The essence of La Peyrarié is to let you to be as you want to be.
I am inspired by nature, and committed to the freedom and vitality of the Cévennes. I invite you to mould this exceptional place in your own image and to take a total break. I am guided by the spirit of this place.
Discover the Cévennes National Park: a profoundly rich natural environment.
Its well-preserved flora and fauna reveal themselves in breathtaking landscapes.
The purity of the elements is crucial: air and water, and mesmerising night skies.
Have an extraordinary and unique experience: observe the starry sky. Since 2018, the Cévennes National Park has been an International Dark Sky Reserve, a label awarded to only a dozen sites worldwide.
Taste delicious chestnut purée, made from the local varieties that grow at La Peyrarié. As you walk through the chestnut grove, you’ll see just how much the Cévennes have been shaped by human hands.
I am dedicated to preserving local biodiversity and have restored the chestnut grove according to the Natura 2000 programme.
Get back to basics, enjoy the outdoors, and live life to the fullest!
That’s your goal when you come to La Peyrarié, as well as my pledge to you via the Esprit Parc National label.
Esprit Parc National highlights the products and services created by locals who are committed to the preservation and promotion of the exceptional regions of France’s national parks.
The values promoted by the “Esprit Parc National” label are embodied at La Peyrarié:
Commitment: living here and welcoming you here is a vocation. You’ll find equilibrium with nature, and live in harmony with yourself and your companions.
Authenticity: here everything is authentic – chestnut wood for the roof timbers, traditional masonry by local craftsmen, and the blue sky above the mountain ridges surrounding the house.
Respect: an invitation to gently discover the exceptional nature of the Cévennes and their cultural heritage, as you stroll.
Sharing: Esprit Parc National belongs to all those who, together, bring this region to life, and whom you may meet on a path, at a farm, at the market…
Vitality: let’s innovate together – let’s create life in the Cévennes for the future.
Leave home with stars in your eyes and find them on arrival: the gîte is rated 4 stars.
To set off on your break with peace of mind, rest assured that comfort, quality and attentiveness await you.
Ensconce yourself in an old Cévennes farmhouse that has been carefully restored to respect tradition. The gîte, designed to accommodate 10 people, is rated 4 stars for its comfort and services.
Everything is arranged to make you feel at home here… yet also worry-free! Rest assured, everything is ready for you.
I will welcome you in the Cévenol way: in a spirit of simplicity, sobriety, quality and hospitality.
Tell me what you appreciate: I can help you imagine your stay in every detail.
I will give you tips for shopping and other delights… In Saint Jean du Gard (6 km), you’ll find shops and services.
I’d like to share with you the feel of a world apart.
I chose to live in the Cévennes. I would like this land of refuge and resistance to become briefly yours as well.
This is why I joined Cévennes Ecotourisme, an association of professionals committed to sustainable tourism that focuses on the essential values of welcoming, preserving and sharing.
We are goat breeders, mountain guides, hosts, etc. – all different, and yet we share our diverse life choices in the simple life.
To welcome and host you “differently” is our shared goal at Cévennes Ecotourisme, together with the inhabitants of local villages and hamlets.
We offer you travel inspiration, unusual places, good recommendations and good food, simple ideas for activities, concrete suggestions for getting involved.
La Peyrarié and me…
I’m originally from the Cévennes and spent most of my childhood holidays here, at my grandparents’ house.
I acquired La Peyrarié in 1997, and since then it is my children who have been adventuring on the steep paths, building huts in the chestnut grove or dams in the Gardon river.
La Peyrarié and you…
I want you to discover the serenity and freedom of living here. I want you to escape from your routine and take the time to live each moment to the fullest.
In this hamlet, a house becomes yours.
Find yourself at La Peyrarié, in tune with the seasons!
I have become the “director of organised group breaks in the Cévennes”. I love life, I love the Cévennes, I love freedom; they are passions I want to share.
Living in harmony with nature: the gîte has been renovated – and you’ll be able to enjoy it – in that spirit.
You will discover why La Peyrarié is a signatory of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. We are proud that our accommodation respects the environment even beyond the demanding criteria: the roof timbers are made from chestnut wood, a natural local material used by Cévenol craftsmen; the swimming pool has chlorine-free filtration and is integrated into the landscape…
We all have a role to play in minimising the impact of the gîte on the environment, so let’s take up the challenge together!
With a few simple routine gestures set out by Cévennes Ecotourism, spend a marvellous holiday in harmony with nature. Try them, and add to the list.
Here are a few ideas: prioritise natural lighting, use reusable picnic boxes, and shop at the local producers’ market…