Open, Spacious, Sunny 2 Bedroom Apartment totally Renovated In Historic Buildin
David and Holly Nielsen
- English, French, Danish
About David and Holly Nielsen
We are enthusiastic traveller's who use our wonderful apartment as a base for seeing all of Europe. Everyday we spend in Pézenas teaches us new things about culture, food, wine. We call it 'l'Appartement des Artistes' because we both actively participate in the fine arts.
David and Holly Nielsen purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why David and Holly Nielsen chose Pézenas
We have been in Pezenas since 2009. Ever since then, we began renting the first "L'Appartement des Artistes" to vacationers. It has brought us such joy to share that property with so many travellers. When the apartment across the hallway came up for sale - well, we just could not resist! And we are so glad we did! We knew it had the same qualities as the first apartment, which was already one of the most highly rated properties in the area. "No.2" is a little larger than the first apartment and has incredible light most of the day. It also has wonderful views of the rooftops of Pezenas, we never grow tired of looking out the window. We could not resist making this property available for travelers.
What makes this Apartment unique
We wanted a place that had all the charm of a European apartment with modern conveniences. After we bought the apartment, we went about completely replacing the kitchen and bathrooms with modern energy efficiency equipment - while always maintaining the original charm of this 250+ year old building. The modern and the traditional work together in this apartment, not compete. This apartment is also so very well located, we walk everywhere when we are in Pezenas. It is in the middle of a thriving village, with everything mere steps away from the building: restaurants, the Old Town, and shopping either at the local festivals or market. We are situated far away enough from the over crowded beach towns, but very close to the water. We are surrounded by history and culture, we only needs to ask, 'What am I curious about today?'
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Absolute gem of a place!
We were so lucky to find this lovely apartment in Pézenas! We needed a base for us and our two children during the week of our friends' wedding nearby. We had alot of plans each day but, unlike with a hotel room, felt like we had a proper home to return to later. Everything was lovely and clean and the personal touches, such as a bottle of wine and milk waiting in the fridge at check in, were much appreciated.
Communication from David and Holly prior to our trip was excellent. We arrived very late at night all tired from the flight and drive, but our very clear advice regarding parking and instructions on how to access the apartment made the whole process very easy! The only tricky thing was getting the luggage, pushchair and kids up to the second floor... Luckily my partner works out!
David and Holly had set up a cot for our 8 month old, which was very kind and meant one less thing to pack. All linen and towels were clean and comfortable, and we particularly loved the kitchen.
Just a heads up - the Spar downstairs appear to have a delivery at about 6am on a Tuesday, so a little noise from the trucks and trollies may give you an early alarm call... But other than that, its a nice quiet location, despite its close proximity to so many restaurants and shops.
We would highly recommend a stay here and David and Holly as hosts! Thank you again for a wonderful trip!!
Thank you so much!
We really want you to have an excellent, stress-free stay. Giving you easy to follow instructions and easy access to the property is a part of that philosophy. It’s true, when you are in the heart of a thriving French market village, the businesses occasionally start early. You are an eyewitness to it all, and it’s awesome! Isn’t that what travelling is all about? Seeing how people in other cultures live? “L’Appartment des Artistes” is central, convenient and charming. This village will steal your heart and so will our property!
Excellent Location, Superb Apartment
This is an immaculate apartment with more than enough room plus all of the amenities for a very comfortable stay. This apartment has superb ambience and location as it is adjacent to the old town centre of Pezenas and is just footsteps away from a daily historical exploration and the numerous artists and artisans. Fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, bakeries, butchers & charcuterie, fresh seafood, and cheese, numerous restaurants and cafes are moments away from the apartment entrance. The popular weekly Saturday Pezenas market is just around the corner. An excellent, comfortable apartment with a superb location to experience the "joie de vivre" in the south of France.
Thank you so much Robert,
We are so pleased to know that you had a great experience during your stay with us. It is reviews like this that help us to become Premier Partners on HomeAway and VRBO. We are dedicated to giving our guests high quality accommodations for reasonable prices. Did you know there are two Appartement des Artistes in Pézenas? If you are reading this and want to book with us, and this choice is already taken - we have an equally amazing place just across the hallway (HomeAway #979853). Whether it’s long term rentals or weekend getaways, we would love to earn your business.
Beautifully appointed apt, ideal location
Beautfully appointed and maintained. Thoughtfully supplied with more than necessities. Such a delightful , welcoming apartment in a perfect location! Pastries, oysters, restaurants and artsan shops. Enjoyed a very happy stay! Claire and David from Toronto
Thank you so much!
Claire stayed with us while her son and his family was across the hallway in our other equally wonderful apartment (HomeAway #979853). We offer the option to travel “together, but separate” with our two apartments.
We are so proud to be celebrating our 10th year of offering travellers affordable vacation rentals in Pézenas, France. We are dedicated to creating a great experience for you and your family. We hope to welcome you soon!
Beautiful place to feel at home away from home.
L’Appartment des Artist 2.
We love, love this charming apartment with a beautiful French decor.
Well presented, very clean, Fully equipped. Comfortable beds and shower.
Sunny and Breezy with large windows and all the gadgets and unexpected amenities. ( well appreciated WIFI and laundry soap)
Excellent located in the middle of a medieval town. Steps from fabulous restaurants, coffeeshops and lovely ladies and fun shops... and a perfect location for “The Saturday Market.”
