"Apartment Fleur" : 2 bedrooms, large balcony, with great mountain & pool views
- English, French, Basic French only
We began work on converting the Bastide into luxury apartments in early 2007 . We completed the project in mid 2008 . Because of it's age a lot of renovation work was required in order to retain the character of such a beautiful 19th century building . We are very proud of how it has all turned out and we look forward to sharing it with our many happy guests .
Sean purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Sean chose Canaules-et-Argentières
For over a century & a half La Bastide des Lavandieres has been a prominent feature in the small village of Canaules . Originally constructed in 1850 it has had a few different & diverse existenses during the intervening years . At various times during the 170 years or so it has been here the building has served the village as both a small hotel , a cafe & during the 50's & 60's - a chique French nightclub . Canaules is now a quiet village but during this period it was actually known as "The Saint-Tropez of the Cevennes" Among some of the high profile personalities who performed there was the French Elvis - Johnny Hallyday who unfortunately passed away at the end of 2017 . He may not be widely known in Ireland or the UK but he had more than 50 years of a career in music & he is still one of France's biggest stars having performed in front of 15 million people & sold in excess of 100 million records - 18 of which were platinum albums . Other famous French singers performed in Canaules also including Jacques Brel , Francoise Hardy & Charles Aznavour .
What makes this Apartment unique
For over a century & a half La Bastide des Lavandieres has been a prominent feature in the small village of Canaules . Originally constructed in 1850 it has had a few different & diverse existenses during the intervening years . At various times during the 170 years or so it has been here the building has served the village as both a small hotel , a cafe & during the 50's & 60's - a chique French nightclub . Canaules is now a quiet village but during this period it was actually known as "The Saint-Tropez of the Cevennes" Among some of the high profile personalities who performed there was the French Elvis - Johnny Hallyday . He may not be widely known outside of France but he had over 50 years of a career in music & now even after his death in 2017 he is still one of France's biggest selling recording artists having sold in excess of 100 million records . Other famous French singers performed in Canaules also including Jacques Brel , Francoise Hardy & Charles Aznavour .
Pool / Spa
smoking outdoors only
Smoking allowed out-of-doors only
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Outstanding Property and accurate online information
Beautiful property and exactly as on the website. Stunning location with far reaching views and rural location. Loved this property.
Thank you for your great review Bev and Nick. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will return soon.
We had the big luck to stay in this beautiful apartment with our family (2 adults, 2 grown up kids and a dog) and it was nearly perfect! Everything was clean, very nice, completely equipped. The pool area was very lovely, clean and well managed, too. There was a manager available on site, the organisation was perfect.
We highly recommend this apartment, also as the surrounding and the management. We would love to come back!
Thank you Katja. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hopefully seeing you back in Canaules again sometime soon.
La propriété est très bien et surtout d'une propreté irréprochable. Bémols sur une arrivée dans un appartement non chauffé au préalable et un accès pas évident lorsque l'on arrive de nuit. Propriété au top pour l'été.
Merci Claire. Nous serions ravis de te revoir comme invitée pendant l'été
Très bonne halte pour rejoindre nos amis !
Très bon séjour !
Merci Nathalie . Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour . Nous espérons que vous reviendrez nous voir à l'avenir...
Thank you Nathalie . We are happy that you enjoyed your stay . We hope that you will visit us again in the future .
Très agréable séjour dans une belle Bastide
Séjour dans une très belle Bastide très bien rénovée et super bien aménagée et équipée. Juste la télé n'est pas sur un satellite français 😭.
Belle région à découvrir avec ses multiples grottes.
Thank you for your lovely review Marina . We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay . We had a problem with the French TV channels following a recent storm which we have now corrected so when you hopefully decide to come back for a return visit you will have French TV to entertain you .
La Bastide des Lavandieres is in the centre of the small village of Canaules at the foothills of the Cevennes . Nearby you will find many activities including hiking trails , horse riding , river swimming , golf , wine tasting etc . A short drive will take you into the Cevennes mountains where you will find all of the usual mountain sports activities . We are located on the cross-roads at the centre of the village , in the heart of the Languedoc wine producing region. At the edge of the Cevennes national park and close to the medieval towns of Anduze, Sauve, and Vezenobres. Canaules is 30 minutes from Nîmes. 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 . It has a lovely river beach open throughout the Summer as well. Nimes , Montpellier & Marseilles are just 3 of the cities which are easily reached as well as the beaches on the coast . In Winter the skiing in the Cevennes is within reach also. The Ski resort of Prat Peyrot – Mont Aigoual is a 90 minute drive while the other Cevennes ski resort of Bleymard Mont Lozère is just a 2 hour drive away.
Every village in the area has at least one 'wine cave' sometimes 2 or 3. There are a number of very nice restaurants nearby, from the local café ( Troubadour Circus in Saint-Jean-de-Serres ), to the wonderful La Tour de Mole in medieval Sauve . A 15 minute drive will bring you to the lovely tourist town of Anduze. Anduze is known as the gateway to the Cevennes and it has a number of reasonably priced family restaurants along both sides of the main street as well as some real gems hidden among it's narrow side streets . For a special night out a visit to the award winning restaurant - Les Secrets de Celine just a 10 minute drive away in Lézan is definitely not to be missed . At the other end of the culinary scale there are many fast food & cheaper restaurants / cafés
just 10 minutes further on in Alés . For families with young children a visit to the Buffalo Grill just on the edge of Alés never disappoints . Local markets are a great place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, as are the local road-side stalls. Visit the markets, of Sommières, Quissac, and St Jean du Gard for a taste of 'la vraie France'.