The Mas is remotely situated in the middle of the national park down a rough 5km track. The owner is a strange older lady who speaks no English (not a word passed her lips during our four night stay).
The property is a run down farmhouse which appears to be operated on a shoestring. How people can describe it as “wonderful” and “the best place they have stayed in their life” I do not know. Our room was far from luxurious and had paint flaking off the wall and a stain where a chimney had been removed. It had quirky wooden furniture and lamps. The small bathroom was basic to say the least and there was a washbasin behind a wooden screen in the room.
There was no TV, fridge or tea/coffee making facilities in the room, or air conditioning, however there was WIFI. We had the window open the whole time (with flyscreen for the mosquitos) but without aircon I don’t know what it would be like in the hottest weather.
The only thing provided was a daily change of towels and shower gel/soap, however the shower gel was not there on the second day and we had to ask for it. On arrival there was no toilet paper and again this had to be asked for. We were the only guests for the first two days, so it should not have been difficult to remember to leave these in the room.
Breakfast was adequate. Bread, butter, cheese, jams, yogurt, coffee, juice and seasonal fruit.
You are a long way from Saintes Maries de la Mer and have a 10km return journey on the rough track to the nearest road if you decide to go out in the evening for a meal.
My advice would be to stay in town or nearby and avoid this overpriced B and B.
This was the nicest place I have ever been to in my life! We went during mosquito season, I won't lie, the mosquitos were brutal (even with bug spray) so make sure to bring long sleeve clothing AND bug spray and try not to go outside between like 6pm and 8pm. You will want to spray everything, and I mean, EVERYTHING.
The Mas we stayed in was in-cre-di-ble! It was picture- perfect, the woman who welcomed us was so sweet, she offered us water as soon as we got there and made sure we felt welcome and comfortable. The breakfast was really nice and simple, toast with different jam selections and tea/coffee with fruit. Our room was romantic, charming, clean and equipped with everything we needed. I would highly highly highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Camargue and has a car. It's about 10 minutes outside from the city centre, but a beautiful drive to get there. If you're looking for a romantic, couples holiday, this place is definitely the place to go.
We also went to a Toro activity where they teach you about their toro farms, you get a huge lunch that is included as part of the package. Amazing and a must do.
This is a truly magic place, set in a country field, with the white horses and the bulls of the Camargue surrounding the property. The owner found much of her furnishings in Indonesia, and her taste is impeccable. We stayed in the room La Flambayante, and the bed was a comfortable dream out of The Arabian Nights. We actually were sung to sleep every night by a nightingale outside the window. The adjoining bathroom was by far the nicest I have ever had in a B and B (or Chambre d'Hôte). The owner is charming and will give you wonderful recommendations for eating in town, a ten minute drive away down a dirt road. When I failed to remember to bring sufficient cash for the room, she actually said I could arrange payment once I had returned to the United States. Fortunately, I was able to arrange payment before we left. I simply cannot recommend this place highly enough.