History of the site
Charm and elegance between Provence and Languedoc.
The Aparis family has welcomed guests since 1989 in the medieval village of Collias. The Hostellerie Le Castellas is a group of 17th century buildings, restored in the manner of the stones of Vers Pont du Gard and the delightful style of the Languedoc region.
Each room is individually decorated in a variety of styles from art deco to art nouveau and even baroque. A touch of modern comfort completes each one.
Two magnificent stone vaulted lounge rooms open on to the lush shady garden planted with a variety of species.
Below this oasis, a swimming pool of subtle design is an invitation to calm and relaxation.
Here the word pleasure takes on its full meaning as everything is designed for the well being and enjoyment of our guests. Areas for relaxation, original or charming details form a brilliant combination of materials, colours and light.
In this utter haven of peace and gourmet pleasures, the Hostellerie Le Castellas welcomes you for an idyllic stay.
Collias is located on the left bank of the river Gardon and owes its origins to the ancient Greeks. The successive occupants left their tracks in the village: the caves were occupied in the Palaeolithic era, and there are traces of Roman, pagan and early Christian occupation in the listed site of l’Ermitage. The almost virgin landscapes of the Gardon Gorges and the huge plateaux overlooking the river are a paradise for hikers, while water sports are plentiful on the river itself. Until the 19th century, Collias was a silk producing centre. It is also the birthplace of the “picholine” olive.
The Kitchen Garden
A fine way to present natural produce from the kitchen garden. This wonderful secret garden full of delicious flavours and savours was created and is maintained with talent and passion by David Perrier.
Covering over 800m2, it contains a remarkable collection of aromatic and culinary herbs (borage, hyssop, camomile, nasturtium, absinth, oregano, curry, lemon thyme, etc.), vegetables (rhubarb, seven varieties of tomato, four varieties of strawberry, courgettes, aubergines, peppers, etc.) and flowers (sunflower, cosmos, lavender, dahlia, etc.) for an infinite variety of cooking and decoration.
The frequent and enthusiastic discussions between the chef Jérôme Nutile and David Perrier lead to all sorts of ideas and suggestions for the garden in a friendly atmosphere. This artist-gardener is never short of ideas for developing the garden at the Hostellerie Le Castellas thanks to his brilliant university education, his intuition and his love of nature.