My boyfriend and I had an amazing holiday at La Maison du vert vegetarian hotel in August. On arrival Debbie showed us up to our lovely room with far reaching views of the countryside and of thier gorgeous garden. There was an imformative file in the room with a menu in it, which Debbie kindly went through and pointed out all the dishes that were vegan or vegan option. So much choice! From memory there was 7 starters and 6 mains that were vegan but as our stay was for 2 weeks Debbie gave us menus on our 4th day with loads more choice made specially to order. My boyfriend was so impressed that after the 2nd day he ate vegan with me. The food was just delicious. So much care and attention clearly goes into everything. One of their veg gardens is just outside the kitchen door and most evenings we would sit outside for dinner and watch Debbie and Daniel popping in and out with handfuls of leaves, vegetables and herbs, it couldn't be fresher. Every dish was so memorable and the blend of flavours perfect. We often had to ask what some of the ingredients were, have you ever had raw golden beetroot?? (plucked fresh from the garden of course!) red shisho and lemon basil? Every evening was a delight. We are clearly not alone in loving it there the restaurant and the patio was full every night and we were told they regularly have to turn people away. We were so pleased to see so many french people there too, lots of obvioulsy regulars. The atmosphere is so relaxed and friendly, the waiting staff were so chatty and helpful we met lots of the other customers who like us raved about the place. Lots of delicious home made drinks too, sparkling elderflower and the quince vodka, yum!
The gardens are just so beautiful, full of wildlife, I have never seen so many butterflies, they clearly know what to plant to encourage birds etc and have lots of quirky things around the garden to attract them in. We spent a few afternoons just sunbathing, relaxing, watching butterflies and being waited on! Debbie made us tasty vegan packed lunches as well which was a life saver! (they know places you can find vegan food though so do ask)
We visited the coast, lovely beaches,interesting towns, local markets, chateau's, borrowed bikes and cycled on the quietest roads ever with wild flowers everywhere.
We did 2 recommended by Daniel circular walks, just stunning.
Breakfast was delish too. Best vegan I have had, even homemade Soya yoghurt! Booked already for next June, see you there!