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Charming house in the Camargue near Aigues Mortes and Graud du Roi ****

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

A haven of peace with 5 bedrooms, garden and swimming pool

Close to the beach and the very famous town of Aigues Mortes, come and stay in our house in the characteristic Camargue village of Le Cailar in Gard, near the beaches of Le Grau du Roi and Port Camargue.

Our home, called 'L'école buissonnière' was built during the 17th century, and for a few centuries functioned as the village school. Fully restored and refurbished, come and enjoy the age-old charm and modern facilities of our home and use it as a base for exploring the Camargue.

With 5 bedrooms and room for 10 people, including 1 suite, 1 master bedroom and a lovely dormitory, 2 bathrooms, 250 m² of living area and a landscaped garden, a swimming pool and patio for relaxation and fun, come for a stay and get away from it all in the Camargue.

More Details

Jean Yves
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Jean Yves

The quality of the welcome you receive here is important to us, and we always provide a personalised one. Our home is a family-friendly one and we want to convey this warmth and welcome so as to make sure you have a lovely time in the Camargue

Jean Yves purchased this house in 2013

Why Jean Yves chose Le Cailar

Because we love old stone buildings and the Camargue, we fell in love with the charm of this location.

What makes this house unique

In the centre of the Camargue and with the sea less than 25 km away at the fishing village of Le Grau du Roi and the seaside resort of Port Camargue. The village of Le Cailar en Camargue is also very close to the cities of Nîmes and Montpellier, less than 30 minutes’ drive away.

Our house is located in a characteristic village in the region, the appearance of which is protected, and which lies in the heart of the Camargue countryside. Our 17th century home retains this peaceful countryside atmosphere with all the modern conveniences.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Le Cailar in Gard

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bashroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located in the 'Le Temps des Secrets' bedroom
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in the 'La Gloire de mon Père' bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Le temps des secrets - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master suite with bathroom, dressing room and toilet
    Le temps des amours - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom adjoining La Gloire de mon père
    Le chateau de ma mère - 4 Child Bed , Large, specially-fitted out, 50 m² dormitory
    La Gloire de mon père - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with bathroom and toilet
    Secret Corner - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The dormitory and the bedroom "Secret Corner" are located on the 2nd floor. The others bedrooms are located on the 1st floor Bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming house in the Camargue near Aigues Mortes and Graud du Roi ****
average rating of 4.870968 based on 38 reviews

Gorgeous, special house!

  • 5 of 5

This former school house was just gorgeous. It is beautifully renovated and decorated in a chic yet practical fashion. It is superbly equipped for families. The courtyard and pool are stunning - beautifully landscaped and arranged. The village is quiet but has a boulangerie and supermarche within 50 meters, and the beach is an easy distance. Jean Yves (the host) was very nice and well organised.

We loved absolutely everything about this house and would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your appreciation. We hope to see you again you and your family.
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely charming property with all the facilities we needed. Very comfortable and full of character. Would happily endorse it and would book again. There was a problem with the drains - not in the house as it turned out but outside the property. Jean-Yves responded very quickly indeed and everything was sorted within an hour or so - impressive.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James for your comment. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again
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Very atmospheric property in a small, sympathetic village

  • 5 of 5

We - a family of 5, including three young kids - have stayed here for six weeks, and are very happy that we have chosen this lovely place for this special long period. As soon as you enter the porch, you feel the positive vibe of this charming house. The house is clean, well maintained and equipped, and stylishly furnished (style: 'less is more...'). Every room has its own pleasant atmosphere. The garden is very nice as well, with a pool, and the pool is heated which is great when you are staying early (or late) in the season. The village is off the main roads, small, but with a strong community, so there is often something going on. In the vicinity, there is lots to do, both seaside and inland, so we have not been bored. Whenever we needed assistance with something the landlord was most responsive. We would definitely recommend this place and are hopeful we will be able to come again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you again. Jean Yves
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Fantastique semaine en Camargue

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine en famille dans la maison de Jean-Yves, le cadre de charme et la localisation nous ont beaucoup plu. Les prestations sont au top, maison spacieuse, un grand nombre de chambres très grandes, un super dortoir, une maison restaurée avec goût. À noter un accueil très chaleureux! Merci pour le sapin et les décos de Noel. Je recommande vivement!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous vous remercions de votre commentaire. En espérant avoir l'occasion de vous revoir à nouveau.
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  • 5 of 5

Ein Traum von einem Haus in einem entzückenden Ort.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michaela for your appreciation. We hope to see you again.
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Toller Urlaub, alles super!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche hier verbracht. Das gesamte Anwesen hat einen besonderen Charme und wurde liebevoll restauriert. Der Bäcker und der sehr gute Metzger sind gleich um die Ecke, alle Sehenswürdigkeiten und die Strände sind schnell mit dem Auto erreichbar. Parkplätze waren immer in der Nähe des Hauses vorhanden.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martin for your advise. Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Le Cailar
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
La Grande Motte
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Le Cailar
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Port Camargue
Car: recommended

Le Cailar is a very ancient village. In the past, it was closer to the Rhône (whose course has changed over the centuries) and was virtually on the coast, which used to be accessed via a lagoon that is now silted up. It is now 15 or so kilometres away from the coast as the crow flies (this silting-up means that the coast has reclaimed land from the sea, which is therefore “further away”). This special position, in addition to its location at the confluence of two rivers called the Vistre and the Rhôny, made it a strategically location that was very early on an important one for the people who lived there. In days gone by, it was controlled by the Greeks and the Rhodians, until it became a small trading post and fishing harbour with a population of around 5,000 (compared with around 2,300 today).

It also has its own bullring, known as the Arènes du Cailar, used for novillada and courses camarguaises bullfighting, which was awarded French Historical Monument status on 18th January 1993. This has seating for more than 1,100 people and was built between 1900 and 1925 according to France’s fiche du patrimoine heritage register.

In addition to its historical monuments, the village is also where the Camargue bulls are bred and ridden. It is also especially notable due to its exceptional location in Petite Camargue, with its protected surrounding region, made up of grassland grazed by bulls and wild horses, and marshland, including the Marais de la Souteyranne, with a wide range of plants and animals. In the 19th century, Cailar was also home to the first manades (semi-feral herds) of bulls bred exclusively for course camarguaise bullfighting. This practice developed due to a surviving feudal right known as 'droit d’esplèche', giving village residents the right to use uncultivated land free of charge for grazing their herds. Nowadays it continues to be the village with the largest number of these prestigious farms, which is why it is known as the “capital” of the Petite Camargue.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Draps et serviettes de toilettes inclus dans le tarif

Taxes de séjour inclus dans le tarif

Frais de ménage (en option) : 100€

Caution : une caution de 1.000 euros sera demandée à l'arrivée. Cette caution ne sera pas encaissée et sert de dépôt de garantie. La caution peut être réglée soit par chèque soit en espèce à l'arrivée.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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