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Languedoc/Provence Quaint Bakery Apartment
Languedoc/Provence Quaint Bakery Apartment
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This cozy street-level apartment serves as a great base to visit the Herault Valley: winemakers, St Guilhem-le-Desert, Lac Salagou, Pezenas, Sete, Arles, lots more. Daily buses to Montpellier. Half hour to Mediterranean beaches. If you don't feel like getting in the car, there is plenty to do in the village itself: concerts (jazz, classical, world music), holiday meals open to all, wine festival. The village likes to celebrate life, wine, cheese, nature, history. Always something going on.

The space

The apartment is "rustic" (renovated in 2014 in 17th-century house) but with all modern conveniences. Because of the thick walls and vaulted ceilings, the apartment stays cool in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. We love the deep bathtub, the stone floors, the antique decorations, and sitting on the couch looking at the lines of the vaulted ceilings. Once upon a time this was a bakery. The baker's oven, though not in use, adds warmth and charm to the space. We have recently decided to make shorter stays possible for those who want to visit our area, unique in its cultural and natural beauty. A bottle of our local wine awaits you! The WIFI access code is taped to the top of the kitchen counter. You will find a few groceries--pasta, sauce, spices, etc. to help you out if you arrive when stores are not open.


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The Apartment
“The Old Bakery,” a street-level apartment owned by American professor-artists for over 25 years, was renovated in Summer 2015 and features Ibiza stone floors, vaulted ceilings, and a Moroccan-style bath. Once a village bakery, the apartment boasts the original bread oven as a distinctive and attractive architectural gem.
There is a folding table and two chairs that may go out on the street but must be brought inside after use so that they won't be carried off. (Teenagers in the village like to prank!)

The Village
Charming and distinguished architecturally, the village of Montpeyroux is surrounded by picture-postcard landscapes. Montpeyroux is lively and bustling with activity but quiet at the right times. It's a great place for kids. Our schools are excellent and have long welcomed foreign students who want to integrate into French culture, even if only for a semester. We have wonderful neighbors, French and international and the village is home to many painters, writers and skilled artisans, from goat cheese producers to woodworkers.

Services
The village has most services, including a post office, baker, and award-winning butcher, gourmet grocer (who features local products along with a little bit of everything else one can possibly need), tobacco/press/stationary shop, modest weekly open air market.
There are supermarkets in Gignac (Intermarche), Saint Andre (Lidl) and Clermont l'Herault (several.)
Transportation
Fly or train to Montpellier/Tramway to Mosson/Bus to Gignac/taxi or bus from Gignac
Daily buses from Montpeyroux to Montpellier (via Gignac, 45-minute ride.)

Parking
When you arrive, please drive up to #54 rue de la Dysse, a narrow street, and unload your suitcases. Anyone driving behind you knows to wait for a few minutes to allow you to unload your car. (Anyone who doesn't isn't a local!) You then need to continue up the rue de La Dysse until you arrive at the town square. There, you'll turn left. You'll quickly see the ample public parking space on the right. It takes less than five minutes to walk back to your house!

The Region
Foothills of the Cevennes. Montpellier. St. Guilhem le Desert, Pont du Diable, Gorges de l'Herault, Lac du Salagou, Pic St Loup. Day trips to Avignon, Camargue, Arles, Nimes, Carcassone and many other spots. Skiing an hour away in winter; river and Mediterranean beaches nearby. Perfect for summer holidays. The area, the Languedoc, is west of Provence.

Wines
Montpeyroux is world-renowned for its award-winning wines produced by both private and co-operative vingerons. Many of the wines are available to drink with a meal or take home from our distinctive restaurant La Terrasse du Mimosa (URL HIDDEN)
Our village wines are featured at our “wine store,” CastelBerry. (URL HIDDEN) (Wine cooperative)
We are happy to help you schedule wine tastings at any of Montpeyroux’s 20-plus private wine cellars such as (URL HIDDEN) and (URL HIDDEN)

Helpful websites:
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Guest access

The street level floor is yours. Please ask if you need to use the storage area.
Separate entrance.

Interaction with guests

I'll do my best to meet you, settle you in, and answer your questions when you arrive. I will supply you with local maps and tips for staying in the area.

Other things to note

There is a blow-up mattress available for young children. Maximum two adults.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Cleaning Fee $52 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

Hi, I look forward to having you as my guest.
A few requests....
Please leave the apartment as clean and tidy as you will find it. Your bed will be made and you'll have a set of towels for each person when you arrive. Please leave used towels and sheets IN the washing machine. In addition, it is expected that you will clean the bathtub, toilet, sinks, floors and shake out the rugs. Please sweep the floors. The (stone) floors are mopped before you arrive. If you spill something, please wipe up with "Marseille soap" only (provided under the kitchen sink), as other cleaners will cause damage to the finish on the floors.

