Guest House

Liouty – Guest House

We have three rooms, located on the 1st floor (2nd floor in American usage). All with antique furniture but impeccable bedding. On request we can provide you with a cot for babies or small children.

Liouty Gîte - Grande chambre

  • The Big Room, spacious and particularly cool in summer, looking out on to a shady lane. Large double bed  (160cmx190cm), ideal for a couple. En-suite bathroom (shower, WC).
  • MGA_3360_800The Blue Room,a bright, south-facing room with a lovely view out on to the river and the countryside beyond. It is a large room with a smaller double bed, perfect for the intimacy of a couple or the comfort of a person on their own (140cm x 190cm). These two rooms are each equipped with an electric kettle, tea and coffee.

Liouty Gîte - Chambre rose


  •  The Pink Room, with the same view as the Blue Room. It has 2 single beds ( 80cm x 190 cm and 80cm x 180cm) and is ideal for children or teenagers.


  • On the ground floor,

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there is a vaulted kitchen/breakfast room, fully equipped (stove, oven, dish-washer, fridge…), and a comfortable living-room with an arched window on to the courtyard and opening out on to the pedestrian area in front of the house (which is also the guest entrance). By the front steps there is a sitting-out area with garden furniture as an option for breakfast, sundowners or just relaxing. In the living-room you will find a tuned baby grand piano, a DVD and a CD player, books, a selection of CDs and DVDs and an extra bed. The use of the interior courtyard is reserved for the owners. 

For your laundry, a washing machine is located in one of the storerooms off the courtyard. It is available on request at certain times of the day.

  • WI-FI is available on request in certain parts of the house. We like animals very much, but unfortunately, pets are not allowed. Smokers are, though, but are requested as a rule to smoke outside, or at the window.
  • Rates & general conditions

The arrival time is  from 4 pm, departure at noon. The total rate per night, for a maximum of 7 people, is 100 Euros (and for a stay of two days minimum). The weekly rate is 500 Euros, which does not include bed linen & towels, or the cleaning. The fixed sum for renting house linen is 50 Euros and the charge for cleaning (if you wish to leave it to us) is an extra 50 Euros.

Your rental will take effect upon receipt of a deposit equivalent to 30% of the room rate, payable either by cheque or by bank transfer.

A security deposit of 200 Euros will be required on arrival, and returned on departure, unless serious damage occurs. On departure we will go through an inventory of the house contents together.

Rates and services

Rates and services – Bed & Breakfast

Our rates, breakfast included, depend on length of stay and number of rooms required per guest or group of guests. A deposit by bank transfer is required on booking ; bank details will be sent to you and booking is confirmed upon receipt of the deposit.

Big Room Blue Room Pink Room Blue & Pink Rooms Three rooms : sleep 6
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Per week in euros








« A weekend on my own » (one person): Blue Room, 2 nights, 120 euros.

« A snuggle up weekend » (2 people): Big Room, 2 nights, 140 euros.

« A family weekend » (2 adults, 2 children): Blue & Pink rooms, 2 nights, 220 euros.

« A chummy weekend » (up to 6 people): three rooms, 2 nights, 360 euros.


BREAKFAST : A copious non-cooked breakfast, with fresh and/or organic produce, is included in the room rate.

Served from 8 to 10 a.m. in the kitchen or on the terrace.

TABLE D’HÔTES (dinner) IN THE COURTYARD : On request, a home-cooked meal, with local specialities, once a week only, can be provided and served in the ancient interior courtyard. Price : 20 euros per adult ; 10 euros per child.

PACKED PICNICS : On request, we can pack you a tasty picnic for your excursions, prepared in consultation with you, for 10 euros per person. A way of discovering local specialities and making life easier for you.

HOUSEKEEPING : The common rooms and bathrooms are cleaned every day. For weekly rentals, bed and bathroom linen is changed once, mid-week. Also for weekly guests, a laundry service can be provided (washing and ironing) for 20 euros a load. Launderette in Clermont-l’Hérault.

WI-FI : Not all rooms receive a Wi-fi signal, but we can provide free Internet access in another part of the house on request.

Rates and general conditions – Guest House

The arrival time is set from 4 pm, departure at noon. The rate per night, and for a maximum of 7 people, is of 100 Euros (and for a stay of two days minimum).

The guest house rate for a week is of 500 Euros, which doesn’t include bed linen & towels, or the cleaning. The fixed sum for renting house linen is of 50 Euros, the cleaning will also cost you an extra 50 Euros.

Your rental will take effect upon receipt of a deposit equivalent to 30% of the room rate, payable either by cheque or by bank transfer.

A security deposit of 200 Euros will be required on arrival, and returned on departure, unless severe damage occurs. On departure we will go through an inventory of the house’s objects together.

Things to do

A sample of places to see and things to do in the area. When you arrive, we can advise you on sightseeing, cultural and leisure activities for adults and children, our selection of restaurants, open-air riverside bistros, good wines…

Natural and historic sites, wining and dining

  • St. Guilhem-le-Désert, the world heritage site and Romanesque abbey
  • Valmagne Gothic abbey and wine estate
  • Clamouse caves
  • Villeneuvette 18th century cloth mill and walled village and nearby Mourèze, with its Dolomitic rock formations
  • Navacelles cirque, with its village nestling deep in the hollow
  • La Cavalerie Knights Templars walled city
  • The old city of Pézenas, with its courtyards and memories of Molière
  • Thau seawater lagoon, with its oyster beds, harbours and fish restaurants along the shores
  • Visits to wine estates
  • Béziers, the Canal du Midi and the Feria (around 15 August)
  • Sète, the canals and jousting competitions, fish market and restaurants
  • St. Jean-de-Fos, the pottery village and the old « Devil’s » bridge
  • Agde and the Roman museum

