Everything in this unique environment created by decorator Catherin Painvin is extraordinary, in the literal sense.
This 18th century mas (traditional stone house), set in the middle of 57 hectares of aromatic scrubland and forest at the foot of the Cévennes, offers a multitude of different ambiances, for an original and elegant stay filled with color and style.
A series of sitting rooms are decorated in brilliantly colored fabrics and lit with candles for a relaxing evening in front of the fireplace with a book on one of the plush sofas. Suites are named evocatively: Aube (dawn), Central Park, Orient Express, Highlands, Cyprès, etc. Each is a trip to a distant land; each includes a private relaxation space. The suite Les Sables invokes a romantic tent in the Sahara: lush comfort with the sand literally at your feet.
Breakfasts and meals are served in various parts of the house, either indoors or outdoors but always with meticulous attention.
Comptoir Saint-Hilaire, a trip to a luxurious, unusual and timeless place in a superb natural setting.

luxury BB in Ales, near Nimes

designer bb in Languedoc region
Comptoir Saint-Hilaire
7 rooms and 3 suites
2 new rooms on the grounds, including one in a wood cabin surrounded by green oaks
Free Internet access in the rooms and in the common areas
Outdoor pool, tennis court, massage by appointment, bicycle rental, hiking
English, Spanish, and Italian spoken
Private parking
Pick up at the Alès or Nîmes train station
Transport in an authentic English taxicab (by reservation)
Cooking classes and wine tastings
Orangery-style reception rooms for marriages and other events

Near Comptoir Saint-Hilaire
18-hole golf course: 25 km (30 min)
Nature activities: horseback riding, river sports, spelunking, and hiking in the Cévennes National Park (10 min)
Pôle Mécanique auto and motorcycle race course: 14km (20 min)
ULM, hot air balloons: 35km (35 min)
Duché palace at Uzès: 30km (35 min)
Roman coliseum and temple in Nîmes: 42 km (40 min)
Pont du Gard (Roman aqueduct): 45 km (50mn)
Pope’s Palace in Avignon: 70 km (1h)
Camargue wetlands: 80 km (1h)

Events near Comptoir Saint-Hilaire
Truffle Day in January in Uzès: 30km (35 min)
Férias in Alès (8km), Nîmes (39km), and Arles (70km)
Gypsy Procession at Saintes Marie de la Mer in May and October: 100km (1h25)
Photography Festival in Arles in July and September: 70km (1h)
Antiques Fair in Barjac at Easter and on the 15th of August: 39km (50 min)
Avignon Theater Festival in July: 86km (1h10)
Les Chorégies d'Orange (classical music festival) in July: 80km (1h10)

Location:
30560 Saint Hilaire de Brethmas
Ales: 8 km (12mn)
Uzès: 31km (35mn)
Nimes TGV Station (High Speed Train station): 42km (40 mn)
Nîmes airport: 52km (45mn)
Arles: 70km (1h)
Orange: 80km (1h10)
Avignon: 86 km (1h10)
Montpellier airport: 88km (1h10)
Lyon: 250km (3h10)

Rates* :
Room and Suite D


Comptoir Saint-Hilaire