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Recent Provence reviews

  • Remarkable week in the south of France

    "We are now flying from Paris to Atlanta after spending a week in the south of France. Though I had heard of Provence all of my life of travel, and had been to Paris with my family before, we wanted to do something different for our thirtieth wedding anniversary so we packed our bags, our grown children and their spouses, and spent an absolutely delightful week at Vivre au Sud, in Salernes, France. We did not know what to expect but the photos do not do it justice. The home is spacious, well furnished, beautiful and the beds are as good as you will find in any fine hotel. Because our anniversary was in November, the swimming pool wasn't used but it was clean and was part of the ambiance of the home, along with a couple of walled acres of grass, bushes and olive trees. The floors inside the home are heated and despite temperatures in the fifties, it was toasty warm. In warmer weather the pool would be fantastic along with the huge deck and outdoor grill. If there is a negative, it is that there is just so much to do in the Var Department of Provence that one week is simply not enough. We tasted wine at wineries that have been producing since 1100 AD; visited cities occupied by the Romans, BC; sat at a market where Winston Churchill, Louis XIV and Napoleon Bonaparte shared our same view; walked on the red carpet of movie stars in Cannes; toured a church built in 1624 that exhibits the mummified body of Saint Roseline; explored The Grand Canyon of France; drank cafe au lait outdoors under thousand year old trees; and, after taking a high speed train from Les Arcs to Monte Carlo, gambled in the Grand Casino then had champagne in the Hotel de Paris in the American Bar where photos lined the walls of stars eating, drinking and making merry in that same room. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Clark Gable, Marlene Dietrich, you name it, they have been there. We boarded the 190 mile per hour train and returned to Vivre au Sud worn out but extremely happy. There are fantastic restaurants in Salernes and the wine is second to none. On our last night there, we turned on the TV for the first time and, appropriately, watched French Kiss, much of which was filmed in the vineyards of Provence and the streets of Cannes. This morning we were sad to leave but know that we will return someday. We have traveled the world around and never had a better time than we did at Vivre au Sud and it's environs."
    Guest: Mark Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 29, 2013
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  • Most beautiful place in Provence

    "The Mas is more beautiful than even the photographs. The owner, Henri, who speaks French and English, made us so welcome to this special part of Provence. The house has 6 bedrooms, all with bathrooms en suite, all with the choice of beds together for a king size bed or twins. The kitchen is totally equipped and Brigitte is available to make delicious meals and provide the initial stock of items. Gracefully designed and exceptionally clean , it offers mid week towel exchanges and light cleaning. The property, which looks out over the countryside, has been beautifully landscaped and is maintained to that standard. Totally private, yet close to Avignon, Abbaye de Senanque, Venasque , Pont du Gard and Arles for day trips. The graceful infinity pool is a welcome relief after a day's walking, cycling or touring. Henri the owner is very helpful on local information, restaurants, and sights. While le Beaucet has only one restaurant, we enjoyed restaurants in Venasque, St Didier and Pernes les Fountaines. As this is my second visit to this site, I would definitely recommend it to large families, groups of walkers and cyclists, two or three couples and groups of artists who enjoy the special colours of Provence. Ten different well marked walking circuits lead from the Mas over the stunning mountains of Vaucluse as well as cycling paths. Definitely a jewel in a very special site."
    Guest: Patricia J. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 18, 2014
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  • Un tresor! (that's "treasure")

    "Un tresor! (that’s “treasure!”) Our 3-week stay in Le Rosier exceeded all expectations for charm, convenience, comfort, functionality, hospitality (that’s Pam!) and location, location, location! L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the epitome of Provence; a delightful village, large enough to offer excellent cuisine, shops, and one of the best markets in France (Sundays AND Thursdays,) yet compact enough to navigate easily on foot, and best-situated for Provencal excursions in all directions. For the two of us, Le Rosier offered more than adequate living space, and it was just as comfortable when another couple joined us for several days. The kitchen, dining and living room on the middle floor separate the upstairs bedroom/bath/terrace from the ground floor bedroom/bath/parlor, maximizing both privacy and socializing. The kitchen is better equipped than our own, which inspired us to prepare some wonderful meals with fresh local ingredients. What fun we had on market days, and regularly patronizing the local merchants. Every day began with a rewarding 3-block walk to Leyris, our favorite boulanger/patissier, repeated usually in late afternoon—stopping in at La Cour aux Saveurs, perhaps the best chocolatier in Provence. Dining was tops at “A Table” and “Carre d’ Herbes”; for Croque Monsieur it’s Café de France; takeaway pizza from Eric’s—all easy walks. We quickly established a routine of driving expeditions every other day (on alternate days just relaxing and enjoying Le Rosier and the village.) Excursions by car took us west to Avignon, Pont du Gard, Eza; north to Chateauneuf de Pape (Le Pistou for the best lunch!) the Cote du Rhone, Vaison de Romaine; east to the magical ochre cliffs of Rousillon; south to La Boux and the Camargue. The garage is conveniently located, and for those who shy from the “maneuvering” challenge, there is on-street free parking all hours. One could not ask for a more pleasant village than L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a more charming house than Le Rosier, or a more helpful and responsive owner than Pam. We recommend it and hope to return someday."
    Guest: California family Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: December 17, 2013
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  • Magnifique propriété au calme,très bien située

    "Très ensoleillée, accueillante et propre. Beaucoup de place, grand séjour, grande cuisine superbement équipée et des lits de bonnes qualités. Le jardin est magnifique et bien entretenu, la piscine de taille agréable. Nous sommes venus avec nos amis, donc 6 adultes et 3 enfants et nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour "luxueux et authentique"! On se croit en pleine nature, mais les magasins ne sont pas loin du tout, de même pour le centre ville d'Aix et l’accès autoroute. Le quartier est très agréable, les photos sur google street view sont anciennes et c’est beaucoup plus beau en vrai. A quelques pas de la maison il est possible de prendre des chemins qui vous feront découvrir en quelques minutes des paysages grandioses. Nous avons fait de belles sorties à Cassis, Arles et dans le Luberon. Nous avons aussi visité Marseille, Cannes et même une journée à Monaco. Merci pour ce magnifique séjour. Nous allons très certainement revenir. Roger, Chantale Sophie, Igor, Hélène, Lucien, les Manus, de Bruxelles Belgique"
    Guest: Roger C. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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