Le Mas des Escanaux

Vers Pont du Gard, Provence

Ref: SV239

Price guide: 3950€ to 5290€

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About the Property:

Beautiful and spacious property with heatable pool recently renovated with great taste in the heart of a village just 2km from the world-famous Pont du Gard.

This wonderful village house renovated in 2020 is in the heart of Vers Pont du Gard village and just 30-minute walk from the world-famous Pont-du-Gard Roman aqueduct, a World Heritage Site and real icon of the south of France.

The combination of shutters and thick stone walls, ensures that the property remains cool in summer and warm in winter. This property can be rented year-round.
The whole house has been wonderfully restored to high standards making sure that the original features have been kept intact. The property offers high standards of comfort and the privacy in the courtyard, by the pool and on all ground floor and first floor terraces can be enjoyed by all whether you are sunbathing by the pool or enjoying a wonderful al fresco meal under the stars.

This property is without a doubt a wonderful place to stay and enjoy with the family or a group of friends wanting to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a Provencal village.
Ideally located, the property is within easy walking access to several restaurants, bakery, pharmacy, hairdresser, and beautician. You can either walk or cycle from the house to do your daily shopping and experience life like the locals do, at a slower pace. You will also find a lovely fresh produce farmers’ market in the main square three times a week. The supermarkets are just ten-minute drive away. You can also buy locally produced wine directly from the local vineyard or from the cooperative cellar. A selection of other fresh produce can also be purchased directly from the farmer.

Bikes can be hired close by, or you can simply walk to the surrounding vineyards as it is pleasant and easy stroll on flat ground. Other activities include wonderful footpaths through the countryside, canoeing down the Gardon river which flows straight under the Pont du Gard. You can even walk to the Pont du Gard through the fields and across one road. It takes about 30 minutes. Well worth it!

There are also many ancient villages to discover within 30 minutes’ drive including the unmissable town of Uzès (11km), Montaren et St Mediers or the magnificent Papal city of Avignon (28km).

If you are seeking a Provencal way of life experience, then this could well be the house for you as a stay at Le Mas des Escanaux will, without a doubt, make you feel part of this typically French village.

Property size: 370m².

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Prices (sterling prices on request)


Living area

Main house: Living room with sofa and armchairs and French windows giving onto the pool.
First floor: Large dining room with two tables and chairs. Living room TV, fireplace (not in use) sofas and access to terrace with outdoor furniture.
Second floor: Steep stair access from the living room to an open mezzanine with desk, chair and day bed.
Ground floor: Independent apartment with living room and dining area. Fitted kitchen including dishwasher, induction hobs, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machines and toaster. Shower room.


First floor: Main, fully fitted, spacious kitchen with dishwasher, Lacanche cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. Separate room with washing machine and dryer.


All bedrooms have original features such as wooden beams, French country décor and furniture.
First floor
Bedroom 1: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm) with sitting area, TV and en suite bathroom.
Second floor (can be accessed via two separate staircases)
Bedroom 2: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm), TV and en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 3: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm).
Bedroom 4: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm).
Bedroom 5: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm).
Ground floor
Independent apartment
Bedroom 6: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm). Living room giving onto a terrace and pool. Fully fitted kitchen with dining area. Private shower room with shower and wc.
One fan provided in each bedroom.


First floor: En suite to Bedroom 1: Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, two washbasins and wc.
Second floor: En suite to Bedroom 2: Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, two washbasins and wc.
Shower room and wc.
Shower room.
Ground floor: En suite to Bedroom 6: Shower room and wc.
Hair dryer in each bathroom.


Surrounded by ancient stone walls, climbing plants, olive trees and various shrubs, the garden is a little Provencal haven, perfect to unwind after a busy day visiting the area.
Around the pool there are plenty of seating areas or sun loungers ideal for relaxing, soaking the sun or simply read a book. On the first floor, a lovely, shaded terrace with dining table and barbecue is a lovely place for enjoying evening meals gazing at the stars.
Parking for one car in a designated parking space outside the property. More parking options in the village, the nearest is 50m away.


