Dining at the Couvent

Dinning at Le Couvent Herepian

Dining Options at the Couvent

During your stay at the Couvent you can opt for breakfast and ‘table d’hôte’ or choose to self-cater – or a mix of the two.

The breakfasts are sumptuous – Continue reading

Pézanas

Pézanas only 33km from French Spa Breaks in HerepianAbout half an hour’s drive from Hérépian the pretty old town of Pézanas is well worth a visit. If possible go on a Saturday, which is market day: it’s a very colourful affair and you’ll find everything from fresh produce to clothing to arts and crafts. Look out for local honey, olives and a wide choice of Languedoc wines as well as ‘Les petits pâtés de Pézanas’ (small sweet/ savoury pies often eaten as an hors d’oeuvre – see below) and ‘Berlingots’ (boiled sweets). Continue reading

Walk from the Couvent to Notre Dame de Capimont

A walk from the Couvent up to Notre Dame de Capimont – a 12th century Romanesque chapel – offers lovely views over the valley and the town of Hérépian. After a short walk along roads you follow clearly marked footpaths. Continue reading

Olargues – one of France’s Prettiest Villages

Classed as one of the ‘plus beaux villages de France’ Olargues is stunningly picturesque and well worth exploring. As you drive towards it from Hérépian* on the D908, the dominant bell tower appears high up to your right with the village of Olargues clinging to the rocky hillside below. In the valley the the 3-arched 12 century bridge (‘Le Pont du Diable’) straddles the river Jaur. Continue reading