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La Magnanerie

Reference no. 2610

Provençal holiday gites for rent in Drome, South of France

Our three gites are located in an ancient hilltop village in the Drome department

. Choose from La Petite Maison, sleeps up to six, Sunflower Residence, sleeps up to five or Atelier, sleeps two.

We are located in the north western part of Provence near Montelimar.


Petite Maison

Sunflower Residence








2 - 5



La Magnanerie Provençal holiday gites

Internet access is possible free of charge. Wifi is available too.
You may also use our telephone for calls world-wide at no charge.

The gites all have a radio and CD player and the bathrooms have a hairdryer.

Petite Maison

The Petite Maison, with private terrace overlooking fields and village roofs, is a typical village house originally built in the 1600s for the privileged living within the perimeter of the ancient fortifications at the foot of the now ruined castle.

Two three-piece bathrooms with showers one upstairs, one downstairs.

Spacious terrace with a view and a shady garden.

Laundry facility available to all guests.

Fully equipped eat-in kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, toaster and kettle.

Salon with exit to shady garden, sofa, armchairs and antique armoire.

Bedroom upstairs with queen size bed, table and chairs.

Master bedroom downstairs with queen size bed, set of drawers and chairs.

Double bedroom downstairs with two single beds, side by side or separate, cupboard, set of drawers, table and chairs.

La Magnanerie Petite Maison terrace
La Magnanerie Petite Maison kitchen
La Magnanerie Petite Maison bedroom
La Magnanerie Petite Maison bedroom2
La Magnanerie Petite Maison salon
La Magnanerie Petite Maison bedroom3

Sunflower Residence

Opt for the sunflower residence (sleeps two adults and a child). An optional additional bedroom with an old-fashioned claw foot bathtub and its own powder room is available. Enjoy your large kitchen, relax and sip a glass of local wine in the garden or on the terrace.

The Sunflower Residence / Magnanerie is a self-contained wing of the old structure that used to be a part of ‘La Magnanerie’. It is perched on top of the medieval ramparts and offers beautiful views towards the Ardèche mountains.

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove / oven, toaster and kettle.

Sitting room, single bed, two comfortable armchairs, table and chairs.

Optional bedroom with queen size bed, two comfortable armchairs claw foot bathtub and fireplace.

Three-piece bathroom with shower.

Powder room with sink, toilet and vanity part of optional bedroom.

Air conditioned.

Spacious terrace with a view and a shady garden.

Laundry facility available to all guests.

La Magnanerie Sunflower view from terrace
La Magnanerie Sunflower outside

La Magnanerie Sunflower bedroom1

La Magnanerie Sunflower sitting room
La Magnanerie Sunflower kitchen
La Magnanerie Sunflower bedroom2 with bath tub
La Magnanerie Sunflower bedroom2


Consider the silversmith's atelier.

Dining room / kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove / oven, toaster and kettle.

Outside the dining room is a covered terrace, built right on top of the ramparts.

The bathroom is also on this floor and accommodates a modern shower.

A unique staircase leads to a large bright bedroom / sitting-room with a beautiful view onto the valley below, ideal for watching the sun set. On display are the silversmith’s tools, samples of his jewellery and his works of art.

The bedroom / sitting room has a queen size bed, armoire, sofa, chairs and table.

The courtyard is ideal for sunbathing.

Covered terrace with view to the west and spectacular sunsets.

La Magnanerie Atelier kitchen
La Magnanerie Atelier terrace
La Magnanerie Atelier bedroom with sitting area
La Magnanerie Atelier bedroom
La Magnanerie Atelier sunset view

A member of the Wanié family is in the village to greet guests. Upon arrival our guests are offered (at no extra charge) a four-course dinner of Provençal flavours at the hosts' residence.

The Wanié family also conducts personalised escorted tours for one week for up to six people.

Local area

From the hilltop village it is a short walk to La Bégude de Mazenc. The village boasts two bakeries where you can buy freshly baked croissants, crusty baguettes and mouth-watering pastries. There are two butchers, two grocery stores, a fruit and vegetable store, two potteries with unique creations, an antiques store, two hairdressers, a gas station, post-office, outdoor swimming pool, pharmacy, flower shop, tourist office, restaurant and two cafés / bars strategically located from where you can watch the world go by. Every Tuesday is market day.

For the food lover, colourful markets offer local produce, cheeses, cured meats, fish and fresh country breads.

The Côtes du Rhône wines of Grignan les Adhémar, Hermitage, Châteauneuf du Pape, Tavel, Vacqueyras and Gigondas, to name just a few, are a short distance away. Enjoy wine tasting at your leisure.

For refreshing physical activity play tennis, golf or join the locals for a game of boules, swim, hike, go horse riding, cycling or just walk the cobble streets of our medieval villages.

Enjoy the rich cultural life of the area, art galleries, concerts, festivals and special events.

Within an hour you can be in Avignon, where you can dance on the famous 'pont d'Avignon', visit the papal palace and do some strolling through Avignon's charming streets with its many designer boutiques.

Montelimar, well known for its nougat, is located 15km to the west in the Rhône Valley.

Nyons has a large Provençal market on Thursdays. The town is home to the best olives and olive oil in France. A visit to the olive co-operative and museum is a must.

Mirmande is a picturesque hilltop village with lots of artists' studios, funky boutiques and good restaurants.

The Ardèche Gorge is about an hour to the west on the other side of the Rhône river, great for kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking. Spectacular scenery.

Pricing structure (per week)


Petite Maison

Sunflower Residence

Sunflower Residence
plus Magnanerie


April & May

$ 1200

$ 1000

$ 1200

$ 1000

June - August

$ 1400

$ 1100

$ 1400

$ 1100

September & October

$ 1200

$ 1000

$ 1200

$ 1000






Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.

Payment is accepted in most currencies at the prevailing exchange rate.

Prices quoted above are for two persons, please add $150 each extra person per week.

currency conversion

At your home from home you are greeted with fresh flowers from the garden on your table,
along with a bottle of local wine and some Montélimar nougat.

In your bathroom you will find a piece of hand-crafted soap, 'savon de Marseille'.

We welcome you (at no extra cost) with a hearty home-cooked Provençal dinner
made from fresh, mostly organic, seasonal ingredients.

The wines that accompany the meal include a local ‘bubbly’ and a bottomless glass
of superb rosé and robust red.

If staying longer than one week housekeeping, fresh towels and bed linen are provided once a week.

For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Mme Ulrike Wanie
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 4 75 46 25 34
(Canada) 00 1 416 533 0391
[contact owner]

English spoken / nous parlons francais / wir spechen Deutsch / beszelunk Magyarul

Please quote reference 2610 hhf  when making enquiries.

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