Welcome to Maison Vieussan, the place for someone who wants an active vacation in a calm and peaceful enviorement with 300 days of sun a year.
Maison Vieussan is a Bed & Breakfast situated on the southern slope of a mountain in the genuine French village of Vieussan. The village is located in Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc in Southeast France, just a 45 minutes drive to the Mediterranean and 1 ½ hours to the Pyrenees.
“In Languedoc, we felt we had found our place on earth.”
Late in the autumn of 2013 we were hiking along one of the many beautiful trails in Parc naturel regional du Haut-Languedoc. When we came to the northern side of the mountain where the river Orb winds through the valley, we saw the sun shining over the village of Vieussan. The houses in the village are built on the southern slope of the mountain and the old stone houses are stunningly beautiful. Sometimes life offers moments when everything feels just right, this was one of those moments.
We are now the proud owners of a house in the village which we have restored and transformed into a Bed & Breakfast – Chambres d´Hotes. With this we have realized a dream that we have had since we met at the end of the 80´s.
At Maison Vieussan our guests can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere with the distant roar from the river Orb that runs through the valley below the village. From our terrace and garden we have a fantastic view over the mountains, vineyards and the river.
It is important for us that the rooms are inviting and comfortable so that our guests can enjoy a good night´s sleep followed by a delicious breakfast. Our ambition is to offer our guests a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere while providing the opportunity for an active holiday for those who are interested. The unique location, in the middle of the national parc, means that the hiking trails start right outside the house. There are bicycle routes around the village, swimming in the river below, canoeing and rock climbing just a ten minutes drive away. We even want to offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy delicious food and wine at affordable prices. Here In Languedoc there are wonderful opportunities to enjoy locally produced food and wine from the vineyards in the region.
Welcome to Maison Vieussan!
After a good night´s sleep you can enjoy the peace of the morning on the balcony, terrace or in the garden.
In the main room there is coffee or tea available before breakfast. We then serve a hearty French inspired breakfast on the terrace with beautiful views overlooking the valley.
“Above the black rustic front door it says 1897, but the lower part of the house is certainly much older.”
The rooms at Maison Vieussan each have their own unique style and are divided between two floors. The rooms were all renovated in 2014 and we have preserved parts of the original French style. We have lovely, spacious double rooms with private bathrooms and toilets and a window or balcony facing south, overlooking the valley. There are hairdryers and bath towels in all rooms.
There is a double bed and a sofa bed, a complete kitchen and large shower room and toilet. The apartment has big windows facing south overlooking the valley and a door out onto a private terrace. On the terrace there are sun chairs, a table and chairs and a grill. There is also access to a private parking space. A hairdryer, bath towels and bed linen are included.
When you are a guest at Maison Vieussan you have free access to WIFI which works throughout the main house. There is no smoking allowed in the rooms and pets are not permitted. The accommodations are not wheelchair friendly.
Things to do
Hiking: In the village there are a number of hiking trails and there are even more trails that are walking distance from the house. Ten minutes away by car towards the mountains in the village of Mons La Trivaille, there is a Tourist information Office. There you can find maps of the regions hiking trails and rock climbs for those who want a challenge.
Canoeing: Take a picnic basket and experience the river Orb from a canoe. Ten minutes drive south in Roquebrun there is a place to rent canoes and there are different alternatives available depending on how far you want to paddle.
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Cycling: From the village of Mons La Trivaille there are many kilometers of cycling trails that take you through picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes along the abandoned railway. For those who would like a bit more of a challenge there are perfect cycling routes around our village. We also have contact with a Swedish couple who live here and are cycling enthusiasts. They can help with everything from bicycle rental, tips about different cycling trails and car transport to and from the trails. In someplaces the roads are very hilly and cycling is such a popular sport so the few drivers on the roads show great respect for cyclists.
Swimming: In our village there is a lovely beach on the river Orb. If you drive 10 minutes to Mons La Trivaille you can walk along the river through Gorges d`Heric until you find your very own spot by one of the many nature pools there. If you would prefer a day on the beach there are several to choose from along the Mediterranean which is just 45 minutes drive away from Vieussan.
Golf: Here you can play golf all year round. There are several nearby courses to choose from. The closest one is a 9-hole course situated about 15 minutes from the village. If you would like to play golf in Spain, that´s only a 2-hour drive away.
Golf in Beziers>>
Golf in Girona>>
Markets (Traditional French market): Everyday you can go to one of the nearby villages and by fresh produce at the local market, a wonderful way to buy locally produced products.
Read more about the markets here>>
Restaurants: In our village there is a well known restaurant “Le lizard blue” which is a simple French bistro. In the area there are many restaurants that we can recommend. At one of our favorites, “Auberge des Gorges de Madale”, you can anjoy a 5 course meal with wine for just 29 euros. At the oyster and mussel farms in Bouzigues you can take your pick of any one of the many seafood restaurants in the harbor.
Wine tasting: Our wine region is called “Saint Chinian” with about 520 winemakers and most of them arrange wine tasting. We collaborate with several of the winemakers in the region and even in “Faugeres” and “Pezenas”. In July there wine festivals in the villages and you can buy a wine glass for several euros which you then use to taste wines from all the different vineyards.
“Sud de France Haut Languedoc” offers a wide variety of activites. All year around there are festivals, Fete du couchon, Fete du rose, Fete du marrons, Fete du mimosa… You can visit historical sites, take a trip to the “Roquefort Caves” or sail along the “Canal du Midi” not to mention limitless delicious food and wine.
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Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions!
34 390 Vieussan
+33(0)4 67 97 5040
+33(0)78 50 66 443
Beziers has its own airport approximately 45 minutes drive from us. Ryanair has flights to Beziers.
Montpellier has an airport approximately 1 ½ hour drive from us. You can fly here on SAS, Norwegian, Easyjet and Air France among others.
Other airports nearby are Toulouse, Marseille, Giron and Nice.
If you would like to combine your visit to us with a stay in a large city you can fly to Barcelona or Paris first and then take the train from there to Beziers.
We recommend you have (your own or) a rental car, but otherwise we can arrange transportation to and from the airport if you fly to Beziers.
For update train timetables:
The closest train station is Beziers
Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions!
Prices and Booking 2017
Double room/per night including breakfast, minimum 3 nights April-October 94 € / night, two persons including breakfast
Apartement, weekly two persons April-October 580 € / excluding breakfast
When booking please let us know what time you intend to arrive. You are welcome to check-in after 15.00 on the day of arrival and check-out is before 10.00.