The perfect base from which to explore the Lanquedoc Region, with towns, restaurants, vineyards, the countryside, and the sea all easily accessible within a short car journey. Gite 2 was beautifully furnished to a very high standard..the beds were so comfortable !!...., and Magalas has all that is necessary for a self catering vacation. My wife & I will definitely return in the future.
My family had a great summertime in Magalas. It was a very hot time, but rivers and the see made it a very comfortable stay. The Gite was nice, calm and big enough for a big family. Gary Rhoades, the owner of the house, is a kind person. Thank you very much.
In the case of southern France, I can highly recommend the gite.
quality than most we have stayed at in France & Italy.
Magalas is an interesting hill town with all the essential shops and services, a good base to explore the Languedoc area.
Pervious review mentioned being very cold, we had no issues, it was cold when we arrived yes, but with the electric radiators on high it soon warmed up that first evening, heating turned down we were comfortable during our stay, would we stay there again, yes.
We have been staying in these gites since 2011, we have stayed in all three gites and they are all very comfortable, well furnished, well equipped and tastefully decorated. There is plenty of linen and towels, which we've found is lacking in a lot of gites and they are the best value for money we have found in this area. There is WIFI, which works really well.
The village of Magalas has two restaurants, baker, pharmacy, post office, two hairdressers, tabac, bank, a greengrocer and a small supermarket with very competitive prices and they do roast chicken on Sundays. The large Intermarché is only a 2 minute drive away and here you will also find an Aldi store, another baker and a butcher. Of course there are many vineyards and the local wines are excellent.
We originally chose this area because of it's central location. There are beautiful beaches close at hand and it's very easy to get to Spain, Carcassonne, Uzes, Nimes and the Pont du Gard, the Pyrenees and even the Luberon in Provence.
The village is lively, with festivals and live entertainment in summer in the village bar/restaurant. There is also a sports bar, a take-away pizza and a lovely restaurant La Galerie which serves great food at a very realistic price. They are doing a 3 course menu of the day at lunch time for 14 euros and the food is excellent. As the gites are in the centre of the village, no need to worry about driving home from dinner. However, there are many other excellent restaurants in nearby villages.
When it becomes common knowledge that we're returning to Magalas, we are inundated with requests from friends and family who also want to return, as everybody enjoys the area and the accommodation.
The owners of these gites are very friendly and helpful. There are never any problems with deposits or payments, and they have people on hand in the village in case a problem arises. I highly recommend these gites as good value for money, location, comfort and just the enjoyment of the area.
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