4 Gîtes de Charme - Vallon Pont d'Arc - Ardèche

Welcome!

The Mas de Paraloup is a beautiful ancestral home anchored in its Ardéchoises origins.
The coincidence of life has made that it passes for 5 generations from mother to daughter which reflects in the softness of the environment.
While the family adventure continues, the Mas, soothed by the singing of the cicadas, now counts 4 charming cottages,
classified with 3 * nestled in a beautiful landscape in the South Ardeche!

 Description:
At only 4km from the town of Vallon Pont d’Arc and 2km from the village of Lagorce you will find le MAS de PARALOUP (a farmhouse which has been in the family for 7 generations passed from mothers to daughters). This Provençal Mas is located in the sunniest part of the Ardèche among vineyards, lavender fields and olive orchards. Built in the 18th century, during the golden days of silkworm farming, later converted into a wine estate.
Enjoy the warm, quietness and beauty of the 4 bespoke Gîtes tastefully refurbished. Unforgettable tours across the southern Ardèche and its maze of rivers. Swimming and relaxing under the Mediterranean sun at only 4km from the famous canyon of the Ardèche river.
Without any doubt, this will become your favourite holiday destination. Especially for those who want to associate tranquillity, clean air, scenic views and an endless hiking opportunity. Moreover, the singing of the cicadas will welcome you in Le Mas de Paraloup.
Charming artist’s villages, delightfulnarrow streets, typical Provençal markets, you will find it all.
With so much to do, you will find it hard to stay put.Although you will be staying in an amazing place!

  Leisure Activities:
In a mosaic-like landscape, lodged between the Provence, the Cevennes and the Massif Central you will find:
• A real paradise for aquatic sports. Wild water canoeing (all levels), rafting, fishing and swimming are possible in the breath-taking Gorges de l’Ardèche at only 4km or the Ibie (paddling) which is ideal for small children.
• Hiking: starting directly from the Mas, many Roman tracks taking you through vineyard terraces, in the heart of a magnificent wilderness.
• Cycling and MB-sports between Ardèche and Cevennes.
• 300 prehistoric caves, among which the famous Caverne du Pont d’Arc
• Horse riding. Many stables in the direct area, however our favourite is “La Loubière”, only  6km away, offering great trekking.
• Tennis court at Lagorce.

Mas Paraloup hasa number of heritage-listed sites that I’ve identified in the digital welcome book that I’ll send you after booking.

  Children facilities:
• Between the plum trees from my grandfather’s era is a playground with among other things a climbing- rope, a swing and a slide.
• “Petanque” (French bowl) court for all ages.
• Sandpit.

  Shops:
• Lagorce, 5mn by car and 30mn by foot offers a small grocery shop with a traditional bakery, and newspapers! 2 restaurants and several wine cellars to discover.
•Vallon Pont d’Arc, 15mn by car or 1 hour by foot offers all amenities, market, numerous shops, restaurants and wines cellars.

  Wine Cellars:
• At 5 to 15 minutes by car you will find a number of vineyards in an authentic scenery who have been in the family for ages handed over from father to son. The wine-growers will be happy to receive you and you will find a large selection of wines which are traditionally produced with passion and love.

  Excursions in the Provence and Mediterranean region:
• Across beautiful sceneries, you reach impressing sites such as Avignon, the Pont du Gard, Nîmes and Uzès (distance about 1h30 by car) or Les Beaux, Arles, Aix, St Rémy and Montpellier (distance about 2h30).
• By leaving at 8am, you can lay on a sandy beach at 10 am! And your peaceful ness will be waiting for you in the evening.

  Accommodation information:
• The Mas is available from April till October for a minimale period of 2 weeks in July/August.
• Our rentals stretch from Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10 am.
• Water and electricity are included in the rental price.
• We supply linen: blankets, duvet and tea towels but towels are not provided so don’t forget to bring them with you, bed sheets possible on request.
• Sheets are available for rent at € 10,-/pers/switch, the beds are made on your arrival.
• Final cleaning required.
• Children cot, high chair, bath-tub baby available on request.
• ADSL / WIFI Internet.
• Security deposit at € 200,-/Gîte. The guarantee deposit will be refunded to your bank account within 7 days after inspection of the holiday rental.
• Accommodation tax per person and per night: 1,15 € >18 years old.
• Pets are only admitted if it has been agreed beforehand, one pet max/gite and against payment of 30 €/week. They must be on a leash at all times, respect hygiene rules and not bother other guests.
• We recommend you take out an insurance protecting you from any unforeseen late cancellation of your booking.

