Le Cheval Blanc is a bed & breakfast in the heart of the beautiful medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, the medieval heart of one of France’s most beautiful regions.
On our doorstep is a wealth of medieval architecture, lively bars, restaurants and artists studios. The scenery is stunning, especially the Aveyron gorge. We’re very close to vineyards, more medieval villages than you’ll have time to visit. There’s a real sense of rural life continuing as it has for centuries. One of the best markets in the region takes place every Sunday outside our front door. In addition there are endless outdoor activities available.
But we’re also more than a B&B because at Le Cheval Blanc we’re all about the food. We specialise in vegan and vegetarian gourmet cooking. We use fresh, local, quality ingredients and pride ourselves on preparing the best vegan and vegetarian food around. You’ll love our breakfasts and we can do evening meals to order. If you’re an omnivore, don’t worry; a French breakfast is vegetarian anyway and there are plenty of restaurants nearby.
If you are interested in learning about vegan and vegetarian food, we also run a cooking school where we teach vegan and vegetarian cookery. For foodies who want to explore rather than learn, we’ve launched foodie adventures and gourmet weekends.
While you’re here we’ll share with you our local knowledge and the results of us trying to veganize the region. We know all the best places to eat and where to buy the most delicious produce.
Guests have access to a kitchen, a grand lounge/dining area and secure storage/workshop facilities for bikes. We’re especially suitable for families and groups; if there are between 6 and 10 of you, it may be possible to have exclusive use of the building.
Throughout the year we run a varied programme of residential and non-residential workshops, sharing our passion for vegan and vegetarian food. For more information and a list of workshops, visit the vegan and vegetarian workshops page.
New this year we are extending our training packages to include bespoke workshops aimed at chefs and other catering professionals. For more information on these sessions, visit the vegan cooking for chefs and professionals page.
We offer guests an opportunity to share our love of food by joining us for one of two different food-focused vacations. Our Foodie Adventures are an opportunity to tour the local area, meeting producers, exploring local markets and sourcing good quality fresh produce, then returning to our kitchens to use these ingredients to cook up a delicious vegan or vegetarian meal. See the Foodie Adventures page for more information, to check the list of upcoming dates, and to book.
Our gourmet weekends are themed weekends where you will have the opportunity to observe Natalie while she prepares a 5-course vegan or vegetarian evening meal. Then, of course, you can sit down and enjoy it too. See the Gourmet Weekends page for more information, to check the list of upcoming dates, and to book.
Anyone staying on one of our residential cookery school courses or our vegan and vegetarian vacations, will be welcomed into our home, which is also a fully-registered bed and breakfast. We also accept guests who just want a place to stay in the local area.
For more information about our rooms, breakfast, and dining options that are available to guests or to book a room, visit the Bed & Breakfast page.
Whether you are visiting us to learn about vegan or vegetarian food or as a guest visiting the local area, there are many local sights to explore and additional activities.
Because Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is a wonderful place to explore by bike, we also offer self-guided cycling holidays, which of course also come with vegetarian and vegan breakfasts and evening meals. For more information, visit our sister site, St Anton InnNoble Velo.