Spirit of the place :
Come and cultivate the pleasure of the moment at the Moulin des Templiers. “Slow Life”: the art of living that invites you to take the time.
Contrary to the frenetic rhythm of our “modern” lives, so connected and yet disconnected from the essential link that connects us to Nature.
Here, in our valley, at the gates of the village, we take care of of you like Nature. And it makes us well. The seasons are real and beautiful, the local cuisine and mainly organic…
Staying at the Templar Mill is a simple, soothing and inspiring experience. A luxury that comes first from the inside.
The Templar Mill plunges you into the heart of Burgundy, between Paris and Lyon, in the Morvan regional natural park of Morvan. Attached to its land of Burgundy, the Templar Mill invites you to share the poetry and sweetness of its places. On the edge of a pretty Cousin valley, a stone’s throw fromVézelay UNESCO Heritage and 5km from Avallon by the A6 motorway, this old mill welcomes you in a serene and elegant atmosphere.
The hotel :
We welcome you in the 12th century building and its 14 renovated, warm and unique rooms. Noble materials have been chosen with the greatest care: Burgundy stone in the bathrooms, custom furniture and parquet in solid oak, regional photographs in decoration, etc.
The living room :
It is a place where it is good to take a break in any season. In summer, open to its suspended wooden terrace, it offers a unique view of the river. In winter, it invites you to enjoy a fragrant tea, by flipping through books or by immersing yourself as a family in a board game.
This is the old mill where the mechanism was. Entirely in stone and floor tiles with large bay windows, the old and the modern combine perfectly. With its capacity of 30 seats, it opens onto a second terrace by the river of the same capacity. You will be lulled by the song of birds…
Wellness area :
New wooden building with vegetal roof, it fits perfectly in the natural environment of the place. Equipped with large bay windows opening onto the river.
Let yourself be invaded by the humid heat of the hammam, a sweet invitation to relaxation and imaginary travel. The outdoor hot tub is integrated in the spirit of the place for an absolute connection with the river and the stars. The sauna is open to enchanted nature, line and perfect finish in a zen atmosphere.
The History of the Banal Mill:
- 1167 On the banks of the river is the Banal mill (attached to the preceptory of the Templars of Island)
and the chapel St Jean Baptiste: donation of a lord of Avallon to the Templars
- 1506 the parish priest of Pontaubert was still reading Mass in the chapel
- 1569 The Huguenots family, masters of Vézelay burned the banal mill of Pontaubert and the small
- 1910 The last function of the Mill was the design of ice breads
- 1925 It was transformed into a hotel.