Le Moulin du Château - Hôtel ***
99, chemin d’Albiosc 04500 Saint Laurent du Verdon
Tel : 04 92 74 02 47
E-Mail : email@example.com
The Moulin du Château, a 17th century former oil mill, welcomes its guests within a short distance of the Lower Canyons, lakes and Grand Canyon on the Verdon river.
Experience a charming, fresh, cosy welcome at the Moulin du Château in a characteristic setting complete with original millstone and oil presses. Enjoy the calm of the shaded terrace next to the pretty Provençal garden. Discover this unique Regional Natural Park with its landscapes shaped by man since prehistoric times. This vast undertaking by man and Nature, inventive and constantly evolving, is what gives the Park its current reputation. An open book on geology, fauna, flora and the history of mankind, the Park’s territory offers an immense variety of landscapes and environments.
Our cuisine is fresh, organic and varies from day to day. We offer a Mediterranean menu elaborated from seasonal, often organic, market produce. We’ll guide you on a choice of quality, regional wines to accompany your meal. Enjoy numerous outdoor activities in surroundings that combine remarkably rich alpine and Mediterranean influences.
Cuisine made from fresh, local and, if possible, organic produce.
Bearing the label “Clé Verte” (Green Key), we’re committed to a sustainable environmental approach corresponding to approximately 150 criteria. For example: entirely LED lighting; a wood pellet boiler combined with thermal solar panels; waste management; responsible purchasing; respectful policies in all areas; training and integrating staff; informing guests about our approach etc.
Leisure activites at the hotel
- Billiard table
- Ping Pong
- Games library for children and adults
- Electric bikes
- Hybrid bikes
- Massages with Christopher Barrett
Activities in the surroundind area
- Verdon canoeing in Montagnac-Montpezat (2km)
- Free Tennis Court in Montagnac-Montpezat (2km)
- Horse-riding with Agnès and Michel in Artignosc sur Verdon (1km)
- “Pictura” painting studio, with Bruno Le Bail, in the village (courses on request)
- Sailing, stand-up paddling, canoeing, kayaking, swimming in the Verdon and lakes Esperron, Sainte-Croix and Artignosc
- Scenic walks
- Hiking trails for all levels, some direct from the hotel
- Vineyard tours
Regional Natural Park
One park: 7 landscapes
The plateau de Valensole, the lakes and mountains, the lower canyons, the Artuby River, Lake Sainte-Croix, the Haut Var hills and the Verdon canyons.
An open book on geology, fauna, flora and the history of mankind, the Park’s territory offers an immense variety of landscapes and environments. Representing a third of all French flora, the rich variety of plants is unique. The Canepetière bustard, the Griffon vulture, the Ocellated lizard (Europe’s largest) and 22 of the 32 classified species of bats in France are an example of the wide variety of animal life present. In conjunction with the Durance river, the 165km Verdon river with a holding capacity of 434 million m3 constitutes the water reservoir for Provence. It provides quality drinking water for the major cities in the region.
A land of courage: a land of sharing
The Verdon Regional Natural Park takes its name, and no doubt its energy, from a strong river, which cut a spectacular path through the rocky masses of the Préalpes. In parallel with the river, man has since prehistory been forging landscapes from difficult terrain. This vast undertaking by Nature and man, inventive and constantly evolving, as well as the combination of Alpine and Mediterranean influences extremely prolific for the flora and fauna, represent the remarkable and recognisable abundance of a land which, today, while no longer a wilderness, is certainly not an amusement park.
Depending on the season, dine on the terrace under the hackberry or in the cosy, ochre coloured dining room. We serve a Mediterranean menu elaborated from seasonal, often organic, market produce. There is a wide choice of quality regional wines to accompany your meal.
Dinner for our guests is by prior reservation. We are open evenings only except Monday and Thursday.
The breakfast buffet, in true Hôtels au Naturel style, provides a hearty start to the day ahead.
We can prepare a range of fresh picnics to take with you on your excursions.