On the theme of Gastronomy, discover our B&Bs, country houses (gites) and small hotels offering fine dining or cookery classes or workshops
Just outside Avallon, in a landscape of green valleys, La Cimentelle has quite a story to tell. It was originally built in the nineteenth century as a cement factory, then it was used as the village school, then, in the 1970s, it was purchased by the grandparents of the current owners. Then, a few years ago, the current owners converted it into a B&B and made it their full-time job. Today it is a small family-run business where everyone lends a hand. All the members of the family enjoy cooking and each has their specialities, which gives the B&B guests a rich and varied choice of evening meals. The guest rooms and suites have their own private entrance: on the first floor are three prettily furnished rooms each with a private bathroom, and on the second floor are two large suites with two bedrooms and a shared lounge and bathroom. Breakfasts and evening meals are served on the verandah in front of the building. This beautiful house is surrounded by a large garden with a lake, a beautiful orangery (which can be used as a games room or a reception room) and a surprising swimming pool in the ruins of the old cement factory.