Myriam and Christian are delighted to welcome you to the heart of the Tarn department in the Occitanie region.
Our guest house, just outside the village of Laboutarié, is an ideal base for exploring our beautiful region. You're sure to find something to keep you busy.
The house, nestling in a green setting, offers the perfect backdrop for a relaxing break. Relaxin the tree-lined garden, the massage room or the swimming pool in summer.
To round off your stay, treat yourself to a treatment, a cocooning moment guaranteed. Myriam, a qualified practitioner in body techniques for well-being, offers massages to relax and recharge your batteries.
Our house offers quality services: a simple, personalised welcome, and kind attention to ensure a pleasant, rejuvenating stay. Your well-being and safety are our priorities. Accessible via a dedicated entrance and entirely on one level, it is adapted for people with reduced mobility, with a parking space in front of the entrance. Following the large common room, the corridor leads to the 3 bedrooms and the massage room. The maximum capacity of 6 adults ensures peace, privacy and security. A comfortable temperature all year round. In winter, central heating provides gentle warmth from a radiator in the bedroom and a heated towel rail in the bathroom. In summer, the coolness is maintained naturally, as there is no air conditioning.
Myriam and Christian will be delighted to advise you on your walks and visits.
We offer dinner platters to order (book as soon as possible, at least 48 hours in advance) at €25/person. Served at 7pm in the dining room or on the terrace.
Composed of : Charcuterie and cheeses from the Tarn, Home-made starter and dessert, 1 glass of Gaillac wine, Coffee, tea or herbal tea.
We have sourced, painted and transformed the furniture to decorate the rooms, taking inspiration from the different countries from which Myriam's massages originate. All our rooms, measuring around 20m², have a private bathroom. Each room can accommodate a maximum of 2 people. The layout does not allow for an extra bed, even for a child of any age.
The poster gives the impression of being on a terrace overlooking the sea. All you have to do is imagine the smell of the sea and the sound of the waves. Wood and rattan add an exotic, Bali-inspired touch. From the window, you can admire the lush vegetation in the garden.
The stencilled furniture, colourful fabrics and paintings of prestigious sites will imbue you with the magic of India. An invitation to travel by thought while admiring the greenery through the window.
A refined ambience with soft colours, flowers that give off a sweet scent, a few Asian touches and you're transported to the land of the rising sun. The swimming pool, visible from the window, invites you to relax.
October to May 206€ (1 pers.) - 292€ (2 pers.)
June to September 217€ (1 pers.) - 303€ (2 pers.)
*Not applicable to payments by Chèque Vacance ANCV.
Deposit: 30% on booking.
Free cancellation: up to 2 weeks before the date of arrival. up to 24 hours before the date of arrival for COVID19 (on presentation of proof).
Reservations subject to our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Contact - Information request by telephone on 05 63 60 86 16 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Myriam and Christian will be delighted to help you.
SAMPAT" means "RESOURCE" in Sinhalese, chosen in memory of a wonderful trip to SriLanka, a country where Man and Nature are extremely closely linked.
Our "Massages Sampat*" salon offers a wide choice of well-being massages, performed exclusively by Myriam. More than just luxury and comfort, massage has many benefits. Clinical studies show that manipulating muscles and joints improves mobility and reduces pain. Tissues that are more toned are better equipped to deal with aggression. Stimuli from touch receptors send information to the brain, which secretes pleasure hormones (dopamine, serotonin and endorphin) and reduces cortisol secretion. These hormones spread throughout the body. Massage is unequivocally effective in combating stress, helping to soothe and reduce anxiety, and combining pleasure and health.
Let yourself be seduced by our massages, whatever your needs, you'll find the one that's right for you. Still not sure? Myriam will be delighted to answer your questions and help you make your choice.
Certain medical conditions may present risks when it comes to receiving a massage. If you are affected by any of the following: medication, chronic or serious illness, recent surgery, temporary health problem, please consult your doctor and bring a medical certificate authorising you to receive a well-being massage. In order to provide you with the most appropriate treatment possible, you will be asked a few friendly and professional questions at the beginning of the session. If there is the slightest doubt about a possible contraindication to receiving a massage, in the absence of a medical certificate, the massage may be postponed or cancelled.
