A stone's throw from the sea and the historic centre of Aigues Mortes, this typical Camargue style residence offers 1 to 2 bed apartments with private gardens, and a heated pool
Located a stone's throw from the historic centre of Aigues-Mortes, Le Mas des Flamants is nestled in a calm and verdant district of the town. The beautiful apartments of varying colours are organised around lush flowered patios and offers the best of the typical Camargue architecture and landscaping. The harmony of the materials combines elegances, charm and well being, a few steps from the sea. Each apartment benefits from private gardens and terraces for optimum light, with refined interiors including entirely equipped kitchens, electric roller blinds, tiled bathrooms, fitted cupboards and the latest in phonic and thermal in
sulation. The residence is secure and fenced with a reception, luggage room, linen provision and facilities. It is organised around a central parking area and also boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool. The centre islet is south facing and planted with mimosas, orange trees, palms, olive trees and cypress trees. Walkways lead to the dwellings.
Founded more than eight centuries ago by King Saint Louis as a port from which the crusaders could set sail, Aigues-Mortes is a historic jewel, between the sea and lagoons. The town was restored in the 19th century and remains much the same today- walls encircle the city and the fortifications are some of the most well preserved in France. Inside the walls one finds numerous restaurants, cafes, boutiques and art galleries. There is a weekly market for fresh local produce. As for the Camargue, it is one of France's most atypical, mysterious and wildest areas, offering unparalleled natural beauty over 900 square kilometres. The territory is a vast stretch of wetlands, marshes and dunes, rich in fauna and flora, including pink flamingos, the famous Camargue horses and their horseback guardians (real life cowboys), semi-wild bulls and many hundreds of bird species.
Aigues Mortes is a bustling place. Guided tours are available of the fortifications, museums and old streets, with stops possible for wine tasting. During September and October, there is a local festival to celebrate the lifestyle of the guardians, with horse riding displays and bull running through the town. There are a multitude of different activities on offer in the area, due to the plethora of landscapes. The sea offers sailing, kayaking, diving, jet skiing, fishing and kite surfing as well as volley ball and dune buggying on the beaches. One of the best in the Languedoc, L'Espiguette has 26kms of unspoilt, undeveloped sandy beach. One must of course discover the Camargue, and this is possible on horseback, in a safari jeep or by bike.
Local food and gastronomy:
The three major locally produced foods include (red) rice, salt and beef. Thus beef stews are popular (boeuf en daube or gardiane are slow cooked stews in red wine) as of course is seafood. Aioli and anchoiade are also popular, which use garlic, olives and anchovies. Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine producing region in France, with excellent vineyards open for you to taste and sample local produce.
The Management Company:
The company exclusively managing this residence is listed on the French stock market and has been operating in the tourism industry in France, Corsica, Italy, Spain and Croatia since 1998. It is the 2nd largest company on the vacation market in France, offering 92,000 beds among 280 residences, welcoming 1.9 million holiday makers each year, for a turnover of €142M in 2009. The management company was structured around three vocations: operation, marketing and administration of property, assuring the most complete mastery of the facilities it operates and the guarantee of providing the best professional services to its customers.
The Investment Scheme:
Your property will be managed by a well known business management specialist.
The buyer will get 19.6% VAT cash back
Rental income paid quarterly
Up to 4.35% - In addition as an owner you will benefit from reductions on the advertised price to stay at these resorts.
Occupation: you may stay at the residence 2 weeks of the year (1 week in winter and 1 week in summer), with a yield of 3.96%
We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for each client. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can get the right mortgage for you.
By car- From Montpellier D66 then D62, direction Aigues Mortes. From the North- A7 then A9, exit 26, D979 direction Aigues Mortes
By air- Aigues Mortes is only25 minutes from Montpellier with low cost flights to the UK. Nimes, Beziers and Avignon airports are under an hour away.
By train- Aigues Mortes train station is nearby, though it is small. The TGV goes to Montepellier and Nimes, from where you can transfer.
Montpellier- 35min Beziers-1h Nimes-30min Marseille- 1h30 Lyon-2h45
Prices do not include the legal notaire fees.
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