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3 rue Docteur Roux, 83890 Besse-sur-Issole France
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#4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Besse-sur-Issole
Situated in a village in the heart of the vineyards of the Coteaux Varois, this former wine grower house dating back to the 19th C welcomes you for a relaxing journey to visit the Provencal country. At "L'Abri du poete" breakfast will be served outside in the shade of a hundred-year-old oak tree during summertime or around the fireplace in winter. The attic bedrooms bring back to life the most famous French poets of the 19th C. Besse sur Issole is situated in the center of the Var so it will allow you to discover the charm of the Provencal landscapes (Gorges du Verdon, Abbaye du Thoronet...) But also to enjoy the delights of the French Riviera (Beaches of Hyeres, St Tropez...). The bedrooms : 4 beautiful Provencal-style bedrooms with private bathroom and toilets will welcome you all year round. Victor Hugo, Alphonse de Lamartine and Arthur Rimbaud bedrooms : Bedrooms with double beds Paul Verlaine bedroom : Bedroom with a double bed + a single bed and a bath in the bathroom. The suite "the pigeon loft" : Ideal for couples and wedding nights, in a former pigeon loft, independant suite with air-conditioning, fridge-bar with drinks available, a real cosy nest situated in the garden.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German


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Grade: 45 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Valerie W wrote a review Feb 2018
Canterbury, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here three days ago and were so pleased to have chosen to do so. We arrived late- travellers hiring cars at Nice airport coming with BA be aware that you may land at Terminal 1 but you have to get a shuttle bus to Terminal 2 to rent your car , all of which adds a good 3/4 hour, if nor more, to your journey- and the owner made us so welcome, despite having had to stay up till we arrived. The room was spotless and attractive with a view of the garden and we regretted not being there in the summer to enjoy it and the pool, which even in the winter looked blue and inviting! Breakfast in the vast quirky salon downstairs was excellent, croissants, pains au chocolat, pains au raisin, tartes aux pommes, fresh bread with home made jams and really good coffee- tea, too, of course, but I'm not back in France properly if the coffees' s not good! There's a large seating area- in summer out in the garden they have small musical soirées so there's a piano and guitar in a corner and there are interesting artefacts like local artists paintings and a coat stand with pretty hats alongside the piano all adding a bit of something different to the normal run of the mill breakfast rooms of B&Bs! You can come and go as you please as the door's always open and the village centre is two minutes away. Any complaints ? Only that there is no full length mirror in the bedroom and being vain I like to have that, but it's a minor point and the rest is great. Just great. Stay there and prove me right!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I'd have liked the garden room which has its own entrance overlooking the pool but maybe in...
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AmyCameron88 wrote a review Aug 2016
North Uist, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
This perfect quaint little hotel was perfect for us. A group of family coming from Scotland for a wedding. Gilles and Violaine, could not of made us and other family in guesthouses around us feel more welcome in to their home. From, having a family BBQ to singing around the piano we felt very much at home and hope that we managed to welcome them into our family. The hotel and rooms themselves were beautiful. Each room was individually decorated and had everything we required. Perhaps the only thing that would of been just perfect was AC. Although seeing the beautiful very old building, very much understand why this is not available. But as Gilles said there is many ongoing little projects so this may be in the pipeline. The garden, just heavenly! So peaceful and full of character and charm. You can see the love and hard work that has been put into it which makes you appreciate it even more. I can honestly say that the holiday would not of been as good without our perfect hosts, Gilles and Violaine. We will be back! And Gilles; "nice to meet you" hahaha
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
KFP66 wrote a review Aug 2016
Roskilde10 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed with me wife and daughter for four days at L'abri Des Poetes, and it was the most pleasant four days of our 14 days vacation. The owner Gilles and Violaine are extremely attentive towards their guests, and gives lots of good advice on what to see and what to do. The House is - as others also have written - a hidden gem. The rooms are individual decorated and extremely charming. Breakfast is served in the beautiful garden, which Gilles and Violaine have renovated and transformed into a tranquil and very special garden. If you want to stay in a place with its own personality and charm, and in a village that incarnates the idea of a typical Provencal village, this is it.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
US$102 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FranceProvence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurVarBesse-sur-Issole
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Frequently Asked Questions about L'Abri du Poète
Which popular attractions are close to L'Abri du Poète?
Nearby attractions include Aoubre L'aventure Nature (4.3 miles), Le Village des Tortues (3.7 miles), and Sanctuaire Notre-Dame des Anges (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at L'Abri du Poète?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at L'Abri du Poète?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at L'Abri du Poète?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to L'Abri du Poète?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Terrasse, The Fork & Beaver, and La Remise.
Are there opportunities to exercise at L'Abri du Poète?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is L'Abri du Poète located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Besse-sur-Issole.
Does L'Abri du Poète offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at L'Abri du Poète?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to L'Abri du Poète?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Locomotive 4b9 (3.4 miles).