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Le Clair de la Plume
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Grignan
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Very romantic”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Great hotel: the organic swimming pool was fantastic, like swimming in a river, there are three facilities that are all absolutely charming. The staff is polite and very helpful, the breakfast is outstanding, we also had lovely dinner, etc... we enjoyed very much our getaway in Grignan and would love to be back at Le clair de la Plume

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clairplume, Propriétaire at Le Clair de la Plume, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear Customers,
Thank you for your positive review posted on Tripadvisor.
the whole team and I hope the happiness of welcoming you back to Clair de la Plume.
respectfully,
Jean Luc VALADEAU
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

My wife and I went to this lovely hotel on honeymoon and have returned since. We loved the privacy of la Pavillion des Amoureux and the hihgh qulaity of the restaurant when we first came here in 2010 for a one night stay on a road trip though France. Our return in 2011 confirmed what a friendly, peaceful and enjoyable hotel this was. We have recently been to the restaurant in July 2013 for the 80th birthday dinner of my father. Although the tax was confused for the tip (oops) the resaturant under its ntew chef and sommelier has clearly reached even higher standards. We will certaitly return and promise to pay a tip next time!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clairplume, Propriétaire at Le Clair de la Plume, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear Customers,
Thank you for your positive review posted on Tripadvisor.
The whole team and I hope the happiness of welcoming you back to Clair de la Plume.
Respectfully,
Jean Luc VALADEAU
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

We took the suite in the private house and took the 2 bedroom suite with our adult children as we were attending a wedding nearby. Good to excellent hotel with a lovely garden patio restaurant where we enjoyed breakfast and lunch during our stay . The front desk staff was friendly and accommodating . Only thing quirky was the entrance to the bath in the suite was through the larger bedroom or else you could enter through the outside balcony !!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Clairplume, Propriétaire at Le Clair de la Plume, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your very kind review, shared with the Clair de la Plume Team.

Our 18th Century house has been renewed with respect to the structure and the history of the place. The Suite n°2 is made for family. We preferred to keep the room’s size rather than adding a corridor (that would make rooms narrow).

Our other suites are made with en suite lounge. And all of them have independent air conditioned system, fully equipped en suite bathroom, free Wifi, minibar, satellite LCD television, telephone, original furniture and frames.

We can alternatively propose (in the main house aisle) two rooms nearby each other (with their own private entry) for family members to wishing to get their own bathroom. Do not hesitate to ask for theses room for your next stay.

Looking forward to welcome you again at Le Clair de la Plume,

Warm regards.

Jean Luc
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I recently stayed at le Clair de la Plume for a few nights while doing research in France. I could not have been more delighted than I was at this charming hotel. The staff were all first rate, from the welcome at the front desk (where I also got advice on a running path and a little history on the region) to the cheerful help during the day and the informative server who walked me through my meal in the atrium, Benoit. I was able to speak with the owner, Jean-Luc, on several occasions. He has done a wonderful job with this hotel. I rarely splurge on a luxury experience but thought I'd give this one a try. It was a phenomenal experience full of wonderful moments. (My only regret is that I came too early to experience the lavender fields in full bloom, something that happens, I'm told, toward mid June into July.)

Just an additional word on the food. I tried the cabillaud, la brousse, l'insolite, le souffle, and a host of other dishes including their exceptional breakfast buffet. It was all excellent, every bite. And the staff explained each dish as it was brought out. I ate like and was treated like a king. You can be sure I will be back again.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, try the separate apartment next door. It has its own pool. The weather was too...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Clairplume, Propriétaire at Le Clair de la Plume, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your very kind review, shared with the Clair de la Plume Team.

In a constant search for quality, we have increase the breakfast choice, and set up the new Summer menu.

We all here hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again at Le Clair de la Plume.

Warm regards.

Jluc
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Clisson, France
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

My husband and I have stayed here 6 times in the past year in different rooms and we have never been disappointed. The hotel is lovely, beatiful decoration, quaint and spotless. Rooms both in the separate house and in hotel are great ( however Theo and Anne rooms are a little too close, but if you are a family, why not ? ) Wifi works fine. Housekeeping and service are fantastic : bottled water and biscuits each day, very clean towels. The restaurant is excellent, really top notch, we have never had a bad meal here. Breakfast is a delight, served outside when it is sunny, in the green, lush terrace. Further down the road, there is another restaurant and a natural pool with stunning vegetation. We love this place. You will too. Tatiana & Nicolas J

Room Tip: Theo and Anne are a little too close together for comfort !
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jean Luc V, Propriétaire at Le Clair de la Plume, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Dear Madam,

Thank you very much for your very kind review. All the team and myself are very grateful.

The natural pool, as well as the open air restaurant, is now open (200m from the hotel). At the main house, the summer gastronomic menu will be available next week.

We are al looking forward to welcome you again at Le Clair de la Plume,

Warm regards.
Jluc VALADEAU
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Glostrup, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My husband and I spent a week at Le Clair de la Plume a couple of weeks ago. The hotel is very charming and the employees have a real sense of customer satisfaction. Every day, you will find fruits, nougat and cookies in your room. I will make a separate review for the restaurant, which is absolutely exceptional. If you prefer variety, there are a few restaurants at a walking distance for a simple snack or a fancy meal. This is important for us when we travel as it is not easy to hire cabs in small cities if you want to eat in restaurants with a nice wine card. This being said, we ended up eating at the hotel restaurant most of the times as it was so good!

Room Tip: In the rooms Anne and Theo on the first floor of the main building, you may hear when they make deli...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jean Luc V, Propriétaire at Le Clair de la Plume, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Dear Madam,

We are glad you loved your stay, and we all are very grateful for your very kind review.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Le Clair de la Plume
Best regards.

Jluc VALADEAU
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Kuranda, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We parked in the public carpark which is located nearby to the hotel. Their private carpark seems to be a bit further away. Our room was top-floor with a little terrace, very pretty and charming. We had tea and coffee in their salon de thé (the home-made ice-cream is a must!). Dinner was delicious and much to our liking. The only thing that could be improved is to handle staff-training more discreetly. While enjoying our food (afternoon, dinner and breakfast) we witnessed several reprimanding of staff which is not really something guests are interested in. Other than that we loved our stay a lot and the village of Grignan is an absolute gem.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Obiwan65
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Jean Luc V, Propriétaire at Le Clair de la Plume, responded to this review, 5 May 2013
Dear Madame, Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your helpful comments. We are glad you loved your stay, despite the slight inconvenience you mentioned.

We have just hired, this past week, a new restaurant manager with the goal of improving the quality of our service to our Guests. We will be vigilant in insuring that the staff formation remains out of the public eye.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again as our Guests and hope you will appreciate the betterment of our establishment.

Best regards.

Jluc VALADEAU
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Property: Le Clair de la Plume
Address: 2 Place du Mail, 26230, Grignan, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Drome > Grignan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Grignan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Clair de la Plume 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Provence, the historical village of Grignan is home to our charming 4-star hotel: cross the gate and enter through our garden. The joy of life is felt in our distinguished rooms offering views onto the garden or fountain. Our private house offers home felt comfort 100 meters away. Le Clair de la Plume, always open, proposes a gastronomic dinners with fresh products of Provence. "Bistro" formula for lunch, and tea room every afternoon. For those warm sunny days, our organic Mediterranean garden offers (200 meters away), not only another outdoor restaurant, but also a natural, chemical free swimming pool. Among this garden, we offer our lovers' pavilion; for those special vacations just for two. Finally, in the village centre, our gift shop offers scents & traditions of Provence. ... more   less 
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