After a week on a boat on the River Yonne, we moved on to Provence and the lovely Villa Velleron. We were met by the owner, Christian Hickl, and immediately felt welcome and special. He, his wife, Claudia, and son, Vincent, have created a sanctuary that is serene, beautifully appointed, and comfortable. The food Claudia prepared was delectable, fresh, and creative. The wines suggested by Christian with our meals were always appropriate and complimentary - he definitely knows the region and the good houses that produce fine wine. Finally, their knowledge of the region was a perfect match for the objectives we had for touring. Sitting down to discuss routes and not-to-miss sites or towns was extremely beneficial and made our day trips enjoyable, organized, and not too tiring.
Villa Velleron is a special place, and one that we will return to whenever we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prestigious villa at the heart of a Provencal village; quiet; swimming pool; ample terraces; garden enclosed by ancient walls; closed garage; children welcome; around the corner from the daily farmers market of Velleron; 5 minutes to Isle-s/l-Sorgue. Kerstin prepares her dinners with produce directly from the daily farmers market. Every afternoon you can meet her there. Her cuisine is a Provencal and Mediterranean blend, and her guests rave about the desserts of the 3-course menus. ... more less