Priory of the 14th Century: Detached Apartment in Gorniès, in the Vis Valley

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Last updated: 10/27/2015
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

In a priory, with traces going back to the Middle Ages (text from 1333), very quiet in the green Vis Valley (famous among trout-fishing lovers, River Class 1), close to a church from the 11 th Century, with a stunning view over the other side of a typical village, in the middle of its terraces.

'La Halte Cevenole'

This large detached apartment (72 sq.m. approximately), located in a wing of which rehabilitation has just finished, forms a part of a complex including the main house ('Le Mas du Prieuré', from 1253) and 'La Magnanerie' in another wing.

It is entirely located in an extremely beautiful property, with view over the mountains, various gardens, a swimming pool, a playground and a small house laid out for children. You will be immersed in Mediterranean vegetation, in a region rated in the World Cultural Heritage by Unesco, on the verge of the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park and at the foot of the Cevennes.

La Halte Cévenole is designed to be a place of peace, holidays, charm, pleasure of living and discovery. It was renovated, furnished, and decorated as if it were my own home, for me and my husband, children and grandchildren. It is a 'stopping place', a place to stay during a travel (maybe also during a pilgrimage), as a place allowing to return to the roots for all our friends, actual and to be made, around the world.
Our granddaughter named Daphné (11 years old), impatient to come here and spend family holidays, said to her mother: 'Oh, Mum, I can't wait to go to paradise!”
If you wish to share the happiness of this place with us, please contact me.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 72 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • : 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • 'Bambou' bedroom (adjoining the living room through two big sliding doors) - 2 Bamboo beds (80 x 190cm). - 1 Storage drawer under each bed. - 1 Chest of drawers with 6 bamboo drawers. - 1 Bamboo desk. - 1 Bamboo chair. - 1 Coffee table with two levels. - 1 Tray to have breakfast in bed. - 2 Bamboo bedside rugs. - 1 Shelf with collection objects from various African countries. 'Tuf' bedroom - 1 Sofa bed (160 x 200cm) with 2 storage drawers. - 3 Cupboards (high 180 x width 77cm): 1 wardrobe, 1 with shelves and drawers and 1 shelf and door making a desk. - 2 Chairs. - 1 Pedestal table. - 2 Pedestal lights. - 1 Folding screen (3 panels). - Books - Chinese collection objects...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • 'Bambou' bathroom (en-suite to the living room) - Shower (100 x 100cm), bamboo shower column, massage jets - A hand basin with mixing valve - Toilets - Towel heater - Magnifying mirror (10x) - Racks, stool, wastepaper basket and bamboo bathroom objects 'Tuf' bathroom (en-suite to 'Tuf' bedroom) - Shower (80 x 80cm) - Hand basin with mixing valve - Toilets - Cupboard storage, - Wooden changing table (3 levels) - Wooden blanket chest - Bathroom scale - Hair dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Children equipments available in the garden: - Picnic table for children (on the terrace). - Playground with swing frame (baby and children swing, slide). - Football goalpost (on the playground). - Picnic table and benches for adults (on the playground). The 'Dragonfly cabin' is a playing house for children where they will find: wooden sink, microwave, hobs and oven, plastic washing machine, ironing board and iron, high chair and a doll cot, 2 trunks for equipment, crockery, dining table and stools for children....moreless


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Water Sports

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Seating for 6 people


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A down payment of 50% of the rent is due upon booking and balance is due one month prior to arrival.
Security deposit: € 1000.

Rates include:
   - Water, gas, electricity                                         
   - Cleaning                                                         
   - Central heating                                            
   - Sheets, duvets and pillows provided
   - Bath towels provided
   - Tablecloths, place mats, and towels provided
   - Toilet paper and kitchen paper provided
For special events, please contact us.

Possibility to organize receptions during summer on the terraces around the pool and in the gardens.
   -   Tables and chairs made by white wrought-iron in a 'romantic' style for 28 people. Also available: 2 iron tables in a 'rusty' style with 8 chairs for 8 people, and 3 tables made by teck wood with 6 benches and 2 chairs for 20 people. 
    -   Possibility to rent various kind of tablecloths ('romantic with flowers', 'shellfish', 'Provençal', etc.).
    -   Crockery, glasses, cutlery and serving dishes can also be rented.
    -   Catering service available upon request.
Non-contractual booking deposit: 50.00% rent
Damage deposit: EUR1,000.00

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 10/27/2015
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Montpellier or Nîmes
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Saint Laurent le Minier (30)
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
St Gély du Fesc (34)
55 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Montpellier or Nîmes
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Le Caylar (A75)
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
St Laurent le Minier
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Vis Valley

Car: Recommended

At the foot of the Cevennes; in magnificent settings; in a quiet environment; under a mostly starry sky, spectacular at night; in the heart of a region marked with history; along the Vis River, well known by fishermen for its trout.

Lots of entertainmens within easy reach:

- For History lovers:

Abbey of Saint- Guilhem-le-Désert

The Desert Museum

Medieval festival in Laroque

Historical reconstruction in Ganges: 'Ganges 1900' (31/08, 1, & 2/09, 2012)


Transhumances- many transhumance paths (or 'drailles' in langue d'Oc dialect) nearby.

- Tourist attractions:

Vis River in Gorniès (Class 1): trout fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayak.

Shooting stars that can be observed in August

The Cirque de Navacelles

The Demoiselles Cave in Laroque




La Camargue


- Museums:

Fabre Museum in Montpellier (exhibition 'Bodies and Shadows', Caravaggio and

His legacy, 23/06 to 14/10/2012).

PAB Museum of Alès (exhibition 'Miro and Graphic Arts', 05/07 to 16/09/2012).

Lodève Museum (exhibition « Théo Van Rysselberghe – A Sublime Moment», 09/06 to 21/10/2012).

Paul Valery Museum in Sète (exhibition 'Chabaud, Fauve and Expressionist, 1900-1914 », 15/06 to 28/10/2012).

Cévenol Museum in Le Vigan (exhibition 'De roches et d'Hommes, Mines et Minéraux en Cévennes », 13/04 to 31/10/2012).

- Festivals:

Le Vigan Festival (music), 16/07 to 23/08/2012.

And many others in the area.


Owner info

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Speaks: english, french, polish



  • La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

    La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

  • Fireplace of the living room

    Fireplace of the living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Open plan kitchen

    Open plan kitchen

  • Kitchen on left side

    Kitchen on left side

  • 'Bambou' bedroom on right side

    'Bambou' bedroom on right side

  • 'Bambou' bathroom

    'Bambou' bathroom

  • 'Tuf' bathroom

    'Tuf' bathroom

  • Terrace on 'Magnanerie' side

    Terrace on 'Magnanerie' side

  • Interior - Cabane aux Libellules 'Dragonfly cabin'

    Interior - Cabane aux Libellules 'Dragonfly cabin'

  • La Vis in Gorniès

    La Vis in Gorniès

  • La Halte cévenole, West side

    La Halte cévenole, West side

  • La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

    La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

  • Living room - sofa bed

    Living room - sofa bed

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen on left side

    Kitchen on left side

  • 'Bambou' bedroom on left side

    'Bambou' bedroom on left side

  • 'Bambou' bathroom

    'Bambou' bathroom

  • 'Tuf' bedroom

    'Tuf' bedroom

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • 'Cabane aux libellules'

    'Cabane aux libellules'

  • Picnic area and playground

    Picnic area and playground

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