Lou Rey in local dialect, The King of France, is the name of these isolated ancient fortified farm ofschist stone, which dominates a part of the Vallée Longue.
Sprinkled by the Gardon-river of Alès, it is one of the tree large main valleys constitututing the Cevennes.
The property extends on more than 50 Hectares, belonging to the commune Le Collet de Dèze, in the extreme south of the department la Lozère, region Languedoc-Rousillon.
Far from the noice and civilization agitation, you are welcome to ressource with a good meal or a walk, for a weekend or longer stay..
Open all year
- 4 "chambres d'hôtes", comfortable guestrooms, classified 'Bienvenue à la ferme' offering bed and breakfast in calm, with splendid view over the Cevennes valleys.
- A vast living room with library and WiFI access
- The guesttable la table d'hôte of Lou Rey propose you a traditional cuisine with succulent Cevennes specialities, elaborate with fresh farmproducts (according to the season).
Theme holidaysincluding lodging, meals and activities like : photograpic excursions, sweet chestnut days, discovery of the farm, manufacturing goathcheese, etc. can be organised on demand, outer July and August.
A Farm since the beginning, its principal production was the sweet chestnut, as still the surrounding trees, a clède (construction for drying chestnuts) and the vestiges of a mill show you.
This middle age fortified farm culminates the Valley Longue at 568 m. is situated 4 Km North-East of the village Collet-de-Dèze. The property is a biosphere reserve and also part of the peripherical zone of the Cevennes National Park (protected flora, fauna, agricuture & landscapes, with 237000 ha, 117 communes and 41000 inhabitants).