"Au Portaou"
Bed and breakfast and holiday cottages in the heart of the Cévennes
Discover
Charming guest rooms
Enjoy
a natural and warm environment
Share
pleasant and friendly evenings
Escape
the stress of daily life
Breakfast
Organic homemade and regional products
Dinner
Local products and regional specialities
Region
Historical and cultural
Activities
Full of fun and adventure
Fascination
The Cevennes
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"Au Portaou"

Bed and breakfast and holiday cottages in the heart of the Cévennes

History

The traditional farmhouse “Au Portaou” in the hamlet of Valcrouzès is located in the heart of the Cévennes National Park. It is part of the municipality of Saint-André-Capcèze, a village located in the Lozère (near Villefort). Patricia and Hans welcome you near the Gard and the Ardèche to a world in its natural state, near the source of the Cèze, the gorges of the Chassezac and the Mont Lozère. You will be charmed by this authentic Cévennes farmhouse with its interior courtyard, its old stone staircases, its terrace shaded by the vines and its outbuildings that remind us of the past. In this haven of nature, the lapping of the spring will make you discover romantic and soothing little corners. At “Au Portaou” you will enjoy a Mediterranean climate where serenity, calm and rest are guaranteed. The farmhouse has been restored in the Cévennes style, with chestnut ceilings and floors worked in the traditional style. The rooms predominate with their beautiful golden colour. You can stroll and rest between flowers, fruit trees and the murmurs of cicadas in our terraced gardens. The friendly evenings combined with our healthy and organic table d’hôtes will make you spend quality moments of life. We look forward to meeting you!
Patricia and Hans

Rooms

Our rooms are individually furnished and decorated. They are equipped with private central heating and sanitary facilities.

Clèda

La Clèda is a two-storey room that was built in the old clède (the building where chestnuts were dried). On the first floor, you will find a double bed in the mezzanine.
The bathroom is equipped with a shower, sink and private toilet.
It’s a real love nest.

2 persons
25m²
1 bathroom
no smoking
no pets
Wifi

Bergerie

La Bergerie is a 2-storey room in a very old small independent house.
On the ground floor, you will find a small kitchenette with a wood stove and bathroom.
Upstairs is the bedroom with a double bed of 1.60 x 2m with antique and very romantic furniture.
La Bergerie can also be rented as an holiday cottage per week or per weekend.

2 persons
35m²
1 bathroom
no smoking
no pets
Wifi

Hortensia

Hortensia is a room arranged for 3 people with a private bathroom. The decoration shows the hydrangeas in different aspects (Lilac, purple, violet).

3 persons
25m²
1 bathroom
no smoking
no pets
Wifi

Ver à soie

Ver à soie (Silkworm room) is a room with a private bathroom and arranged in an old room where silkworms were grown. Reproductions of old photos. On this prosperous activity decorate the walls. A bed for 2 people awaits you in a green decoration.

2 persons
20m²
1 bathroom
no smoking
no pets
Wifi

Cottages

Our cottages are individually furnished and decorated. They are equipped with private central heating and sanitary facilities.

Bergerie

La Bergerie is a 2-storey room in a very old small independent house. 
On the ground floor, you will find a small kitchenette with a wood stove and bathroom. 
On the first floor is the bedroom with a double bed (1.60 x 2m) with antique furniture and very romantic. The independent terrace in the shade of a fig tree will make you spend beautiful moments.

2 persons
35m²
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
no smoking
no pets
Wifi

Magnanerie

A gîte of 80m² will be offered in the oldest part of the Mas (1765) with an independent entrance. The terrace, shaded by a vine vine vine, is equipped with garden furniture.
On the ground floor, you will find a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, a gas stove, an electric oven and a fridge. The dining room is spacious and the living room with a wood stove will give you a pleasant atmosphere.
There are 2 bedrooms on the upper floor: 
Ver à soie: sleeps 2 with a double bed (1.40m x 2m) and a private shower room.
Hortensia: arranged for 3 persons with a double bed, a single bed and a private shower room. The decoration features hydrangeas in different patchwork patterns in lilac, purple and violet.

5 personnes
80m²
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
no smoking
no pets
Wifi

Services

Breakfast and table d'hôtes with home-made, regional and organic products

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served under the vine arbour in good weather or in less favourable weather in the dining room. Patricia will present you her homemade jams with several kinds of breads made in the traditional way and baked on a stone. Delicious kinds of honey, coffee, tea, herbal teas, cocoa and fruit juices will complete your breakfast.

