Le Devu
Le Devu

English site summary


In the 18th. Century two local farmhouses were demolished and, as was the custom in those days, using the wood and bricks from these buildings, a single farmhouse Le Devu was constructed probably over a single night, using around 30 local labourers.

The property was owned by generations of the Mathy family until 1995 the year that we acquired the property. One part of the house, dated 1900, is occupied by ourselves, beneath which a cellar was dug out around the same time. As there are no vineyards in Bresse, cellars in farmhouses are rare ! The colombage aspect of the building dates from the 18th. Century, with the south facing façade (en pisee) being constructed using clay, straw and wood i.e. wattle and daub technique. It was a farm building on an important agricultural property.

In Herve's office are two troughs confirming that it was previously an ancient stable. In the courtyard a stone slab conceals a well with brick walls which to this day remain in perfect condition.

Authenticity retained

Three apartments are available, all are at groundfloor level. The largest (l'Hutau-120 sq.mts) will accommodate 4-5 people, the smaller (la Boutique-30 sq.mts) 3 people. The 3rd. Room (le Petit Theâtre-25 sq.mts) designed for 2 people, is situated in a detached outbuilding. The three apartments are equipped with good quality bed linen and are completely separated from each other to afford maximum privacy for our guests.

Outside space

The wooded terrain 6000 sq.mtrs. is attractive in all seasons thus inviting our guests to relax all year round. It is possible to fish in the pond (mare), rods can be provided. (See photos).


Chambres d'hôtes

Your stay with us includes : Generous continental breakfast (sweet and savoury) with homemade food provided by ourselves.

Reception Office provides information on the local area and maps for walkers.

Also available to l'Hutau is the use of the refrigerator for storing picnic food and cold drinks.

Terrace with garden furniture on which to read and relax.

Access to the garden and the mare (pond).

Parking spaces.

Pets allowed.

All rooms are independent of each other, good quality bed linen is provided and each is decorated in an individual and traditional style. Here you can relax and discover the peace and tranquillity that is Bresse Bourguignonne in our pleasant and wooded garden.


La Boutique, or small suite 30sq.mtrs.

Sleeps 3 people
South and East facing with a view over the garden.
Hexagonal floor tiles, exposed brick walls.
1 double bed (1m40)
1 single bed (90cms)
Side table, Dressing table and wardrobe, 1 armchair and 2 chairs
Bathroom with shower and separate W.C.
Electric heating and electric kettle.
Situated at the southern end of the house, this suite has a cosy ambience which offers a feeling of calm and wellbeing.
Outside private and secure access, parking space near, gravel terrace with garden furniture and direct access to the garden.

Le Petit Théâtre, or double room 30 sq.mtrs.

Sleeps 2 people
North and East facing with a view over the garden
Hexagonal floor tiles, painted walls.
1 double bed (1m40)
Desk and wardrobe, 1 armchair and 2 chairs.
Bathroom with shower and separate W.C.
Electric heating and electric kettle.
Situated in a small brick house, the room has a colourful interior which contains theatrical souvenirs collected by Hervé and Francine.
Outside Private and secure access. Parking space to the side. Gravel terrace with garden furniture and direct access to the garden.

Overloohing the pool

The entrance gives private access to a terrace and private parking. The old woodstore has been completely renovated to create two semi-detached rooms under the original roof of "cannelees' tiles. They are rooms which are very comfortable and soundproofed.


To sleep 2 people. Floor area 28 sq.mtrs. It is a light, cosy and romantic room influenced by an English flower garden. It has a south facing view over the garden and bread oven and incorporates a small antique sewing corner. The room has 2 single beds,0.90m. x 1.90m. Large shower room and separate W.C.


La Minute

To sleep 2 people.Floor area 28 sq.mtrs. The room faces the east and overlooks the garden and parking area.The room is warm, calm and peaceful with wood cladded walls, decorated with a slight musical theme. The room has 2 single beds 0.90m. x 1.90m.which can be manually adjusted for the head and feet. Large shower and separate W.C.

La Cadole

Outside, near the staircase leading to the loft, a small area has been fitted out, to give cover when the air is warm but moist and is full of the wonderful scent of freshly cut grass. It is a lovely place to be where one can find a little warmth in winter and fresh air in summer. This refuge allows one to retire in peace and comfort outside. It contains a round table and chairs, a stool an easel for painting, an information window dedicated to life in Menetreuil, books, a photo album showing the house at the beginning of its renovation, a sideboard equipped with a large choice of crockery, a fridge and candles. Once you have visited, you will dream of returning to this small, peaceful and flowery den, (where the colour blue dominates), for you will fall in love with it.


« André’s Garden » in the old Bressan dialect of Menetreuil

The ancient fenhouse was never demolished. Between the slats in the wooden building you are able to try to identify the intruders ! In the small garden, which surrounds it, you can meet the scarecrows of LE Devu. They are very welcoming and accept all strangers to Bresse Bourguignonne ! If you have a scarecrow it can come to stay at Francine and Hervé‘s. Do not hesitate to brin git with you, i twill be able to stay as long as you wish.


Per room per night (including Taxe de séjour)

- 1 person : 50 euros
- 2 persons : 65 euros
- 3 persons : 85 euros
- 4 persons : 105 euros
- 5 persons : 125 euros

Supplement 1 person : 20 euros in the large suite
Breakfast included
Supplement for pet : 10 euros

Evening meal Can no longer be provided by ourselves but it is possible for generous and traditional meals to be delivered by nearby caterers, small restaurants or others.
Restaurants nearby.

We hope that you will choose to spend some time with us and assure you that we will endeavour to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
For more details : www.bresse.bourguignonne.com

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