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Priory of the 14th century: detached apartment in Gorniès, in the Vis Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Marlene Petit
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, polish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Gorniès Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 'Bambou'
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 'Tuf'
  • '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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 'Bambou'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 'Tuf'
    - 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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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Priory of the 14th century: detached apartment in Gorniès, in the Vis Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had lovely, relaxing stay in this delightfully and recently renovated property. Everything about it was well appointed and thought out. The house layout was spacious, flexible and comfortable, staying nice and cool during the hot days due to the thick stone walls.

Despite its quiet location there is lots to do - a nearby town with restaurants and a local market, canoeing on the river and sights to visit. We would recommend a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Vis and a drive to see the Cirque de Navacelles.........or just relax by the beautiful pool.

Michel and Marlene are wonderful hosts. Thank you for a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you liked the "Halte Cévenole". You were wonderful guests. Marlene and Michel
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Un très bel endroit pour des vacances authentiques et au calme, en pleine nature.

  • 5 of 5

"Maison" indépendante au sein du Prieuré, avec jardin privatif et vue magnifique, le tout en pleine nature.

Beau jardin, belle piscine et tous les équipements et jeux nécessaires pour les enfants.

A côté de la rivière "la Vis", parfaite pour les baignades avec enfants.

Nous avons pu découvrir le Cirque de Navacelles et nous baigner dans la rivière après une jolie promenade dans la nature.

La maison est très bien équipée, tout est très propre et bien aménagé.

Nous étions ravis de notre séjour et de notre rencontre avec les propriétaires.

Nous recommandons vivement !

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Calme et authenticité

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans ce lieu rénové avec beaucoup de gout. Le gîte est parfaitement équipé, le jardin privatif est très agréable ainsi que la piscine commune et les équipements pour enfants. Surtout, nos hôtes ont été conviviaux et chaleureux. La région est superbe et offre permet de belles activités d’extérieur. A recommander!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour cette appréciation élogieuse. Nous avons été heureux de vous accueillir et nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre bref séjour dans la "Halte Cévenole".
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Un excellent séjour au calme.

  • 5 of 5

Une location parfaitement équipée et entretenue dans un endroit magnifique et très calme. Nous avons apprécié le jardin indépendant, la tranquillité, les baignades dans la vaste piscine commune, et surtout l'accueil particulièrement chaleureux (mais aussi respectueux de notre intimité) des propriétaires. La région présente de nombreux attraits naturels et culturels, ainsi qu'un large choix d'activités pour nos ados : canoë, accrobranche, balades, baignades dans la rivière… Nous reviendrons, et recommanderons le prieuré de Gorniès à des amis !

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez aimé votre séjour. Nous avons été très heureux de vous accueillir et serons heureux de vous revoir. Marlène et Michel
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Montpellier or Nîmes
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Saint Laurent le Minier (30)
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
St Gély du Fesc (34)
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Montpellier or Nîmes
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Le Caylar (A75)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
St Laurent le Minier
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $608.42

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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