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Our Philosophy

Maison des Remparts is our  second home.  We have filled it with antiques, fine linens and gourmet cooking equipment. When you come to stay at our house, we would like you to feel like our honored guests.  We ourselves have rented a number of houses and have been disappointed to find a sterile environment with no phone, not even salt and pepper in the kitchen cabinet and cheap furniture in the house.  We provide you with a phone, asking you to use your calling card for toll calls. We even have a place for you to hook up your lap top computer. We have spices, olive oils, vinegars and simple basic ingredients in the kitchen cupboards.  All we ask is that you replace items that you use up, so we or our next guests will have the same convenience.  You will find China, tablecloths, wineglasses and serving trays for laying a pretty table. We receive compliments about the comfort of our quality  European slat beds, the fine French linens and duvets.  We are continuing to make improvements to the house, so your suggestions are welcome. 

We chose a village house because we wanted to become a part of the French village life.  Rather than staying in a fancy tourist resort, become a part of a village for a week or more.  Buy your daily baguette at one of the two bakeries, shop at the village truck market twice a week, have a drink at one of the two cafes or dine at the Hotel D'Alibert in Caunes. 

Near Caunes there are many day adventures (as described in our "Things To Do" page) such as  wine tasting, walking tours, cave visits, 1/2 day barge tours, horseback riding, visits to historic sites, but experiencing village life may be the most memorable.