Mas de Fougairolles

Discover a relaxing place, nestled in the heart of Cevennes. The Gîtes du Mas de Fougairolles offer you relaxation and wonder in all seasons in the heart of Occitanie. Discover charming places of Cevennes, in a preserved and wild area…

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Welcome home

Why not “get away from it all” in our gîtes in the beautiful Occitanie, deep in The South of France ? Languedoc is a historic province in southern France, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the south and the Rhône River in the east. Montpellier and Toulouse have long been the leading cities. The southern portion of the region, Bas (Lower) Languedoc, is composed of a low limestone plain, where almost half of all French wine is produced. Montpellier is the capital city of the Herault department, about 125 km northwest of Marseille and 12 km north of the Mediterranean coast. 

General overview

A calmful place to relax and discover 

An area of France largely undiscovered, but full of exciting activities, for all the family to name but a few walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, wine tasting, bird watching, horse riding, gliding, fishing, cycling and much more.

The Cevennes National Park – the second largest national park in France is a walkers paradise with cross country skiing on Mont Aigoual in winter and horse riding in the summer. It stretches across three departments Lozère, Gard and Ardèche.

For those of you who prefer a more relaxed holiday why not just soak up some of the many hours of sunshine. Start your day with the quintessential French coffee and croissant. Visit high and low mountain villages where little has changed for centuries and travel through sun baked sweeping vineyards that support the region with its famous table wines.

A wide variety of possibilities to enjoy your stay

Your stay at the gîtes would not be complete with out a visit to one on the numerous local markets where you can savour the great smells of the home grown produce, it really is a feast for the senses. Stalls laden with fresh vegetables, sun ripened tomatoes and juicy ripe melons. Don’t miss a visit to the stalls devoted to local cheeses. The French markets are full of the best combination of food to prepare the most sumptuous of meals. Perfect home-produced food you will remember for a long time.

Further your painting and drawing skills in a relaxed and creative atmosphere, with historic buildings and picturesque old village houses and of course the landscape of outstanding natural beauty. What more could the budding artist require, except of course plenty of sunshine to bring your painting to life.

Silk growing and making was an important industrial activity in the Languedoc region from the 17th to the 19th century, and some of the old silk worms factories (les magnaneries) can still be found tastefully converted into delightful homes adding to the charm and history of the area.

Languedoc Roussillon (Occitanie) is an area of France that has everything for those seeking out true French lifestyle and atmosphere… a truly wonderful region of France that has one of the best records of sunshine days.

L’Oustal’s dining room
L’Oustal’s Cotton bedroom upstairs
L’Oustal’s bathroom upstairs
L’Oustal’s Silk bedroom upstairs
L’Oustal’s Linen bedroom on the ground floor
L’Oustal’s kitchen
L’Oustal’s kitchen
L’Oustal’s dining room

Two traditional cottages in Cevennes

The gîtes are located 3 kilometers from the village of St Martial, a village of character, picturesque and nestled on a rocky peak at 500 metres altitude, famous for its 12th century Roman church.

Nested in a green setting deep in the countryside, Olivier and Stéphanie welcome you to appreciate and discover flora and fauna of Cevennes National Park.

The area is above all for those who enjoy outdoor activities and you will find many hiking trails (easy and difficult) which start and finish close by.

Saint-Martial smalltown viewed from Fougairolles
The river near l'Oustal
Historic village of St Martial

The Cevennes: a territory classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Since 2011, Causses and Cevennes have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites for agropastoralism and conservation.

Here, for a very long era, Man has been able to make his place within this rich territory and deal with the environment, taming it for livestock or crops.

Into the gîtes du Mas de Fougairolles, you’ll discover an iconic place that has stood the test of time for many generations.

Firstly, our ancestral domain was dedicated to the breeding of silk worms. Then, the place was involved to PDO Cevennes’ sweet onion production. After this agricultural destiny, it became a place of welcome and tourism, for every travellers who loves calm, authentic and timeless places.

After huge restorations dedicated to preserve soul of stones, the Mas was chosen to represent the district in the TV show “The French people’s favorite house”. Indeed, more than the charming buildings, the surroundings of the Mas are quite wonderful. Besides, you can discover an excerpt of this TV show after this short introduction.

L’Oustal

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Just enjoy the Cevenne’s typical touch

This large country home has a prominent view towards the chestnut forest. The farmhouse is of granite construction and built over 2 floors with impressive exposed chestnut beams. Inside, a heat pump offers a warm and balanced atmosphere in the whole cottage. Moreover, an open fireplace is available to spend cozy and pleasants evenings.

ground floor :

  • kitchen : 5 burner gas cooker
  • fridge – washing machine – dishwasher
  • microwave – cooking utensils
  • cosy lounge with fireplace
  • dining room

upstairs :

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 king size bed – bedside table
  • 1 large single bed – bedside table
  • 1 large single bed + 1 baby bed – bedside table
  • 1 TV room – free Wi-Fi access
  • 1 bathroom-WC

outside :

  • panoramic terrace
  • table & chairs
  • sunbeds 
  • parking / field
L’Oustal’s kitchen
L’Oustal’s panoramic terrace
An ancient window into L’Oustal’s upper hallway
L’Oustal’s kitchen
L’Oustal’s dining room
L’Oustal’s Cotton bedroom upstairs
L’Oustal’s TV room
L’Oustal’s Silk bedroom upstairs
L'Oustal, the living room by the fireplace

La Bergerie

A quiet place to stay

The gîtes were once part of a traditional Cevenol Farm “Mas” and have been recently renovated in an authentic Cevenol style with wooden beams and floors inside and old stones walls outside. All the original architecture,  external and internal, has been lovingly preserved.

