Mas de Salel
Mas de Salel
A former sheep farm, dating from the 18th century. 12 double rooms, 6 large holiday apartments with garden terraces, and a beautiful swimming pool with a view of the picturesque village of Montagnol.
Description of Chambres D'Hotes:Le mas de Salel is located in the 'Grands Causses’ Natural Park in South of France, 93 km to the Nothwest of Montpellier. From the 18th century to 1960 it has been producing ewes milk for the famous Roquefort caves. Located at 700 metres, it offers a great view of the Larzac plateau. During the 12th century le mas de Salel was already mentioned as a farm depending on the well-known Sylvanès abbey.
Attractions:The plateau A protected natural park, the Larzac plateau is unique in Europe: its extensive desert plains host rare flora species. The rivers Crystal clear waters at the bottom of sunny canyons. Carved standing stones Aged 5000 years, rare carved stones give an idea of the appearance, lifestyle and beliefs of neolithic populations. The shepherd Every day Mr Belet takes his ewes out, with a little help of his faithful dog... Ewes milk Mrs Ricard explains milk production and lamb breeding. The evening proceeds with a Roquefort tasting and a glass of red wine. Regional products Along with Roquefort and dry hams, Larzac products have pride of place on all good tables. The caves Underground rivers, abysses, galleries, caves: an underground world hides inside our limestone plateaus. The castles Particularly well preserved, they remain as a souvenir of the intense rivalry between Templar knights, Cistercians and local lords. The Sylvanès abbey A jewel of romanesque architecture, dating from 1132, the Abbey offers 9 months a year a music and dance festival with a rich choice of cultural performances.
DirectionsFrom Calais, take A26 motorway to Paris. Follow Paris-Est (A1, then A3 motorways), then take exit to Peripherique Sud. Follow Bordeaux, then Clermont Ferrand. From Clermont Ferrand, follow Montpellier. After the Millau viaduct, take exit n°48 (Cornus). Drive through Cornus, Fondamente, St Maurice, Latour ; just arriving in St Félix, take to the left to Montagnol (8 km). Le mas de Salel is indicated 400m before the village, on the left hand side.
From Brussels, drive to Montpellier then leave A9 motorway at exit n°31 to Millau. Pass Lodève, Caylar, then take exit n°48 to Cornus. Drive through Cornus, Fondamente, St Maurice, Latour ; just arriving in St Félix, take to the left to Montagnol (8 km). Le mas de Salel is indicated 400m before the village, on the left hand side.