Le 35 Mai

Le 35 Mai (Les Vans)

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NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5 bedrooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round

THE STORY: Already owners of the eco-chic gîte Les Blanches de Payzac in the Ardèche Méridionale, Muriel and Eric have opened up five bedrooms on the second floor of their home in Vans, located just 10 kilometers away. With its ‘50s/‘60s-era furniture, rugs from Marrakech, Caravane and Embrin linen and original cement tiles, Le 35 Mai (the name is a private joke!) fulfills all the requirements for good taste à la Elle Déco magazine. Double rooms starting at €140 a night.

TOILETRIES: Melvita soap, shower gel and shampoo, a brand that’s made in Ardèche.
INTERNET: Wifi (free)
BREAKFAST: Included, with coffee or tea, Ardèche fruit juice, viennoiseries, Areilladou yogurts, compote or fruit salad depending on the time of year, crêpes or French toast and homemade jams. Eggs and cheese are served upon request.
LITTLE LUXURY: The 15-meter-long swimming pool, bordered by olive and fig trees.

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