Maison 1643

Laudun-l'Ardoise, Gard
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 28 57 26 28
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€120 - €150
per night

Art-inspired B&B in a former silkworm factory. Swim in the eco-pool, feast on delicious food, explore Avignon, Arles and Roman ruins


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

€120 - €150 per night

The Experience

Drive past vineyards and into a tiny hamlet, where Véronique and Frédéric’s wisteria-clad 17th-century house is surrounded by cypress and fig trees and huge flowering oleanders. 

The large bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and look out onto a paved courtyard and the open barn opposite, where tables are set out for dining. For breakfast, homemade granola, yoghurts and patisseries, local croissants, cheese and ham and artisan-made fruit juices; dinners are ‘bistronomie-style’ and guests often choose to eat together after sharing an apéritif.

Spend lazy afternoons in the garden next to the swimming pool, which is filtered by UV lights using no chlorine or salt, with nothing but the sound of a trickling stream and birdsong. There are loads of walks and cycle tracks from the house; drive less than half an hour for canoeing on the Gardon River or for days out in the lively southern medieval towns of Avignon, Arles and Orange.

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We think you'll love

  • The privacy, the peace and listening to the lovely sounds of nature
  • The delicious breakfasts and dinners in the shade of the open barn overlooking the pretty house and courtyard
  • Exploring this incredible region of Roman ruins and southern towns with festivals, walks, wine...
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You should know

  • The cosy indoor bar will be finished by the end of the year. In the meantime you can relax either in the open barn, under the wisteria or in the comfort of your own room
  • If throw the ball for Titus the Border Collie you'll have to throw it again and again. He is nevertheless a calm, happy dog
  • Sorry, no children - the river runs through the garden


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €120
1 Double
From €120
1 Double
From €120


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. 10% discount for 3 nights’ stay or more.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 3 courses with an apéritif, €30.


Veronique and Frederic have come upon a perfect formula for providing welcoming, friendly and very comfortable accommodations for guests who want to relax and explore this beautiful and historic part of France. The renovations of the 17th c. structure were made with flair, with high-end fixtures and decor and careful attention to detail. The pool is beautifully sited and maintained. We had two superb table d'hote dinners expertly prepared and presented. Breakfasts were delicious, everything homemade. We fell in love with Titus the dog, who is affectionate, well-behaved and happy to play ball.

Nadine and Rob, New York City

We had a wonderful stay here in November and immediately wondered when we could come back. Véronique and Frédéric are charming hosts - we had an apéritif with them each evening, before sitting down to a beautiful home-cooked three course meal using local produce. Locally produced organic wines were available too. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable: our every need was catered for, with impressive eco-conscious touches such as locally made environmentally-friendly toiletries, refillable capsules for the Nespresso machine, and filtered water. We'd heartily recommend!

Emily, Paris

I loved it here - the welcome from Véronique and Frédéric was warm beyond words, the place simply magical offering peace and tranquillity within reach of the lively, southern, medieval towns of Avignon, Arles and Orange and several outstanding Roman sites. I can't wait to head back here and sample the mouth-watering cuisine in the convivial atmosphere in the open barn.

Diana, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Walk up the hill to an old fort and look down on one side over a valley of vines, and to the other over the wild "garrigue" uplands scattered with wild thyme and mint. The Roman ruins of Camp César are five minutes away, as is Domaine de Sévanes, where you can taste and buy the delicious organic wine served at dinner; head to Connaux for delicious takeaway pizzas.

Local points of interest from Véronique Peresleni

  • For lovers of ancient architecture, Caesar's camp, the oppidum of Gaujac, the Roman tunnels of Sernhac, the Pont du Gard are waiting for you for scenic walks to discover the Roman era.
  • During the summer, the neighbouring villages are animated with festivals, bodegas, every weekend is an invitation to celebrate.
  • Lirac, Tavel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, we are on the road to the Côtes du Rhône, to discover the region and its gourmet treasures.
  • Truffle is one of the other treasures that nature offers us, and winter is full of various events surrounding this black gold. Rendez-vous on the third weekend of January for the Truffle Festival in Uzès, don't miss out!


Véronique Peresleni

Friendly Véronique and Frédéric live on-site with their Border Collie Titus. Véronique has had a varied career including having her own gourmet food shop, and Frédéric is a graphic designer. After completing a course at the famous Paul Bocuse school of catering in Lyon, they decided to open a B&B and they have jumped head-first in their new life in Gard.