Constructed in 1872, La Filature is an old silk factory which has been restored with respect for the integrity of its stone walls and tile roof. It is located in the heart of the Cruzières, an area lying on the borders between the Ardèche, Cévennes and Provence which is blessed with more than 300 days of sun in a year.
In La Filature are two gîtes (holiday apartments) of character as well as a charming chambre d'hôtes (bed and breakfast) room which can accommodate the handicapped. The two large halls with arched windows, which in the past comprised the main work areas for the silk factory, can cater for cultural events, private or public parties, et cetera.
The garden covers one hectare and is entirely surrounded by a stone wall. The swimming pool has a view over the vineyards, the picturesque village of Chadouillet, and the Cévennes mountains beyond. In summer we propose a table d'hôtes on our own terrace which has a breathtaking view. The region offers a wide spectrum of activities like: hiking, mountainbiking, paragliding, canoeing, golf, horse riding, swimming (in the rivers or the sea), visiting markets, castles, brocantes, and an abundance of childrens activities as well (steam train, museums, crocodile farms, tree circuits et cetera). In the cities directly surrounding us - Avignon, Nîmes, Alès, Uzès, Montpellier and Orange – the Roman influence of two millennia ago is still very tangible.
We are delighted to welcome you in this special place designated for special people.

The apartments (‘gîtes’)

The largest of the two apartments, called ‘Orange’ (sleeps four adults or two adults and three to four children) has a spacious open-plan living room containing a fine fireplace, a dining area and a large kitchen which is well-equipped with dishwasher, microwave oven, espresso coffee maker, etc. Adjoining is a corridor off which are a bedroom and a wc. On the first floor is a play area for children on the mezzanine, a large bedroom, a smaller bedroom and a large bathroom with wc and separate bath and shower. The three bedrooms contain very comfortable beds with quality mattresses two metres in length. This is a large, light-filled apartment with a fine view (over vineyards, the Cévennes mountains, the valley with the Claysse river, and the charming village of Chadouillet) and a shaded private balcony/terrace near the entrance on the first level.

The second apartment, called ‘Bleu’ (sleeps four) is somewhat smaller but has just as much character. This apartment is composed of a well-equipped open kitchen (microwave oven, espresso coffee maker, dishwasher), a dining area and a living area; on the first floor are two large bedrooms containing very comfortable beds with quality mattresses two metres in length. The bathroom has a bath, shower and wc. This apartment also has its own private shaded terrace at the entrance on the second level, with a fine view over vineyards and the valley of the Claysse.
Each apartment has its own relaxing area with nice comfortable deck chairs in the large garden and a terrace by the swimming pool.

‘Chambre d'hôtes’ (B&B)

The chambre d'hôtes, called ‘Blanche’, is situated on the ground level and is to be entered directly through the old silk factory. This large bedroom with hall has its own access, and a bathroom which can also accommodate the handicapped. The charge is 65 euros per night and includes breakfast (English or continental) for two, taken in the shade under the mulberry tree or on our terrace. The charge for an extra bed is 15 euros per night including breakfast.


The kitchens in the two apartments are well equipped, and for those who wish to shop in the local open-air weekly markets, the best ingredients can be found for fine home cooking. There are two traditional French restaurants in St. André, and many others in the area (Barjac, St. Ambroix, Les Vans, Uzès). During the summer we propose our table d'hôtes once a week.

How to get there

Marseille-Provence (MRS) and Nîmes (FNI) are the nearest international airports. Marseilles is served by all major airlines, Ryanair ( flies to Nîmes from (among others) London Luton and Liverpool. Car rental is available at both airports. It takes little over one hour to drive from Nîmes to La Filature. It is also possible to take the TGV high-speed train form Marseilles to Avignon. By arrangement we can meet you at an airport or train station. It is, however, advisable to have the use of a car, as public transport in the countryside will probably not meet holiday needs. Most of our guests prefer having their own transport at hand in order to be independent.

La Filature is situated 220 km south of Lyon: Autoroute du Soleil A7, exit 19 Bollène, D 994 to Pont Saint Esprit, then the N 86 heading north, then the D 901 to the left in the direction of Barjac. After Barjac continue on the D 901 through Saint Sauveur de Cruzières to Saint André de Cruzières. Pass the crossroads at the centre of the village, then after the charcuterie to the left and the wine cooperative to the right, take the first road on the left. The gate to La Filature is 500 m farther on the right, facing a small road over a bridge to the left.

GPS CO-ORDINATES: 44°19'03" N 4°12'08" E

Prices of the apartments

The prices for the apartments include bed linen and towels, changed each week. A one-time cleaning fee is applicable ('Orange' apartment: 70 euros, 'Blue' apartment: 50 euros), to be paid at the end of the rental period. We ask a deposit of 200 euros for each unit. This deposit will be fully returned to you if the apartment is left in the state in which you found it.

Prices per week


spring/autumn seasons

high season

low season
(nov-march) *

Orange (sleeps 6)

750 euros

950 euros

550 euros

Bleu (sleeps 4)

550 euros

750 euros

350 euros

*note: in low season our prices do not include electricity and gas

Push-chair, back pack for carrying babies, children's beds and cots are available by reservation.

La Filature - logis de charme - F-07460 Saint André de Cruzières (FRANCE)
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