À l’Ombre Bleue

Mittainville, Yvelines
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)1 34 85 04 73
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Chatty Madame is a superb cook, and her pretty house and garden in a quiet Yvelines village are equally delicious. Zip to Paris by train


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

Let the willows weep over the village pond; you go through the high gate into a sheltered paradise. The prettiest rooms have masses of old pieces, dolls, books, pictures to intrigue you, a chirruping garden with two rescue dogs to play with and the most caring hostess to provide an exceptional brunch. Have dinner too if you can (Catherine teaches cookery and sources locally: it’s delicious). The miniature garden house is a lovers’ dream: tiny salon downstairs, bedroom sporting superb bath up. Fulsome towels, extras of all sorts: charming, chatty Catherine thinks of everything.


  • Swimming pool
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €30. Light supper €18.


Nightly price
from €80
Damage deposit
Not necesarly, depending of the lenght of stay and date of booking comparing to the date of arrival.
Singles €80-€90.
2 Family rooms for 4
From €80
1 Double
From €80



A few years ago, we heard about Catherine’s B&B thanks to her son whom we met for Tourism purpose (we also run a B&B!). Driving back from Paris after an exhausting day, we needed a quiet and safe spot before going home... and remembered there was such a place on our way. Catherine prepared us a charming bedroom and an exquisite dinner. Needless to say that we chatted a lot about our hosting experiences;) Located in a tiny village, just in front of a pond, her house and garden are lovely, full of heartful treasures, reflecting Catherine’s spirit. So many thanks to her for taking care of us<3

Brigitte & Patrick, Puyravault

The welcome we received immediately dispelled the gloom bought on by rain on the first day of our holiday. This was supposed to be a sun-drenched escape from a rain-filled UK 'summer'. Our host, another guest (who stays regularly - and why wouldn't you?), my husband and I shared a magical evening of lovely food and drink, jolly conversation that mixed our dreadful French and their great English, and so much laughter. Such generosity. Thank you.

Marie, Loxhore

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Catherine Forget-Pépin

  • Paris 45 minutes by train.
  • A wellness stay with massages available, please ask.
  • Versailles is 40 mins by train or car.
  • The famous cathedral of Chartres is a 30 minute drive.
  • Walks, cycling, horse riding and fishing are all available nearby.