Dear Editor: L’Elzet Gites South France – Holiday Gites & Long Let

Delightful Self Catering Gites with great hospitality in an awesome location – and more to see and do than a beach resort on the Med!

L’ ELZET GITES in the Cevennes has Self Catering Gites that are welcoming anytime of the year. Each season has its own beauty. And outside of school holidays it is so tranquil you can almost imagine you could hear a pin drop on the other side of the valley!

A common saying from visitors is that they arrived as visitors and leave as friends. They soon feel completely at home.

Bordering the magnificent Cevennes National Park, it has breathtaking panoramic views and is ideally situated in the South of France, just 1hr 15mins north of Nimes airport. It is in the Languedoc Roussillon region, on the border of the magnificent Cevennes mountains National Park.

There is 17 hectares (apprx 36 acres of terraced woodland, glorious vistas, garden and use of the owners plunge pool, however it is also just 2.5km to FABULOUS SWIMMING in the crystal clear river Gardon with it’s beachy areas, paddling areas, excellent swimming, rock pool diving (see photo attached), and fishing. La Cascade nearby is a real haven of with petit canyon swimming, dramatic rock formations, waterfall and well marked walks.

The village of St Etienne Vallee Francaise is on the Stevenson Trail, the route of Robert Louis Stephenson’s “Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes”, and a lovely walk of 1 to 1.5km. It has friendly villagers, typical local shops, a bar-restaurant with lots of outside seating which serves good quality well-priced food. There is also a couple of other lovely restaurants, for instance, one near a swimming location.

There is SUPERB TRAIL RIDING  (or donkey for young children) from the local Equestrian Centre just through the village. Walk or ride along the beginning of the Stevenson Trail and many other well marked trails.

St Jean Du Gard nearby sits on a wider section of the river Gardon and is more like a small market town. It has a visitor centre and marvelous colourful and lively street market with fresh produce undercover market and you can sit and enjoy a drink or lunch (while the girls go shopping). The STEAM TRAIN takes you through beautiful scenery with a stop-off at the Bambouzerie Park on it’s winding way to Anduze. There is also a Cevenolle Museum, Aquarium and public outdoor swimming pool.

The Cevennes is a wild & beautiful mountainous area of outstanding beauty and is renowned throughout Europe as a nature reserve of remarkable geology, botanical specimens, butterflies, and wildlife.

With thrilling granite ridges, deep gorges & fabulous limestone caves, ancient sleepy villages, other colourful street markets, museums and visitor centres, various exciting sports, there is much to explore and do. You can also visit Ales, or Uzes and Pont du Gard, the famous roman aquaduct,on your way to visiting Avignon.

With English/French owner hospitality a definate plus you can be sure that any problem you might encounter we are there to make sure things run as smoothly as possible. You could also find you want to just lie back, with a bottle of regional wine, drink in the stunning views, and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

If you want to be really lazy you can get away with minimal cooking by eating great food and BBQ’s either at L’Elzet or in the village or restaurants you encounter nearby. Of course if it is peace and privacy you want then you can have that too.

Visitor feedback suggests you will be really enchanted by L’Elzet – so we hope that you choose to spend your holiday with us.

Getting Together
L’Elzet is particularly friendly, and offers plenty of opportunities to get together with other visitors. There is many a laugh and great food/BBQ’s. for you to participate in. There are a couple of good restaurants nearby and more if you’re prepared to go a little further afield. They have been recommended by visitors.

Of course if it is peace and privacy you want then you can have that too.

*If we can’t accommodate you, we can refer you elsewhere.
If this is the case we can always see you at L’Elzet another time.

For more information, please visit the L’Elzet Gites South France – Holiday Gites & Long Let website.

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