The dwelling, whose origins, confirmed by letters dating from October 1789, go back to before the 18th century, still has its mysteries that we like to untangle over the years.
The house has been used in different ways over the centuries: a shop selling silk products, an abbé’s house, etc. Answers have not been found to many questions; were the grottos used to store olive oil? Nothing is certain. Magical!
Despite the darkness in the basement, we immediately saw the potential for the grottos which we have had fully renovated. Today, reorganised and restored, it is open to our guests. A wine cellar and a dining room with lounge area have been installed, with, in particular, a refrigerator and bar. From the hall, a passageway was created to make it easy to pass between the cellars and garden.
Our private quarters are on the ground floor. However, our guests have the privilege of taking the original, magnificent staircase to their apartment. Upon crossing the threshold into the entrance hall, everyone feels the soul of the house. Welcome to our home!
The south-facing garden and pool, are greatly appreciated for their coolness on sunny days especially in the summer. The Dyke (Digue) or the river Eygues can be reached by crossing the garden.
We take advantage of certain summer evenings to enjoy with our guests a dinner outside prepared by us. This is an occasion to discover regional products, preferably organic. This applies to both the dishes and the wines.
Free parking is available 50 metres from the house or we can propose our private enclosed car park some 150 metres away.
The Eygues Valley is particularly pleasant for walks and cycling. Several trails allow you to admire the mountains, vineyards and olive groves. For the more energetic, we will be delighted to suggest circuits or help you plan, using books, maps and brochures, your own itineraries.
During your stay with us, we would also like to introduce you to the different meanings of the French word “sens” (“sense” in English) for example:
- common sense: good sense and sound judgement in practical matters, for which we, the Dutch, are known.
- The sense of an expression: interpretation/meaning of an expression. A language is beautiful enriched with expressions.
- To give sense to one’s life: the meaning of life, the basis of our existence.
- The sense of direction: to know roughly where one is or which way to go. We have chosen to make any stay here delightful: in every sense, for every sense and in every direction. This is most certainly possible in the area around our guest house for there is always something to do, see and enjoy whatever direction you take.