Monsieur Bertrand Schmitt
Chemin de Biar
34880 LAVÉRUNE, MONTPELLIER
Département: Herault (34)
Département: Herault (34)
are so pleased to present
Domaine de Biar to you ~ an enchanting bed and breakfast on 50 hectares
of parkland only a few minutes from the great southern French city of
Montpellier. Beautiful white horses of the Camargue are the star
attractions at Domaine de Biar where 25 are permanent residents, and
their breeding and training is a primary activity. A herd
of bulls and cattle graze on the prairies of Biar.
itself dates back to 1155 and is located
the ancient Roman road, Via Domitia,
that was built in 120 B.C. to
connect Italy with Spain. Ownership of the 18th century "Folie"
Baron Joseph Bonnier of Mosson in 1727, who was treasurer of the grants
of Languedoc and a patron of the arts and sciences. He began
construction projects on the estate. In 1882, the domaine became
the property of Henri Marès who is known for his discovery of
treatments for diseases that affected the vineyards. He also
owned the elegant Château de l'Engarran, very near the
domaine, which is in the hamlet of Lavérune and is a noted
wine producer. His plan was to leave the Domaine de Biar to his
Henriette, but he never completed his work there, and the property fell
current owner fell in love with Domaine de
Biar, purchased it and led it through
All restoration work was done with the environment in mind using
organic and environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible.
The installation of a
system operated by phylo-filtration, an independent water system,
heating and air cooling using a heat pump, recycling and other
methods all reduce the domaine's ecological footprint. Guests
find a closeness to nature here, and will enjoy the swimming pool,
solarium, spacious terrace, the spa, or a relaxing massage as well as
having a half day with horseman Walter Badet to get to know one of the
Camargue horses. Centuries-old trees, bamboo groves, bassins, green meadows, and the
of the River Mosson are all in harmony with an English garden
and the elegance of the castle.
kilometers away is the town of
Lavérune, a first-century village with a fourteenth century
church and an eighteenth century castle. Festivals and other
activities take place here in the summer, and it's a charming place
within walking distance of Domaine de Biar. Visit the small
museum of contemporary art or the library, Media Jean de la Fontaine.
The city of Montpellier, France's fastest growing and eighth largest
city, is a treasure of interesting architecture, an impressive vast
square, inviting shops, good restaurants, universities and the River
. Get a Montpellier City Card for discounts during your visit
good for 24, 48 or 72 hours. This city is the capital of
Languedoc-Roussillon and the département
of Hérault and the third largest French city along
the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice. Don't miss it!
Your hosts are
eager to welcome you to Domaine de
Biar, to introduce you to their unique and pastoral retreat and
beautiful horses, so do contact us soon for your reservation.
Chambre Eden and Chambre Mares (disabled
access) €199 to
king/queen rooms - Chambre
Henriette and Chambre Taison €175 to €245/night;
Chambre August Coste and Junior Suite €257 to €375/night. Junior Apartment (duplex) €193 to
rooms have en
bathrooms with showers
or bathtubs and WC. Rates are determined dependent upon whether
weekends or weekdays and low-, mid-, or high-season. Low season
is October 1 to 31 March, mid-season is April 1 to May 31, and
high-season is June 1 to September 30. Mid-season weekend minimum
stay is 2 nights.
Suites: 1, Suite Bonnier de la Mosson €310 to €430/night, en suite bathroom with tub, rates determined as noted above.
Breakfast is included in rates of chambres and suites. 4-night minimum stay in July and August.
Cancellation Policy: Must cancel in writing. Less than 90 days before arrival 30% of total is payable; less than 42 days before arrival 50% will be charged; less than 28 days before arrival 75% will be payable; and there are no refunds if cancellation is 7 days or less before arrival.
Dinner: Advance reservation at € 32 per person. Fine restaurants are in the vicinity, and your hosts will be happy to make reservations.
Weddings: The domaine is available for weddings. Contact by email above for prices and other details.
WiFi in all guest rooms.
Non-smoking guest rooms.
Television in bedroom only by request.
Paris, by train from Gare Montparnasse via TGV 3.5 hours to Gare
By auto Take the A9 autoroute from either the north or south and exit at No. 32, St Jean de Védas Montpellier. Take the first roundabout direction Montpellier-Millau, take the second roundabout direction Montpellier-Millau, at third small roundabout continue straight, at fourth roundabout take direction Millau Lavérune Juvignac (the D132), at fifth roundabout direction Lavérune, Pignan, St Georges d'Orques, and at sixth roundabout, first road direction Château de Fourques/Château de l'Engarran. Continue straight and you arrive at Domaine de Biar.Railway Station: Montpellier Gare-Saint-Roch 10 kms
Airport - Montpellier-Méditerranée (24 kms)
Car Rental Montpellier Rail Station (click here)
Car Rental Montpellier Airport (click here)
GPS coordinates: 43°59'45.61"N, 3°81'40.61"E
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