The Atalaya is where Mme Toussaint presides. This is the Cerdagne plateau. It's the sunniest region of France and the elevated location affords exceptional views of the towering Pyrenees.
Back to Mme Toussaint. Gracious, cultured, stylish and nicely intolerant, she prefers interesting guests to boring tourists. After all, you are staying very much chez elle, sharing her books, paintings and other objets d’art which are randomly strewn about the place. The accommodations are also a bit quirky - some might say hit and miss and past their sell-by date; but they are refreshed fairly regularly to ensure comfort and charm while remaining nicely in sympathy with the age of the building. Here the only sound is likely to be the sound of bells from the goats grazing the meadows below.
L’Atalaya is a romantic hideaway that will win most hearts. Like anywhere with an omnipresent personality, it can sometimes strike the wrong chord but, if it does, just take a book up to the tranquil, panoramic terrace and be grateful that there are still places with such uncompromising individuality.