Private, heatable pool. Pool size: 7 x 3.5m. Shallow depth then sloping down to 1.50m. Security system: Alarm. Perfect pool for cooling off during the hot summers. The pool is open from May to the end of October.

Changeover day

January to end of May and October to December non-Saturday arrivals/departures may be considered.
Check-in between 5pm-8pm. Check-out before 9am.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen, towels (including pool towels). For two week stays or more a change of bed linen and towels is provided.
  • Water and electricity.
  • End of stay cleaning.
  • Holiday tax.

Other charges

  • Security deposit of 2500€ payable at the time of balance via a secure online link.

Optional prebookable extras, payable on arrival

  • Pool heating: 50€ per day. This must be requested at least one month prior to arrival.
  • Baby-sitter, Concierge service, cleaning service, shopping for basic arrival package, meal in fridge can be organised.
  • Private Chef, catering and cooking lessons and wine tastings, at the house can also be arranged. Please ask for details.

Other information

  • The maximum capacity is up to 12 people, 10 in the main house and 2 in an independent apartment. For more details, please contact us.
  • Two cots and two high chairs available. Please request at time of booking.
  • No pets allowed.
  • The courtyard and pool are not overlooked and sheltered from other properties thanks to the tall wall and vegetation.


Vers Pont du Gard, Provence

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Nearest beach


Nearest airport(s)

Nimes 34km, Avignon 36km, Marseille 115km.
TGV train stations in Nimes (34km) and Avignon (36km).


Bakery and newsagent 400m. Excellent café 300m with a range of coffees, wines, together with cheese and meat platters. Organic greengrocer 10-minute walk. Supermarket: 5-10-minute drive.
Wide range of shops in Uzes (11km).
Two restaurants in the village: 2-minute walk to the nearest restaurant and 10 minute walk to the second restaurant.
Hospital in Nimes (36km).

Places to visit nearby


A fresh produce farmers market takes place on the square in three times a week in Vers-Pont-du-Gard including a fishmonger, charcuterie, cheese, wines, locally made nougat and honey. You can also buy wine directly from the kitchen door of the local vineyards. Food and wine are the main attractions of the area and sublime food markets abound, notably in Uzes 12km. The Saturday morning market in Uzes, only minutes away, is certainly one not to be missed.

Sunday: Sernhac (10km)
Monday: Vers-Pont-du-Gard
Tuesday: Saint-Hilaire-D’Ozilhan (6km)
Wednesday: Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Collias (5km) and Uzes (12km)
Thursday: Estézargues (13km)
Friday: Remoulins (6km)
Saturday: Vers-Pont-du-Gard and Uzes (12km)


Pont du Gard (2km)
The Pont du Gard is a famous 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct, UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the south of France. It supplied water to Nimes for over five centuries, however by the 9th century it had started to fall into ruin. Much of the aqueduct is still intact today and it is a remarkable site. Nearly 300 metres long and almost 50 metres high, it comprises three levels of arches, progressively narrower at each level. Visitors can walk across the aqueduct to appreciate both the architectural achievement and the great views from the top. There is also a mile-long marked trail around the site so you can see the river and bridge from all angles. Down the road from Pont du Gard is Collias where you can enjoy walking, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking along the Gorges du Gardon down to Pont du Gard.

Uzes (12km)
This charming town is known for having one of the best and biggest markets in the region. The local Place aux Herbes is famous for hosting the market but is also definitely worth a visit on a non-market day with all its pretty outdoor cafés. A great place to watch the world go by! One thing to be said about Uzes is that unlike a lot of other Provencal villages that come to life in the summer, Uzes lives all year-round mixing tourists and locals. Also worth visiting are the magnificent mansions of Duché d’Uzes or the impressive St Etienne church. A stroll along the narrow streets, old-style squares and beautiful medieval towers that dominate the old town is somewhat special and highly recommended. The famous Uzes Provencal markets take place on Wednesday (less crowded than on Saturday) with regional products and specialities while the Saturday market is more about groceries, clothing, jewellery, linens, plants etc. Our advice is to get to the market early as it gets pretty busy.

