Welcome to Essentially-French.com – Our authentic and history filled holiday accommodation houses and cottages are located in the South of France.

Our passion began many years ago with our first purchase of an ancient stone village house in the 1000 year old perched circulade village of Murviel-les-Beziers – Languedoc – Roussillon –  South of France.  Although we live in Australia, our desire to travel and live as locals in this non-touristy wine village inspired us to find old, history filled and uniquely special properties  These properties have been fully restored and we now offer them as holiday accommodation.  We have our Murviel-les-Beziers village house in the stunning Languedoc, 15 minutes from the Mediterranean sea, and an 800-year-old former Knights Templar house in the village of Mazan – the heart of  Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur.  This property, called ‘Maison des Templiers” has two apartments, one situated on the top floor of our 4 story Manor House called ‘appartement chatelain’. The other is situated on the 2nd floor and is called ‘appartement chevalier. Both apartments are fully-self contained and available for weekly rent. For further details on all our properties rates and availability, click on each property’s heading for detailed information. Alternatively, send us an email.

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Maison des Templiers, Mazan, Provence

Steeped in history, this magnificent 13th Century former Knights Templar manor house is situated at the highest point in the beautiful walled Medieval Provencal village of Mazan. Nestled at the foot of Mt Ventoux, surrounded by vineyards, our 800-year-old manor house offers three fully self-contained apartments, each taking an entire floor… READ MORE

Murviel-les-Beziers, Languedoc

Stone Village House accommodation for up to 4 people. La Maison Murviel is a traditional stone village house, situated in the heart of the 1000 year old circulade village of Murviel-les-Beziers. Built in the mid 1700’s, the house is located directly below the Chateau and has retained its original freature stone walls. Entirely renovated, the house is laid out over three levels… READ MORE

What our guests are saying…

We truly loved staying in your Mazan and Murivel properties last month. Just wish we could have stayed longer to soak up more of the authentic southern French village lifestyle. There are so many amazing places close by still to see. We will definitely be back!!! Phil – May 2016

After having an Amazing holiday in Murviel in your other property I’m looking forward to planning another trip to Europe and booking our stay in Mazan ?
Gaye – 2015

Recent News

We are now the Proud Co-Owners of a Magnificent Chateau

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

It has been a long time dream....we are now the proud co-owners of this [...]

Maison des Templiers Featured in The Good Life France

August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Maison des Templiers Featured in "The Good Life France" Exicting News! Our [...]

Tour de France comes to Mazan Provence 14th July 2016

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The Tour de France comes to Mazan Provence 2016 on July 14th. The teams [...]

Apartment ‘Chevalier’ Maison des Templiers – Mazan Provence

January 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Apartment Chevalier is our latest project at Maison des Templiers. The apartment is available [...]

Summer in Provence – Village of Roussillon near Maison des Templiers

June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Maison des Templiers is surrounded by stunning villages, many unlike anything else found anywhere [...]

Saint Celse – Chambre at Maison des Templiers

November 20th, 2014|2 Comments

  Our latest bedroom - Saint Celse at Maison des Templiers is complete. This [...]