|Le Vieux Castillon Hotel entrance|
|Le Vieux Castillon Hotel swimming pool|
As part of my road trip in Southern France, one of the hotel I stayed in, was about 30 minutes drive from Uzès in the medieval village of Castillon du Gard just a few minutes from the famous Pont Du Gard.
Le Vieux Castillon is a magnificent hotel and gourmet restaurant, an excellent example of hospitality located on the old cobbled pedestrian part of the village. It can be an awful idea if you have too much luggage to drag all the way to the hotel, in my opinion, it adds to the charm of the place - I only had a small hand luggage.
The property is light, white and bright, with superior facilities. The decor is modern French chic, with white and light tones and beautiful furniture. The hotel communal areas were clean and well-kept.
Free working Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. My room had Bose sound system and Nespresso coffeemaker, which I took full advantage of. The bed was very comfortable, right size and glorious crisp linen and towels in the perfect bathroom with his and hers sink and toiletries to match.
There's a gourmet restaurant that has wood beams, a fireplace, and a terrace which overlooks a stunning outdoor pool and a sundeck with vineyard views. They have an outdoor cinema by the pool in the evenings. A beautiful and well-stocked bar next to the restaurant.
A meal at Le Vieux Castillon restaurant
Every week the chef creates new dishes with fresh and seasonal products
|Smooth Brandade with truffle oil, tomato cake,(sweet) Parmesan marshmallow|
|Foie gras with red onion and red berries chutney super tender ballotine of chicken|
|Cod flaky and lovely cooked|
|Red fruit salad and delightful sorbet great flavour combination|
I really enjoyed my alfresco meal, it was a warm evening in the Rhone, the sun still shinning till 9pm with a very light breeze. A very elegant service made this a very special evening. As for the food the polished off plates said everything!
BreakfastOne part of the restaurant is set up with a massive table where they display the delicious and very comprehensive breakfast. Have a look at the spread!
|Breakfast at Le Vieux Castillon Hotel|
My room rate was 250Euros for one night.
Dinner was 75 Euros from the discovery menu
Le Vieux Castillon
10, Rue Turion Sabatier, 30210
How to get to Castillon du Gard
From Paris, Marseille or Montpellier: A9 ( 5 km away from the hotel) Remoulins exit.
Remoulins, N86 towards Montelimar. Crossing D19A to Alès. Then, on the right, D228 to Castillon.
By PLANE :
Nîmes airport : 30 km / Montpellier airport: 70 km / Marseille-Marignane airport : 110 km.
Avignon : TGV : 30 km / Nîmes : 30 km
Disclosure: I was a guest of Le Gard Tourisme at this hotel on this press trip. As usual, all views are my own.