Maison Panoramique is a traditional French residence which sleeps 8 people and is situated overlooking the picturesque medieval hilltop village of Cornillon. There is a large tiled terracotta terrace shaded by vines for enjoying lazy meals and a very comfortable loggia with rattan seating for a retreat from the midday sun.
The large outdoor pool is completely private, for you to take a dip and refresh. Outdoor shower.
The interior of the house features an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with utility room and has all modern appliances, flat screen TV with English channels and is comfortably furnished.
There are 4 double bedrooms with king size beds and are individually furnished in the traditional french style.
The bathroom includes a fitted vanity unit and bath with shower .
There is a toilet situated off the landing.
There is one double bedroom downstairs off the hallway which has a king size bed and an ensuite shower room and vanity unit. There is a toilet situated off the hallway.
Nearby Local attractions
Avignon (55 mins drive, 49.5km) is a chic city and a visit to The Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace) is a must. The Pont d’Avignon is well known and was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon and is considered a landmark in the city. It is a designated World Heritage Site. Park and Ride (usually free) just outside the walls at Ile Piot is essential as there is limited parking near the city.
Orange (45 mins drive, 44.5km) is renowned for its Roman architecture and has a fine Roman amphitheatre, Triumphal Arch of Orange, and was listed in 1981 as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nimes (1hr 10 mins drive, 73km) has well-preserved Roman monuments such as the Arena of Nimes which is still in use today for concerts and bullfights. Both the Pont du Gard aqueduct and the Maison Caree white limestone Roman temple are around 2000 years old. Good shopping.
Further on from Nimes you will find Arles (1hr 20mins drive from Cornillon, 106km). Arles was once a provincial capital of ancient Rome and is known for many fine remains from that era including an amphitheatre (les arenes d’Arles) which hosts plays, concerts and bullfights. Arles was also the inspiration for many of Van Gogh’s paintings and there is an interesting Van Gogh walking tour available through the Arles Tourist Centre. Arles is also the gateway to the Camargue known for its white horses, pink flamingos and local black bulls which are the emblem of the Camargue. The Camargue Natural Regional Park is worth looking in to for nature lovers.
If visitors would like a day by the coast, Aigues Mortes (1.30 mins, 113 km) is a charming medieval walled city. It is quaint and very picturesque and a walk round the ramparts gives great views over the sea and city. Good shopping and many restaurants. A little further along is Le Grau du Roi, another picturesque port by the sea with many restaurants and gift shops.
Markets in France are an integral way of local life and are held in most villages. It is a good way to embrace the French way of living and a visit to Uzes market (40 mins drive, 31km) is a must on Saturday morning and takes over the whole of this beautiful Duchy town. Cobbled streets, interesting shops, galleries and artisan bakeries make it a memorable visit. Taste your way around the market! Stay for lunch at one of the many excellent restaurants and make a day of it!
La Roque sur Ceze (15 mins drive, 7.6km) is named as one of the most beautiful villages of France and is a perched village looking over vineyards towards the Ceze river. Here, also, are the Cascades du Sautadet, which are a favourite with the locals for sunbathing during the summer months and are a real spectacle after a heavy rainfall.
Barjac (20 mins drive, 19 km) is famous for its collectors’ markets, especiallly antiques, which are held in April and August. It is a pretty village with restaurants and shops and a local market is held there every Friday morning.
Aigueze (25 mins drive, 23km) is a pretty medieval village (also named as one of the most beautiful villages of France), with shops and good restaurants and fine views towards the Ardeche gorges.
Aven Grotte La Forestiere at Orgnac L’Aven, (25 mins drive, 20km) is a natural cave and is quite spectacular. Families can enjoy an interesting walk in the cave viewing crystals and stalagmites. It is well worth a visit.
4 Double bedrooms all with kingsize beds
2 Bathrooms (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs)
2 Toilets (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs)
Open-plan living space including, kitchen, large dining table to seat 8-10 people, and living area
1 Sony HD tv with Humax box (set to recieve English channels)
10 x 5 mt pool with night lighting
Shady dining terrace with outdoor lighting
Loggia for a retreat from the sun
Garden with mediterranean planting
Private and secure parking
Electric gates to property
Site assistance if needed
We aim to provide meet and greet service whenever possible
We request that residents do not smoke in the house please
Dishwasher, Washing machine, 2 Fridges & 1 Freezer
"Voiles" and shutters keep with the local style and colour. They offer a great way to regulate the temperature in the house during the summer.
2 supermarkets in Goudargues & Cornillon (1.5km)
2 bakers in Goudargues offering fresh bread and croissants daily
Petrol station open 24hr in Cornillon (1.5km)
Newsagent in Goudargues with international papers & tobacco
Numerous restaurants, cafes & bars in the locality
ATM & bank in Goudargues (1.5km)
Multi-lingual doctors in Goudargues
Veterinary clinic in Goudargues and Cornillon
Tourist office in Goudargues
Avignon and Nimes are the nearest airports, although Marseille and Lyons are options at a further distance.
Avignon flights are available during the summer months only at the moment.
The TGV to Avignon is a very viable option and car rental from there is easy to organise.
We had fond memories of this enchanting area from many years ago and when by chance we saw this house for sale , we had to revisit and we decided it was our chance to buy and experience the French way of living.
The astonishing views change by the hour... the sunsets, sunrises, moody clouds and the unbelievable stars are memorable and romantic.
The charm of the inhabited medieval village was a big attraction as we did not want a deserted shell with no locals to see and talk to. It is nice to feel included and we have made many friends with whom we share wine, traditional cuisine and convivial times.
The shops, restaurants and market stall holders soon begin to recognise familiar faces and our French speaking is tried out daily! It’s all good fun and our grasp of the language has improved but not perfect!! The locals appreciate you trying to speak their language.
We hope you will enjoy your holiday at Maison Panoramique, experience the area and love your stay in this beautiful setting.