The massage room is a private space, accessible by appointment only, and only welcomes one person at a time. You will be comfortably seated in a hushed, temperate atmosphere: subdued lighting, heated mattress, room temperature around 26°C. For your safety: Myriam wears a mask throughout the service. Between 2 massages: the linen used is replaced by clean linen (washed at maximumtemperature); the salon is aired, cleaned and disinfected in accordance with current recommendations (disinfectant detergent NF 14476).
Thai philosophy considers that life is animated by an invisible energy, prana, which according to Indian tradition circulates in the body via the nadis (72,000 energy channels). Energy blockages lead to imbalance and health problems. Thai massage focuses on 10 of these nadis, known as sen. It encourages the circulation of energy and restores the body's functions. Adopted by the West in the 1980s and 1990s, it is practised differently by different schools and practitioners. Whether in Thailand or Indonesia, massage is part of a veritable art of living: being massaged has been an everyday act for centuries. These people, accustomed to the practice of massage, are aware of the importance of their bodies and know that relaxing the muscles soothes the body, the heart and the mind.
Ideal before or after physical exertion, this treatment provides deep relaxation and muscle release. Say goodbye to tension, blockages and fatigue... The percussion, mobilisation and stretching performed by expert hands all over the body will give you a sense of wellbeing, rebalance your energy and boost your vitality.
Perfect for walkers, the modest... This foot-to-knee massage does not require you to undress. The reflex zones of the foot are stimulated using a wooden stylus. These stimulations have an effect on the whole body, enhancing well-being. The use of a shea butter cream nourishes and rehydrates the skin tissue of the feet.
Suitable for people who are stressed or in a hurry and find it hard to let go and settle down. Urut pijat" is a Balinese all-over body massage with deep, warming strokes. The vibrations and digital pressure provide intense and immediate relaxation by acting on the internal digestive, nervous and lymphatic systems, as well as on the muscles and joints.
In 5th-century India, the agar veda, perpetrated by the physician Sursuta, contained hygienic massages... For centuries, Indian massage remained an oral, family tradition passed down from mother to daughter and father to son, or from master to disciple for advanced massage. It is practised throughout society, and from the age of six, children are encouraged to massage other members of their family. Westerners are particularly fond of these massages, which are derived from traditional Ayurvedic medicine. This is a holistic approach, based on the relationship between humans and the elements, whose treatments bring physiological balance, harmony and improved functioning to the body. Indian massages boost the immune response and resistance to disease, and improve concentration, self-confidence and the perception of one's own body.
Recommended for reducing nervous tension and improving sleep quality. This is the most popular of Indian massages and is much appreciated by Westerners. The richness of the strokes: kneading, smoothing, gentle stretching, friction, tapping and percussion make it one of the most popular. Your practitioner's hands work the whole of your body, applying pressure in a slow or sustained rhythm.
Indicated for intellectual or computer workers and migraine sufferers, it relieves tension in the back. In Sanskrit, "Shiro" means head and "tchampi" means massage; associated with haircuts in the days of English colonisation, it gave rise to the word shampoo. This Indian massage is a real cocooning treatment. Delicate strokes with warm coconut oil for absolute relaxation on the upper back, then the nape of the neck and the skull finishing with the face.
This massage stimulates blood circulation, optimises the immune system and detoxifies tissues. It is performed in winter or cool weather. The stones used are made of naturally polished basalt, a dense, hard volcanic rock that retains and diffuses heat throughout the massage. Placed in precise locations and dexterously manipulated all over your body, they have a highly relaxing, soothing and comforting effect.
Imbued with ancestral Traditional Chinese Medicine, in that it uses the principles of Yin and Yang, the 5 elements and the energy paths that follow the acupuncture meridians, and with Japanese medicine, this treatment brings you deep relaxation, eliminates your tensions, blockages, fatigue and toxins... Used as a cure, it improves the functioning of your body.
The effects are immediate and increase with each session, and become lasting when this treatment is used regularly. As a spa treatment, this technique brings balance, helps you let go of stress and fatigue, and is equally suited to those who are nervous or lacking energy. Dressed in soft clothing and comfortably seated on the massage table, you will be invited to breathe deeply and calmly in order to receive this treatment. The gradual, deep pressure of the practitioner's palms, thumbs and forearms all over the body unties your knots and releases your tension.
