Holiday house

Maison Laucire Chamson


Maison Laucire Chamson is located in the municipality of Tornac in the GARD department.

Entrance of the house via stairs to 1st floor. On the porch access to the living room with air conditioning, TV and sitting area. Kitchen with dishwasher, combi microwave, cooking island, 6-8 person dining table, wood burning stove, sitting area and small outdoor terrace. On the 2nd floor: air conditioning, 3 bedrooms (a total of 3 double beds and 2 single beds) and a bathroom with shower and toilet.

Ground floor: terrace (around 60 m2) with outdoor furniture: chairs, tables, sun beds, parasol and babecue. Swimming pool (not fenced) since 2019 dimensions 3.5x7.5m depth 1.10m to 2m on 3 sides surrounded by terrace.

There are fruit and olive trees in the private garden and there is a jeu de boules court under the mulberry trees that are common in the region.

The property forms part of the hamlet of Les Aures. The house is a completely separate house, built against another holiday home of a also Dutch family.

Because of its location, Tornac is a great base for visits to the Mediterranean coast and cities such as Nimes, Montpellier, Uzès and Avignon. Hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers will enjoy themselves generously.

On the ground floor, at the bottom of the house is a studio where the owners stay that are available for advice and support. Of course also available for communication in French.

The municipality of Tornac is very small in terms of population, but very extensive in terms of territory. It borders the municipality of Anduze, a very famous place for (mainly) French and Dutch tourists). Through the Tornac municipality, situated in a valley, flows a stream, the Ourne. This stream has many idyllic places where young and old can enjoy themselves. Some places are suitable for swimming. Fishing requires a separate permit. Free access everywhere. Tornac and the surrounding area is a paradise for walkers and the walking routes are well signposted. A GR also passes Tornac.

The host, Martien

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The Maison Laucire Chamson is the result of dedication during a series of years in which restoration, construction and finishing work was a challenge to put that in order. From retirement, all free time was invested in this. The very last adjustments concern the construction of a swimming pool and adjustments in the garden. Martien and Gerda in Baerts

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€ 100 discount on the weekly price for 2 or more consecutive weeks in the period 6-7-2019 - 24-8-2019

including in rental price: wifi, energy and water consumption
including bed linen, towels and kitchen textiles
exclusive mandatory final cleaning, see additional costs

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Minimum stay 5 nights
Week € 700.00
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Night € 100.00
Weekend -


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Damage deposit
€ 150.00
Per stay
Pay at booking | required
Final cleaning
€ 150.00
Per stay
Pay at booking | required

