Canaules is a typical French village - small but full of character . It is close to a number of larger villages & small towns as well as numerous vineyards - many of which welcome visitors . Guests are very welcome to come & visit our friends the Plagne family at the nearby Domaine de la Vallière and also the Chardonnaud family at Domaine les Vieux Foudres . Both vineyards are delighted to welcome our guests for tastings , tours etc .
Nearby you will find a selection of excellent restaurants & typically French small bars . Ales which is just a 15 minute drive away has all of the shopping & entertainment options you would find in any large city of it's size . And now it has a beach as well ! Nimes , Montpellier & Marseilles are just 3 of the cities which are easily reached as well as the beaches on the coast or the skiing in the Cevennes. Please click on the Languedoc information link on our website for detailed information about the many attractions & places worth visiting in the Languedoc region .
The seven large apartments in La Bastide des Lavandieres have been completed & furnished to a very high standard with all the facilities & amenities you would expect to find in any top class accomodation including en-suite bedrooms , large living & dining space & spacious balconies or terraces with bbq's provided . All apartments have Free WiFi internet , UK satellite tv channels & radio stations as well as digital French TV . Access to building is controlled by an intercom system with buzzer release for front door in each apartment .
Outside we have a large 12m x 6m swimming pool with a shallow kids area , inflatable pool toys , sun loungers , tables , chairs & sun umbrellas . The pool area is fully fenced & gated to ensure child safety at all times . Our pool is open from early May until mid October . During this time we also have our pool bar open where during the afternoons & early evenings you are welcome to enjoy a glass of wine / soft drink & a chance to get away from the hot summer sun in the company of fellow guests . *Free Wi-Fi is available in the pool area & in our poolhouse bar.
In our courtyard you will find a kids play area as well as extra tables & chairs for dining outdoors either with family or other guests . Our large private car park has space for up to 8 cars.