Maison Craux, a French holiday home in the beautiful Ardèche

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Hopefully by now, all of you have found your summer holiday accommodation.   Nice houses to rent need to be booked a long time in advance.   So that you are prepared for next year, here is a lovely gite in Ardèche, called Maison Craux.


If you love nature, you’ll be in for a treat as the house is isolated in the middle of the Ardèche and two hours drive from the nearest airport but only one hour from the Valence train station.

A former 18th century building, Maison Craux consists of two vacation houses: the Manoir and the Petite Maison.  The Manoir sleeps 10 and the Petite Maison 4 so you could go with the grand-parents or another family and have separate quarters.  Alternatively, this could be the opportunity to make new friends.

Both houses have a beautiful boho charm and are set in wonderful natural surroundings.  I love the special touches that the owners have planned: towels, change of linen, breakfast delivered to your door…

Have a look, I’m sure you’ll fall in love!


  • Le Manoir:  5 bedrooms, sleeping 10
  • La Petite Maison: 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4
  • Rates are  € 2500 for one week in high season for the Manoir and 1250 Euros for La Petite Maison
  • You can also rent the full house for 3500 Euros in high season
  • Website
Inside Outside For families
  • free WiFi
  • fridge with complimentary wines!
  • bed linen (changed once a week)
  • towels (changed twice a week)
  • all-natural bath products
  • each morning a basket filled with fresh croissants and French bread hanging on your door
  • Pool (shared)
  • Each house has a terrace
  • Once a week they offer an optional laid-back four course dinner accompanied with pairing wine served in their latern-lit herb en flower garden
  • The TGV train station of Valence ( is one hour by car. There is car rental available at the TGV train station.
  • The closest airport is Grenoble, about a 2 hour drive. Other airports are Nîmes, Lyon and Marseille.
  • The village Saint Sauveur de Montagut is about 10 minutes by car.
  • Go visit the Icecream factory: Terre adélice
  • Biking: Rent a bike and ride along the route of the old steam train straight through the mountains of the Ardèche.
  • Rafting: rent a canoe or go rafting on the river Eyrieux.
  • An adventure parc in the Eyrieux valley where you can climb rocks and walk on giant ziplines.
  • The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world.
  • Gorges de l’Ardèche


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