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

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

At the foot of the Cévennes (region rated as a World Heritage Site)

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.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, polish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 72 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Limited Accessibility

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter

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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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • OfflineRDD $544.74
  • No additional mandatory fees



Pour 2 personnes: 1000 Euros/semaine

4 personnes: 1200 Euros/semaine

6 personnes: 1400 Euros/semaine

Réceptions: nous consulter

ARRHES (50% du loyer) à verser à la réservation et paiement du solde (50% du loyer) un mois avant l’arrivée.

La CAUTION s’élève à 500Euros.


- Eau, gaz, électricité: compris

- Nettoyage : compris

- Chauffage central : fourni & compris

- Draps, couettes & oreillers : fournis & compris

- Serviettes de toilette : fournies & comprises

- Nappes, sets de table, serviettes : fournis & compris

- Papier toilette & papier Sopalin : fournis & compris

EVENEMENT SPECIAL: Nous consulter.



- Tables et chaises en fer forgé blanc de style « romantique » pour 28 personnes. Aussi disponibles : 2 tables en fer style « rouillé » avec 8 chaises pour 8 personnes, et 3 tables en bois « teck » avec 6 bancs et 2 chaises pour 20 personnes.

- Possibilité de louer plusieurs styles de nappes (« romantique à fleurs », « coquillages », « provençaux », etc.).

- La vaisselle, les verres, les couverts et les plats de service sont également disponibles en location.

- Traiteur possible sur demande.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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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.


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Speaks: english, french, polish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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  • La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

    La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

  • Living room - sofa bed

    Living room - sofa bed

  • Kitchen on left side

    Kitchen on left side

  • 'Tuf' bathroom

    'Tuf' bathroom

  • 'Bambou' bedroom on right side

    'Bambou' bedroom on right side

  • 'Bambou' bathroom

    'Bambou' bathroom

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Interior - Cabane aux Libellules 'Dragonfly cabin'

    Interior - Cabane aux Libellules 'Dragonfly cabin'

  • La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

    La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen on left side

    Kitchen on left side

  • 'Tuf' bedroom

    'Tuf' bedroom

  • 'Bambou' bedroom on left side

    'Bambou' bedroom on left side

  • 'Bambou' bathroom

    'Bambou' bathroom

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