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Additional information

The hamlet of Les Aures is centuries old and according to tradition inhabited since the Middle Ages. During various renovations in our house it turned out that people have rebuilt and expanded many times over time. In the oldest part of the house (in the studio) you can still see the former communally used open oven. Each hamlet at the time had a joint oven for baking bread, meat and meat products. Because the chimney is closed, the oven cannot be used anymore. The inhabitants of Tornac have traditionally been farmers who, in addition to viticulture, often maintained feeding places for silkworms that were massively bred here. The caterpillars were then stripped of their silk thread and the product was transported to cities such as Lyon where the silk industry was well known. All this came to an end at the end of the 18th century due to illness and competition. Many typical buildings (Magnaneries) are still recognizable in the landscape. The department of e Gard has been a prominent supplier of Cotes du Rhône wines for centuries. In the past the emphasis was on producing large volumes. An extensive program has been launched in recent decades to achieve quality improvement and differentiation in the range of wines on offer. This competitive battle has led to a significant improvement in quality and the wine produced here is increasingly in demand on the markets. The latest news in this area is the production of organic wines. The Cave Cooperative of Tornac plays a pioneering role in this. For further living and employment there is a strong reliance on tourism. Cities such as Anduse, Ales and Uzes attract thousands of tourists during the summer with their beautiful nature, landscapes and rivers. A lot of attention is also paid to the rich history of the region. The tourist information (VVV) works at full speed and is easily accessible. Anduse is the closest to visit.
Tornac is located in the Gardon Valley and forms the transition from the Cevennes (medium-high mountain wintry snow) to the wine-growing areas in the direction of the Mediterranean. The landscape is dominated by viticulture and olive planting. The area is fertile and is used intensively for French standards. Peace and quiet prevail, a true paradise for hikers and nature lovers. A bird guide is recommended. In the house there is also one present but in the French language. In earlier times the breeding of silkworms was an important means of existence, an activity that ended abruptly at the end of the 19th century. Illness and competition undermined Lyon's position as a center of silk production and trade. In more recent times, tourism forms a cork on which the economic position of that region is based. This part of the Mediterranean area is very worthwhile for visitors and has a lot of variety. Forests, nature reserves and meandering rivers The town of Le Grau du Roi on the coast marks the transition from the Cevennes to the Coast: the Camargue, beaches of Saint Maries de la Mer, Le Grau du ROI, Aigues Mortes, La grande Motte, Carnot plage and Palavas Plage. An hour's drive from Tornac. Uzes, Nimes, Montpellier and Avignon are within a slightly shorter operating radius. Whether or not with a passage from the Pont Du Gard. Wine lovers will enjoy the immediate surroundings, or a little further on to the Grands Vins of the Cotes du Rhône: Chateau Neuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueras. This route is more than worth a day. The history of this region is largely determined by the religious disputes between Catholics and Protestants. And much earlier by the Cathars and Albigensians. Traces everywhere in the area where many religions are still in harmony. The house itself dates back centuries, inhabited by farming families and for a while it was also a manangerie (silkworm). In the studio the remains of a village oven (Four) for common use. When residents from Ales bought this house as "secondary" it was secured with the help of many steel beams and tie rods. During the construction of the Studio many M3 concrete were added. The living room and kitchen with their ceilings form the best reminder of life and living in the old days. In addition to the town hall, schools and post office, the municipality of Tornac has little to offer itself (except for a lot of space). Unlike Anduse and Ales where everything can be found and sold. Anduse is more tourist-oriented, with its large supermarkets and Hypermarche, Ales has all the amenities of a medium-sized French town. From home you have to go for your morning croissant in the car or by bike, but then you also have the real French atmosphere. Don't forget to wear clearly visible clothing (cycling) when cycling and walking. Safety before everything. The French motorist is attentive to cyclists, but barely cycles himself and therefore generally knows cyclists less. The environment within a radius of 30 kilometers: For you as a resident of Tornac, the city of Anduse is within reach and you will find literally everything there. Nice center, Thursday morning a nice market, the tourist office, bar / Tabac, terraces, shops in abundance and a number of supermarkets such as Super U, Lidl, Aldi, and Les Mousquataires. Restaurants in various shapes and sizes. Bookshops, pharmacy, etc. And of course the boulangeries and patisserie. You do not need to go further from home for everyday matters. A GP station is also located there, as well as a laboratory for blood and other tests. Specific attractions include the steam train to St Jan du Gard and the world-famous Bambouserai (bamboo forest with all kinds of attractions). The river Gardon gives cachet (and a great backdrop) to the town and offers the possibility to bathe and swim in many places. Cars can almost always be parked in the vicinity of the river. Between Tornac and Anduse lies the ruin of the (Medieval) Chateau of Tornac: highly recommended. Given the many campsites in and around Anduse it can be quite busy at the height of the summer holidays. You can flee it by looking for the region that an oasis of peace has to offer. Hikers and bathers will certainly enjoy themselves. The trails are numerous and usually well signposted. Ales is a city of more than 75,000 inhabitants, about 20 km from Tornac. An old mining town (almost like Heerlen after the mine closure) with all possibilities like Anduse, only much bigger and spacious. Colossal large supermarkets, garages of almost all brands, repair companies and you name it. Large outdoor swimming pool, and numerous terraces and restaurants.


Living room
1st floor
30 m2




Bedroom 1
2nd floor
18 m2

Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm


Bedroom 2
2nd floor
12 m2

Bed: Double bed 200 x 180 cm



Bedroom 3
2nd floor
13 m2

Bed: Double bed 200 x 140 cm

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm


2nd floor
8 m2




1st floor

11 m2


Type: Separate room

Stove: Ceramic (4 Cooking zones/burners)

Cutlery & Tableware

Swimming pool

Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool

Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool

Privacy: Private swimming pool


Accommodation type

  • Holiday house

Total floor space

  • 160 m2


  • Child's bed (1)

Sports & Recreation

  • Jeu de boules
  • Mountainbiken
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Citytrip
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Maximum privacy
  • Peace & quiet


  • Stove
  • Airconditioning

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Wifi
  • Dutch TV channels

Outdoor Facilities

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Private driveway
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s)
  • Garden table(s0)
  • Porch
  • Pétanque court


  • Manager on site
  • Detached house


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present
  • Kitchen linen available


  • Hall
  • Pets on request

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games

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