Vézénobres is a medieval village ideally located between the Mediterranean Sea, the Cévennes mountains and the Rhone Valley, surrounded by the « garrigues » - the typical bushy flora of the South. Maison Yoshimi was born in this charming landscape. Chisato Yoshimi, a Japanese from Kyoto, felt in love with this village, beginning with the breathtaking view from her terrace. Today, even after more than 10 years, Chisato is still fascinated by this view, from the sunrise over the valley to the sunset on the Cévénnes mountains, reflecting on the stone walls of her village.
Centrally located in the Gard, between the historical cities of Nîmes and Alès, Vézénobres is a cultural crossroads, with a surprising cosmopolitan atmosphere in the heart of the nature. The Maison Yoshimi is not only a just place to pass through: it is a wonderful gathering place - to get together and to exchange.
Have you said unique? Yes, a unique blend of "Bed and Breakfast" and "non-profite organization", la Maison Yoshimi promotes extraordinary cultural and artistic exchange between Japan, France and why not, other countries! In a friendly atmosphere, Chisato organizes Japanese painting, cooking, pottery workshops in this charming village of Southern France. It is also the place to live an authentic experience of the French art of living.
Nothing is ever set in stone : every guest, every visitor can contribute to create the history of Maison Yoshimi. An exceptional site, for genuine human encounters and for new and enriching experiences of life.

Association, la Maison Yoshimi

Throughout the year, la Maison Yoshimi organizes regular, or upon request workshops. It is also possible to organize a Japanese meal as an option. Please contact us for any request for groups or individuals.

workshops (stay from one week to 10 days)
- Haiku courses (japanese poem)
- Ppainting workshop outdoor
- Pottery class
- Holiday package for cooking lovers
- Visit the region
- Other workshop in request for individuals and groupes

A) 3-hour private base lesson: 60 €
(You carry 1 piece of your own work).
B) Overnight stay in my B&B + 6 hours of private based lesson: 100 €
(You carry 2 pieces of your own work).
C) Optional: Japanese meals from around 10-15 €

Our Past Events

Soba (buckwheat) Festival - September 13th-14th, 2014

Fig festival, in Vézénobres in 2011

In 2011, a visit by a delegation of the city of Takicho, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, famous for its fig production.

Japanese Traditional Arts Week – June, 2010

Japanese Cooking Class

Japanese Calligraphy

Kimono Making Workshop

Japanese Art Exhibition

Tea ceremony

Ikebana Flower arrangement

Japan Festival - Opening event

Guest house, La maison Yoshimi

Maison Yoshimi is located in the center of the medieval town of Vézénobres and offers a magnificent view over the Cévennes mountains and the Gardon Valley. You will feel at home as soon as you arrive at Chisato's, your host.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable and you will feel a Japanese influence, a discrete reminder of the origins of Chisato. Originally from Kyoto, Chisato Yoshimi carried the influence of her country into the heart of this French medieval village of Vézénobres. Ten years ago, she literally fell in love with this house and this village and was keen to renovate it respecting the charm, the style and the traditional architecture of the building.
A cafe and a restaurant are right accross the street. On the northern façade of la Maison Yoshimi, you may notice the evolution of the history of the village and the different periods of its transformation. On the South side, enjoy a magnificent 180° view on the Valley of the Gardon and a Mediterranean garden. The oldest wall of the cellar, from the 12th century, is one of the most beautiful in the village, and the presence of impressive "calaberts" (covered terraces used to dry figs) enhances the original character of the house.
Completely restored and modernized, the interior decoration is very luminous and contemporary. The 3 guestrooms can accommodate couples with or without children since the spaces are modular and can be transformed into family suites. Ideal for long holidays or short-stays, just to breathe facing the horizon and the immensity of a blue and sunny sky.
In Vézénobres, share a unique cultural experience close to the nature, with your friends or family. A memorable holiday in this charming medieval village between mountains and sea.


la maison yoshimi

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19 Place de la Mairie 30360 Vézénobres France

fix phone : +33 (0)4 66 24 27 62
cell phone : +33 (0)6 03 83 60 30 / (0)6 85 98 97 62