Make a holiday rental home or villa in Saint-Maximin, France your home away from home
The town of Saint-Maximin sprawls across the bottom of the St Baume Mountains in the heart of the Provence countryside. Fantastically traditional and rich in both historic and artistic heritage, Saint-Maximin accommodation is more than just a beautiful place to relax in the summer sun, but also a magnificent base for exploring the history, culture and great outdoors of Provence.
Things to do in Saint-Maximin, France
There are a great range of attractions to see and galleries to explore throughout Saint-Maximin, especially throughout the medieval Jewish quarter towards the centre of town. The Synagogue and Rabbi’s house are particularly spectacular, and the vast basilica of St Madeleine, ornate fountains and the royal convent should certainly not be missed from any Saint-Maximin accommodation. The basilica is not only a true beauty to behold, but also holds some religious artistic treasures. The side chapels are awash with art, and there are some astonishing sculptures and carvings to marvel at. Saint-Maximin is also home to a great range of fine, gourmet restaurants, traditional cafés and shops for your use, as well as tennis courts and sports centres. Saint-Maximin is also home to one of the best, and certainly most colourful, markets in Provence, which takes over the whole town on a Saturday.
The great outdoors and the spectacular scenery of Gard are never easier to explore than from a holiday rental apartment in Saint-Maximin. The River Gardon is a wonderful rural playground, clean enough to swim in, fish or canoe along. Canoes can be rented from Collias, a few miles away, from where you can paddle serenely along the river, passing under the remarkable Pont du Gard, and stopping for a picnic and a swim from one of thee many idyllic little river beaches along the way. The whole are is also crossed with walking, horse riding and mountain biking trails which run through into the Cevennes Mountains, the Camargue wetlands and across the lush hills and thick woods that surround Saint-Maximin.
A Saint-Maximin villa is a magnificent base for exploring the whole of Gard, and all the attractions, natural, historical and cultural, that the department is famed for. From the National Parks of the Cevennes Mountains and the Camargue wetlands to the amazing Roman monuments of Pont du Gard, Avignon and Nimes, the lush vineyards around Uzes to the stunning Mediterranean beaches, a holiday rental in Saint-Maximin provides a perfect base to explore all.
Places to visit on holiday in Saint-Maximin, France
With the Mediterranean so close, it is hard to resist a day at the beach during a stay in Saint-Maximin rental accommodation. There are such a huge variety of beaches to choose from, with fine, golden sands stretching as far as the eye can see around the coast, and the calm, warm waters of the Mediterranean remaining warm and enticing enough to swim in long into October and even November. There are a great range of water sports centres along the coast too, perfect for any budding scuba divers, sailors or deep sea fishermen.
Travel to Saint-Maximin, France
Nimes Airport (FNI) is with 50km of a self catering Saint-Maximin holiday rental. Ryanair provide regular, direct, cheap flights to Nimes from Liverpool (LPL), London Luton (LTN) and the East Midlands (EMA). Having the use of a hire car during a Saint-Maximin holiday is strongly advised.