La Bergerie is a detached granite converted barn situated on the perimeter of the Mas, built on two levels. The gîte is situated on an open plain bordered by cherry trees in a sunny position.

first floor :

  • 1 bedroom : 1 double bed
  • kitchen : gas cooking + oven – fridge – washing machine – dishwasher – microwave – cooking utensils
  • dining room
  • living room : fireplace – sofa – television
  • bathroom
  • toilets

second floor :

  • 2 bedrooms :
  • 1 double bed + baby’s cot and equipment
  • 1 double bed
  • electric heating in the whole gîte

outside :

  • tables & chairs – barbecue
  • fields – parking – swing
La Bergerie, a bedroom
La Bergerie, the bathroom
La Bergerie, General view
La Bergerie, the dining room
La Bergerie, General view
La Bergerie, a bedroom
La Bergerie, the stairway

Tariffs

La Bergerie

  • low season : 320€/week
  • mid season : 385€/week
  • high season :  520€/week
  • week-end : 170€
  • capacity : 5 persons, no over occupancy
  • method of payment : bank transfer, cash
  • holiday tax : according to the National regulations (3,3% of total amount)
  • deposit on arrival : 230€
  • service charges included : firewood, water, gas
  • bed linen rental : 8€/bed
  • towels rental : 6€/person
  • cleaning charges : 35€ or leaving initial state when checkout
L’Oustal’s entrance hall
L’Oustal’s corridor upstairs
L’Oustal’s Wool bedroom upstairs
Time for tea at L’Oustal

L’Oustal

  • low season : 520€/week
  • mid season : 590€/week
  • high season :  740€/week
  • week-end : 260€
  • capacity : 6 persons, no over occupancy
  • method of payment : bank transfer, cash
  • holiday tax : according to the National regulations (3,3% of total amount)
  • deposit on arrival : 430€
  • service charges included : firewood, water, gas
  • bed linen rental : 8€/bed
  • towels rental : 6€/person
  • cleaning charges : 50€ or leaving initial state when checkout

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Activities around the gîtes

Sports leisure
  • hiking and running trails, horse riding, donkey trekking
  • fishing (trout fishing)
  • tennis
  • canoeing
  • moutain bike riding and cycling
  • rock climbing
  • para gliding
Places to visit
  • St Martial (classified village; 12th century roman church)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau
  • Mont Aigoual (alt. 1567 m)
  • Cirque de Navacelles
  • Various caves
  • Silk museum (St Hippolyte du Fort)
  • Museum of the Cevennes (Le Vigan)
  • Protestant Historical Museum (St Jean du Gard)
  • Bambouseraie (Anduze)
  • St Guilhem le Désert
  • Templar city of La Couvertoirade
  • Small steam train ride (St Jean du Gard)
  • Gorges of the Tarn
  • Uzès (Haribo Museum, Pont du Gard)
  • Nîmes
  • Sète
  • Montpellier
Seasonal events
  • Ceven’ Trail (1st week-end of March)
  • Rally of the Cevennes (1st week-end of November)
  • Mushrooms (Automne)
  • Skiing (Prat-Peyrot; Mont Aigoual)
  • Classical Music Festival (July-August)
  • Painting and Sculpture exhibitions (all year)
  • Typical markets with crafts
Market at Ganges, sardines
The river near l'Oustal

Discover Cevennes’ charming places

View of the Cirque de Navacelles by the Herault side, Causse du Larzac

Between the Cirque de Navacelles and Mont Aigoual, the gîtes are located in the heart of an exceptional natural heritage. UNESCO classified for traditionnal sheep breeding, the Causses and the Cevennes are full of wild corners and unspoiled nature.

Old Port of Sete, Herault, France

The gîtes of Fougairolles are close to  Mediterranean main towns and beaches. Less than two hours driving away, discover Montpellier, Nîmes, Sète or Arles. Any time of the year, during all seasons, enjoy heritage and festivities of the Mediterranean shore and the Camargue.

Canoeing in Herault's Gorges

From hiking to canoeing or trail running, Cevennes is a perfect playground for sports lovers. Discover pure nature the way you prefer ! During winter season, ski resort of Prat Peyrot, right on the slopes of Aigoual is close to the gîtes.

The protected designation of origin for Cevennes' sweet onion

Cevennes are an agricultural land of excellence and secular. Here, various local products are highlighted by passionate producers. In the area, numerous Protected Designation of Origin exists like Cevennes’ sweet onion, Pic Saint Loup’s wines, the Pélardon (goat milk cheese).

Semi-gastronomic restaurant Lou Regalou in Saint-Martial, Gard

Cevennes are a wonderful place to discover French gastronomy. A lot of tasteful restaurants managed by passionated chefs exists to make beautiful culinary discoveries. Among these, Lou Regalou, a semi-gourmet restaurant welcomes you to Saint-Martial.

Vis waterfall, in Saint-Laurent le Minier, famous place for swimming and trout fishing

With magical and secret creeks and shores, Cevennes’ streams are delightful places. Discover wonderful places like Rieutord river and Vis river, for a refreshing and calm break during summer. Moreover, these preserved limpid and clean waterways are perfects trout fishing areas.