A walk in Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret and a visit to the Terra d'Oc holiday cottages
Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret is a small village nestling around twenty kilometres from Uzès and only twelve from Bagnols-sur-Cèze.
Surrounded by vineyards, it lays under the gorgeous sunshine of the Gard.
Stop of many hiking trails, Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret lies on the edge of the "Côte-du-Rhône appellation" (appellation d'origine contrôlée - AOC, Protected Designation of Origin).
Refreshed in summer by the Vionne stream and the Gallo-Roman spring, the village is a succession of beautiful little streets with ancient walls, where it is a pleasure to walk...
Rue des voûtes, rue de la fontaine which leads to the wash-house, rue basse, chemin de la Clède (named after the chestnut drying shed in the Cévennes), rue du trapon (named after the trapdoor leading to the attics or cellars), route d'Alès, route d'Uzès...
The village was known as Vione-Marcel during the French Revolution.
As you wander through the narrow streets and lanes, you'll come across a former stately home, centuries-old vaults and the 18th-century church of Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret (part of the parish of Connaux), one of the largest in the Gard Rhodanien (the Gard rhodanien counts 44 villages and towns).
VISIT OF THE TERRA D'OC HOLIDAY COTTAGES
Nestling in the heart of the garrigue on a 3,500 m2 land, at a short distance of the wash-house, the Terra d'Oc holiday cottages are a delightfully bucolic place to stay.
Surrounding the main house, the place consist of 3 mazets, built in total harmony with their surroundings and tastefully decorated by the owners: stone facades, apparent beams, spacious rooms, all surrounded by olive trees and local flora.
In this green setting, each cottage, which can welcome up 4 to 5 people, has its own private terrace, providing a welcomed peace for a well-deserved holiday break, to the sound of the cicadas.
The large swimming pool and the pool house are an additional attractiveness just waiting to be part of your family's moments of relaxation.
The right address: Gîtes Terra d'Oc, 311 chemin du Patari, Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret (Gîtes Terra d'Oc can also be found on Abritel, Gîte de France, Le bon coin, de Particulier à Particulier vacances, etc).