Itinerary and Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find the FAQ. If your question is not listed here, please contact us.
At the bottom of this page you will find the directions to Le Mas Blanc. It is vital to follow the last stretch of this itinarary. Your navigator will undoubtedly leave lost in the forest !
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During the periods of the school holidays the Mas is visited by families with children. In the other months there are usually few children. But they are certainly welcome ! The independent organization “Kidsproof” has listed the Mas Blanc in its book with the most child-friendly holiday addresses for years.
If your dog has been raised well, respects the furniture and is kept on leish in the immediate vicinity of our houses and gîtes, he is welcome for a fee of € 4 per day. Please contact us in advance, in case you think of bringing your dog.
Yes, with pleasure. Please advise us in advance by mail or contactform, so that your wishes can already be taken into account the Saturday of your arrival.
The Cévennes are ideally suited for this. There are marked walking and cycling routes. You should take your best walking / cycling legs with you.
Our administration office in the Netherlands charges you € 15 per booking, reminder or cancellation. In addition to the rent, the cleaning fee and the fee for sheets and towels, there is a Tourist tax of € 0.61 per person per day.
Le Mas Blanc has been able to enjoy the sun on average 320 days a year in the 25 years that lie behind us. When the sun shines it is always nice weather. Also in the months of November to May. In the winter the nights can be cold, while it is very pleasant during the day. The days when it rains spread over the year luckily, so that nature comes into its own. The chance of a week of bad weather in all periods is very small.
Yes there is WiFi in almost all houses and also in the gardens around the monastery. If you bring your own laptop / tablet etc, you can connect it to our system for free.
On the booking confirmation and on our internet site we state that you can not arrive before 16:00. Why is that ?
We clean your holiday accommodation very seriously on Saturday, the changeover day. We are busy with it until about 3 PM. Then we want to take a shower and change our clothes, so we are able to offer you a welcome drink at 4 PM and in a relaxed atmosphere. We do ourselves, and you not a favour when we change this.
Our Table d’Hôte is only open five days a week. We assume that the guests, who opt for the Mas Blanc, will be happy to dine with us these 5 days. If you are an enthusiastic “self-caterer” in your holiday, then the Mas Blanc is not the right choice in the high season (last 3 weeks of July and first 3 weeks of August). However we still will welcome you ! You rent a house that is located at some distance from the former monastery. Even then you are of course our guest and you can use all facilities. We always confirm individual agreements concerning our Table d’Hôte.
Look at Zoover to read how our guests appreciate this service.
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How to reach the Mas Blanc
To reach the Mas Blanc with your car, you can not (still) rely on your navigation system for the last few kilometers. So take at least the last part of this description with you !
You drive on the autoroute du Soleil, past Lyon towards Marseille. You leave the autoroute at the Bollène / Pont St. Esprit exit. First you drive to Pont St. Esprit. It is now 75 km (about 1 hour and a quarter). Then you drive via the D86 and then via the D901 to Barjac. Past Barjac take the D979 to Saint Jean de Mauruejols and from there take the D51 to Saint Ambroix. In Saint Ambroix take the D904 and later the D51 direction Bessèges.
After a few kilometers you turn left over the bridge (the river Cèze), direction Molières sur Cèze. Immediately after the bridge, turn right via the D130, the slightly ascending road to Les Brousses. In Les Brousses take the first road on the right (there are several signs indicting the direction, including one of us). You keep right again, passing the tennis court, in the direction of our forest.
Subsequently a bit further up the hill via a winding (but recently asphalted) forest road (1.5 km).
Drive quietly upwards, the surprise will be great when you see Le Mas Blanc lying in front of you in all its whiteness.
PS: You can also follow the signs “Parc Aventure” that you encounter along the way. The exact GPS coordinates of the Mas Blanc do NOT lead you to us. The data are the coordinates of the start of the road that leads to us.
You can also come by plane.
The most used airport is Marseille. Ryanair flies here and often offers very interesting rates. Nîmes is also possible on a regular basis. That is the nearest airport to the Mas Blanc. You can rent a car at all these airports. When you mention our name at Holliday cars, they will grant you a 15% discount on the usual rates for renting your holiday car.
If you come by train the station to travel to Alès.
With the TGV you travel to Nîmes. There you can take a taxi (around € 55) or ask us (in advance) to pick you up. We charge 45 euros per trip. The distance to the Mas is 67 km.
Le Mas Blanc
Chemin du Mas Blanc
Telephone: 0033 4 66 24 36 59
GPS: North 44 * 25 44 75 East 4 * 13 14 78
These are the GPS data of the nearest paved road. From there follow the signs: “Parc Aventure” and Mas Blanc.