Located in the sleepy village of Assignan in the rural Languedoc region, this charming village was rescued from abandonment and ruin and reborn as a chic country hamlet.
Created and conceived by a Flemish couple who discovered much of the village deserted, they set about transforming and rehabilitating several buildings to create a unique hotel oeno-tourism concept and event location.
Redesigned in keeping with the cultural heart and lifestyle of the region, each of the individual properties retain their beautiful rustic character with a little edgy contemporary style and enchanting vintage touches. Awash in rich colours, texture and authentic character, the village has come back to life with understated elegance and modern attitude and offers multiple ways to enjoy it.
Comprised of 22 rooms and houses in total, the village also includes a fine dining restaurant, a winery, a bistro featuring French specialties, a Thai restaurant, and outdoor kitchens and dining areas in the vineyards. La Table offers an audacious and refined cuisine with a Michelin Star while La Petite Table prepares grilled fish, meat and vegetables from the garden on the main square and pours the best of the proprietary wines from the vineyards and local vintners. The Nomad Kitchen is a breezy alfresco experience hosted in the vineyards with the best of the daily harvest and fare from locally-sourced farms.
The property can accommodate weddings and celebrations where you’ll join friends old and new for dining at long communal tables and enjoy the rustic roots of the region.
Professional services and catering are available to create, customize and manage all-inclusive events and guests can partake in the many fun activities that the hosts arrange, including, scooter and small motorbike tours with wine tasting and picnics, horse-drawn carriage tours and truffle and game hunting.
Within the village sits La Maison d’Amis, a nine-bedroom traditional winegrower’s house, composed of five deluxe and four junior suites. The property features an outdoor dining area, terrace, beautiful gardens and pools overlooking the countryside – all of which are accessible to all guests. It can be booked privately in its entirety (additional fees are applicable) and can accommodate up to 20 overnight guests. This includes breakfast every morning in the main square of the village, housekeeping every day, a bottle of Castigno wine in every room on arrival day, a visit to the winery followed by a wine tasting, floral decoration, and private pool.
Come and discover the beauty, the flavors and the joyful renaissance of a French village for an unforgettable experience.
Concierge and tour services available including wine tasting and vineyard tours, picnics and cooking classes. Optional breakfast service available with a full service restaurant and bar. Housekeeping. On site parking and optional airport transfers. Internet access unavailable.
Located in the Languedoc region of southern France that stretches from Provence to the Pyrenees Mountains, this famous wine producing region borders Spain to the south. The coastal areas are just over an hour drive and feature less touristy beaches than the neighboring Cote d’Azur as well as the Parc Naturel de la Narbonnaise, a large swath of protected lagoons, islands and wetlands with stretches of white sandy beaches. Haut Languedoc lies inland and features the wild hills, forests and the Parc National des Cévennes. Nearby Carcassone can be reached in a hour.
Assignan, France. Nearest Airport: Beziers (50 minutes), Perpignan-Rivesalte (1hr 20 mins)
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