Treatments that adapt to your expectations to enhance your well-being. Many civilisations have used therapeutic techniques known since 3000 B.C. In the West, Christianity has long rejected the practice of massage. Although it is becoming increasingly popular, only 5% of French people use it. There are more and more massage therapies on offer, but it's hard to know where to get one. A massage brings real benefits when it's performed correctly: by a trained practitioner who is committed to your health and well-being, and whose training is sufficient to guarantee you a high-quality treatment. Myriam obtained her RNCP "Intervenant Spa et Bien-être" qualification after completing a course at the École Témana: 385 hours of theory/practice + 80 hours of SPA work experience + 200 hours of in-cabin practice - theory and practical tests before a jury. Myriam, obtained her RNCP "Intervenant Spa et Bien-être" qualification after completing a course at the École Témana: 385 hours of theory/practice + 280 hours of SPA work experience + 200 hours of in-cabin practice - theory and practical tests before a panel of judges.
Your massage is a success when you feel welcomed, comfortable and confident, and when the practitioner's touch is right for you.
If you've never dared to push open the door of a massage parlour and want to discover new sensations, the signature massage is a good way to take the first step. For massage parlour fans, this made-to-measure treatment meets your needs as closely as possible. This all-encompassing massage, with its gentle, enveloping strokes and fluid, harmonious movements borrowed from Californian massage, stimulates body and mind. Drainage, gliding, kneading, effleurement, gentle pressure and stretching provide deep relaxation and physical and emotional soothing. Depending on your needs and the tensions you feel during the treatment, Myriam introduces different techniques for your greater pleasure. You become aware of your whole body and experience a real sense of general relaxation.
Myriam offers you a choice of Foot Thai or Shirotchampi massage techniques, so that you can get to know her, discover her salon and appreciate her touch, know-how, expertise and professionalism. These short treatments can also be used by beginners to get their first taste of massage. They are also ideal for those who are hesitant or short of time...
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and discover our beautiful region, which has something for everyone. From the most picturesque to the most unusual and off the beaten track, the Tarn has plenty to offer those who dare to venture. Set off to discover an area rich in sensations, where each season reveals a little more of its identity: nature, heritage, flavours, crafts, festivals, culture... there's everything to seduce you.
Many sites to visit: Albi, Castres and Gaillac 30 minutes away - Lautrec 10 minutes and Cordes sur Ciel ¾ of an hour away.
Prestigious museums to visit: Toulouse Lautrec, Goya, Jean Jaurès, Sainte Cécile or Vauban...
Magnificent scenery to admire, greenway 2 km away and hiking trails to explore.
Local flavours, products from the farm, orchard and vineyards to taste.
Share the values of the people of the Tarn and take the time to simply enjoy life.
Find the 2023 diary of all the activities in the Centre Tarn: https://www.calameo.com/books/006258892caa7390139ad
You'll find documentation in your room and we'll be delighted to help you.
6 km away, pay a visit to Réalmont la Charmante or "The happy town" according to Louisa Paulin's poem. Stroll under the arcades of the covered square where you'll find shops and craftsmen. Enter the church of Notre Dame du Taur and wander through the narrow streets with their remarkable half-timbered houses to the Fréjaire fountain.
On Wednesday mornings, from 8am to 1pm, producers and craftsmen welcome you to one of the oldest markets in the Tarn.
Numerous walks and the Greenway await walkers and cyclists (find the routes on the Tourist Office website below). The dovecotes, emblematic buildings with a variety of architectural styles, can be visited on a tour (guided tours available on certain days). Natural areas such as the Bancalié lake, the Arifat waterfalls and the Bezan dam are also enchanting places to visit.
Educational exhibition on dovecotes (free by reservation only) at the Chai aux Pigeonniers: 06 81 90 78 58
Unique presentations of ancient scenes (tools, habitats, models, collections of cake beans, etc.): http://www.lerevedupasse.fr/joomla/horaires
A piece of medieval history in Castelroc: https://www.castelroc.net/
A family at the service of animals, from the most common to the most unusual: https://www.exoticamis.com/accueil
Find all the activities on the Réalmont Tourist Office website: https://www.tourismecentretarn.fr/
Just ten minutes away by car, Lautrec has a whole history to tell: from the collegiate church of Saint Rémy, a listed 14th-century monument, to the fortifications of the Caussade, not forgetting the half-timbered houses, the windmill, the panorama above the mill, the 15thcentury covered market, the underground silos, the wells... And why not take a guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage: https://www.lesattelagesdusudouest.com/
The Lautrec region is France's leading producer of pink garlic, a condiment with a quality label (IGP and Label Rouge). As a result, Lautrec is one of France's Remarkable Taste Sites.
