to a Retreat of Beauty and Serenity Like Few on Earth...
are few places in the world like Cappadocia in central
Turkey A fairytale landscape of volcanic rock sculpted
by time and the elements into a geological dance of rock
spires and needles, between which apple, apricot, and
mulberry trees flourish in fertile valleys.
at 1300 meters, the ancient village of UÁhisar dominates
this breathtaking scenery and potent history. aptivated
by this beauty, a French architect, Jacques Avizou, has
spent the better part of ten years renovating the
magnificent cave dwellings in the oldest part of the
village. These long forgotten homes, with their vaulted
rooms and stone terraces, have come back to life as
stunning hotel and self-catering venues.
restored houses are available to the discerning visitor
who seeks a holiday of the highest order in a place that
has left few unmoved. Each visitor may choose the type
of vacation that he/she desires: the perfect intimity
and liberty of a self-catering house or studio rental,
or, the coddled luxury of a boutique hotel. Each house
shares a magnificent view over the landscape. Each has
been refurbished by Jacques and Anne Avizou without
compromise: the comfort expected by western visitors
blends effortlessly with millenium architecture-carved
lintels, vaulted ceilings, and in-house cisterns,
accentuated with colorful kilims, carpets and authentic
a place where one immediately feels the magic, one of
the birthplaces of humanity: the first christians carved
churches and dwellings out of the rock and dug
underground cities here to evade the heathen invaders
2000, Les Maisons de Cappadoce was honored by GOURMET
MAGAZINE when we were named "The most unusual 'Room at
the Top'" in their prestigious annual hotel poll.