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Chateau in Provence

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Chateau in Provence

My husband and I are planning on being in Provence for 3 days this September (end of the month) and would love to stay at a Chateau. We like the looks of Le Chateau des Alpilles, Chateau des Fines Roches, Chateau de Massillan and Chateau de Montcaud...our concern is we would also like to be close for our outings to Avignon, Aix, Les Baux , St Remy and hopefully Isle sur-la-Sorgue. (We will have a car). We would like to stay in one which has good food and wine (not too overpriced) or if we still have energy, the opportunity to go out and perhaps walk to a restaurant (wine with dinner will be had so don't want to chance driving!!!) We are looking for true Provencial charm but within a reasonable budget (max 200 Euro per night).

Would you recommend one of these or do you have other suggestions? Perhaps I'm asking for too much? Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Chateau in Provence

3 days is not long but possible to see all the places you have listed - others might disagree as you will not have much time in each place but like many plans for visiting the region it is a good work in progress as you will often be distracted from your plans by something you find as you drive around.

Have a look at the Relais & Chateaux properties in the region. Do not be put off if a particular hotel does not describe itself as a chateau - we have stayed at some very run down chateaux.

The Hotel Crillon le Brave is a favorite - great views of Mont Ventoux.

The Abbaye de Sante Croix has a spectacular location on a hill looking out over the Camargue.

The Vieux Castillion looks good as a location but we had a very bad experience when we stayed.

La Mirande in Avignon is right in the city centre behind the Palais de Papes and is near an underground car park.

Have a good trip.

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2. Re: Chateau in Provence

Along with boucheboy's suggestion of Relais & Chateaux properties, you might look as some of these as well:

http://www.symbolesdefrance.com/

http://www.chateauxdemeures.fr/

http://www.chateauxhotels.com/

http://www.au-chateau.com/

http://www.tablethotels.com/

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Thanks very much for your suggestions...I will check out those hotels and websites.

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4. Re: Chateau in Provence

We too had a bad experience at the Vieux Castillon, and it's not a château anyway. Those are somewhat thin on the ground in Provence, but there are very good alternatives--especially in the Relais et Châteaux group. You might consider the Auberge de Noves, dating from the 19th century, which is near Avignon and fairly central for sightseeing. Another possibility is Le Cabro d'Or, in the valley beneath Les Baux and under the same management as the famed L'Oustaù de Beaumanière. That too is a good location.

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5. Re: Chateau in Provence

I'd recommend you consider the Relais & Chateaux Hotel Le Prieure at Villeneuve les Avignon which is within easy striking distance of the places you're interested in visiting and served some of the best food we enjoyed during our last visit to Provence. It is in a charming town and within walking distance of a number of other restaurants.

http://www.leprieure.com/index_uk.html

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