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Nestled between two wooded massifs, backed by the Cevennes, Provençal and Occitan at once, and unmistakably Mediterranean, the land of this estate was chosen by the monks who founded the original priory. The surrounding nature shares an abundance of treasures in the form of mulberry trees (nicknamed the "golden tree"), vines, hackberry, wisteria, cypress and pine trees - they flourish around the thick stone walls that are heated by the sun. The interior, bathed in a pleasant freshness, transports you to another world where comfort and contemporary design take centre stage. Today, the Domaine de Monteils forms a setting so perfectly tailored to holidays that it is hard to imagine it was once abandoned.
We chose this little paradise, near the medieval village of Sommières, for the three hundred days of sunshine a year, the beautiful landscapes and the proximity to the ponds of Camargue and the sandy beaches of Languedoc. The historical heritage of the region also swayed our decision, the locals even more so - they are warm, simple, close and caring.
Built in the 9th century, the Domaine de Monteils was originally a priory. It is built entirely in stone and has the distinctive feature of having vaulted rooms on two levels. All the buildings form a small hamlet in the middle of the vineyards, each house is completely independent without any of the others opposite.
In the Middle Ages, Benedictine monks came from Cluny to build and develop the priory where they cultivated saffron. There are still flowers in the park. Pharmaceutical glass was produced here in the 13th and 14th centuries in connection with the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier (the oldest in Europe). Wine was produced here from 1893 onwards - the winery and its old presses serve as reminders of this time. After a decade of abandonment, we discovered this sleeping beauty in 2010 and had it fully restored and converted.
A complete sense of calm in an area with the fresh air of a small hamlet. It is surrounded by vineyards and a Mediterranean park that are perfect for meditation amongst the hackberry, cypress, cedar and umbrella pine trees. It is an up to date place to stay with upscale amenities and spacious and bright rooms. The Domaine de Monteils offers suites and designer lofts that can accommodate up to two people.
"La Tour de Mole" in Sauve serves creative and refined cuisine in a simple and authentic setting. It has the best quality/price ratio in the region. The croques and delicious butter croissants at the Besnard bakery in Quissac are worth a taste. The Mer des Rochers is a stunning walk, it is very accessible and well-sign-posted with magnificent views of the Cevennes between Corconne and Sauve.
700 € - 2200 € / week
385 € - 970 € / week-end
The hamlet is composed of seven independent guest houses, each of which can accommodate two people: two lofts, a villa with a private pool, three independent houses and an apartment.