We Looked up Le Vieux Relais after seeing it on the 'James Martin's French Adventure' show and so glad we did.
This 18th century coaching inn located on the corner of Pepieux village is a delightful Chambre d’hôte and we used it as our base for exploring the many nearby sites of the area.
The owners Mike and Val were wonderful hosts and really made us feel welcome and part of the family.
We stayed in the Carcassonne suite which is a lovely large airy suite with arm chairs and fans to keep it cool with an en suite.
Going down to breakfast to the smell of Mike’s fresh bread and croissants was a delight in itself.
Both Mike and Val had a vast knowledge of the area and having told them the places we would like to see they gave advice on times to visit to avoid traffic and also helped with booking etc.
After a day out, it was nice to come back and relax by the pool before having aperitifs and our evening meal.
The evening meals were fantastic and prepared by Mike and Val using local produce accompanied by wine from the area.
Mike and Val are a lovely couple and really go out of their way to make your stay with them perfect.
We would definitely recommend staying here and will be returning ourselves in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Vieux Relais as seen from the village square. In the 18th century Le Vieux Relais was a coaching station situated on the corner of the village square. Today it is a well situated relaxing oasis that affords a unique insight into French village life. ... more less