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“This is the place to stay when you are visiting Cordes”
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La Maison au Puits
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“This is the place to stay when you are visiting Cordes”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We were on a 2-week bicycle tour of the Tarn and Aveyron region. Christianne and Nico gave us a very warm welcome, although we had arrived a bit early. Christianne gave us all the necessary information for our visit of Cordes, which is a lovely town indeed, and a real must-see. Dinner in the evening was a wonderful experience: great food, nice guests to share experiences with, excellent gaillac wine, and a phenomenal crêpe-suzette experience. And breakfast was a real treat as well (with a boiled egg to break the monotony of French breakfasts with bread and jam). This bed-and-breakfast is highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

This is a nice stone house well managed by the hosts Christianne and Nico. We felt very welcomed when we arrived, and Christianne even insisted to help us bring our luggage up to the 2nd floor! We also enjoyed the dinner and breakfast with other guests -- dinner is highly recommended. We all dine at the same table sharing our travel experience and exchanged tips. The food was excellent and worth every penny we paid. One more advice -- we didn't notice many restaurants nearby, so you may need to do some research if not want to eat in.

The house has a few rooms. We stayed in the room on the 2nd floor which was very spacious and comfortable. The bed was very clean and comfortable.

Location of the house is on the outside of the Cordes-sur-ciel. In our opinion it is much better than in central Cordes because we could easily drive there without having to get into the narrow streets in town, and we could park overnight very easily. And it was close to the main roads leading to any destinations.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Costa Mesa
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Staying at La Maison au Puits is like staying in the home of good friends. We received a warm and friendly reception from Christanne, and were shown to our comfortable, modern but homely bedroom. Dinner, cooked by Nico, was superb and much better than any of the meals we ate in nearby restaurants. Eating at a Table d'Hote, with people you don't know, can be a daunting experience for some, but Christianne made sure everyone was introduced, and we had a wonderful evening of lively conversation - in three languages. On our second evening Nico gave a demonstration at the table of how to make Crepes Suzette. We would definitely return, and recommend booking direct at lamaisonaupuits@hotmail.com. By the way, breakfast is substantial and tasty, always including eggs, ham and cheese and great coffee.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auradou, France
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

This B&B is situated just down at the bottom of Cordes sur Ciel, a little train can take you up to the bastide. Very friendly atmosphere and an excellent breakfast.
We would certainly come back here. If you want to use Table d'Hotes it's best to reserve this beforehand.

Room Tip: all rooms are very pleasant, some on the 2nd floor!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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lamaisonaupuits_10, Owner at La Maison au Puits, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Thank you very much for your review ! It's as you say , if guests want to have dinner at "La Maison au Puits" , they have to make a reservation . That will avoid disappointments .
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Christianne was away when we visited, so Nico was toute seul and he was an excellent host. Lots of local info, tips about how to best get to wherever (which road signs to avoid, etc) and chat about the local community. Breakfast is simple but lovely - cheese, ham, egg, toast, baguette, coffee. We had one dinner in and it was delicious, accompanied by a bottle of Gaillac red at a very reasonable price. Rooms are light and airy, beds are comfy, shower is strong and lots of hot water. Excellent spot outside Cordes, but easy to walk (uphill!) into the town, which is delightful. Would happily stay again if we're ever in this part of the world.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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lamaisonaupuits_10, Owner at La Maison au Puits, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Hi , thank you also for your kind words , but remember this ............it allways takes two to tango ! So thank you very much for joining us at our table ! Merci bien !
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Christianne and Nico are determined to meet the needs of their guests in every way possible. It doesn't matter who you are and the people who travel with you, You will be received with a warm welcome and ensuring that you have a most enjoyable stay is paramount.

It is clear to me that the hosts have found their niche and are so proud of being able to adapt to the needs of their guests. They speak at least four languages fluently and can converse with most visitors.

I found detailed assistance with varied requests for directions and information. Guests will find great company with the hosts and probably see a demonstration of skills in ensuring all at dinner relate to each other.

Finding one has to move on generated a desire to call again and receive another warm welcome back..

Room Tip: To me all rooms seem to have unique character so I have no difficuly whatsoever in taking what happe...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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lamaisonaupuits_10, Manager at La Maison au Puits, responded to this review, 29 May 2013
My dear friend . I know , when people read my response , they think : " Okay , they are friends" . but .... you are one of a few who know how hard we're trying to be sure that our guests feel comfortable ! Thank you for your kind words !
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

We stayed for a night in April, on our travels around France with another couple, and were really delighted with La Maison au Puits.

On arrival we were warmly welcomed by our hostess Christianne, and offered the chance to join the other guests for a Table d'Hote evening meal. It was unfortuate that we'd eaten a five-course lunch that day, and so regretfully we had to decline, but other diners later declared their meal to be delicious.

This old house is absolutely gorgeous, with stone walls and a wonderful winding staircase - your steps are guided by lanterns which are lit when darkness falls. It must be at least 300 years old, but the renovations have been carried out superbly. Our immaculate bedroom overlooked the front, and was furnished with impeccable taste and every comfort. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in, and the bedlinen was of very high quality.The bathroom was excellent and spotlessly clean, with a spacious shower cubicle and toiletries provided.

Breakfast the next morning was superb, with the influence of the lovely Dutch owners apparent in the high quality coffee, the eggs, ham and cheese on offer (absolute heaven for us diabetics) in addition to yoghourts, bread, pastries and jams - a truly magnificent spread, and by far best breakfast we'd eaten during our three-week stay in France.

One especially lovely touch was that as we were leaving, Christianne took our photos and emailed them over to us to remind us of our stay, which is such a nice thing to do. We would certainly stay here again, and recommend La Maison au Puits to other travellers without hesitation.

On the night we stayed, we only wanted a light meal but there was nothing open within walking distance. We therefore drove up to the old town of Cordes to find somewhere to eat - you can take vehicles right up to the top after 8pm, but be warned: driving through the narrow, twisting streets and archways of a medieval hilltop village (especially after dark) is not for the faint-hearted, and if you have a 4 x 4 then I honestly don't think you'd make it through. The views during the day are stunning however, when cars can be left lower down the hill, and you can walk up the rest of the way - it is well worth the effort.

Room Tip: Although our room overlooked the street, this is a quiet corner and our sleep was not disturbed.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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lamaisonaupuits_10, Owner at La Maison au Puits, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Merci beaucoup de votre "review" ! Kind words often are worth more than any other thing ! Thanks again !
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Property: La Maison au Puits
Address: 20 rue Gargarides | Les Cabannes, 81170, Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Tarn > Cordes-sur-Ciel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Cordes-sur-Ciel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Maison au Puits is a newly refurbished 18th century village house situated at the foot of historic Cordes-sur-Ciel, a lovely medieval hilltop village in the heart of the Tarn - about one hour north of Toulouse. Great emphasis is put on comfort, personal service and attention to detail. It is easy to unwind at La Maison au Puits and our aim is to ensure that our guests will wish to return. ... more   less 
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