The apartment is situated in the historic village of MILHARS, amidst one of the most beautiful hilly areas of S.W. France in the department of the TARN (81) region. At the top of this picturesque village is our house Le Couvent, a completely renovated former monastery, in which we created a very spacious, independent guesthouse with a large private terrace.

Private access to the guesthouse on the first floor via an outside staircase to the terrace from where you enter the large living area (air-conditioned) of 40m2, with a well-equipped open kitchen with 4-burner gas stove, Nespresso-machine, refrigerator, oven and microwave, dining area (dining table with 4 chairs), seating area with 2 comfortable sofas and armchair and a large flat screen TV with channels Orange and Chromecast. Wi-fi is available in the entire apartment.


From the living room you have access to your spacious bedroom (approx. 15 m2), equipped with a large 2 person box spring bed (1.80 x 2.00 m) and storage space for clothes.

The modern bathroom consists of a large walk in shower, toilet, and washbasin.

In the village, on the Place du Mairie you'll find a communal centre with a small grocery store where you can get your French bread, a brasserie, bar/terrace and post office.

From the apartment and from your terrace you have a beautiful view of the surrounding hills, the village with its church and the chateau. You can also use a large part of the garden. There are various walks directly from the house and in the nearby area that you can find HERE.



(click here for a selection)

In Milhars 250 meters downhill you'll find brasserie 'Comme Chez Mamie' on the Place du Mairie and restaurant "Le Segalar' a little further down the road.

Ver nearby (5km) you will find several restaurants: Le Moulin de Varen (our recommendation) in the village of Varen, several restaurants in St Antonin Noble Val and Cordes sur Ciel (both 15 minute drive) and ofcourse many restaurants in Albi and Gaillac.



Cordes sur Ciel

The famous medieval bastide hilltop town of Cordes-sur-Ciel, founded in 1222, an amazing tumble of houses in two fortified layers - with its maze of cobbled streets and oak beamed stone houses once voted the preferred village to visit in France in  2014, is only 15 minutes’ drive. 

The medieval and Roman village of St Antonin-Noble-Val on the river Aveyron is also 15 mins drive, famous for its huge Sundaymorning market, recognised as one of the best in France. A wonderful feast of French culture and food, it covers almost the entire medieval centre.

Don’t miss the beautiful city of Albi with its world famous Cathédrale Sainte Cécile (UNESCO heritage), the Museum Toulouse Lautrec and the old historic center with many shops and restaurants. Carpark Albi, near the Cathedrale: Boulevard Général Sibille, 81000 Albi.  Or Q-Park parkeergarage onder Place du Vigan.


Or you can take beautiful tours through the hilly landscape of the Albi region or Aveyron to the various old bastide villages in the countryside with their old castles like Najac and Penne, or other historic villages such as Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Puycelsi, Bruniquel with their fairs and festivals, meals, garage sales, flea markets and renowned for their regional products.


The beautiful Gaillac wine region named after the authentic town of Gaillac is just around the corner, you can make beautiful rides through the “Albigeois” (the Tuscany like) landscape to the various bastide-villages in the countryside with their fairs and celebrations, repas, vide-greniers/ brocantes and famous for their regional products. Gaillac wines.


ALBI - Toulouse Lautrec

A visit to the "red" city of Toulouse (the bricks that are used in Toulouse are red-colored, called “briques Toulousaines”) is worth a detour; beautifully situated on the Garonne, many beautiful squares, churches, museums, restaurants and lively student neighbourhoods. There are universities, a conservatory and an art academy.






There are many possibillities to go out hiking, short or long walks. Around the village of Milhars and the 'Vallée de Bonnan' you can find 20 walks on this website

Nature lovers can indulge themselves. The protected natural area “Forêt de Grésigne” with its rugged Gorges are good for rock climbing, hanggliding, walks and beautiful panoramic views. The river Aveyron is famous for canoeing and a good swim. All within easy reach. You can find a lot of sports info to choose:

click HERE for an overview of more activities



Next to the restaurant Moulin de Varen , beachside in Laguepie - in front of restaurant La Guinguette de la Plage in Cazals - at Manjocarn Café in the river Aveyron or at La Guingette de la Plage or the public pool at St.Antonin Noble Val  - tourist info

Click HERE for an overview of places to swim in the area



Do you like to play golf? Albi has a very beautiful 18-hole golf course and there are also several golf courses in the Toulouse area. Website Golf Albi Lasbordes 

There's another  9-hole course in Rivières, between Albi and Gaillac: Golf Aigueleze




The apartment: Private terrace, use of large part of the garden, WI-FI, TV, a well-equipped open kitchen, smoke detector, air conditioning in living room, hairdryer. The apartment is non smoking (except outside).

Supermarkets: Supermarket and other shops in St Antonin Noble Val and Cordes sur Ciel (both villages 15 minutes’ drive away) and a small supermarket in Varen (only a 5 minutes’ drive).

Culinary and wine: Our guesthouse is located near the Gaillac wine region with its many domaines and chateaux.

Restaurant in Milhars (Le Segalar), Varen (Le Moulin de Varen), various restaurants in St Antonin Noble Val and Cordes sur Ciel and a wide selection in Albi and Gaillac.


Check-in and check-out times:                                                                                                                                                                           You can check in from 4 pm on the day of arrival.                                                                                                                                       Check out on the day of departure by 11 am.                                                                                                                                                    A Minimum long-weekend stay of 2 nights until april 1st 2021. After that minimum stay is 3 nights.

Rates including all taxes, linens, towels. 

The owners Angela & Jan spent most of their career working in the music business. Previously they ran a luxury Bed & Breakfast 'Mas de la Muse' in the same region. After a break of several years they recently returned to this beautiful area.


Le Couvent

Angela Wap & Jan van Dingstee

219 Côte de Cargomiech - 81170 Milhars - Frankrijk


T: +31 6 3733 7442


€ 85 per night (incl.tourist tax)

(min. 3 nights)


kitchen - wifi - tv  - audioset - airco - kingsize bed  - parking