Was only my husband and I, but greatly appreciated the 2nd bedroom, while I had a sinus infection.
We didn’t have a car, but, didn’t stop us from visiting nearby beach town.
The bus depot was close enough that give us the opportunity to venture around without problem.
Plus the tourist information arrange some shows and a city tour guide for the days of our stay.
Thank you David and Holly for the chill bottle of wine waiting for us.
Thank you for the information before and after. Greatly appreciated.
By far one of the best places we ever encountered in a vacation rental.
We will highly recommend your places to friends and family.
Laura & Ervin
Merci Laura! We hope you will consider staying with us again when you are in the region.
CINQ ETOILES - SUPERBE!
Large apartment in the center of town, with many restaurants, grocery stores and shops nearby. The large Saturday market in Pezenas is just a few steps from the front door. The unit features high end appliances, including an induction cooktop, oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and clothes washer. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms kept the apartment cool. Free parking is a brief walk away. A great location for day trips to so many terrific places. The owners, David & Holly, are the most attentive property owners we have ever encountered! They provide excellent instructions and respond almost immediately to questions or comments. Five Stars - Superb!
Thank you Patrick,
We are really proud of our two rentals in Pezenas. Currently, we do not have any availability in Apt #2 for this summer. However, please check out our second, equally wonderful apartment in the same grande building for the same price just across the hallway. We invite you to book your last minute summer plans at "l'Appartement des Artistes no. 1", which is listed as HomeAway #979853. We look forward to communicating with you soon.
Dave and Holly
This is the perfect home away from home! The owners have done a wonderful job creating a space that welcomes all to experience a slice of "la belle vie". The apartment is large, well appointed and equipped, with the perfect balance of modern upgrades and artistic charm.
Everthing you could need - bakeries, fruit stand, market and restaurants- are within walking distance and nearby free parking is a bonus!
Pezanas is a fantastic place to use as a base to explore the region, but is also a town that is a great destination in itself. We loved our time in Pezanas so much that we extended our stay and moved across the hall to the owners' other apartment for a total stay of 8 days.
David and Holly are extremely helpful and attentive hosts and everthing from booking, to check in, to check out was a breeze.
Without hesitation, we would recommend this apartment!
It's true, Ashley liked Pezenas and our apartment so much, she decided to add extra days! We had other renters coming in and could not extend her stay, so we rented her our second apartment across the hallway. Same price, same quality, same charm, same location in the same great building in the commercial heart of Pezenas.
If you are looking to rent Apt #2, it is booked for almost the entire summer, but there is still some availability in l'Appartement des Artistes #1, HomeAway listing #979853. We hope to hear from you soon.
Many have dreamed of one day spending time in Southern France, living in a grand apartment building with high ceilings and large French windows that open to the street below. Being a few short steps walking distance to the local Café, bistro or Boulengerie. Strolling cobbled streets rich with history, amazing shops, and sampling delicious local food and wine. L’Appartment des Artistes 2 is such a place that has been equipped for you to live "La Belle Vie!"
A 200 year old historically protected building at the very centre of a vibrant, rich, town in the heart of Southern France. The 'L’Appartement Des Artistes' is a two bedroom apartment that sleeps four people in comfort and style. This is an ideal location for those who dream of not only visiting France..but experiencing it completely.
Who has not dreamed of one day spending time in Southern France, living in a grand apartment building with high ceilings and large French windows that open to the street below. Being a few short steps walking distance to the local café, brasserie or boulangerie. Strolling cobbled streets rich with history, amazing shops, and sampling delicious local food and wine. 'L’appartment des Artistes' is such a place that has been equipped for you to live La Belle Vie!
The 2010 Rough Guide to Languedoc Roussillon calls Pézenas, “One of the most singularly beautiful towns in the French Southwest, endowed with an almost overwhelming concentration of grand architecture”. Thanks to Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Pézenas was considered the “second Versailles” in the late 17th century. This drew wealth, artists and playwrights of the calibre of Moliere all seeking to gain favor and patronage from the court.
Today Pézenas has an incredibly well preserved Old Town filled with outdoor restaurants, artisans, and entertainment. Seasonal festivals, celebrations and a huge Saturday market take place year-round in Pézenas and it’s neighboring villages. Located in the middle of the largest wine growing region in all of France, and less than a half hour drive from the Mediterranean beaches. Simple pleasures are abound.
With so many things to see and do in the Languedoc-Roussilon, Pézenas is ideally situated. The town of Pézenas itself is beautiful and vibrant. From buying bread and tasty treats at the local boulangerie, to people watching at a one of the town’s outdoor cafés, or exploring one of the many antique shops (Brocantes), Pézenas has so much to offer. The Old Town is rich with history and fine architecture, and full of unique artisan shops and fine restaurants. What’s more, Pézenas has one of the best year-round Saturday Markets (Bio Marché) in the area. All of this and more is steps away from 'L’Appartement des Artistes'.
Some of the finest beaches in Southern France are a short drive away, but there is so much more to this area than sun and sand. Incredible sites like Le Pont de Gard, the medeval ramparts of Carcassone, or visiting cities like Montpellier, Narbonne, Beziers, Nimes and Arles. These all make wonderful day-trips from Pézenas. There are truly so many things to see and do, you will need more than a week just to scratch the surface of this enchanting region.
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