Where to sleep
Le poète de l’Ostal
Jean-Paul Creissac and his wife Sylvie run the Ostal del Poeta, a superb 18th century wine-grower’s house in the heart of the old village of Montpeyroux. The two absolutely charming bed and breakfast rooms look out onto a lovely inner courtyard. In turn a wine-maker, poet and editor, Jean-Paul will undoubtedly take you down to the Montpeyroux wine cooperative to guide you through a choice of regional wines. He is the director of the publishing house Jorn, which specialises in Occitan poetry and he likes to chat to his guests and share with them his love of his land.
- Ostal del Poëta
- Tel. : 04 67 96 64 79 - 57 € for 2 people
- Table d’hôte : 19 €
Life in a château
Some places are rather special, and the Château de Jonquières is one of them. At the foot of the Larzac plateau, this superb stately home, classified as an historic monument and dating back to the 17th century, is ideal for a very special break. Situated at the heart of a lovely wine-making village it is today owned by François and Isabelle de Cabissole. Other than producing their own wines, including “La Baronnie”, they also have four bed and breakfast rooms each decorated in a unique style. Time stops here, in a park where superb plane trees, box, olive trees and other species grow. The former irrigation basin, which has been transformed into a pool, awaits guests, while the cool shadows formed by the horse-chestnut and bay trees, invite you to take a nap.
- Le Château de Jonquières
- Tel. : 04 67 96 62 58
- Between 90 € and 95 € for 2 people (breakfast included)
Where the river flows
In Causse-de-la-Selle, Fabienne and Thierry welcome you to their 17th century stone mas, surrounded by vines and the garrigue. Five cosy and simply decorated rooms, including a suite, await their guests. In the summer when the sun is beating down, it is lovely to go and cool off on the banks of the Bueges or Herault rivers, easily accessed on a private path from the property. In the evening, as you sit on one of the two terraces which look out over the valley, or in shade of the vaulted dining room with its fireplace, you’ll enjoy simple, sunny dishes all prepared by Fabienne, a true family cook.
- Les Hauts d’Issensac
- Tel. : 04 67 73 37 09
- Between 58 € and 60€ for 2 people (breakfast included)
- Table d’hôte : between 17€ and 22€ per person
Mas des Condamines
Four charming gîtes, carefully and tastefully renovated in the heart of vines and olives trees, each one giving onto a swimming pool, where sun loungers and armchairs invite you to laze around. (4 to 8 people).
- Mas des Condamines - 34150 Saint-Jean-de-Fos
- Tel. : 04 67 57 99 24
- Between 290€ and 2 200€ per week
Domaine de la Devèze
This gîte, in a restored former silkworm house, offers a warm and cosy atmosphere. It is situated in the middle of a centuries-old oak forest.
- Claudette et Marcel Damais - 34190 Montoulieu
- Tel. : 04 67 73 37 21
- Between 220€ and 425€ per week
This gîte, in an authentic Languedocien mas, sleeping 6 people and in a truly rural spot surrounded by vines and the garrigue.
- Carole et Roger Gaussorgues - 34190 Brissac
- Tel. : 04 67 73 70 18
- Between 430€ and 860€ per week
A superb and spacious gîte, cosy and comfortable with two bedrooms. It is situated on the domaine.
- Geneviève et Laurent Vidal - 34150 Saint-Jean-de-Fos
- Tel. : 04 67 57 77 42
- Between 500€ and 900€ per week
Very special, warm and friendly, up market … a few addresses of the vignerons’ favourite private hotels and bed & breakfast establishments.
Hôtel Le Guilhaume d’Orange in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
A charming hotel in the middle of the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. The young owner, Aurore Raoul-Segala proposes a weekend in November on the theme of truffles, washed down with local wines.
- Tel. : 04 67 57 24 53
- From 69€ to 99€ for two people
La Palombe in Octon
This small 15 room hotel near the Lake Salagou lake, delightful down to the smallest detail, is designed to make you feel at home.
- Tel. : 04 67 95 40 07
- From 60€ to 148€ for two people
Mas de Luzière at Saint-André-de-Buèges
At the foot of the Seranne mountain, three superb bed and breakfast rooms in a 19th century house, surounded by fields, woods and garrigue, bordered by the Buèges river.
- Tel. : 04 67 73 34 97
- From 69€ to 79€ for two people (breakfast included)
La Missare at Brignac
In a former 19th century wine-grower’s property, discover four vast bed and breakfast rooms which have been fitted out in the former barrel room and have been lovingly decorated by the owner, who is a lover of antiques. And you sleep in real linen bedsheets.
- Tél. : 04 67 96 07 67
- 75€ for two people (breakfast included)
Domaine de Brousson in La Tour-sur-Orb
Apart from offering five charming bed and breakfast rooms, Jane Neal and her friend Lits will not fail to take you wine-tasting at the nearby domaines (eg Mas Fabregous). Passionate about wine, their wine cellar will make you go green with envy. Wine-tasting courses on request.
- Table d’hôte : 28 €
- Tel. : 04 67 23 76 89 - 70 € for two people (breakfast included)