La Grande Combe lies in the “Parc naturel régional des
Grands Causses” in the southern Aveyron. “Combe” means “hollow in the
mountainside” and appears on the local “Carte de Cassini” as early as
1683. With their original flagstone floors and oak beams, the sitting
room and dining room give a sense of the building’s age. The adjoining
open kitchen forms the central part of the house. Preparing food is
also an important part of our daily lives, and we strive for a high
standard. The cosy library offers a diverse collection of books for a
rainy day or long winter evenings by the open fire.
The attractively decorated rooms are named after the
surrounding regions, such as Provence, Cevennes, Rouergue and Camargue,
and have double or twin beds and en-suite facilities. Some rooms have
a separate shared toilet. Some of the rooms are fitted with a
kitchenette and can be rented as gîtes, such as the “Aubrac” studio.
There is also the possibility of renting the adjoining room (for up to
five people). Towels and bedlinen are provided for all guest
Terraces and courtyard
La Grande Combe lies in a sheltered spot at the edge of
a wood. Several terraces afford a magnificent view over the hills, and
you can hear the stillness of nature. The intimate courtyard is ideal
for a romantic candlelit evening accompanied by a glass of fine wine.
The former barn, “la grange”, is located above the old
sheep house. With its Gothic arches, this building exudes a
cathedral-like atmosphere. With a total surface area of 145 square
metres, “la grange” is well-suited to a wide range of activities and
can be used throughout the year thanks to the underfloor heating. The
Gothic arches imbue a certain intimacy, which means that even small
groups will feel at ease. A huge open fire forms the focal point of
this space. “La grange” is perfect for many activities, such as yoga,
meditation, seminars, training courses, and family get-togethers.