In the center of the village "The memory of Fanny" is pleased to welcome you in a typical village house of the region of the 17th century carefully landscaped for your comfort and serenity
Village apartment 90 m² stone Gard comfortable and fully renovated "kitchen, dining room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with walk-in shower" The rental is offered by the week, weekend and short stay ".
Home / Conviviality
- For our greatest pleasure your stay will discuss together the details of your stay around a welcome drink * Offered
Amenities & Comfort "Sleeps 4 people"
Fridge-freezer, Dishwasher, DVD player, Microwave, Espresso, Toaster, Tumble dryer, Television, Iron and ironing board, Vacuum cleaner, Cooking utensils, Electrical heating, Beds: 1 bed in 200, Sofa convertible 2 places in 200
Sheets and towels provided.
Possibility evening meal (starter, main course, dessert) on order
Breakfast on order
Cleaning fee in supplement to be paid upon arrival: 90 €
For long term rentals a deposit of 250 € is to be paid.
The accommodation is able to accommodate an additional person but there will be an additional cost.
Guided tours Tourist sites "Pay service"
Guided tours sites wine tourism areas, vaults "Service fee"
We speak: English, Spanish, Arabic and Slovenian.
The Village "A little history"
Alsas is the old name of Montpezat. It is an act of the bullaire of Saint-Gilles which reveals the identity of the villa Alsatis of the charter of 9941 and the village of Montpezat. The importance of the castle Montpezat, castrum MontisPesati quoted in the bull of 1156 of Pope Adrian IV2, as belonging to the Bishop of Nîmes, replaces at that time the original name Sanctus-Sebastianus de Alsatis which is in bullaire9. In the twelfth century, the village is a stronghold occupying a strategic position on the foothills of the Cevennes. Its warlike appearance strongly marks the landscape.
Montpezat, like many municipalities in this region had its share of misfortunes. During the wars of religion, around 1570, the Protestants of the neighborhood, attacked by the marshal of Damville, took refuge in the enclosure of the castle, but a final assault took place and all the men were massacred there.
San Sebastian Church whose bell tower is topped with a Gothic stone spire.
The Romanesque church According to "The Parish of San Sebastián" - Raoul Jourdan The 12th century church was destroyed by the Huguenots of Montpezat whose chatelain was Jean Tremolet, acquired to their cause. The taking of the stronghold in 1573 meant the re-turn to Catholicism which was then practiced by all the lords of the place. At that time, however, out of 80 to 100 houses in the village, it seems that the majority remained Huguenot. For lack of a church, the religious service was done in a corner of the old choir, exposed to wind and rain. In 1663 the castellans built a chapel in the castle and worship was practiced until the rebuilding of the church in 1686 whose bell tower was rebuilt in 1695. A new presbytery was built on the ruins of the old in 1695. After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, the chaplain of the castle received the abjurations of the Huguenot inhabitants, who were, it seems, more sincere in their return to Catholicism than others of the surrounding countries. Their attachment to their lords is probably the reason. It has indeed been found that this is the case of the majority of villages with castle. Where there is none, the number of Protestants is higher. In 1771, the castellans built a small chapel next to the church, which housed the family vault. At the Revolution in 1790, despite the resistance of the population to revolutionary persecutions, the church became the Temple of Reason and the presbytery, a common house. A large part of the inhabitants remained faithful to the religion practiced the cult in the farmhouse of Giraud. Inside: It houses since 1849 the relics of San Sebastián, received from Rome through the priest of Quissac. The Saint's painting, donated by Baron de Vignet, is the work of the painter Melchior Doze. The profound changes made to the ritual under Pope John XXIII in 1962 led to an appropriate introduction: the removal of the communion benches, the removal of the pulpit, statues, chandeliers and candelabra. On the other hand, the bench of the marquis, the Pieta with the dead of the War 14-18, the confessional, the chapel and the altar of the Virgin remained. In the process, we restored the paintings "old fashioned" with lily flowers!
The South Gate is the only one to be preserved. It opens near the top of the Rue Porte des Remparts. The coast being particularly steep in this place, we imagine that the carts should circulate only empty. The current staircase was executed in 1996. The door was protected on the right by a small tower. It has probably been rebuilt partly on the old base and is one with a dwelling. This entrance is covered by a stone arch on which are preserved two stones inscribed, become illegible.
14th century construction period; 16th century
It is mentioned in 994 and 1119. The castle was ceded to St. Louis in 1269 by the Bishop of Nîmes. According to tradition, the king resided there. In 1521, it is sold to Pierre Trémolet, doctor of François Ier. In 1569, the Protestants seize it. In 1789, it is burned but the fire is extinguished by the inhabitants of the village. The stairs were broken and the apartments looted. Before 1789, the building formed a quadrilateral closed to the south by a gallery or a wall forming terrace. The chapel was on the terrace, contiguous to the tower. The castle has preserved three bodies of buildings surrounding a courtyard on three sides. The north wing is pierced, on the courtyard, two large semicircular arches and a small door of the 15th century for the ground floor; upstairs, it is pierced by two large windows crossed and mullions. The east wing ends with a large square tower partly ruined but whose cross bays and mullions still exist. It has, at the level of the floor, a corbelled gallery. The west wing ends on the south with a large round tower, flanked by a polygonal staircase turret, supported by a trunk.
Activities / Tourism
To each desire, his needs, his goals, his holidays ...... ..
Upon your arrival we will welcome you to facilitate and / or organize your stay according to your desires whether they are sports, tourism or in search of relaxation.
We also offer themed stays to enhance your stay.
We can prepare them before your stay, according to your objectives (Horse Riding, Golf, Tennis, Beach, Tourism, wine tourism, gastronomy, Fitness etc.)
The privileged location of the village gives a wide range of options for your escapades in the Cevennes, Vaucluse, Herault, in the mouths of the Rhone and the sandstone of your desires.
Ideally located between Camargue and Cévennes 10 minutes from Sommières 30 minutes from the beaches of Grau-du-Roi, downtown Montpellier and the Roman city of Nîmes, the village draws its charm in the simplicity and authenticity of place.
Visits are numerous in the region.
NIMES Square house, bullring, Festivals, Férias, Night markets UZES Pont du gard, AVIGNON market Avignon bridge, Festival, City of the popes ARLES Amphitheater AIGUES MORTES Tour constance MONTPELLIER Odysseum district, Medieval streets, place of comedy, PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS Lighthouse, GRAU DU ROI Seaquarium, PORT-CAMARGUE Beaches, harbor LES SAINTES-MARIE-DE-LA-MER church, Bullring, beaches, town center, local festivals ALES cathedrals Saint-jean BEAUCAIRE Town hall, celebrations summer, famous bullfighting traditions LES BAUX DE PROVENCE Castle, Museum of santons, one of the most beautiful village in France MONT-AIGOUAL Observatories ect ..
You will find in Montpezat a bakery, a press bar, a hairdresser and a car garage, Physiotherapist, Media library, nursing office, a medical center less than a kilometer and a post office.
Sunday morning a market that offers excellent regional products. Nearby park and playground and two tennis courts.Get the full listing »