We love the Café Plùm, where you can enjoy a drink, a meal or a show... https://www.cafeplum.org
Find all the events and information on the website of the Lautrec Tourist Office: https://www.lautrectourisme.com/
You can't help but fall under the spell of the city of Albi and the authentic welcome of the Albigensians. The omnipresent brickwork on the facades of the houses gives the narrow streets a warm atmosphere and shimmering colours. Let yourself be seduced by the power of the Episcopal City, visible long before you enter the town. Built on a promontory on the banks of the river Tarn, it is one of our heritage highlights.
Sainte-Cécile Cathedral is the only cathedral in the world built entirely of brick. A wonderfully decorated example of Gothic architecture adapted to the context of the South of France. Bordered by the Palais de la Berbie and its sumptuous garden, this palace is home to the internationally renowned Toulouse-Lautrec museum.
Continue your walk to the cloister and collegiate church of Saint-Salvi and the Pont-vieux, built in 1040 and the oldest in France. You'll be amazed by the sight of half-timbered facades, elaborate doorways, secret back courtyards and the many refurbished squares, perfect for relaxing, with their refreshing fountains and fountains.
Festivals and other events keep Albi lively throughout the year. Find out all the latest news on the https://www.albi-tourisme.fr/ website.
Built along the banks of the River Agout, Castres is well worth a visit. Its colourful halftimbered houses, dating from the 13th century and former workshops of tanners, parchmentmakers and weavers, give the town of Castres a picture-postcard setting. You can take a closer look by sailing aboard the Coche d'eau "Le Miredames". Retrace the history of the town where Jean Jaurès was born by visiting its buildings: the Town Hall and the Goya Museum in Saint-Benoit Abbey, the town houses, the garden, Le Notre de l'Evêché...
Find all the latest news and festive programmes at https://www.tourisme-castresmazamet.com/fr/accueil/
The presence of beautiful clay-coloured architecture bears witness to a past steeped in history. The Abbey of Saint-Michel overlooking the Tarn, the church of Saint-Pierre in the heart of the town, the château and the Parc de Foucaud all reflect the richness of its heritage. For 2000 years, Gaillac has been home to one of the oldest vineyards in France. This is due in particular to the favourable climatic conditions and its geographical location at the crossroads of the roads to Lyon and the waterways to Bordeaux. The Rabelaisian brotherhood of the "Dive bouteille" continues to promote the wines of Gaillac.
Stock up on ideas: https://la-toscane-occitane.com/
Find out all the latest news in the Gaillac diary: https://www.tourisme-tarn.com/decouvrir/incontournables/bastides-villages/villes/gaillac/agenda-gaillac/
After passing through part of the Gaillac vineyards, 30 minutes from Albi, you'll arrive in one of the Tarn's 5 famous medieval towns. From the top of its ramparts, Cordes offers unforgettable views over the Cérou valley. Take a leisurely stroll up the steep cobbled streets, where you'll find sumptuous mansions with sculpted facades. Push open the doors of the many craftsmen's workshops and galleries... taste the croquants, a speciality of Cordes, a small, delicate and light almond biscuit, or the delights of the sugar and chocolate museum.
Find all the information on https://www.cordessurciel.fr/decouvrir/cordes-sur-ciel-cites-medievales/
Flip through the magazine. The photos and reports will whet your curiosity. https://www.tourisme-tarn.com/decouvrir/le-petit-espante/
These general terms and conditions of sale are intended for the exclusive use of booking stays in the bed and breakfast "Au Paradis Vert", 26 Rue des Camélias, 81120 Laboutarié, France. They constitute the booking contract between the owners, Myriam and Christian Molinari, and the customer for a stay in a guest room.
