Smart, comfortable country hotel presided over by the redoubtable Pierette Agulhon, whose family have run the business for three generations.
The rooms are comfortable and cosy with decent showers and copious cushions, but the main attraction is the salubrious restaurant where fine meals are served amid much 'ceremonial' shuffling of plates and glasses. Goats cheese, and cheese in general, seems to crop up frequently in the cooking, and there's a magnificent cheese board to tantalise you for dessert. Sadly, the splendid 'fromages' are only served to you in modest portions.
My only real complaint would be the rather mean breakfast... A 2 Euro supplement is payable if you want to augment the standard ration of toast with anything as fanciful as a bowl of cereal. Everywhere else we've ever stayed in France, cornflakes are a basic entitlement rather than a chargeable luxury! It also seems a little bizarre that orders for breakfast coffee are taken the night before. On the plus side, the selection of breakfast jams is excellent.
The hotel has a pleasant garden across the road, with tables, chairs and a topiary donkey. A few yards further up the road is a short steep path up to a lovely viewpoint overlooking a river gorge.
La Lozerette is set in fine walking country made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson, and offers its own four or five-night rambling packages. The walk to the west down the river to the charming nearby town of Florac is recommended, as is the long but rewarding ridge walk from Le-Pont-de-Montvert along the GR70.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Cévennes La Lozerette is in harmony with nature and participates in the Charter of Sustainable Tourism. This attractive house will give you a pleasant surprise with the refinement and comfort of its rooms, all designed to create a warm atmosphere in tune with nature. For three generations, this residence has been offering travellers a warm welcome and hospitality during their stays for relaxation and discovery. Insn't it true that good adresses always have a family ? ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Lozerette Cocures
- La Lozerette Lozere/Cocures, France