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Our concept is born from a deep post-Covid reflexion, our desire to leave Paris and find in Cordes a more balanced rythm of life. 

Before becoming their family home in 1959, this site was for many years the village presbytery.

Germaine and her husband Jacques undertook major renovations to the building in 1960 giving the house its charm and character.

In 2021 the children of Germaine inherited the house and undertook the total renovation of the medieval wing, situated in the street named rue Raymond VII, creating a mixed concept of a Salon de Thé, Boutique and Chambre d’Hôtes.

Today, we are delighted to be able to welcome you and share with you the tranquillity of the old presbytery and its leafy patio. 

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Pause Gourmande


‘Les Enfants de Germaine’ offers the atmosphere of a relaxed, welcoming tea room. Open from 9am to 7pm, you can enjoy delicious pastries, hot and cold drinks, ice creams, or even a breakfast before setting out on your day of discovery.

At lunchtime light meals are served beside the goldfish pond in the peaceful atmosphere of the leafy courtyard.



Les Enfants de Germaine is also a boutique concept that offers a small choice of second-hand objects, decoration and arts & crafts in tune with the season.

An invitation to a voyage of discovery and conversation in the heart of our tea room.

We hope we will also be able to present some art exhibitions in the year.

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One night at the presbytery


Spacious (35m2)with a high ceiling and exposed beams.

It has views over the interior patio and down onto the street Raymond VII, enabling you to connect to the calm of the interior house and courtyard, and to the atmosphere of the street and village life right in the heart of the medieval town.

 • King size bed (1,6m x 2m)

 • Bathroom with Italian shower and toilet

 • Free Wifi

 • Breakfast included

 • Free parking 5 minutes walk away

to see / to do 


  • Festival of classical music in Cordes-sur-Ciel in July

  • Albi : UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Episcopal City, the Cathedral of Sainte Cécile, the Toulouse Lautrec Museum

  • The circuit of the Bastides : Cordes, Puycelci, Bruniquel, Penne and Castelnau de Monmirail

  • The Abbaye Cistercienne de Beaulieu 

  • Gaillac, its old town and its ‘Cité du Vin’ + wine tastings and visits to Gaillacois vineyards

  • Fly over Cordes and the region in a hot air balloon

  • Saint Antonin : Bathing and canoe kayaking on the Aveyron, the old town and its superb Sunday market, the Grotte du Bosc

  • Hiking on the many footpaths and long distance walking trails

  • The Gorges of the Aveyron and the nearby Grésigne Forest + the bellowing of the deer in Autumn

  • The Botanic Garden of the Martels at Giroussens

  • The Museum and the Domaine du Cayla (family of Eugénie de Guérin)

  • To the North : the Aveyron area : Najac and Villefranche de Rouergue

  • A little further : Rodez, the Museum Soulages & Conques en Rouergue

  • To the South : Castres and the superb region of  Sidobre

  • The footbridge of Mazamet eand the village of Hautpoul

  • The Black Mountain in the South of the region

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