Le Moulin des Templiers

Spirit of the place 

Come and cultivate the present moment at the Moulin des Templiers. “Slow Life”: the art of living that invites you to take your time.

It goes against the frenetic rhythm of our “modern” lives, so connected and yet disconnected from the essential link with Nature.

Here, in our valley, at the gates of the village, we take care of you as we do of Nature. And she gives it back to us. The seasons are true and beautiful, the cuisine is local-grown and mainly organic…

Staying at the Moulin des Templiers is a simple, soothing and inspiring experience. A luxury that is experienced from the inside.

Location

Le Moulin des Templiers invites you in the heart of Burgundy, between Paris and Lyon, in the Morvan regional natural park. Rooted to its land of Burgundy, the Moulin des Templiers share the poetry and the history of its places. On the edge of a pretty valley, a stone’s throw from UNESCO heritage in Vézelay 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 limestone in the bathrooms, custom-made solid oak furniture and floors, regional photographs for decoration, etc.

The living room

It’s a beautiful place to take a break all year round. In summer, open to its suspended wooden terrace, it offers a unique view of the river. In winter, as you leaf through a book with a warm cup of tea, or play a board game with your family

Restaurant

Located in the old mill with a fireplace and old terracotta floor tiles. The restaurant is open with a large bay window, the old and the modern go together wonderfully. With its capacity of 30 seats, it opens onto a second riverside terrace of the same capacity. What a pleasure to be soothed by the sound of water…to hear the birds…

Wellness area

New wooden house, it fits perfectly into the natural environment of the place. Equipped with large bay windows opening onto the river.

Let yourself be with the humid heat of the hammam, a gentle invitation for relaxation and imaginary travel. The outdoor hot tub is integrated into the spirit of the place for an absolute connection with the river and the stars. The sauna is open on the enchanted nature.

History :

Moulin Banal: former name of the Moulin des Templiers

  • In 1167 next to the river is located the Moulin Banal (attached to the Commandery of Knights Templar Island) and the chapel of St Jean Baptiste. Donation of a lord of Avallon the Templars.
  • 1506 the pastor of Pontaubert is still reading the Mass in the chapel
  • 1569 The Huguenot family, masters of Vézelay burned the Moulin Banal of Pontaubert and the small chapel.
  • 1910 Its last function was ice blocks making.
  • 1925 It was converted into a hotel.
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