Friday, 25 July 2008

Any interest yet??

Has anybody contacted Ken regarding possible bookings yet?

Monday, 5 May 2008

Anyone interested in a holiday?

Holiday in FRANCE 2008 and Beyond

At the Mediterranean seaside resort of VALRAS PLAGE (near Beziers –(the bit of Mediterranean coastline that bend round towards Spain) a studio apartment for self-catering holiday rental. Situated in Residence du Port the apartment has a balcony and is modern, very clean, furnished Habitat style and nicely decorated.

Sleeps Two adults (or with one or two children in bunks)

Rentals vary from £290 per week to £345pw BUT for ALL Petanque Players and their friends a reduction of –10% off the above rentals is available. Ask for our full leaflet which has all information and available dates etc

The apartment is about 160 paces to a lovely sandy beach one way and to the marina a similar distance the other. The town centre is just around the corner with pavement cafes, shops, restaurants and daily market.

Lots to do ….or not ……..just relax on the beach or in a sea-front boulevarde café with a cool drink under a colourful parasol.

Any questions ? we’re happy to help

e-mail Barbara or Ken at:-

Or telephone 01803-521743


See Food at the daily indoor Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market
- an absolute delight, take your camera there are some unusual fish to photo and very fresh fish to buy for lunch……. maybe on the balcony.

- Picpoul de Pinet white is the local wine to choose. OR try a producers stall in the market l‘Degustation de Coquillages’ fresh shellfish served at the bar with squirts of local lemon juice and a glass of wine.

OR ….choose from the menu at one of the very many excellent and reasonably priced restaurants in Valras Plage

and then…after lunch sit at Chez Meme’s bar to watch the boules players at the bouledrome or in Le Pelican pavement café in the square and wile away the afternoon

with a glass of wine or a cold beer listening to romantic music from café entertainers

……………………………………………………….. aaah bliss !

You can hire bikes in Valras and poddle along through the vineyards just inland to some of the villages – stop for lunch in the village square and back again via the Canal du Midi towpath (as seen on TV Rick Stein) In the Summer months there is nearly every evening at the free open air theatre, entertainment just go along and watch- fashion shows, talent contests, singers, dancers, comedians, all sorts of variety acts great fun. Or stroll along the sea-front to the Casino stopping in a pavement café many of which have singers for a romantic evening.

The beach is large and sandy and cleaned every morning. The Maire of Valras Plage is a Doctor and yes you can drink the water and the rubbish is emptied daily. Valras has won an award for catering for families with children. There are slides and a small kiddies funfare on the beach.

The flat is small but modern and practical, bright and cheerful. There is a TV, sofa, coffee table, pine dining table and chairs. A kitchenette all well equipped. Bathroom with shower over and a separate wc. The balcony is in the sun nearly all day long with a striped awning in case it gets too hot. There is a table and chairs on the balcony for eating out. Please don’t imagine a ‘Hollywood Apartment’ it’s not just a small studio but just the job for your holidays ! It is situated on the third floor of Residence du Port (lift) at the rear- no sea views the balcony overlooks a quiet square with trees, but of course from the front door of the building you can stroll to the beach in under one minute.

RESIDENCE DU PORT is shown on the previous page being the building immediately above the ‘S’ in VALRAS with the smokey coloured balconies….you can see you are in a good spot.

If you take your car you can of course visit the many wine producing domains, sample and select something you rather like to bring back home. There are wine producers outlets in Valras where you can buy wine at very reasonable prices (say under £1 a litre for a very nice rose)

Do make contact now if you are interested – please state the week/s you may be interested in email we will quote you the rental and discount available

Car parking is plentiful and free in Valras. You can park right outside Residence du Port. Flights are to Montpellier or Carcassonne then shuttle bus to the rail station, train to Beziers and taxi to Valras. Full details in the Arrival Leaflet which we will send you when you book. A hire car is not essential as there is lots to do in Valras and there is a good bus service if you wish to explore the region.

Please do ring us with any questions

Barbara and Ken Blackwell 01803-521743 8Clff Mews Paignton TQ4 6DJ