A holiday in Southern-France.
Mas Blanc: Difficult to find, almost impossible to leave
Celebrating a quiet and peaceful holiday on the border of the Provence and Cevennes in South-France? You will experience your dream holiday in a holidayhouse or holidayapartment with a (heated) swimming pool. Once you have decided to spend your holiday here, you can start looking forward to it. We offer a 2-, 4-, and 6 person apartment.
The 12th century Mas Blanc is situated on the border of the Provence and the Cevennen. High up in the mountains above the Cèze river. With every step you take, you will smell thyme, lavender and rosemary. A lovely place you will always remember!
Despite of its 40 hectares, Le Mas Blanc is a small-scale holiday destination, suitable for approximately 25 guests. The former monastery has been restored completely and has been furnished to meet your wishes!
The swimming pool uses a chlorine-free and salt-free cleansing method, which will definitely increase your swimming fun. Thanks to the heated water (solar panels) you can also swim in spring and autumn. Nature and culture go hand in hand. Historical cities like Avignon, Nîmes and Uzès can easily be reached (within 1 hour). You should also definitely visit the beach of the Mediterranean Sea!
Nowadays, we dine in the room where silkworms used to be bred in the old days. In the evening (in spring and autumn by the fireplace, in summer under the chestnut tree) guests will enjoy a dinner prepared by our chef, using fresh products. You can choose
1) Half board (7 x breakfast and 5 dinners = 169 euro);
2) Just 5 dinners 99,50 euro ( We are closed on Tuesdays and Friday evenings) and
3) Cooking yourself. If you prefer to cook yourself, please inform us during reservation. Of course we will also kindly welcome you. In this case, you will rent a holiday house, at some distance of Le Mas Blanc. Of course you are still a 100% guest of Le Mas Blanc. We will confirm our agreements concerning formula 3 separately. In case you don’t choose one of the 3 formulas, we will register the most common one: formula 2. As a result of its reputation and delicious, light meals publisher Scepter published the book: “Cooking on a mountain”. Our prices, € 19,95 (children € 10,-) for the 3-course menu are called “inversely proportional to the quality offered”.
We also organize Cooking courses . A combination of delicious food, humour and professionalism. You will experience a remarkable holiday at Le Mas Blanc. French monks chose this location, Dutch idealists restored the building with great care and you will enjoy the result.
When you drive up the forest path to Le Mas Blanc we will welcome you with a glass of wine.
As from 2014 we organise yearly a painting course in English
When you are looking for an inspiring painting week and simultaneously want to enjoy sunny Southern-France, topped-0ff with culinary delights then consider this one-week painting course at “Le Mas Blanc”. The painting course is provided by Eva Lensink.
The course location, Le Mas Blanc, is situated in the wonderful nature which characterise both the Provence and the Cevennen. Harmony, tranquillity, swimming (heated and chlorine-free swimming pool) and delicious food will bring relaxation supportive to your art-work.
After your arrival on Saturday a welcome-drink is offered and you will get acquainted with the beautiful surroundings and the artistic promises of the ‘Mas’. The painting lessons starts on Sunday, followed by five days of drawing, painting and/or photography.
Participants are either guided by way of assignments or according to their individual needs. During the course a set of different and surprising techniques is offered to the participants. Instruction and teaching is foreseen during the mornings while the afternoon may be devoted to either continue with your art-work, to enjoy the pool, to walk or enjoy a siesta. Every afternoon, before dinner, a collective discussion of progress is scheduled. On Tuesday there is an option to visit the nearby historical city of Nimes or to visit the local market. At the conclusion of the course, on Friday afternoon, the work of arts by the participant’s is presented during a festive ‘vernissage’.
Owing to the personal character of the provided supervision, combined with the structure and shape of the painting week, the course is mutually suitable for both novice and experienced participants/painters. The language of instruction is Dutch and English. Practice over the years has ultimately shown that participants ever come to surprising and inspiring results.
Dates: Saturday 2 till 9 september, 2017.
Course fee: €195, excluding housing and meals
French monks chose this location, Dutch idealists restored the building with great care and you will enjoy the result. When you drive up the forest path to Le Mas Blanc we will welcome you with a glass of wine. We think, you definitely don’t want to miss the wonderful song, which accompanies one of the video`s.