Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Built in 1777 and bought by the current owner’s great grandfather in 1829, Baudon de Mauny has been in the same family for seven generations. But whilst history and charm abound - this hôtel particulier, in the heart of Montpellier’s old town, is a thoroughly modern affair. With nine sumptuous rooms offering a beautiful blend of sleek, contemporary design and stunning original features a treat awaits you behind the building’s grand Louis XVI-style façade.
More boutique B&B than bonafide hotel, reception is not 24-hours a day here but, run by owners Alain and Nathalie, there’s a delightfully intimate feel to the place that will have you feeling at home in no time.
A delicious (if a little pricey) breakfast is served each morning in the cobblestone courtyard. Equally, you’re spoilt for choice on lovely boulangeries nearby if you fancy heading out.
Whilst there’s no restaurant on site, the owners can organise a private dinner (by prior arrangement) or will happily point you in the direction of the best local eateries nearby. The hotel’s rather regal feeling drawing room offers the perfect spot for a coupe de champagne before heading out.
No two of the nine rooms are the same at this Chic Retreat though all offer an elegant décor, contemporary feel and a good use of space. Whilst the cheaper options (Superior Room and Junior Suite) are more modern in design, we would recommend upgrading to the Luxury Room for spectacularly high ceilings and nigh-on palatial feel. It’s worth noting that due to the age of the building there is no lift on site, so the property is not suited to those less mobile.
Nestled in the heart of Montpellier’s picturesque old town, Baudon de Mauny couldn’t be better placed to explore. Musée Fabre, the Corum concert hall and the Jardin des Plantes are all just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, along with plenty of wonderful restaurants and shops for all your feasting and frippery needs.
Whilst only 7km from the coast, the nearest beaches to Montpellier are a little underwhelming. Head further east to Plage de L’Espiguette for mile upon mile of golden sand dunes (40-minute drive) or west to Plage de la Grande Conque in the Cap d’Agde for more of a volcanic feel (around a 1-hour drive).