Guests will receive the warmest of welcomes. The owner undertakes to welcome them personally with all due attention to facilitate their stay and knowledge of the region.
Article 2 - Length of stay
Customers booking accommodation with the owner for a fixed period may not, under any circumstances, claim any right to remain in the premises.
Article 3 - Conclusion of the contract
On receipt of the booking made by the customer on the owner's website: http://www.auparadisvert.com/, the said customer will receive a confirmation e-mail or SMS entitled: Your booking on the Au Paradis Vert website.
The owner invites the customer to check the details of this reservation:
The reservation becomes effective once the customer has sent the owner a deposit of 30% of the total price of the stay, with a minimum of one night per room. Prices are inclusive of all charges, the owner is not subject to VAT, article 293 B of the CGI.
Article 4 - No right of withdrawal
For bookings made by post, telephone or internet, the hirer does not benefit from the withdrawal period, in accordance with article L121-21-8 of the French Consumer Code relating in particular to accommodation services provided on a specific date or at a specific time.
Article 5 - Cancellation by the customer
All cancellations must be notified to the owner by post, e-mail, text message or telephone.
The customer is informed of the special conditions in the event of cancellation of the booking before the start of the holiday:
Article 6 - Cancellation by the owner
If the owner cancels the holiday before the start of the holiday, he must inform the customer by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt or by any other means if the deadline is too short.
Without prejudice to any claims for damages, the customer will be reimbursed immediately for any sums paid.
Article 7 - Covid-19 cancellation
If your stay cannot take place because of government containment measures, in the event of contamination of the guest or the owner (on presentation of a medical certificate), the owner undertakes:
Article 8 - Arrival
Customers must arrive on the specified day no earlier than 5pm (when rooms are available) and no later than 8pm.
In the event of late or delayed arrival, the customer must inform the owner. The owner reserves the right to refuse access to the premises after 9.30pm.
Article 9 - Payment of the balance
The balance is payable on arrival.
Consumption and additional services not mentioned in the contract must be paid to the ownerat the end of the stay.
Article 10 - Tourist tax
The tourist tax is a local tax that the customer must pay to the owner, who then pays it to the Treasury. The tourist tax is included in the price of the night's stay and paid directly to the Treasury by the owner of Au Paradis Vert.
Article 11 - Use of the premises
The customer must respect the peaceful nature of the premises and use them in accordance with their intended purpose.
No meals may be taken in the rooms. The customer undertakes to return the rooms in good condition and must declare any damage for which he/she may be responsible and assume responsibility for repairs.
For safety reasons, it is strictly forbidden to use Au Paradis Vert :
The entire house is a non-smoking area. An ashtray is available outside. Smokers are asked to take care not to disturb non-smokers by keeping away from areas occupied by other people, and from open doors and windows.
As the rooms have been decorated and furnished with passion by the owner, guests are askedto respect the objects made a vailable. Any undeclared disappearance of an object will be invoiced to the customer at its replacement value.
Traffic on the Au Paradis Vert premises must be quiet. To ensure peace and quiet for all our guests, Au Paradis Vert is for adults only. Only grown-up children are accepted as long as they are calm and capable of submitting to the conditions of occupation of the premises. Guests are reminded that minors on the property are the sole responsibility of their parents or guardians.
Article 12 - Disclaimer - private swimming pool
It is the responsibility of customers to take all necessary precautions when using these facilities, particularly if they are staying with minors who must be supervised. Customers agree to hold the owner entirely harmless in the event of an accident to themselves or their family.
No compensation can or will be claimed by the reservee(s).
Ball games and the like are not permitted. Diving is not permitted. The use of buoys and other equipment is the sole responsibility of the hirer.
Article 13 - Change of rooms
Without the customer being able to claim any compensation, the owners reserve the right to change the room initially booked by the customer for a room of the same capacity.
Article 14 - Disputes
Any dispute or claim relating to these general booking or cancellation conditions shall be brought before the competent French court.
Article 15 - Complaints
When a customer expresses dissatisfaction, they are invited to put it in writing: by letter or email, stating their identity.
Article 16 - Modification of the conditions of sale
These terms and conditions of sale may be amended at any time without notice. Acceptance of and compliance with these terms and conditions of sale are deemed to have been accepted as soon as the deposit has been paid.