Happy chic place

Portugal’s Alentejo region was once one of the most important provinces of the Roman Empire. Today, the beautiful and scarcely populated region is known for its open horizons and kilometres of cork and olive groves. Dive into magical Alentejo and relax a few days at Casa da Moira in Avis, a quiet and pretty white-washed village enriched with historic buildings.

Alentejo is a real insider tip for food and wine lovers and so is Casa da Moira for demanding bon vivants explorers. The beautifully restored manor house from the 17th century is located in the historic centre of Avis, a picturesque little town near the dam Barragem de Maranhão.

Dive into a unique “happy-chic” atmosphere

The owners, Maria and João Tenreiro created this little harbour of recreation two years ago. Together with their daughter Francisca, they are striving to make you discover the slow-paced way of life of the Alentejanos including regional culinary delights and unforgettable sunsets from the family boat at the nearby lake. Their self-proclaimed “happy-chic” home offers a relaxing and cheerful atmosphere with cosy reading corners, large relaxing sofas and sunny terraces. Four big suites were carefully decorated and combine antique items with modern furniture.


Discover the cozinha alentejana and nearby activities

Taste the homemade sausages, migas (a very typical dish made with bread crumbs, garlic, oil, salt and coriander), sopa de cação (rich dogfish soup) or the yummy pork dish cooked for a very long time in Oporto wine accompanied by emblematic regional wines that were carefully selected by João, a real wine connoisseur.

And those who would like to be more enterprising, may follow this small selection of nearby activities:

  • Day trip to the storied walled city of Évora (classified by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site)
  • Visit to local vineyards including wine and regional product tasting
  • Horse trail ride along the picturesque surroundings

Travel details:
Fly from Luxembourg to Lisbon airport (round trip tickets begin at 45 euros).
Rent a car and drive 140 km from Lisbon Portela airport to Avis (as of 7 euros rental fees per day, excluding fuel and motorway tolls).
Suite for 2 pax. starting at 75 euros per night.



Sarah Melcher

Mady is looking back on 18 years of experience in the Luxembourgish media world. She quit her job at Revue to launch an online magazine in which importance will be given to what makes us feel good – inside and out.

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