We were two couples who stayed June 21-28 in the Tuileries, the 2- story 4 BR/2B former tile works. What can I add to the glowing reviews-- not much. This is a special place, and Guy & Gaby are special and wonderful hosts. It is a beautiful, peaceful, 12-acre (?) compound, centrally-located near Avignon, and has easy access to everything you may wish to visit. I still hear the convivial laughter of our neighbors eating & drinking on their patios in the evening, and hear the soft crunch of footsteps on the gravel walkways, and see the beauty of the limestone cliffs above us, and the Oleander bushes, Hydrangeas and lavender planted on the grounds. And I remember the hot afternoon after the morning tourism, cooling off around the large pool, sitting under the huge Weeping Willow tree. And Provence? As lovely and interesting as we imagined; a magical region with good food & drink and friendly people and amazing things to do and see. We only saw a fraction of what we wished to see, so we have plans to come back in a year or two to see more. And we definitely want to come back to Moulin de la Roque. Take G & G's suggestions of what to see and where to go. They even have a book in each apartment that they put together with great ideas for what to see & do. They are constantly improving the property. During the winter, they had expanded the kitchen and improved the two bathrooms in our unit, and during our stay, Guy was building a path that leads to a carved-out plateau on the cliffside where he intends to build a little garden oasis of some kind. Guy is an engineer, and Gaby is an artist, so they have created this wonderful place together, with marvelous taste.
The Tuileries was great for 2-4 couples, with 2 BR up and 2 down, each floor sharing a well-appointed bathroom. Toilets are separate rooms, which I think would make the bathrooms easier to share if you come with several other couples. The lower floor had a bath and shower, the upper only a (beautiful) shower. The kitchen was all you need and well-stocked with tools, Nespresso machine, dishes etc., but I think the best feature was the very private patio off the kitchen, where we spent much time eating salads, bread, cheeses, meats, roasted vegetables, olives and other Provençal treats that we had purchased in Noves (you don't pronounce the 'S') or other nearby towns on their big market days. All washed down with the delicious Cote du Rhone wines, of course. It already seems so long ago that we were there. We cannot wait to return. Thank you for creating wonderful memories. A Bientot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MOULIN DE LA ROQUE - Noves is a stunning historic twelve acre gated estate situated between Saint Remy de Provence and Avignon, in the heart of Provence, South of France. We are a charming hammeau (little village) with several farmhouses all renovated from historic buildings that once served the old mill. We are the owners, Baron Guy Fallon and Gaby and are passionate about Provence and our mill. We live in the manor house on the property and are here for you for whatever you may need. ... more less