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Brion, 63610 Compains France
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Mathilde N wrote a review Aug 2019
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I got a little bit of a shock at this place. The owner had a violent gesture towards me after I placed a mug on the floor outside while I went to get my shoes inside. His explanation was that he is "hot-blooded" and he hates people misbehaving with his property. He angrily monologued at great length on the subject of me having helped myself to 2 mugs in the the gîte's main room. The man had no interest in my apologies. He was so absorbed in all he had to say about my behaviour relating to his mugs, he seemed deaf to everything not coming out of his own mouth. It didn't feel for a second that his motivation for yelling at me was to let me know that things don't work like that in his gîte d'étape. It felt to me like he only wanted to make me feel bad and vulnerable. It was very strange. He also monologued at length about hypothetical future clients that would suffer from finding the mug I used, if instead of having been not chipped, it had been chipped. His extreme concern for hypothetical future clients in a unllikely future hypothetical situation, all the while he was yelling at his real present clients who were just longing for an herbal tea and a moment of calm in the garden afer a long day's walk, before bedtime ... that was very strange too. It felt to us like this place has clients and it has sub-clients and we were the latter. What distinguishes one from the other is a mystery. After this whole confusing stay at the Gîte Lapier, we concluded that this owner probably doesn't enjoy having gîtes d'étape clients that much. Despite serving dinner barefoot, he would rather have chambre d'hôte clients behaving like 4 star hotel clients that he can nonetheless accomodate according to the fairly low standards of gîtes d'étapes. We found that the warmth, simplicity and authencity of traditional gîtes d'étapes has been sanitised the heck out of this place: you're lectured about the inauthencity of Munster cheese all through dinner, but then you're asked to use disposable matress protections wrapped in plastic, and you're served industrial jams at breakfast. Still, undoubtedly the place is clean! And all that said, I'm pretty sure you can have a lovely experience in this gîte. Dr Jeckyl is only marginally strange if you pay attention to it. And Brion is beautiful. Just one thing to keep in mind though: whatever you do don't put mugs on the floor! /!\ /!\ /!\
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from GITELAPIER, Propriétaire at Lapier
Responded 6 Aug 2019
Bonsoir Mathilde M, Contrairement à vos dire, je tiens à remettre les choses dans l'ordre ! Je reçois une majorité de clients randonneurs et je les reçois aussi bien que les clients en chambre d'hôtes. Seulement, profiter de l'absence du propriétaire (15 minutes à 23h pour aller manger) pour se servir en cuisine tout en utilisant de la vaisselle en porcelaine que l'on pose dehors au sol, ne me semble pas être un savoir vivre ni de la politesse ! Quand je vous le fait remarquer gentiment, je passe pour un extraterrestre à vos yeux, et vous me prenez de haut pour un imbécile ! donc là oui !!! je prends le ton qui vous offusque, afin de vous apprendre la politesse et le respect ! Vous arrivez dans une structure d'accueil et il y a certaines règles à respecter...Se servir seul en cuisine s'apparente à du vol Mademoiselle !! Même si cela ne vous plait pas. De plus, comme je l'ai expliqué à votre conjoint , beaucoup plus ouvert d'esprit, si les 15 personnes présentes au gîte font ce que vous vous êtes permis de faire, ça devient l’anarchie. Heureusement, une grande majorité de notre clientèle est en capacité de respecter les règles de vie en communauté. Je m'attendais à ce genre de remarque de votre part, qui est juste dans le but de nuire.....vu la note que vous attribuez à notre structure...à l'appréciation des lecteurs.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lapier
Which popular attractions are close to Lapier?
Nearby attractions include Ferme La Clef des Champs (7.8 km) and Reserve Naturelle des Sagnes de la Godivelle (5.0 km).
Is parking available at Lapier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.