La Maison Odette

La Maison Odette (Aulas)

© Marielle Gaudry

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THE STORY: There’s no need to dream it, the sublime Maison Odette has done it! This former Cévennes magnanery (a building dedicated to raising silk worms) stands tall in the middle of a green paradise, kept in its original state, but entrusted to the capable hands of Laurence Lepetit – who named it after the ethnologist Odette Teissier du Cros, the last owner of the place. Today, this 17th-century building hosts all kinds of residencies – artistic (you might come across Rubis Loyzance, Marielle Gaudry, Nicolas Ouchenir or Julia Grassi, among others); culinary (in the coming months, you’ll see Minou Sabahi, Éric Maillet or even Mahéva Angelmann); and guests of the hotel, with its unfinished walls and velvet chairs, a stunning kitchen (a bread oven, cast-iron pans, a traditional range), along with a seventies-inspired bar and five bedrooms that are each more gorgeous than the next. From the Moon room (Klein blue walls, a Bocca couch) to the Rosaria room (soft pink walls, tomette tile floors, a marble fireplace), not to mention the Dionisia room (cream walls, a Persian rug, a wicker bench), Maison Odette will remain forever engrained in your memory! Double rooms starting at €150 a night.  

TOILETRIES: Lola James Harper shampoo, soap and body wash.  
BREAKFAST: Included, with coffee or tea, country bread, granola and homemade orange blossom crepes, Cévennes honey, fruit salad with basil from the vegetable patch, pélardon cheese…  
LITTLE LUXURY: Dip your toes into the charming Coudoulous River, located right below the magnanery. 

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