Domaine des Clos ****
Fruit juice offered to the children at the arrival
Sonia, Affiliate Director, from Spain
In early June, I spent a few days of holidays at the Domaine des Clos. I had the pleasure of discovering a charming and family-friendly Provençal house in the heart of nature. A place that inspires rest and relaxation from the moment you arrive.
Located in Beaucaire, the Domaine des Clos is well situated and can be easily reached in about twenty minutes from Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes airport.
Car rental is the best option to explore the surroundings and remain independent during your stay. The property is less than 30 minutes away from 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Gard bridge (Pont du Gard), Arles and its Roman and Romanesque monuments, the Palace of the Popes in Avignon and the Avignon bridge (Pont d’Avignon). With its perfect location, the estate is perfect for exploring Provence and Camargue with your family.
The garden of the establishment is very pleasant for walks, especially when the sun is out. What a pleasure to wander through 4 hectares of greenery among cypresses, plane trees, oleanders, lavender…Their vegetable garden feeds the table d’hôtes during summer while their olive grove produces a tasty olive oil that you can buy or eat for breakfast. As for the large swimming pool, it is magnificent and surrounded by lush vegetation. It is here that yoga and meditation classes are held twice a week.
Following the quick check-in, I was accompanied to my accommodation, a Costières apartment. As soon as I entered, I was captivated by this beautiful 50 sqm space decorated in a country style, dressed in a few touches of red. It was equipped with a sitting area and a fully-equipped functional kitchen, practical for preparing delicious meals. There was a bedroom with a king-size bed and a large bathroom with slippers, bathrobes and bath amenities. A nice touch! Located on top of the main building, it featured a splendid view of the property and the gardens. It was a comfortable, clean and practical lodging with enough space for two people. A cot can be easily added on request.
Some of the spacious apartments have been specially designed to accommodate families.
The Domaine des Clos is an intimate place where a « family home » atmosphere reigns. Various activities are proposed to the children: bicycle, trampoline, table football, table tennis, bocce ball, board games, cooking lessons… Outside, the children can splash around in the swimming pool or have fun in the vast garden of the estate.
Adults are not left out; however, the property features its own wellness area where you can relax with a variety of massages and treatments. The winter lounge and library are also ideal for relaxing after a long day.
For breakfast, the estate offers an all-you-can-eat buffet with delicious homemade jams and fruits from the garden. It is taken in the lounge of the « Anciennes Ecuries » (Former Stables) or on outside tables during summer.
For lunch and dinner, the property offers packed lunches to be enjoyed on the property or to take away in the surrounding area. They are tasty and cooked with fresh, regional products from the estate’s vegetable garden. You have to book them one day in advance.
The estate offers its guests a dinner every evening in July and August and on request the rest of the year. On the menu, local specialities with vegetables from the vegetable garden and quality products.
If you want to eat outside the domain, don’t worry, the owners provide a guide listing the best restaurants in the surroundings.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed my stay at Domaine des Clos. It is an authentic estate, nicely furnished and surrounded by huge green gardens. The staff is welcoming, pleasant and available to advise you on addresses and places to visit. It is an intimate place that I highly recommend to families, I will come back without hesitation for my next holidays!
Have a good holiday!
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