Things to do

Should you wish to be slightly active whilst on your holidays, we have provided a number of sporting activities for you to do at the Villa.

These include as Petanque, Croquet, Table Tennis, Darts, Archery, Cycling (the choice from 4 mountain bikes, target shooting and the use of a Golf practice net.

Indoor entertainment includes a Casino table including Roulette and Black Jack for your amusement.

With the fantastic weather of the south of France, most of your holiday will be enjoyed in the lovely surrounding gardens and secluded pool/sunbathing area.  The stunning swimming pool has the added benefit of being heated during the months from April to October.

The gardens contain several different areas including a lovely Olive Orchard, a typical English Lawn area of course, the patio/dining area and a stone featured BBQ area where many meals will take place on a hot summer evening under the stars.

All in all, the facilities at Chateau Miles make it the perfect place for that relaxing short break that we all deserve.

Don’t forget the tea and coffee are available throughout the day at no extra charge. It doesn’t get much better than taking afternoon tea on the English Lawn or around the swimming pool whenever you like.


Golf

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The golf course of Camargue

If Golf is your game, then staying at Chateau Miles is a great place to stay.

The beautiful golf course of Camargue is located just 8 kilometres south of Nimes and has been officially rated in the top 75 golf courses within Europe.

It had the honour during 6 consecutive years to be chosen to welcome the world’s best players at the time (Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Gregg Norman and Ian Woosnam) to play for the Open Cacharel (the semi-official World Championship for players under 25 years of age).

The golf course, which stretches out over a vast woody and hilly domain of 54 hectares is one of the most beautiful private golf courses in France and was built on a site loaded with history.

Having belonged in former days to the Templars, it was around the year 1900, following a fire that the proprietor at the time, Monsieur Arnaud, decided to construct the building as we see it today. Being a miniature replica of the White House in Washington, he baptised it The White Home  in 1902

The course is reputed for its greens and their difficulty, its narrow fairways, flanked by a colourful variety of trees.

The good news for golfers is that you do not need to bring your own golf clubs when staying at Chateau Miles, for Keith has not one, but two sets of clubs for you to use during your stay.

Check out these other fine golf courses that are situated very close to Chateau Miles:

www.golf-passion.org

www.lagrandemotte.fr

“No need to bring your own golf clubs when you stay at Chateau Miles as we have 2 sets available for our guests to use. A set of Ping Zings and a set of Taylormade”

 


Shopping

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Rue de la Madeleine

No summer holiday or short break would be complete without a shopping trip and Nimes is no differant. So if you like shopping then head to the centre of Nimes and rue du Général-Perrier, rue des Marchands, rue du Chapître and the pedestrian rue de l’Aspic and rue de la Madeleine.

Every Sunday a flea market opens from 8am to approximately 1pm in the parking lot of the Stade des Costières. This is the site of most of the town’s football matches and lays adjacent to the southern edge of the boulevard périphérique that circles Nîmes.

To soothe your sweet tooth you must make sure that you visit one of the many pastry shops in town and ask for the regional almond-based cookies, which are called croquants villaret and caladons. They are great forgiving that extra burst of energy or for taking home as souvenirs.

One of the best purchases that you can make is a santon. These figurines are sculpted into characters from Provençal country life and can be collected to create a unique country-French nativity scene. For a selection of santons in various sizes, visit the Boutique Provençale, 10 place de la Maison Carré .

  1. Picture of Arena
  2. Dad in the Bar
  3. Sign posts
  4. Napoleon Bar
  5. Café de la bourse

Local Walks

Do you like the outdoors? Do you like walking in the country? Do you need some inspiration?

If you answer yes to all 3 of these questions, then Keith is your man.

Keith knows the local area extremely well and can arrange to organise and assist you along many local walks, ranging from 5k to whatever you want.

They all take place over easy terrain and mostly along lanes, as seen in the photographs opposite.

You will be pleased to know there are no really difficult hill climbs.

5 pictures of the garrigue