Sports and leisure activities, beaches

  • Salagou lake (swimming, trekking, fishing, cross-country cycling and water sports)
  • Héric river gorges
  • Hérault gorges (canoeing, kayaking, swimming)
  • Beaches along the Mediterranean coast
  • Walks, trekking, river swimming places (our recommendations, maps)
  • Mèze dinosaur museum

Cultural activities

  • Montpellier and its historic centre, museums, summer exhibitions and festivals (classical music, theatre, dance)
  • Lodève and its museums and summer poetry/music festival
  • Sète and its museums and summer festivals (world music and jazz, poetry)


You will find everything you need at nearby Clermont l’Hérault (2 kms), including supermarkets, banks, chemists, laundries…. Ceyras itself has a post office, small grocery shop and mobile vendors, including a daily bakery van.


Open-air farmers’ markets at Clermont l’Hérault (Wed. a.m.), Gignac (Sat. a.m.), St. André de Sangonis (Fri. a.m.), Pézenas and Lodève (Sat.a.m.)

Flea markets

A regular weekend feature at Paulhan, Montpellier, Sète, Marseillan, etc. and other occasional village bric-à-brac sales during the summer.


And then take a look at Amanda’s blog for ideas of things to do:

Maps and getting there

Ceyras is a typical Languedoc village ideally positioned between the Mediterranean and the foothills of the Cévennes, half-way between Montpellier and Béziers on the road to Spain and in the heart of the Hérault winelands.


From Spain:

Motorway A9 then A75 direction Millau, Clermont-Ferrand. Exit to A750, direction Montpellier, and take first turnoff to St. Félix-de-Lodez, then follow Ceyras (2 km.)

From Paris:

  1. via Millau (A75): Exit Montpellier (A750), take first turnoff to St. Félix-de-Lodez (then as above)
  2. via Lyon (A9): Exit No. 30 (Montpellier Sud), take direction A750 Millau, turn off to St. Félix-de-Lodez, then Ceyras

From Montpellier:

A750 direction Millau ( see (2) above).

Park on village square and head for the entrance to the church; the guest house is opposite, at No.2.


Fast train (TGV) Paris-Montpellier (3 – 31/2 hours). Country buses depart from bus station ( near railway station) several times a day from Montpellier to Clermont l’Hérault, stopping in Ceyras.

Liouty Bed & Breakfast


The Engel family would be delighted to welcome you to their lovely old house. Please contact us for bookings or about any other questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Guest Houses, B&B and other places to pay a visit to near us

« La Maison sur La Place »
2, place de la Mairie 34800 Ceyras
Bruno et David
Tel. +33 (0)6 89 48 52 65
mail :
« Au repos vigneron »
Marie-Claude et Claude Flavard
6 route de Clermont 34800 Ceyras
Tel +33(0)4 34 34 63 74
+33(0)6 21 67 66 30
mail :
Gisèle Grant
27 chemin de l’Aveyro 34800 Ceyras
Tel. 04 99 91 08 31
Mail :
« Le Mimosa »
Maison et table d’Hôtes
10 place de la fontaine 34725 St Saturnin.
Tel. +33(0)6 20 90 14 63
« Le Grimpadou »
34380 St Jean de Buèges
Tel. +33 (0)4 67 73 11 34
« Lou Clapas »
34700 Salelles du Bosc
Pierre & Christine
Tel. +33 (0)6 71 99 67 66
Mail :
« Air de vacances »
Suites et chambres d’hôtes
1 rue Calquières basses 34120 Pézenas
Robert & Isabelle Vivarès
Tél : +33 (0)9 50 58 99 11
Port : +33 (0)6 45 55 54 14


Our favorite restaurants

  • Les Remparts, Clermont l’Hérault – Tel. 04 67 96 33 81
  • Le Pressoir, St Saturnin – Tel. 04 67 96 70 59
  • International Loulou, We like them (and they like us too), if you ever stop in Montpellier take a stroll along the old aqueduct in the « Arceaux » area, and stop for a brunch or lunch at Linda and Philippe’s International Loulou, where you can also purchase delicious goods straight from England or Italy: - Tel. +33(0)9 53 64 45 85

Fantastic local wines to be discovered at Liouty, while visiting the area don’t miss a visit to:

  • Domaine des Grécaux – Terrasses du Larzac à St jean de Fos
    Tel. 04 67 57 38 83 // Domaine des Grécaux
  • Les Caves Gourmandes - Caviste à Gignac, Tel. 04 99 63 27 78
  • Domaine Virgile Joly, Saint Saturnin de Lucian – Tel. +33(0)4 67 44 52 21
  • Villa Dondona, Montpeyroux – André Suquet et Jo Lynch
    Tel. +33(0)6 09 18 43 46 / +33(0)4 67 96 68 34 Mail :

Thanks to Joanne Shurvell and to her blog, the Huffington Post, where she mentions us along with our friends from the « Villa Dondona »:

For olive oil and other pleasures …

Huilerie Confiserie Coopérative à Clermont l’Hérault
Tel. 04 67 96 10 36 – Huilerie Confiserie

Thanks also to a great photographer, Marc Ginot:

For a truly passionate  and personnal account of things to do around Montpellier, by Amanda Pollard:

Thanks to Emilie Dombres for her article in the Midi Libre:

Midi Libre article 29th June 2013

Midi Libre article 29th June 2013

A great many thanks to our webmaster, Clara Giannechini, take a look at her other activities: