Although the name says hotel it really is a homely b+b. It is about half-way between L'Isle and Fontaine de Vaucluse on the D25. The breakfast is a little pricey at 7€ but there was more than enough of it and well served. Nice comfortable room with plenty of walk-around room. There is also a nice-sized swimming pool although it was too cool for us to use it.
The double room cost us just 45€ with en-suite bath and wc.
Run by a very friendly young couple, nice homely atmosphere. In the same family for three generations.
This ia a true hideaway but so well located in a very quiet little street which is only a couple of hundred meters from the town square where all the shops, cafes and the church can be found.
The building is more than 250 years old but the apartment was fully renovated a few years back and is really delightful. Don't be fooled by the ancient front door. What lies beyond will amaze you.
It is a privately owned property and Yolande, the sister of the owner, lives upstairs. Yolande is an extremely helpful and obliging lady who speaks very little English but this didn't seem to be a problem for us. When we put my limited French together with her limited English, we managed admirably. Her son speaks fluent English and he came along to help when really needed.
The apartment is just as it looks in the photos and is extremely clean and of course, very comfortable. Anything you may need to cook your meals or entertain is there. Every pot, pan, knife, fork,spoon etc.etc.etc. and not forgetting the important stuff like nice wine glasses, all there.
If you really want to get into the Provincial village tradition of playing petanque or boules you can even do that because the set of boules is there. Great bathroom with a laundry included, separate toilet and even a shower room attached to the master bedroom. I could go on and on, but if you study the photos on the website you will see what I mean. The crowning glory of this apartment is a fabulous private courtyard where you can relax in the evening with a glass of wine and some lovely local charcuterie. The very thought of this apartment makes me want to return there as soon as possible. Oh and by the way, there are two bicycles there for your use as well.
This is a really genuine French experience. Please be sure to visit the website as there are manymore photos on it that will convince you that it is a great hideaway indeed!
Hôtel “le Cours d’Eau” stands at one extremity of the promenade. It has few rooms (may be 7) in a very old house and they are a bit special. To get to our room, we had to climb 7 stairs, then turn right and climb 5 more stairs, turn right and immediately left and walk into a narrow passage (70cm). After 2m, we turned left into an even narrower alley (60cm). After about 6m, there was the entrance into a room, which was not ours and we had to turn to the right into another alley, that was not narrower, fortunately! Here was our room. The door was so close to the wall (and the wall was not straight!) that they had to notch a few millimeters of the wood to allow the passage of the electric switch when pushing the door.
The room was small but very decent. Not much more than 2m wide and almost 6m long. Perfect to sleep with a good view on the promenade (second photo)/
But where is the bathroom ? Standing in the entrance, there was apparently no bathroom… Behind, here it is! You had to turn back as the entrance to the bathroom was side by side with the entrance into the room. Three stairs up lead to a stair-head with the shower on the right. Then three stairs down lead to the bathroom itself. I forgot to outline that the passage was exactly 49cm wide! If your waist is larger than 150cm, this place is not for you; Otherwise, the place is very calm, clean and pleasant.
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