À l’Ombre Bleue

Mittainville, Yvelines
Bed & Breakfast

Chatty Madame is a superb cook, and her pretty house and garden in a quiet Yvelines village are equally delicious. Zip to Paris by train


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Let the willows weep over the village pond; you go through the high gate into a sheltered paradise. The prettiest rooms have masses of old pieces, dolls, books, pictures to intrigue you, a chirruping garden with two rescue dogs to play with and the most caring hostess to provide an exceptional brunch. Have dinner too if you can (Catherine teaches cookery and sources locally: it’s delicious). The miniature garden house is a lovers’ dream: tiny salon downstairs, bedroom sporting superb bath up. Fulsome towels, extras of all sorts: charming, chatty Catherine thinks of everything.


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Dinner with wine, €30. Light supper €18.


Nightly price
from €80
Damage deposit
Not necesarly, depending of the lenght of stay and date of booking comparing to the date of arrival.
Singles €80-€90.
2 Family rooms for 4
From €80
1 Double
From €80


The welcome we received immediately dispelled the gloom bought on by rain on the first day of our holiday. This was supposed to be a sun-drenched escape from a rain-filled UK 'summer'. Our host, another guest (who stays regularly - and why wouldn't you?), my husband and I shared a magical evening of lovely food and drink, jolly conversation that mixed our dreadful French and their great English, and so much laughter. Such generosity. Thank you.

Marie, Loxhore

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Catherine Forget-Pépin

  • Paris 45 minutes by train.
  • A wellness stay with massages available, please ask.
  • Versailles is 40 mins by train or car.
  • The famous cathedral of Chartres is a 30 minute drive.
  • Walks, cycling, horse riding and fishing are all available nearby.