Please leave the place as you expect to find it.

There is a staircase next to the washing machine. This area is private.

Please do not take clean, white bathroom towels to beaches. If you have not brought your own beach towels, I am happy to provide you with one or more. (Not snazzy, but they'll get you dry.) If you take apartment's bath towels to the beach and soil them, I will request that Airbnb charge you for the damage.

When you arrive in the village, pull your car up in front of the house to unload your luggage. As it is a narrow street, you can not park on it. To park: continue up the rue de la Dysse to the village square/place and turn left. There is public parking on the right.

I look forward to welcoming you!

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No parking on property

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Caro User Profile
September 2017
The four (way too short) days we spent in the little town of Montpeyroux have been a thoroughly beautiful experience! Julies old bakery was a wonderful place to spend this vacation at and we would have loved to stay longer. Julie herself was not there but we were very warmly welcomed by her friend Irene who explained everything we needed to know. Especially the warm summer evenings we spend cooking in the little kitchen and enjoying the delicious regional wines out front in the marvellous little street will be long remembered. We had a rental car to be able to fully enjoy the languedoc region. In the little village of Montpeyroux you can find a very good butcher, a bakery, a small grocery shop which supplies the most urgent things and a tobacco shop. For an excellent glass of wine you can visit the cooperative of the town and if you are in for the fine dining experience there is also a very good restaurant o the beautiful town square. When you dont have a car though, you might find it hard to discover the area and get around - there is also a bus stop in town however and the streets are excellent for getting to know the region by bike! We loved this stay and will definitely return to the Languedoc!
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Caro, I was sorry not to meet you in person and am very happy that all went well thanks to Irene's impeccable help. Irene found the apartment in perfect condition after you left and we look forward to welcoming you again in our little corner of paradise. You were perfect guests. Julie
September 2017

Antoni User Profile
June 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed a long stay in the Quaint Bakery in Montpeyroux. The village is very attractive, and large enough to support several shops and a couple of bars. People are friendly, the local wine is exceptional. The surrounding landscape is of mountains and vineyards, the nearby ancient town of St. Guillem-le-Desert is a gem. If you need to cool down, the river beach at Le Pont de Diable is a few minutes away. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Quaint Bakery.

Chris User Profile
October 2016
Julie met us at the arranged time and was most welcoming. She gave us information we needed to explore the area which was helpful. She lives close by and was very kind in offering us help with anything we may have needed during our four day stay. The atmosphere of Julie's place was so fitting to the overall ambience of the nearby villages and surrounding countryside. Thank you Julie, we had a magical stay at your place the memory of which will stay with me long after I return home to Australia.

Jenny User Profile
October 2016
Montepeyroux is a lovely place with little streets and very friendly people. Everyday we went to the bakery and bought some of the very delicious traditionel baguettes and croissants. When we arrived in Montepeyroux Julie had welcome us and showed us the rooms and explained the main facts of the appartement and the town. The price of the appartemt is reasonable. Cause of the little streets there is not much light in the rooms. The kitchen and the bathroom wasn't really clean. We would recommend to replace some of the furniture. For sleep and eat this appartemt is okay.

Scott User Profile
July 2016
Julie was an excellent host, and made us feel very welcome-even we arrived early. The place is chaming and authentic. The deep walls and vaulted ceilings of the old bakery kept the cool air in even on the hotest of aftenoons. The village is an excellent point to discove the wonders of the valley and the vineyards. There is a friendly bar just off the town square, and an excellent restaurant within the square. Cannot recommend highly enought.

Margaret User Profile
April 2016
Thank you, Julie, for offering this unique and comfortable setting for me to explore the region. The charm of this space transported me back in time and in doing so enhanced my experience of the history of Montpeyroux. I loved being in the heart of the village and walking out my door each morning to the village square for fresh pastries, and further outside the village for a lovely walk in the surrounding hills. This was just what I was hoping it would be. I would not miss a chance to come back for a longer stay.

Julie User Profile
August 2017
Merci à Julie pour son accueil tout était parfait !

Montpeyroux, FranceJoined in July 2014
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We are American writers--mother and daughter--and travel a great deal. We have had great success with hosts on our travels and have decided to open up our apartment to like-minded travelers.

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