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- 12 Dec 2018
About Lionel Fonteyne
Hello! I am Lionel Fonteyne and I am a 43-year-old father of two daughters, who are 16 and 5, and a son who is 13. I have been working in construction for 25 years. The expertise from my job went into building this spacious villa. I have tried my hardest to recreate the same authenticity that the region's buildings display. I now would like to open the doors to this oasis of peace in the hope that you will have unforgettable moments with family, and friends, here.
Lionel Fonteyne purchased this Villa in 2014
What makes this Villa unique
A small corner of paradise The house is full of character. It sits on the crossroad of four departments: Gard, Ardeche, Vaucluse, and Drôme. Water activities: - Downhill canoeing on the Ardèche setting out from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc or on the Cèze from Goudargues Activities include: Amazonia amusement park in Roquemaure, Vagnes adventure park with games and treetop activities, Horse riding in Goudargues or Pont-Saint-Esprit Paragliding in Seynes Aven and Orgnac caves Cultural attractions: -Museums in Bagnols / Cèze (archaeology and contemporary art) -Trips to Avignon (Palais des Papes, Avignon Bridge) - Avignon Festival (theatre) -Côte du Rhône vineyards (tours of the wine cellars and estates) -Pont du Gard -Sautadet Waterfalls in La Roque-sur-Cèze -Quaint villages include "Gardoise' little Venice" in Goudargues (approximately 10 km away) and Aiguéze (listed as one of France's prettiest villages since 2005) -Provençal markets: Bagnols-sur-Cèze on Wednesday mornings and Uzés on Saturday mornings -Visiting the Duchy of Uzès -Festivals in Bagnols-sur-Cèze include comedy and reggae at the end of July, among others
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
This villa is stunning!
The villa is absolutely beautiful, modern, spacious and in an incredible location. The communal spaces are huge, the whole place is really beautifully decorated and Lionel is a charming and helpful host. The area is gorgeous with plenty of places and things to do and visit. My only criticism is that the villa is advertised as air-conditioned throughout. Only the two upstairs bedrooms have air conditioning. The downstairs space is cool and doesn’t need it but the two downstairs bedrooms don’t have air-con (only fans) and were hot at night. There is also a large additional charge for bedding per person and a final clean (this came to over 200 euros for 4 adults and children). It would have been good to know this when booking and not on arrival at the villa!!! Other than that the villa is incredible, highly recommended and we’d love to return.
Amazing Villa With Stunning Views.
The very charming owner - Lionel, was at the house to welcome us in to the house. Wow! The photos on the website don't do this wonderful property justice. The open plan living area is enormous.
In the fridge was a bottle each of white, red and rose wine, which was a very generous welcoming gift.
All the appliances in the kitchen are top of the range and spotlessly kept as was the house in general. There was nothing we needed that wasn't in a draw or cupboard somewhere, including things like string and cellotape, which we needed for our wild bird feeder! More high-tech items included a built-in radio system, and a huge tv. Most things were operated via a remote control, including the gates to access the property and a window in the roof.
The beds were comfortable and the showers were superb.
The swimming pool is huge and situated just a few steps down from the terrace. There were plenty of tables, chairs, loungers and sun shades, so whether sitting in the sun or the shade, there was always somewhere suitable.
We visited all four nearby "Plus Beaux Villages de France", as well as other charming towns and villages including Uzes.
There are a handful of restaurants within easy walking distance and with a reasonable supermarket just a ten minute drive away, we were in no danger of going hungry.
Driving around the area is a real pleasure, with very little traffic and very scenic countryside, seemingly changing around every bend.
As keen fans of natural history, especially butterflies, we can report seeing in the garden several species, including Ilex Hairstreak, Painted Lady, Cleopatra, Southern White Admiral, and the star of the show, the Two-tailed Pasha. A short walk from the village in any direction yielded several species of Blues, Skippers and others.
To summarise, it will be very difficult for us to beat this holiday due to the beautiful villa and wonderful countryside. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house and area to anyone considering a relaxing stay in this area.
Modern and chic
Lovely place, great view, very relaxing
We had a lovely week. Very relaxing. Lovely pool. Great location. Very friendly and helpful owner. Would highly recommend.
thanks you so much
We had a wonderful stay in this house. The location of the house is really incomparable. Many villages in France claim to be the most beautiful, but La Roque sur Cece really deserves this award. And the house fits perfectly into this place. The pool, the amazing view, the really beautiful and modern rooms, everything fits together perfectly. Everything was very clean, well furnished and equipped. I have already booked many holiday homes, but this was the best so far. Lionel is a very sympathetic and nice host and we will certainly make use of his hospitality again.
@ Lionel, the next time I will be there, we'll cycle up Mont Ventoux. I will also train a bit until then.
Vacances reposantes dans une villa magnifique!
Nous avons passé des vacances agréables dans cette villa offrant tout confort! Vue impressionante depuis la terrasse/piscine!
Alentours très calmes qui font oublier le stress quotidien. Village pitoresque auquel se trouve un bistro avec terrasse sympathique.
Un grand Merci au propriétaire Lionel pour son acceuil chaleureux et toutes les informations nécessaires.
Ce ne sera pas la dernière fois qu‘on aura visité la Villa des collines.
It is listed as one of France's prettiest villages
Nestled at the heart of Provence Gardoise, the charming village of La Roque-sur-Cèze is rated among the prettiest villages in France. Here, there is a beautiful architectural marriage between sloping cobbled streets and honey-coloured stone houses.
The castle ruins, the Roman chapel, and the medieval bridge spanning the Cèze River are testimony to its rich past. Not far away, you can visit a listed location for a fee: Sautadet Waterfall
- The castle (private), dating back to the 12th century, boats two small round towers guarding each side of its front portion.
- The Roman chapel (private) alongside the castle, also from the 12th century, looks out over the Cèze Valley.
- Charles Martel Bridge is a Roman Bridge and a listed historical monument.
- Sautadet Waterfall, set downstream from the bridge, has been a listed natural site since 1993. The Cèze hollows out holes and canyons, which end up meeting to form crevasses that the river the gushes into. The Marmites de Géants (literally Giants' Pots) are circular cavities carved out of the rock bed by the swirling pebbles. This can be a dangerous place.
We are close to Goudargues, nicknamed "Gardoise's little Venice".
Uzès — 30 km away
Avignon — 40km away
Bagnols-sur-Cèze — 8 km away
Goudargues — 5 km away
The sea — 80 km away
The river — 0.1 km away
There are five restaurants in a 500m radius
Additional pricing information
Remise des clefs par propriétaire présent sur place Tarif dégressif à partir de la 3eme semaine de location consécutive, 180 € frais ménage fin de séjour à payer sur place Linge de maison 17 € / personne / semaine à payer sur place 2.000 € de caution donné à l'arrivé vous serons restitué au départ après l’état des lieux si le check out est parfait Le paiement peut se faire en espèce, virement bancaire au préalable. La location se fait du samedi au samedi Arrivée : de 17h à 19h Départ : de 8h à 10h max. Les offres , promotions, actions, ne sont pas cumulables. Option : chauffage piscine en mai et octobre suivant condition climatique moyennant un supplément à la semaine Un supplément est demandé pour les énergies à payer sur place.(voir contrat)