Near the edge of a Provence in Southern France, there is a village that sits on a hill, surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees. The small stone village of Vers-Pont-du-Gard (pop. 2100) has quarries that were the source of the stone for the famous Roman bridge-- the Pont Du Gard (the ninth wonder of the world, built 2000 years ago) which is a 40 minute walk away.
Stay in Maison de Martin for € 38 per night per person, includes continental breakfast, private room, sheets and towels (tourist tax of €.55 per night additional). Kids stay for half price in our family room, babies free. A private room for a single person is €50/night. The upper floor has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and the lower floor has two bedrooms, dining room, and bathroom. The lower floor is reached by stone stairs up from the courtyard.
Ask about guided hikes with Martin (free!) to the Pont du Gard, a tour of the village, the amazing stone quarries, or down to the Gordon river. There are three caves in the village for wine tasting. Bikes are available for €6 to ride to the river to swim or canoe, visit the nearby villages-- including the medieval village of Castillon, made of stone perched on a hill. You could ride all the way to Uzes (50 minutes) to visit the best open air market in the world-- Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Arles (where Van Gogh did his most famous work) is a 45 minute drive away. See the summer sunflowers in bloom on the way. Did you know the Pope resided in Avignon for 70 years? Visit the luxurious Palace of the Popes. Gordes-- the suspended village overlooking Provence-- is nearby. You could go to Chateauneuf de Pape, the winery of the Popes, to find world-class wine. How about visiting the Roman stadium in Nimes? 30 minutes by car.
Martin and Monique are nearby to connect you to the pleasures of Provence! ***EMAIL*** firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve direct. Ask for longer stay prices.
The village of VERS is northwest of Avignon