Le Mas Saint Florent

Bouches-du-Rhône
Bed & Breakfast


Delightful old-style living in a country mansion between the Camargue and the Alpilles. Roman Arles is a 10-minute drive

Bedroom

7 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Lounge by the pool as classical music plays; sip wine under the plane trees. This 18th-century house of magnificent proportions, surrounded by green gardens and grounds, is a short drive from Arles.

Interiors in reassuringly traditional style are personalised by objets from the owners’ travels. Breakfast is a sumptuous affair at pretty tables; dinner comes with local wines. There are four drawing rooms where log fires smoulder, and a smoking room with a grand piano. Gilbert and Olivier want their guests to feel at home.

Pop into Arles for shops, restaurants, museums…and the amphitheatre, a stunning venue for bull-running, bullfighting and concerts. Arles is also the gateway to the Camargue, whose marshy wind-blasted delta is home to bulls, flamingoes and wild horses. Set off on a safari.

Le Mas Saint Florent - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in a rural spot so close to the city of Arles
  • The home from home atmosphere
  • Lunch and dinner are available (you must book)
Le Mas Saint Florent - Gallery

Home truths

  • You need to love dogs: three big bouncy ones have the run of the place
  • Breakfast is extra and is quite expensive
  • You can't walk to restaurants or shops

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Celebrate New Years Eve with us: 1 dinner (4 courses), breakfast, 1/2 bottle of champagne & 1 night in a big suite: from €409 for 2...call us for more information.

Booking information

Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Breakfast €16.50. Dinner €36. Wine €18-€38.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €195
Surcharges
Singles €145 - €240. Extra bed/sofabed available €10 per person per night.
2 Family rooms for 3
From €255
1 Suite for 4
From €255
3 Doubles
From €195

Reviews

A grand 18c country house tucked away in countryside, only minutes from historic Arles and the gateway to the Camargue. Very spacious bedrooms and generous living areas (including a grand piano) all eclectically and individually decorated by owners and reflecting their much travelled lives. Great food and delightful shaded outdoor dining area. Dog lovers will enjoy the company of three much loved canines.

Rosie, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The entrance is off the road into Arles (4km). Old crossroads of the Roman empire, the town is rich with antiquities. Book up a Van Gogh tour (he lived here) or follow in his footsteps to St Remy (30km) in the sleepy, scented hills of Les Alpilles. In summer, cool off at the ‘son et lumiere’ of Les Baux (22km) where art is dramatically projected onto subterranean walls. Some of Provence's best beaches are in the Camargue, from the dunes of Piémanson (50km) to the popular sands of Saintes Maries (40km).

Local points of interest from Gilbert Poirier

  • Les Carrieres de Lumieres - a former quarry with art-based multimedia shows in Les Baux de Provence and Glanum, Roman town. You can go to see le "Moulin de Daudet" in Fontvieille.
  • Marseille is only 45 min away. Explore the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) whilst you're there.
  • Avignon is only 30 minutes away.Aix en Provence is 30 minutes away too.
  • Visit the Luma Foundation with Frank Gehry.The Van Gogh foundation with is rare exhibitions of famous contemporary artists versus van Gogh
  • Explore Camargue and its Natural Park : horses, flamingos, birds, bulls....and the beach at the Saint Marie de la Mer.
  • Visit Arles' Antiques Museum...and other museums...Arles and the area (Saint Rémy, Maussane, Eygaliere...) offers plenty of good restaurants, vinyards...

Introducing

Gilbert Poirier

Brought up in Provence, Gilbert worked in Paris for 35 years. Looking for a new start, he returned to the south in 2007 and found this splendid place. A friendly and helpful host who knows and loves the area, he lives with Olivier (the chef) and three happy dogs on the top floor.