Château Massal

Le Vigan, Gard
Bed & Breakfast


On the edge of the wild Cévennes, a ‘petit château’ with space, gardens, pretty rooms and views, and a heart-felt welcome from Madame

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Sit down to a welcoming cup of tea with Francoise; she is one of a French silk family that has lived here for generations. She speaks good English and delights in meeting her guests, as does her daughter, also charming, who visits at weekends. They share a passion for the region, the Cévennes: its gorges, valleys and steep pathways, and the historic villages of Bez and Esparon that lie on the other side of the river.This 19th-century château flanks the road, as its terraced gardens ramble behind. Inside: an elegant dining table for breakfasts, and, up a spiral stone stair, light-filled bedrooms with a château feel. One has a bathroom in the tower, another has an old grand piano too large to move!After an adventurous day out – riding horses in Causses (16km), braving rapids in St Bauzille de Putois (31km) – you can recover in La Merlanson up the hill, where the chef specialises in ‘cuisine du terroir’.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in a warm, welcoming, 'vieille France' B&B
  • Taking a stroll in the lovely gardens
  • Enjoying a continental breakfast in the company of other guests
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Home truths

  • It's a good hour's drive from the nearest motorway
  • Closed from mid-November to March
  • You’re fairly near the D999

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
Flexible
Closed
Mid-November to March.
Meals
Restaurant within walking distance.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €68
Surcharges
Child’s bed available.
4 Doubles
From €68

Reviews

Charming Madame welcomed us with a cup of tea in the garden. The room was delightful, spacious and creeky floored, breakfast simple and just right. We went for supper in Le Vigan with Francoise's clear directions. All in all a very sweet and pleasant stop over, with Francoise's excellent recommendations for places to visit nearby - she is passionate about the region.

Kate, Taunto

We would like to place on record how much we enjoyed our two night stay at Chateau Massal. Mme du Luc was a charming hostess and gave us magnificent breakfasts and excellent local advice. We have already recommended this B&B to friends in Provence who wish to visit Le Vigan.

David

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Location

The neighbourhood

The UNESCO-protected Les Causses et Les Cévennes is a rugged pastoral region dotted with sheep and cattle, heaped with panoramas. Drive north (70km) for the Gorges du Tarn, where canyons and hiking trails abound, or south for the vineyards of Pic Saint Loup, where you can be tasting the spicy wines in an hour. Closer to home is the small medieval town of Le Vigan (8km), worth a visit for its cafe life and its charming 12th-century bridge.

Local points of interest from Françoise & Marie-Emmanuelle du Luc

  • 5-minute car drive from the château of Causses-Cevennes, an area recently recognised as a UNESCO heritage site.
  • Stop-over on your way to visit numerous prestigious sites, the Targes Gorges, the Aigoual Massive, the Navacelles Cirque, the abbey of the Saint Guilhem of the desert, etc...
  • Further more regional attractions include the numerous hiking trails and bridleways, which allow you to discover the sumptuous panoramic views and gorgeous forests.

Introducing

Françoise & Marie-Emmanuelle du Luc

This is Madame’s family home: welcoming, well kept, and furnished with family pieces. Energetic still, and elegant, she is naturally interested in people - a perfect hostess. Her aim is to ensure you are happy and relaxed. If you’d like to have a picnic in the garden, you may: Francoise provides plates and glasses.