La Maison du Rempart is located in the village of Lussan. An independent house with magnificent panoramic view to the Castle, the lowland of Lussan, and Mount Bouquet. When the view is unobstructed and the sky is clear we can see: Mount Ventoux in the east, Tanargue and Ardèche mountains in the north, Lozère in the northwest. The environment in the house is calm and peaceful, there are no cars in the village that is located on an oppidum (only one street passes by and it is a dead end street). The house is constructed with stones from the area and it dates back to 1637 according to the date that has been engraved in the fireplace. The interior of the house was reformed in 2012. There is all the necessary and modern equipment in the kitchen. The bedrooms are big and calm and the thickness of the walls guarantees a natural freshness in summer. The electric heating completes the equipment in between seasons. A small garden under the shadow of a centenary mulberry tree enables you to rest in the shadow. A free municipal parking lot is located behind the house. There are basic shopping facilities close to the village: -in Lussan: a producer’s grocery store (in summer), a 24h gas station, a travelling baker – in Fons sur Lussan (3 km away): grocery store where you can find all the necessary – in Mejannes le Clap (10 km away) you have all the stores, services and small classic supermarkets - in Uzès (18 km away) you will find all the stores and supermarkets of a city (Carrefour, Intermarché). Local producers will also offer you their products specially goat cheese, sheep cheese, honey or jams. A market of local products takes place every Monday in Méjannes le Clap and every Wednesday in Uzès. For several excursions by car, on foot or by bicycle (or even by horse) we suggest: - Uzès and its middle age part that has been maintained - the Concluses, a canyon connected by menhir paths, the highest in southern France, - the tourist resort of Méjannes le Clap where we find Dolmen known as “the table of the Turkish”, beaches at the banks of the river and the gorges of Cèze, and caves (La Salamandre). The climb to Mount Bouquet can be done by car, by bicycle or on foot. There is the village of Goudargues known as the Venice of Gard. There is also the reformed village of la Roque sur Ceze and the waterfalls of Sautadet. GPS position: Lat 44° 9’ 4" N Long 4° 22’ 0" E. ' Gîte Lussan Maison Rempart'. Do not hesitate to send a friend request; we add photos and information regularly.
- House968 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
Independent rural house, historical house in a picturesque village
Claudine François Girard
- english, spanish, Occitan
- Calendar last updated:
- 4 Sep 2018
About Claudine François Girard
Claudine is originally from Lussan. She comes from a family that has been in the Valcroze (the lowland of Lussan) for several centuries. Claudine knows the area perfectly well and she will know how to give you information about all the leisure activities that you are interested in as well as about hiking, local flora and fauna.
Claudine François Girard purchased this House in 2010
Why Claudine François Girard chose Lussan
The region of Lussan is a welcoming region, away from the hustle and bustle of the Languedoc lowland. We have been living here for 30 years and we have raised our children here. Why not to share our charming place with the citizens or inhabitants of regions that are less favoured by the sun. This is our project; to offer moments of relaxation and pleasure at a reasonable price in a magnificent setting, in a pleasant house located in a nice village.
What makes this House unique
The house is located in a human size village. It is independent, quiet, and the views from the house are magnificent. A stone house that is conserved and respectfully fitted in the landscape and the style of the region. Close to Uzès, a small city of the middle age; perfectly reformed; the gorges of Ardèche nearby are an extra advantage. We can relax on the terrace, in the small garden or go for a walk.
Sports & Adventure Activities
First of all a big thank you to Madame Giraud for making my wife and I so welcome. For those that don't know the area, Lussan is a small old stone built village that is perched by itself some 50M above the surrounding country side on a rock outcrop. The most accessible town would be Uzes some 20 Minutes drive by car.. so having transport is essential. We picked a car up from Nimes Airport . The views from the village are lovely , as are the sunrises and sunsets and its probably reasonable to walk the circumference of the ramparts in 15 Mins ( if you didn't stop to admire the country side) . The village when we were there in early Sept was very quiet . Although it is a functioning village with a small primary school you'll have to get in the car to do any shopping. If you're used to living in the countryside, as I do, its not a problem , that's just a part of the experience . However if you live in a town or any large conurbation you may take a while to adjust .. but please try it ;). The Property is a part of a larger structure and forms the top floor. The ground floor is only partially used and didn't cause us any problems at all . The building to the side is occupied but again didn't cause any problems at all . To all intents you might as well be on your own, the stone walls are very thick. The usual facilities are good, the property is clean and tidy. One point in terms of services is that the description mentions that the property has Wifi within short range at the post office. The issue though is that with the stone walls being so thick its not actually available within the confines of the property. If you're desperate the 3g / 4g coverage is acceptable for downloading films . Actually we didn't miss it. As this was our first two week break in 28 years without all or some of our numerous children , my wife and I spent more time talking to each other and reading books which turned out to be one of the best things about the property. In terms of location , Uzes which is a fine old country town is a good base for exploring Gard and further afield. We found no problem in discovering the local area and visiting the local villages and towns such as Nimes, Orange , Avignon, Aigues Mortes and even further afield to the Gorge to Verdon. I would recommend that you have some French , Madame Giraud has some English so between the two parties things can be well understood. It was a lovely place for a quiet break .
La tranquillité et la beauté du village de Lussan, où se trouve La Maison du Rempart enchante et ravit les visiteurs. Le village de Lussan est, depuis cette année , cité dans les "Plus Beaux Villages de France" après avoir été l'un trois premiers à obtenir le label "villages de caractère" du Gard.