Dinner

Creativity will not stop there! Patricia will offer you at her table d’hôtes a kitchen with her garden products, tasty dishes from the Cévennes region but also specialities based on plants and vegetables from organic farming. It is also homemade aperitifs and syrups made from untreated flowers and fruits from our orchard. Vegetarian and gluten intolerant menus on request.

Theme holiday

Our cottages are individually furnished and decorated. They are equipped with private central heating and sanitary facilities.

Au Portaou - Stay for two
2 persons
2 nights
half board
190€

Holiday for two

You want to celebrate an important date or simply to change your ideas. We propose this formula which will allow you to meet in pairs. The stay consists of 2 nights in a guest room with breakfast and 2 meals at the table d’hôtes.
This formula is possible according to your convenience and according to our availability. Come and relax in a quiet and serene place, by a good fireplace or in the shade of the vine.

Au Portaou - Patchwork animation
1 person
2 nights
half board
150€

Formule Pachtwork

This formula is a 2-day training course (± 4 hours per day) of Patchwork for one person. Patricia will be happy to share her passion for patchwork with you. This patchwork workshop is possible out of season, whether you are alone or in a group. Several possible techniques: hand-made patchwork, machine-made patchwork, hand quilting, etc…
The equipment is available on site, your fabric is to be brought.

Au Portaou - Theme stays with chestnut animations
2 persons
2 nights
half board
190€

Formule Châtaignes

At “Au Portaou” we combine the pleasure of harvesting, processing and tasting chestnuts with a stay of 2 nights and 2 meals for 2 people.
Special condition: In autumn, we need hands to collect and process chestnuts and chestnuts, clean the chestnut grove, collect, etc…

Au Portaou - Theme breaks - Valentine's Day
2 persons
2 nights
half board
190€

Formule Saint Valentin

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at “Au Portaou” with 2 nights for 2 people including breakfast and table d’hôtes including 1 Valentine’s Day menu for 2 people.

Region

A natural, cultural, historical and active region

The Cevennes

Pitoresque et historical region

The Cévennes and Mont Lozère region covers two of the three entities of the Cévennes National Park. Mont Lozère is a huge and pure granite massif, whose nature and landscaped areas are of incomparable synthesis and beauty. It is the first buttress of the Massif Central overlooking the Mediterranean. It awaits you patiently for the discovery of its charms, sites, views, streams and superb rocks. The schistose Cévennes are a maze of deep and secret valleys that tell the story of the cultures and cévenols. It is the perfect harmony between man and nature. In short, it is the ideal region for lovers of history, nature, hiking, tradition, authenticity, calm, local products, or simply to recharge your batteries. It offers you a rich historical heritage, caves, many castles, Romanesque churches, ancient Roman roads, megalithic remains, medieval villages and allows you to enjoy all these attractions. The region offers many activities such as hiking (very varied hiking trails) from home, mountain biking, cycling, water sports, swimming, golf, high-ropes garden, tennis, canoeing, kayak, paragliding and climbing, fishing, winter sports etc…

Activities

Our region offers many cultural, historical and sporting activities in the nature

Prices

Rooms

from
45 per night
  • 1 person 45€
  • 2 persons 60€
  • 3 persons 75€ (chambre Hortensia)
  • Breakfast included
Popular

Bergerie Gîte

from
110 for 2 nights
  • 2 nights 110€
  • 3 nights 165€
  • 1 week 350€
  • max. 2 persons
Popular

Magnanerie Gîte​

from
190 for 2 nights
  • 2 nights 190€
  • 3 nights 270€
  • 1 week 525€
  • max. 5 persons

Theme holiday

from
150 each theme
  • Patchwork theme : 150€ / 1 person / 2 nights with half board / Discovery and Patchwork Workshop
  • Topic chestnuts : 190€ / 2 persons / 2 nights with half board / Discovery and activities around the chestnut trees
  • Theme Weekend for 2 : 190€ / 2 persons / 2 nights with half board
  • Valentine's Day theme: 190€ / 2 people / 2 nights with half board / 1 Valentine's Day menu for 2 people

Dinner

for
20 per person
  • Complete evening menu
  • All drinks included
  • Dessert or cheese included
  • Coffee or thé included
Popular

Half board

from
65 per night
  • 1 person for 65€
  • 2 persons for 100€
  • 3 persons for 135€
  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
Popular

Contact

Our cottages are individually furnished and decorated. They are equipped with private central heating and sanitary facilities.

Patricia Tholet & Hans-Dieter Röcher

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