RENT OF GÎTES WITH SWIMMING POOL -SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE- FRANCE
WISH TO SHARE A RIGHT MOMENT OF RELAXATION, CONVIVIALITY AND DISCOVERY IN THE CENTER OF SUNNY PROVENCE, THE PROPERTY THE ACANTHES, LOCATED IN SAINT-RÉMY-DE-PROVENCE IS THE IDEAL PLACE.
Sylvie: when I acquired this property in 1999, I had to find a name for it ... and when I arrived in Provence, I discovered this acanthus flower.
ACANTHES, is the name of this beautiful flower. I really liked it, because it disappears completely at the end of the summer, to be reborn in spring, sometimes in autumn, with beautiful shining leaves; it produces summer flowers with seeds whose hull explodes literally in summer, in a big dry snap, very surprising, to release the seeds and reproduce. it symbolizes perfectly by its cycle, the activity of seasonal hirings. This property belonged to a lady Saint Rémoise, nicknamed Marie-lou, which was one of the first to open its doors to holidaymakers, under the label Gites de France. I had the chance to meet her, and to talk to her often, and that's how she taught me, among other things, that the children of the Prince of Monaco, played with her children in the park, Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie were schooled a time in the commune of Saint Rémy de Provence, and besides, Caroline still owns a property there. The Grimaldi family, have a strong link with our village since the castle of Les Baux de Provence, belonged to one of their alleux, it is not uncommon to meet Caroline on the market of Saint Remy de Provence. As far as I am concerned, I was Remoise, and I became Saint Rémoise .... on the right you will read that the links between Reims and Saint Rémy are important since the bishop of Reims, Saint Remi, contributed to the financing of the establishment of the city of Saint Remy de Provence, from which it removes its name. Since 1999, the property of Acanthes is labeled Gites de France, and labeled "Regional Natural Park of Alpilles" since October 2017. This last label validates an eco-responsible approach for more than 15 years, where I decided to completely stop the use of pesticides in my garden, and to adopt an eco-responsible behavior in many domains: 1- detritus: by recycling, and buying the minimum of plastic in his daily life, 2- household: use of non-toxic household products (bicarbonate, Em, vinegar, know black). 3- food: by adopting as much as possible of the local supplies of Provence (locavore), which is not very complicated, because the Provence abounds with producers and networks of direct sales, whose hosts can profit largely during their stay . 4- maintenance of the garden: the residues of green waste are put back on the ground at the feet of the trees, which create the humus and allows to keep of the humidity, an economic watering system was put in place (drop to drop) to complete the installation in a beneficial way, which gives the garden a green aspect throughout the year, even in summer, recycling waste of tenants 5- Creation of a vegetable garden in India, and the list is not exhaustive ....
Sylvie: "It is clear that by respecting our place of life, life goes, a haven of peace is set up, by the vegetation that has become lush in the park planted with Mediterranean species (olive, lilac India figs, persimmons, cypresses, oaks, cherry, apricot, lavender, pines, arbutus, jujube, feijoa, pomegranate, etc). The feeling of my hosts is very positive and this dynamic creates exchanges between guests very interesting. I open my house to people who care about their environment, who love and respect nature, animals, to people who want to discover my universe very simple and very close to the essential through my lodgings, my home, my garden, and who want to discover Provence and its treasures, its sun, its essences, its singular landscapes, its cultural and traditional life, the joie de vivre of its inhabitants, and who want to take or resume the contact with nature.
Long before it became "fashionable", I had this sensitivity, because of my family background, my travels around the world, my studies, my meetings. The gradual progress towards the preservation of nature, took all its meaning, the day I settled in Saint Rémy de Provence; the Acanthes have become my favorite "playground" for the greatest happiness of my hosts with whom I like to share my passions and my various knowledge of the garden, my region, the many important sites to visit. On site, you can wander in the very beautiful park of more than 3400 m2, to enjoy the presence of small animals (chickens, cats), children love it, play ping-pong, driving, bocce and cool off in the pool or do nothing! Each rental has its private space. A lot of sports activities are possible in Saint Remy de Provence (walking, running, swimming, mountain biking, history of the place .... Since 1999, the property of Acanthes has been labeled Gites de France in 1999 and since October 2017, labeled by the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles. This last label validates an eco-responsible approach for more than 15 years, where Sylvie decided to completely stop the use of pesticides in her garden, and adopt an eco-responsible behavior in many areas: 1- detritus: by recycling, and buying the minimum of plastic in his daily life, 2- household: using non-toxic household products (bicarbonate, Em, vinegar). 3- food: by adopting as much as possible of the local supplies of Provence (locavore) and it is not very complicated, because the Provence abounds with producers and networks of direct sales, whose hosts can benefit during their stay! 4- maintenance of the garden: the trash of green waste is put back on the ground at the feet of the trees, which creates the humus and allows to keep moisture, an economical watering system has been put in place (drop to drop) to complete the installation, which allows a green garden all year long, even in summer! 5- creation of a vegetable garden in permaculture ... and the list is not exhaustive ....It is clear that by respecting our living space to the full, life goes again, a haven of peace is set up, by the vegetation that has become lush in the park planted with Mediterranean species (olive, fig, khaki, cypresses, oaks, cherry, apricot, lavender, pines, etc.). The feeling of the hosts is very positive and this dynamic create exchanges between guests very interesting. Long before it became "fashionable", Sylvie had this sensitivity, because of her viticultural origins, her travels around the world, her studies, her encounters ... But the gradual progress towards the preservation of nature, has taken full meaning the day she settled in Saint Rémy de Provence, the Acanthes became her favorite "playground" for the delight of her guests, with whom she loves to share her passions and knowledge. Holiday rentals for 2 and 4 people, and possibility to accommodate up to 8 people at the same time, only. Which makes the property serene, and conducive to relaxation. The property Acanthes is located in the heart of Provence which makes quick access to the various parks that are the Alpilles Park, Lubéron and Camargues within 100 km. On site, table tennis, swimming pool, petanque, large park, overlooking the Alpilles. Possibility to rent bikes, mountain bike, electric bike.