Avignon (28km)
Avignon, on the banks of the Rhone, is probably best-known these days for the children’s song – Sur le Pont d’Avignon. But for several decades in the 14th century, it was the capital of Christendom, after Pope Clement V moved his court here to avoid the chaos in Rome. The legacy of that papal schism can be seen today in the city’s UNESCO-protected architecture, including the vast Palais des Papes. And nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape, site of a now-ruined castle built by a later pope, still produces acclaimed red wines. The city’s intact ramparts and pedestrianised centre lend Avignon a small-town, medieval feel. Yet each July, the city goes totally 21st century, as thousands of visitors descend for a contemporary performing arts extravaganza, the Festival d’Avignon.

Nimes (33km)
The city of Nimes which has France’s finest collection of Roman remains among which the most impressive Roman arena, Maison Carrée, Tour Magne, Temple de Diane and many more remains. To this day Nimes arena hosts spectacular events from musical concerts to bullfighting (killing-free may we add)! Nimes is a lovely city to discover with its tree-lined boulevards, numerous parks, cathedrals all worth a visit. Our favourite are the Quai de la Fontaine leading to the Jardin de la Fontaine where you can stroll along and enjoy a relaxing and very scenic walk.

Orange (39km)
Orange is yet again another Provence marvel with a superb Antique theatre where numerous musical events take place throughout the year. The theatre is 37 meters high and over 100 metres long! Interestingly it is the only Roman theatre in the whole of Europe to have conserved its stage wall. If you get the opportunity to attend an event you will never forget it! The city somehow has a feel of a Provencal village where you can walk around and enjoy the wonderful architecture and discover its charming treasures.

Les Baux de Provence (44km)
Les Baux de Provence is a village like no other with very recognisable troglodyte habitats. The village is perched in isolation on top of a natural plateau, an ideal setting for observing the surrounding land and of course used as protection. This could explain why the site has been inhabited all the way back from prehistoric times until recent times. The soft limestone of the mountains has been used for decades to build towns and villages. Over fifty years ago Les Baux de Provence were placed under the protection of the Ministry of Culture and the Environment. Just over twenty years ago Les Baux de Provence became listed among The Most Beautiful Villages in France and as an Outstanding Heritage Site in 2019. Nowadays you can stroll along the village and discover its ruined castle and streets of abandoned houses, a church, a museum, and small modern tourist installations and many restaurants.

Other places of interest and within an hour’s drive include Anduze bamboo forest, perched villages of Lussan (30km), the amazing Cascades du Sautadet (37km), La Roque sur Ceze and Cornillon (both 42km).

A little further south (within an hour’s drive) you may want to pay a visit to the medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes, Grau du Roi and La Grande Motte in the heart of the magnificent Camargue. Also, well worth a day trip to Sète (1h15min). In April the Tall ships Escale with old sailing boats and a whole programme of musical entertainment, cultural activities, spectacular fireworks displays and more. You might also want to enjoy the Medieval boat jousting festival in Sète at the end of August. This is an annual water jousting festival which draws thousands of spectators, watching and celebrating along the river with drinks, frites and all enjoy a gorgeous Provencal sunny day.

Golf: Uzes (12km).
Tennis: 800m.
Horse-riding: Several in the region. The closest equestrian centre is just 3km away.
Water parks: Oupa Splash (18km), La Bouscarasse (24km).
Hot air ballooning: Uzès (12km).

Property Reviews

We had a great stay… It is spacious, the location is quiet and close to amenities.

Christelle (May 2023)

The property is a beautifully restored very spacious… Would book again for certain.

Theresa W (April 2023)

This beautiful house is located in a magnificent area… I highly recommend the property.

Anne B (April 2023)

Lovely home in a great location. Would love to come back and visit again. Highly recommended!!

Michael (July 2022)

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