On trouve tous les types de commerces à Uzès ( 20 minutes en voiture), une charmante épicerie de campagne très bien fournie en produits du pays à Fons Sur Lussan (3 kms)
We had a wonderful time
The property has great character and is perfect for a quiet peaceful holiday. The photographs on the website give a realistic view of the house/apartment. It was wonderful to sit in the balcony reading or relaxing. Lussan is a beautiful French village and we had two great meals in the local restaurant (make sure you make a reservation in time). The location while quiet is very central. We had many road trips including Nimes, Arles, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Orange etc. There are many marked walks around Lussan, one even includes art installations. You can order bread in the local shop and get some essentials, however a trip to the markets is a must. Claudine was so friendly and made us feel most welcome.
Nos sympathiques locataires Irlandais s'exprimaient peu en Français, mais l'échange a pu se faire, riche et sympathique. Je pense qu'ils ont pu profiter pleinement de la situation géographique du gîte et aussi de sa tranquillité.
An absolutely Amazing Apartment
We spent two weeks in Lussan and absolutely loved this apartment. The views are fantastic and there are many walking trails in the nearby area. Our children loved the quiet village streets and the nearby playground. The apartment is spacious and quiet with every convenience you could need. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday- we will return!
Schön renoviertes altes Steinhaus, angenehm kühles Refugium in der Sommerhitze.
Wir haben uns in der sehr geschmackvoll eingerichteten, gut ausgestatteten und gemütlichen Wohnung sehr wohl gefühlt. Von den Vermietern, die uns sehr herzlich empfangen haben, haben wir viele Tipps für Unternehmungen in der Umgebung bekommen. Ein erholsamer Aufenthalt!
la maison du rempart,un endroit peinard!
sejour tres agreable,aucune faute ...des hotes tres acceuillants,une vue superbe,maison bien entretenue,et le temps etait de la partie!
Perfect gite for Lussan
Perfect location for us, Claudine and her husband were so friendly and helpful, including leaving a bottle of wine and homemade jam for us! The apartment was lovely, with everything you need for a week's stay. Merci beaucoup pour un agréable séjour!
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GPS: Lat 44° 9 '4" N Long 4° 22' 0" E. The house 'La Maison du Rempart' is located 18 km away from Uzès « first duchy of France », 25 km away from Alès 'Porte des Cévennes', 45 km away from Vallon Pont d'Arc and gorges of Ardèche, 45 km away from Nîmes, 50 km away from Pont du Gard, 55 km away from Bambouseraie d’Anduze, 50 km away from the battlements of Avignon and the famous Palais des Papes. 'La Maison du Rempart' is ideally located with view to the 15th century Château Mairie of Lussan. It is independent, close to a 10th century battlement but still in the village. In the commune, there are several trails to go on foot, by bicycle, or by horse (maps are available at the house). Lussan is a fortified village, on the hill of a Gallo-Romain oppidum in the heart of the scrubland of Gard, close to the canyon of Concluses, the gorges of Ceze, the sports station of Mejannes le Clap, not far away from the valley of Rhône, a region that produces wine of protected designation of origin (PDO), the famous Côtes du Rhône (Lirac, Tavel, Laudun) as well as the Costières of Nîmes, some steps away from Aven d’Orgnac and the cave of la Cocaliere in Saint Ambroix. The region has a strong tourist and artistic potential; a forge was opened in Lussan, artists exposition take place in the castle and the barns all year round; the ceramics of Lussan: pottery of Pintades de Lussan from mister Caillard that are known worldwide, several spectacles and animations take place in the village: local votive festival (last weekend of July), market of local products in August, 'Lussan se livre' book fair the last Sunday of August. But also Uzès (18 km away) medieval village and its historic part that was maintained by Malraux plan; homeland of Charles Gide and Racine who lived here and wrote 'our nights are more beautiful than your days', Nîmes (45 km away) and its Roman monuments: Porte d’Auguste, temple of Diane, Arèned, the “maison carré”, without forgetting the modernity of Carré d’art, the Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of bull culture, the archaeological Museum, but also the thermal baths of les Fumades (15 km) where there is a casino and Roman thermal baths, or even Arles (60 km away) and its Arenas, ancient theatre or the Chartreuse de Valbonne in Saint Paulet de Caisson (25 km away)close to Pont Saint Esprit. In the region: the dance festival of Uzès (June), the reggae festival in Bagnols sur Cèze (August), the street festival of Alès (July), the local festivals of the village, Terralha in Saint Quentin la Poterie (July), the international photography meeting of Arles, the festival of Avignon. In the surrounding area there are several beaches and rivers: in Mejannes le Clap – 3 beaches on Ceze river where there is also a pool and Sautadet waterfalls in la Roque sur Ceze; Close to Uzès – in Collias and the Pont du Gard there are several beaches on the Gardon; or at Pont du Gard, as well as in Ales where the river Gardon is converted to the beach in Ales. A little bit further, we can go to the sea (1h30 away): seaside resort of Grau du Roi, Carnon and Palavas, without forgetting the Grande Motte, actually Montpellier is only 1 hour and a half away: high quality centre of education with its faculties of sciences and technical courses, Arts faculty, medical school, the oldest in Europe, and its historical centre and leisure centre, close to the beaches of Palavas. But also the Mount Aigoual close to Vigan,the Causses that are classified as a world heritage site of UNESCO and Larzac famous for its Roquefort cheese. For amateurs, only 15 km away there is: a climbing school of Seynes, as well as the paragliding school of Seynes close to Bouquet Mountain – several caves in Ceze.
Les tarifs partent du samedi 16h au samedi 10h. L'acompte de la location doit nous parvenir avec le bon de commande pour confirmer la réservation dans les 7 jours, un engagement immédiat par mail est utile pour nous permettre un pré blocage de la location. Le solde de la location est versé à l'entrée après inventaire.