This beautiful medieval village has now been featured in 2 films, "Charlotte Gray," starring Cate Blanchett and, more recently, "The Hundred-Foot Journey," starring Helen Mirren. St Antonin is located in the Gorge of the Aveyron, where the picturesque Bonnette and broad Aveyron rivers join.
Your lodging is a unique (blue lime-washed) house, a 5 minute walk from the main square of the village with cafes & restaurants, bakery & amenities. The house is accessed directly from the street. Behind the house, facing the river, is a private walled garden on the lower level, while above, at street level, a short walkway (elevated above the garden) leads to a stone terrace overlooking magnificent views of the Gorge. This terrace, with built-in stone benches & teak table offers a perfect setting for morning coffee or al fresco dining. Both floors of the house enjoy wonderful views through ample windows, filling the inside space with natural light (emphasized, upstairs, by a skylight in the cathedral style ceiling with exposed oak beams). The newly renovated interior walls are of exposed brick, stone, & colombage (beam & stucco); they provide a rustic atmosphere, while new radiant heating keeps the place snug and warm in all weather. There is WiFi throughout the house, garden, and terrace. A wisteria-covered pergola gives leafy shade over the terrace, and shade sails provide airy shelter from from extremes of summer sun, while sun buffs can enjoy loungers in the garden. These varied and comfortable amenities encourage relaxing with a book, a coffee or glass or wine, and leisurely conversation. Morning and evening, birdsong is provided at no extra charge. : - )
Ideal for a relaxing holiday, Maison Bleue makes a very convenient base for exploring the historic village and the beautiful surrounding region.