Mas du Couvin
BED AND BREAKFAST, HOLIDAY HOME
Le luxe au naturel
Le Mas du Couvin is a unique place nestled in the heart of Camargue Regional Natural Park, on the edge of the emblematic ponds of Gines and Consecanière. “Dedicated” to lovers of nature and great outdoors, the Couvin will allow you to experience a stay immersed in the elements. Close to amenities and exceptional natural sites such as the Pont de Gau flamingo park or the Vaccarès pond, its geographical location is ideal. Arles is 25 minutes away by car while the village of Saintes Maries de la Mer, capital of Camargue, is only 5 km away.
A green setting in the middle of the ponds, it is a unique observatory to enjoy the many species visible in the Camargue: pink flamingo, harrier, shelduck, egret or even whiskered lusciniola, melanocephalic warbler, and whiskered breadcrumbs for the most passionate. Le Mas du Couvin will seduce you as much by its location as by the elegance of its design. Completely renovated and conceptualized by a local architect, the house has been designed to be in harmony with the elements. The owner and the architect wanted to create a resolutely ecological haven of peace, respectful of the fragile nature offered by the Camargue. Finally, the materials were chosen as an extension of the external environment.
Born in Arles, I felt a love for Camargue and its natural environment very early on. So at first I devote myself to the work of the herd by riding and training horses. I then became an equestrian tourism guide and accompanied horse treks over several days. I thus introduce the various Camargue landscapes, its ecosystems and its traditions to many passionate visitors. A little later, I created a welcome center for the discovery class and ran it by organizing activities around horses, bulls and nature in general. Years go by and after other enriching experiences outside my native country, it is in 2019 that I come back to “settle” in this region that saw me born and forged me. A few minutes from the sea, the “Mas du Couvin” is a rare natural setting which immediately won me over. To welcome you to this timeless place steeped in history, to tell you about my authentic Camargue, this is my aspiration.
Hope to meet you,
On site, a permaculture vegetable garden offers entirely organic production. You will have the pleasure of discovering our aromatic herbs such as thyme, rosemary, mint and lemongrass as well as our sunny vegetables with zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and onions. A few lavenders and other fragrant plants adorn this green space and attract pollinating insects.
Located on the edge of the private pond of the Mas, the Spa area awaits you for an exceptional moment of well-being in the heart of the Camargue countryside. You can enjoy a whirlpool bath with 40 jets while observing the surrounding fauna: ibis, herons, nutria, squirrels,…
With your family or friends, the Spa is accessible throughout your stay and on request.
Since summer 2021, the the permanent exhibition “AILES” has been installed inside the Mas. The photographic works present a Nature [re]linked to Man.
CO-CREATE WITH THE LIVING
SENS & SENSATION in the heart of NATURE & BIODIVERSITY