NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: Standing proudly in the middle of an estate lined with century-old trees, this 19th-century building is a family-run story. Restored by the talented Philippe Bonon, the architect and father, it’s now run by his children, Max and Fanny, with help from José, a chef friend of theirs who they met in Asia. In addition to a restaurant, there are also five beautiful suites (35-42 square meters), decorated with classy retro touches, a more or less modern vintage feel (Mouille light fixtures, Eames and Perriand chairs, Scandinavian dressers), with pieces collected by the family over the years. Double rooms starting at €150 a night.
TOILETRIES: OrganicDamana shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and soap.
INTERNET: Wifi (free)
BREAKFAST: Included, with coffee and tea, organic bread cooked in a wood-fired oven, homemade jams, viennoiseries, cereals, Alain Milliat fruit juice, organic seasonal fruits, fromage blanc, eggs. Cheese/charcuterie plate for an additional €10.
LITTLE LUXURY: Making the most of the calm countryside, a mere ten minutes from downtown Montpellier by car.