Genuine France at its best

Mas Paraloup is an old family home handed down through 5 generations of mother to daughter tastefully converted into 4 self-catering Gites a short walk from the village of Lagorce. “Celine” the gite we had was a very traditionally French in style and feel, equipped to a very high standard to enable full enjoyment of all the fresh local produce.
The location is stunning being a few yards down a country lane with large gardens to relax in and admire the vistas of vineyards, lavender fields, and rolling hills. A short drive gets you into the town of Vallon Pont d’Arc which really is a most fantastic place for those with an outdoor lifestyle, such as canyoning, paddleboards, Kayaks and canoes to name but a few, all well priced. It has several streets of shops selling all sorts of produce, local crafts and souvenirs. Evelyne the owner does all she can to help you enjoy Mas Paraloup and all the area has to offer. We hope to be back one day.

Steve Stubbs

Que 5 étoiles ?? Il en faudrait plus..

Il y a la ….. Un Mas “Paraloup”,”un Mas de charme et un Mas avec une âme.. Un mas qui nous reconnecte à la nature…
Toujours ravis d’y revenir depuis presque 20 ans. Surtout qu’on y est très bien accueilli , on y rencontre le sympathique Grégory qui coupe les lavandes.
Et puis s’il nous manque quelque chose, le s.a.v. est super, souriant et efficace même pour une simple cocotte minute lorsque l’on a envie de cuisiner.
Merci pour l’attention portée à vos locataire éphémères.. à bientôt, Annie et Jean Michel

Annie et Jean-Michel

Nous avons quitté à regret ce charmant logement

Nous avons quitté à regret ce charmant logement, très propre, bien équipée. Nous avons trouvé le calme tout en pouvant accéder facilement aux différents centres d’intérêts de la région. Nous avons eu une météo plus que clémente en cette mi septembre ! Je conseille sans hésiter cet excellent lieu de villégiature.
Merci a Aurélie pour son accueil et sa disponibilités.

 

Jacky Bleichner

Un endroit magnifique

Nous avons eu la chance d’être en même temps que les propriétaires avec qui nous avons régulièrement discutés. Hôtes accueillants et accessibles, ils ont fait de leur Mas un endroit magnifique, où tout est pratique comme à la maison sauf qu’on se trouve dans l’ambiance ardechoise, sous le soleil de Provence avec les cigales pour nous accueillir.
Idéalement situé : Nombreux sentiers à proximité et proche des villages incontournables ( vallon pont d’arc, Vogüé, ruoms,..) sans les inconvénients du centre ville puisqu’il y a un parking sur place.
Je recommande cette location !

Audrey Detournay

Un magnifique séjour

Le Mas Paraloup est idéalement situé pour visiter cette jolie région. A proximité des sites naturels, archéologiques et ludiques, il permet une découverte rapide de l’Ardèche tout en étant à l’écart du bruit et du tourisme invasif. Le logement que nous avions réservé était très confortable et ne manquait de rien. Nous y avons passé un magnifique séjour.

Annick Loze

Das fünfte Mal bei Mas Paraloup

Wir waren das fünfte Mal bei Mas Paraloup, haben uns immer sehr wohl gefühlt. Kommen auch bestimmt wieder.

Diana und Dieter

Grandement ravis

Nous avons séjourné au gîte Céline durant la semaine dernière et avons été grandement ravis. Nous avons été accueilli par Aurélie qui reflète très bien l’image de ce mas. Le gîte est très bien équipé, fidèle à la région et dans un écrin de verdure magnifique. La calme était notre mot d’ordre pour ces vacances et nous avons pu nous ressourcer en famille. Encore un grand merci à la famille CASTERAN d’avoir contribuer à nos belles vacances.

Merci pour leur professionnalisme et le climat de confiance instauré par de multiples prises de contact afin de s’assurer que tout va bien. Merci.

Kathy Mounoussamy

Sad to leave

Mas Paraloup is a delightful gite in a delightful setting from which you can explore the beautiful Ardèche. We were sad to leave!

A Google User

Steeds mooier!

Wij komen al jaren in Paraloup en het wordt steeds mooier! Rustig gelegen in een prachtige omgeving.

Op loopafstand (als je van wandelen houdt) van het mooie plaatsje Lagorce en in de nabijheid van Vallont Pont d’Arc waar van alles is te doen.

Marjolein Remeeus

Oktober

We waren hier in oktober.
Een prachtige, authentieke Franse boerderij.
In de nabijheid van alle activiteiten (kano, fietsen, grotten, autotochten, strandjes, wandelen etc.) maar toch heerlijk rustig als je weer terug bent in je appartement met fijne terrassen.

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