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Moulin des Ruats

Cousin Valley, Avallon

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2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Moulin des Ruats

The Cousin valley is one of the most beautiful locations in Burgundy. Nestling in the bottom of the valley you will find the three star hotel restaurant, the Moulin des Ruats, an 18thC flour mill. The water wheel is still in place and you will be lulled by the sound of water and surrounded by nature in all its glory. Yet, you are only four kilometres from the market town of Avallon, and on the doorstep of some of the region's prime attractions.
This is the place for a relaxing break and a romantic sojourn, a first or second honeymoon perhaps and a chance to unwind.

The hotel embraces its surroundings. Many of the bedrooms have balconies looking onto the valley, the restaurant looks onto the view and on fine days you can eat outside on the river terrace. Walk along the valley or explore the Morvan Natural Park further, visit Avallon and the medieval towns of Vézelay and Noyers-sur-Serein, the magnificent Château d'Ancy-le-Franc and then return for a special meal in the evening in the hotel restaurant.

Moulin des Ruats Hotel Restaurant Avallon  on bank of River Cousin

There are 25 newly decorated bedrooms at the Moulin, an eclectic mix of styles from traditional to the more contemporary. Request your style and colour when booking, or take a lucky dip. You may want to switch off completely but there is that necessity of daily life, WiFi, throughout the hotel so you can stay in touch if needbe.

In the restaurant, chef Bruno Taurel presents a modern take on the traditional dishes from Burgundy choosing ingredients from local sources whenever possible. Artisan cheeses, charcuterie, hand-picked vegetables and fruit from the market...a gourmet experience in a charming setting. The restaurant is open to non-residents.

So, keep an eye on the Moulin de Ruats' website for their special offers and suggestions with details of events coming up, including wine tastings, and achieve a sense of wellbeing in this idyllic place.

Contact and Bookings

tel: 00 33 (0)386349700