Appartement Le Castellas ★★
In a peaceful hamlet surrounded by wooded hills on all sides, this apartment at the top of a beautifully restored mediaeval castle is an experience not to be missed. Oozing character from the canopied bed in the corner tower to the four-poster at the other end of the apartment, you'll not want to leave it, but that would mean missing the winding lanes of nearby Lasalle and a little further off, the town of Anduze with its market place and a steam train. The Roman town of Nimes and the wild beauty of the Camargue are also within reach. Chatelaine Madame Hantat lives in another part of the castle should you have any questions. Minus points: there's only one toilet for up to seven people, the bathrooms and kitchen are functional but some would find them old fashioned, and the kitchen could use more equipment and updating of the appliances. Due to the number of stairs the property wouldn't work for disabled or less mobile elderly guests.