As we are slowly starting to emerge from our lockdown lives, I’m sure that many of you are looking forward to a change of scenery, looking to get away for a relaxing mini-break or a week away from it all to recharge the batteries. I know I certainly am!

But even though we have started ‘déconfinement’ in France maybe you are still nervous. You want to travel but you’re not yet ready to negotiate airports, busy city centres, public transport, restaurants and hotels. This is why La Calade might be the perfect place for your post-lockdown holiday.

These are the reasons why and all the things we are doing to make your holiday as safe and free of worry as possible.

Exclusive Use

Why not get your family together for a reunion all together where not just one person will be in charge of all the cooking and the cleaning? Or maybe you’d like to get away from it all with a group of friends, do a bit of wine-tasting in small local vineyards, take your bikes up into the hills on the tracks just behind La Calade? Just relax and unwind over a barbecue on the terrace? Well you can do just that at La Calade. We can offer you the whole of La Calade for your group of up to 10 people. Just send us an email on info@lacalade.fr for more information and prices.

Independence and Space

Even though we live on site, La Calade offers the guests a separate entrance and is completely independent of our home. The garden is yours for the time you are here (we will only water the plants when you are not around). But we will still be on site if you do need us.

By staying at La Calade you have self-catering facilities and the use of a barbecue so you can be in charge of your own meals and not reliant on restaurants. You can cook what you want and eat in the security of your own space with no one else around. One of the things our guests love most about a holiday at La Calade is eating out on the terrace on balmy summer evenings, listening to the swifts and the cicadas. Total relaxation guaranteed.

Breakfast at La Calade

We offer breakfast at La Calade, and during this uncertain times we can offer your breakfast outside on the terrace, or you can eat in the dining room or if you prefer we can make you a continental breakfast basket to take away with you. All these measures should ensure that you don’t have to share any public spaces if you don’t want to.

Location of La Calade

The location of La Calade works in its favour during times of social distancing. We are situated in a small village that has its own shop and the road has very little traffic. There are plenty of local walks you can do straight from La Calade. These go through forests and the quiet village streets. You are almost guaranteed not to come across anyone else! These paths are also suitable for mountain bikes.

Our location is amazingly central for visiting many places of interest in the region, with most places under an hour by car. Almost all our guests use us as a base for visiting around and about, exploring different places every day by car. There are no shortages of stunning scenic drives in the area. So this is a safe way to pass your time, no need to worry about public transport and crowded spaces. Perfect for a post-lockdown holiday!


We will provide anti-viral cleaning products, plenty of soap and hand sanitiser and ask that you use these often, particularly each time you come back to La Calade from a trip out.

Between each booking the place will be thoroughly cleaned and aired. All hard surfaces will be disinfected. All crockery, cutlery, silverware, pots and pans etc will be washed on a hot wash in the dishwasher. Soft furnishings will be sprayed with disinfectant.

Please Get In Touch!

I hope this has helped you see how you could have a relaxing and fun time at La Calade for your post-lockdown holiday this year. We have some dates available at the time of publication, not only later in the year but during the peak summer months too. We have put in place a stress-free booking procedure with a flexible cancellation policy for the rest of 2020. Our calendar changes regularly so even if it is showing booked, do get in touch to check. Cancellations and changes in plans are happening all the time so you may be in luck.