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Villa Louise App'Arts and Prouty'Art Gallery,
Artist House and Art Gallery,
24 km from Canal du Midi, 30 km from Narbonne and 47 km from Carcassonne.
Permanent Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Robert Prouty, American Artist.
"à la carte" workshops, (discovery/initiation to Painting and Drawing) with the Artist of the House !
North Wing (Pauline and Georges) and South Wing (Maui) on the ground floor of the Gallery.

The space


Total size of 26 m²
Maximum capacity of 2 persons
Swimming-pool and garden view
Separate entrance

1 entrance / kitchen / dinning & living room of 14 m²
1 bedroom of 9 m²
1 bathroom (shower) / Toilets of 3 m²

furnished and equipped
independent water heater
1 double bed
sheets, bath towels, dish towels...

household appliances
1 fridge with freezer
1 kettle
1 toaster
1 microwave oven
1 gas cooker 4 rings and oven
1 hair dryer
1 iron

CD/radio/cassette player and a few CDs,
books, magazines, various flyers...
(We can also lend you books, in French or in English. Even beter, if you have enjoyed a book and if you wish to share it, exchange it for one of of ours. Books are made for travelling too !).
(if you are not cyclo-hikers, we can lend you some old bicycles to discover the beautiful village of St Laurent de la Cabrerisse and its surroundings).

Interaction with guests

You have free access to the yard, BBQ and swimming-pool (5 x 10 meters).

Free parking in front of the house.

(The renters will be held responsible for carrying out any illegal activity using the internet connection provided).

Other things to note

Welcome to Villa Louise App'Arts & private Gallery of Robert Prouty – Prouty'Art

Villa Louise is a family (owned and managed) registered property company created at the end of 2012.

Why Villa Louise ?
People from Saint Laurent de la Cabrerisse told me that the house had been built around 1930 for or by Louise du Plessis Mauron de Grénédan.
I tried to learn more about her by consulting Internet and I discovered that her father was originally from the same part of Brittany as I am and that she died in 1960, my year of birth.
This was enough to convince me to pay tribute to her, without knowing her at all, by giving her name to the Company and the house.

Why Villa Louise App’Arts ?
The house is made of 2 apartments, running through from the North to the South side of the building.
Mine is on the 1rst floor and I share it with my companion Robert Prouty who is an Artist (Painter), when he is not in his house and Art studio of Opoul-Périllos, a beautiful little village of the Pyrénées Orientales, at 40 minutes drive from here.

The North wing of the ground floor flat was my mother’s, who joined me in the Languedoc Roussillon in September 2012, a few little years after my father died; and the South wing was my son’s, at the time looking for a job in the area.

Luckily, my son quickly found another job and is now living with his companion, not far from here but, unfortunately, my mother joined my father, far too soon … so, the ground floor flat is unoccupied when family or friends don’t visit us, for a week-end or a holiday.

This is why I propose a “homestay accomodation” by renting the North or South wing of this furnished and equipped apartment so as to help me pay for the maintenance and the bills of the house and also to finance the works in process and yet to come; the list is long because we still have a lot of projects and ideas in our heads !

So, if you stay at Villa Louise, you might see us walking with a paint brush or a hammer in the hand, working in the house or in the garden…
Or you might see me, in my office, doing accounting, updating our (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) pages or working for a client of my other activity as a self-employed, designing promotional items (Watiz’Art Pro)…
Or sometimes, escaping on our bicycles or with our rucksacks, for a few hours or for the day !
And, if he is inspired, you will maybe see Robert, installed in front of his easel ?

Why App’Arts ?
Because ALL the walls of the house, almost without exception, are covered by beautiful paintings since Villa Louise is the private Gallery of Robert Prouty and propose a permanent exhibition of his work.

And, with the precious help and involvement of this multi-talented Artist, other than painting, we brought Villa Louise back to life when she was lying dormant in oblivion; she has become today an Artist’s house, unique and welcoming. People say that she is like us; people say that they feel good here !

Travellers, hikers, cyclo-hikers, stop over at Villa Louise !
Hiking, Cycling, Art show and Bed !

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 7PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 8 / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM



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Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Joe User Profile
July 2017
We can wholeheartedly recommend staying with Patricia and Robert. The apartment itself is a gallery of Robert's paintings, which makes for a unique experience. It is well-stocked and clean with everything you need to cook and relax. The highlight of the apartment is the fantastic garden with hammocks, lots of interesting corners to relax and, of course, the pool! Make sure to say hello to the rabbit and cat. Overall, the best thing about our stay was the Robert and Patricia's hospitality. They made us welcome from the moment we arrived and we enjoyed their recommendations of the local places to visit. If you are that way inclined, grab a copy of Daniel Start's 'Wild Swimming France' book as many of the best river spots are located in this area.
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Many thanks Victoria and Joe for your kind messages, public and private... this is on my todo list !
July 2017

Jean-Pascal User Profile
May 2017
Patricia and Robert have an artistic way to live their life and genuinely enjoy sharing it with their guests... We felt at home in the large apartment, independent and nicely decorated with Robert's artwork. We enjoyed cycling in th countryside, staying by the pool with Panpan the rabbit or sharing good wine from Corbiere... My friend also attended a 2 days course in oil painting with Robert and could learn a few very interesting techniques... We loved staying a full week at Villa Louise and will surely come back for a bit longer...
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Many thanks Jean-Pascal, it was a pleasure for us too; we really enjoyed your company. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Villa Louise and Robert will then get the easel and brushes ready for another Oil Painting Workshop. So... à très bientôt !
May 2017

Guillaume User Profile
August 2017
Merci à Patricia et Robert pour leur accueil chaleureux. L appartement est aménagé avec goût, marqué par leur côté artistique et créatif. Une adresse et des contacts que nous garderont.
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Merci Marlène et Guillaume pour votre gentil commentaire; nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié la fantaisie et l'originalité de Villa Louise. Bien cordialement.
August 2017

Manon User Profile
April 2017
on a été accueillis en même temps qu'ils recevaient de la famille, on a été reçus comme eux. Patricia et Robert sont très amicaux et désireux de nouer des liens avec les nouveaux venus, de leurs faire découvrir la région. quant à l'appartement Maui nous avons étés reçus avec le standing d'un hôtel (petit savon, serviettes à disposition, vaisselle bien plus que le minimum, café et thé chez soi ou chez vos hôtes au choix ...)
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Merci Manon... et Maxime. Eh oui, c'est le plaisir du partage ! Bien amicalement et à bientôt nous l'espérons.
April 2017

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Patricia User Profile

Ouverture d'esprit, tolérante. Sociable.
Détestant la routine.
Sens de l'humour.
Désireuse de rencontrer des gens nouveaux et intéressants.

Open minded.
Hating the routine.
Great sense of humour.
Always willing to meet new and interesting people.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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