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Why Le Petit Charme?

Le Petit Charme (LPC) is designed to meet the needs of travelers who enjoy a private, upscale residential rental that provides as below:

Stylish & luxurious accommodations

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LPC is truly stylish, elegant and luxurious, providing guests with the charm of yesterday and the comforts of today.

Unfortunately, many visitors to rural Languedoc are unaware that a majority of rental properties are not designed to meet British, Canadian and American standards. Consequently, such guests can be disappointed in a dwelling’s lack of comfort, style and amenities. This is not the case with LPC.

Private, romantic getaway

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LPC, a private residence set among the vineyards, is the perfect romantic getaway for honeymooners and lovers. It’s particularly enchanting on a stormy evening, with the wooden shutters closed tight, rain tapping on the tile roof, and the glow of soft lights and candles illuminating the interior warmed by a homey wood-burning stove. Guests truly feel secure and ensconced in a world of their own.

Many amenities

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LPC offers many amenities, some of which are not even offered by luxury hotels in the area: Click here for amenities.

Excellent value

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Modestly-furnished rooms at local B&Bs and three-star hotels cost, on average, 70 to 120 euros a night, respectively. Luxury hotels in Narbonne and Carcassone are priced upward of 250 euros a night, making LPC an excellent value for its convenient and beautiful location, stylish décor and many amenities.

Open, light & airy space

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LPC isn’t a typical ‘maison de village’ (village house) – a narrow, dark three or four-story dwelling sandwiched between two other buildings. It’s a one-story cottage with a well-designed floor plan and exposure that ensures a light and airy space, even in the worst of weather. The front of cottage and the courtyard is oriented southwest, providing good light in the late morning and afternoon hours. At night, excellent lighting design and a selection of candles adorn every room, adding a soft ambience and touch of romance.

Outdoor living space

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LPC has both an interior courtyard and exterior garden from which guests can enjoy the glorious light of Southern France. The courtyard, designed to be an extension of the interior living space, features a comfortable dining area set among a variety of plants and herbs and a bubbling fountain. The garden offers an informal place from to kick back, relax and enjoy being among the vines adjacent to the cottage.

Convenient location

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Argens-Minervois, located between the Meditteranean and the Black Mountains, is about 20 kilometers from Narbonne and 40 kilometers from Carcassone in the Minervois wine growing valley. The village is a 20-minutes drive from two major autoroutes, A9 and A61 which provide direct access to Toulouse (1hr. 15 mins.), Montpellier (1hr. 15 mins.), Perpignan and Collioure (1.5 hrs.), and Barcelona (3 hrs.).

A five-minute drive from Argens-Minervois takes guests to the towns of Olonzac and Lezignan-Corbieres. There they can experience real ‘day-to-day’ living among the French at a variety of bistros, restaurants, markets, specialty food stores (boulangeries, patisseries, poisonnieres, etc), supermarkets, shops and service providers.

Besides enjoying the land, LPC guests also can enjoy the sea. The long sandy beaches, marshlands and rocky outcrops of Meditteranean Coast near Narbonne and Gruissan are a 30-minutes drive from the cottage.

Desirable village

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The charming village of Argens Minervois offers guests a variety of activities:

  • Walking through vineyards and hillsides
  • Biking down country roads
  • Picnicking and hiking around the local lake
  • Boating on the Midi Canal
  • Exploring ancient ruins
  • Playing tennis at the canal-side courts in the village
  • Riding ‘for hire’ local donkeys
  • Canal-side dining at the local restaurant
  • Relaxing with local residents at the village bar
  • Stargazing thanks to extremely low light pollution

24/7 guest support

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Upon arrival, guests are greeted by Le Petit Charme’s property manager, who familiarizes them with the cottage and village. The property manager is available ‘24/7’ via home phone and cell phone to address guest's questions or concerns.

Proven experience

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The proprietor of Le Petit Charme has been providing private luxury accommodations in Napa Valley, California and Paris to discriminating travelers for 7 years. See other rentals at www.yourparispenthouse.com.