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Once installed on our terrace, you will relax with the murmur of the river the Lot in the background. Here you will enjoy the spectacular view on an old priorate and the surrounding hill sides.
To render your stay more comfortable we have books, and various documentary at your disposal, such as hiking guides and brochures of many sights and excursions..
The original architecture of our home offers many surprises, both inside and outside; having worked 30 years in various countries in Africa, we have collected many interesting objects.
At La Combette, surrounded by 7 acres of friendly sloping meadows, we offer guestrooms in a hospitable ambiance, with the possibility to enjoy evening dinner in our spacious living with an enormous fireplace.
|Our spacious guestsrooms
are comfortably furnished with high quality spring box beds :
We offer reduction on the meals for children less than 10 years old.
Double room grand confort
As a guest at our table, with a nice view on the surrounding hills,
you will taste and enjoy dishes from the international kitchen, with regional
products: veal, porc and trout from the Mont Lozère, sometimes
accompanied by home made chutneys
In autumn and winter the locally harvested mushrooms (esp. Cep and Chanterelle) are used
in various delicious recipes and very much appreciated by our guests.
At breakfast you will enjoy our home baked bread and a big choice of original home made jams and in addition cheese, meats and eggs from our own chickens.
In the village you can find some shops in order to compose your picnic, etc.
In the evening you can join us for dinner and enjoy our varied and delicious kitchen, except on Sunday in July and August !
Wine, coffee and tea are included.
The Lozère offers unlimited possibilities for hiking. Dozens of well-described and mostly also signposted hiking routes criss-cross our department. The descriptions and topographical carts of all these routes are available. There are hikes in all categories, from easy going, to very difficult and also differing in length. Of course you should not forget that the Lozère is a mountainous area and therefore you will (in varying degrees) experience differences in altitude.
individual hiking holiday solo or in group : cevennes-mont-lozere.com./hiking.htm
accomp. hiking ( min 6p.) and qi gong (Fr.)cevennes-mont-lozere.com./randonnee-accompagnee.htm
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are scarce on these routes, so you have to carry drinks and food with you.
Good equipment is necessary; we can advice you if required.
Our home is on the path of several long distance walks (GR's), such as : GR 70, GR 68 and GR 7A - the famous Stevenson Track.
last one is the route covered by the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson at the
end of the 19th century. He was accompanied by Modestine, his donkey, which carried his
The original route as followed by Stevenson has been signposted and it is possible to rent donkeys. Inquiries Donkey rent : http://anegenti.free.fr
This way of hiking is ideal for groups with children. We can host donkeys in our meadows.
We offer you the possibility of helping you plan and organise your walk(s), especially with regard to luggage transport and taking you to or collecting you from various starting points,
Booking other sleeping places (important because the planning of your hikes will be influenced by distance, degree of difficulty and availability of sleeping places.
|It is also possible to combine hikes and trips by car from our
home, the possibilities are countless.
There is a large variety in possibilities to spend the night. There are Bed & Breakfast, which generally provide comfortable rooms in a homely ambiance, sometimes with the possibility of having dinner in the evening with the host(s), hotels and also Gîtes d'Etape's (e.g etoile.fr.). The latter ones often have dormitories and are less comfortable than Bed & Breakfast. They are often cheaper. For more information on hiking in the Lozère you can also visit the following websites:
Apart from long and short hikes, you can also enjoy theme walks with experienced mountain guides. Examples: flora, fauna recognising and use of mushrooms ,
of wild plants with Claude Rocher of
"aquarando" (hikes trough rivers and brooklets) easier and not
to be compared with canyoning.
Furthermore there are evening walks with instruction in astronomy and walks combined with instruction in the use of compass and reading maps. A combination of the various types of walks is also possible.
2 Trips combinig regional products/farmers and heritage
You will be amazed about the enormous
variety and high quality of what our local producers/farmers propose : a
great variety of cow, sheep and goat cheeses, all kinds of honeys,
traditional cold meats, trouts etc.
For the more athletic
ones, there are numerous possibilities for canyoning. This sport can be exercised under guidance and can thus be practised by almost
anybody without a physical handicap.
|We can offer your
lodging, lunch picnic and dinner. The equipment needed for these training stages is
provided by the guide. During the course you will visit various canyons.
At the end of the training stage you will be able to practise canyoning independently.
We will gladly and free of charge help you with bookings. For more information on canyoning : www.montlozere-aventures.com and www.grandeurnature48.com
4 (Trout) fishing
|Trout fishing can be practised in many rivers within a short distance. The Lot at
100 meters from La Combette, the Allier at 5 kms, the Tarn at 25 kms etc..
In the numerous lakes you can also catch other fish apart from trout. Because of the high altitude and the water temperature, the fish are not too big (in the rivers) For trout fishers, the Lozère is a real paradise.
Near La Combette, 900 trout were counted during the last inventory (October 2002), over a distance of 100 meters.
Permits (from 1 day, 2 weeks or the whole season) are available locally.
For more information: www.peche48.com
All imaginable water sports can be practised on the rivers and
lakes of our department. From canoe and kayak to swimming and water ski, everything is
possible. Also see the theme walk water or aquarando..
There is a golf court (9
holes) at 12 kms from Au Portaou and
35 km from La Combette. There are also golf courts at the border of the Naussac Lake and
in La Canourgue.
Many sites are available in the Lozère for
practising these sports: 950 courses at 18 different places. For people wanting to
practise speleology we can help with bookings for guided trips and training stages
accompanied by experienced mountain guides.
The best periods for searching for mushrooms are spring and especially
autumn. The periods depend on the
whims of Mother Nature.
Seven starting places have been readied for this
sport, more information is available at : 00 33 (0)4 66 45 15 46 or www.lozere-tourisme.com
You can enjoy cycling in the Lozère in many
biking is possible on most signposted hiking routes, but you can also make cycling tours
with suitable bikes.
11 Thermal station and "fitness" new style
There is a thermal station in Bagnols les Bains
(at 9 km from
La Combette), which is specialised in throat, nose and ear problems and in
This station offers various possibilities, ranging from advanced fitness till medical
cures. For more information you can call: 00
(0)4 66 47 60 02. If wished we can assist you
here also. Website: ;
13 Winter sports
Mme Dominique THUOT-La Combette-48190 Saint Jean du Bleymard-Tel 00 33 (0)4 66 48 61 35 / (0)6 63 61 09 83 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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