Vaulted mod-convent in postcard-pastoral Languedoc village
Hérépian, a small village on the fringes of the Haut Languedoc national park, couldn’t provide a more scenic setting for this renovated 17th-century convent. Adding modern touches such as a subterranean spa, a terraced garden and a mouthwatering table d’hôte to its ancient vaulted ceilings and period charms, Couvent d’Hérépian is a cute hotel that offers great get-away-from-it-all value in a real rural idyll.
Wow factor The spa’s products are freshly prepared, organically sourced and from the locality. From the pool you can smell the scents of its treatments: chamomile, olive, lavender, honey, thyme and grape seed.
Rates Low season, €120–€265; high season, €175–€355, including tax. Buffet breakfast is €10 a person. (From about $155.)