Welcome to L'Origane

Perched on a quiet hill and hidden away in the cyress and olive trees, the Origane Guesthouse awaits you...


You will feel as if you are in the middle of the moutains, but you are in reality at a mere 40 minute drive from the city of Nice. Surrounded wildnerness, the Origane Guesthouse is only 4 km away from the lovely town of L'Escarène, in the heart of the Pays des Paillons, in the Nice hinterland.

Carole and Eric Ciavaldini have transformed this former farmers house into a confortable and cosy country home.They have today decided to no longer reserve the charm of two of their splendid bedrooms to their only friends. With a peaceful view on the houses' roman tiles and wodded hills, these new guest rooms are a perfect place to relax and escape from the clamour of city life. You will also be able to enjoy lazing around the beautiful pool, nestled in heart of the property.In the sun to tan, or in the hamac beneath the shade of the olive trees, the choice is yours!


Passionate about cooking, Carole will happily greet you at her table. You will be invited to feast on local specialities, discover french cuisine as well as suprising and exotic dishes. She draws her inspiration from seasonal and often home made produce. The olive oil is exacted from the house's abondant olive trees and the vegetables are often picked from the garden as are the figs and oregano.



The rooms ---------------------


You will appreciate the calm of these two adjoining rooms

with their charming antique furniture and lovely view

of the wooded hills of the Nice hinterland. 


LA FÉLICE (Felicity)

3 people

1 double bed (160) + 1 single bed (90)

Bathroom (the door near the bedroom) : shower,

washstand, W.C, window view south.










LA RÊVEUSE (The Dreamer)

2 people

 As the people want : 1 double bed (180) or 

2 single beds (90).


Bathroom (in the room) : shower, washstand, W.C,

little window (view garden).




























































































The Origan guest table ----------------------------------------------


Depending on the season and the weather, breakfast and diner will be served on the sunny terrace, the covered terrace or in the dining room on the large cermanic common table. Diner served in the evening on reservation.Healthy and varied cooking, seasonal produce, garden vegetables, french and mediterranean cuisine.


Lunch : Picnic basket for walkers and hikers

Rates :

Menu : 28€/person - 33€ (+ drinks)

Child menu : 15€

Picnic basket : 12€/person.



What to do at the Origane


A few ideas...


Make the most of the pool!

During the sunny season, the Origan pool awaits you for a refreshing dip, a nap in the shade of trees or a tanning session on one of the houses' deck chairs. Nestled in the heart of the property, the Origan pool is the perfect place to relax and dream the afternoon away.


Join one of the house's cooking workshops!

Personalized cooking workshops (on reservation)

Olive oil tasting, in partnership with Jacqueline Bellino, an organic olive oil producer from l'Escarène, followed by a meal on the theme of olive oil.


Discover the hills and the mountains

The surroundings of the Origan guesthouse are an ideal place to embark on many exciting and beautiful escapades. By foot, by car, on motorbike, by bike (for the sportier individuals - the Origan Guesthouse is at 650m in altitude) or by horse ( you will find a horse club not too far from

the guesthouse).


Dive into a good book

Feel free to borrow one of Carole's and Eric's numerous books and discover a rich and varied library. Classic or modern littérature, historical novels, thrilling mystery books, art manuels, philosophocal essays, beautiful books on cooking or travel... the choice is limitless. The largest part of this enthrawling library is in French but feel free to ask about books in your language.

To visit in the area  


  • The L'Escarene village with it's wonderful baroque style Church, typical french bars and cafés, and peacful view on the hills.


  • The beautiful perched villages of the Nice hinterland (Lucéram, Touët-de-L’Escarène, Berre-les-Alpes, Coaraze, Peille, Peillon…).


  • The Mercantour Natural Park with it's amazing Vally of Wonders (Prehistroic art and painting to be discovered).


  • The Côte d'Azur and its historic cities and landmarks (Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Villefranche s/mer, Eze…).


  • The city of Monaco.


  • The Ligurie region of North Italy : Vintimille and it's historic market, San Remo and it's dreamy sea front or Bordighera with it's varied museums and italien cafés and restaurants.


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Textes : Carole Guinard - Photos : Carole Guinard & Agnès Pachacz - Vidéo : Jean-Paul Guinard