Bed and breakfast in the Hautes Alpes
A big house dating back to 1560, originally built as a priory, seen from the outside it blends in perfectly with the other houses in our small hamlet. Once inside however, the contrast of old and modern provides an agreable surprise. When renovating the house we have aimed to offer you space, silence and comfort. We wanted to preserve the charm and the authentic character of the volumes and the materials of the house, while giving it a modern contemporary touch to create a comfortable and charming bed and breakfast in the Hautes Alpes.
You have the choice of 4 BnB rooms, all of them completely different in style, 2 classical rooms and 2 atypical rooms. All our bed and breakfast rooms are very spacious, comfortable and each one has its own unique charme and style.
Breakfast is served on the terrace next to the entrance door as soon as weather permits it.
Then set off hiking to discover the beauty of the Parc des Ecrins or the Parc du Queyras. There are plenty of well maintained mountainbike tracks in the Queyras and the Guillestrois, approximately 22 round trips in the vicinity of our house. Go road cycling on the famous cols in our area, or go white water rafting on the Guil or the Durance. And how about a swim in one of the mountain lakes? Challenging and chilly maybe? In winter, go skiing in Vars or Risoul, or cross country skiing in the Queyras, or even dog sledding. Annoying yourself will not be an option...
Late afternoon, enjoy the late afternoons reading on one of the lounge chairs in the garden and admire one of our famous sunsets, or sit down next to the wood burner for a cosy moment, and prepare for dinner at our table d'hôtes or in of the nice restaurants close by.
Enjoy an aperitif on the terrace or next to the wood stove, followed by dinner in table d'hôtes style in our vaulted ceiling dining room. If you prefer the personal touch and experience of a real BnB or a boutique hotel, instead of the anonimity of a big hotel in the Alps, we'd be more than happy to welcome you in our house. And book direct with us for the best rates.
The Epilobe room
A large BnB room of 34 m2 with a queen size bed of 160 by 200.
Generously sized bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub, separate toilet.
Natural stone and a colour palette that blends grey, silver, a whitened hardwood floor with the various shades of red from China and elsewhere, this room offers a sophisticated yet relaxing environment. Nice mountain views from the room.
The Marjolaine room
A spacious BnB room of 35 m2 with a double bed of 160 by 200. A bench that can be transformed into an additional bed of 80 by 200 for a child.
A private balcony with superb mountain views, ideal for reading enjoying the sunset. A large bathroom with bathtub and toilet.
Warm shades of walnut and chocolate meet woody pine, larch and oak in this light-filled room.
The Armoise room
A beautiful yet very unusual 26 m2 bedroom on ground level, queen size bed (160 by 200), bathroom with walk-in shower and separate toilets.
This vaulted room holds a part of the house’s history with its’ numerous niches and alcoves, opening onto a shaded patio, where a garden table and two chairs invite you to relax and read in the shade of an old elderberry tree.
No mountain views from the room.
The Pimprenelle room
A gorgeous 30 m2 vaulted ceiling room, which is accessible via a hidden staircase winding up through a thick wall. Large bed of 160 by 200, a bench that can be transformed into a bed (80 by 200) for a child.
An open plan bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilets. A cosy and luminous nest where the whitewashed walls are enhanced by pebbles and a touch of silver.
Mountain views over the roofs of our hamlet.
2 or 3 evenings a week, we serve dinner in table d'hote style in the vaulted room of the house, on reservation. Delicious meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients, variations on fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, inspiration taken from recipes by chefs from all over the world.
We serve local wine by the glass (6 euro), a local wine, often surprising, yet always agreable, an interesting selection of local wines, wines from The Hautes Alpes as well as a small selection of wines from well-known regions served by the bottle. An interesting selection of wines to accompany your dinner.
We ask you not to bring your own drinks.
Dinner is at 36 euro per person (aperitif, starter, main course, desert, coffee).
We start with the aperitif around 8 pm.
The evenings when we are not able to serve dinner, and you don't want to go out for dinner, we can serve you an assortment of local cheeses, with bread and a small salad (please inform us upfront).
We serve breakfast in the vaulted dining room, next to the wood burner in winter, or on the terrace as off the first sunny days.
Apple juice from a local farm or freshly squeezed orange juice, an assortment of different breads that changes every day (some homemade, with our homemade sourdough starter), homemade yoghurt and jams, freshly baked cakes, cookies or pies, cheese from the local cheesemaker, a varied and well-balanced breakfast, what more would you need to start a beautiful day.
After an exciting day on the slopes, an exhausting day hiking the trails, or just because you feel like relaxing, our sauna is the perfect place to unwind, as a couple or between friends. In the old vaulted cellar of the house, where in a previous life of the house the wine barrels were, you’ll enjoy an atmosphere of rock, wood and soft light.
A 30 minute session is at 20 euro per room (we supply bathrobe and slippers).
What could be more agreeable than a relaxing massage in the privacy and comfort of your room? Isabelle, one of our neighbours, has specialised in ayurvedic massages as well as in Californian style, sport massage, Thaï massage etc. Each session is entirely adapted to your personal needs. A treatment of the entire body with various oils and a massage concentrating on energy lines and pressure points for a holistic relaxation experience.
A massage session of one hour, personalized for you, for 80 euro.
To make an appointment, contact Isabelle a couple of days prior to your arrival on +33 6 66 05 90 65.
Please note that this is by no means a medical treatment, the only purpose is to provide you relaxation.