After around a month of research, I finally decided that La Garance would make the best location to stay for the week we had in Provence in May of 2008. After getting slightly lost on the way there, every other moment we spent at the house that Chantal and Regis have beautifully restored was more than we could ask for.
The rooms were spacious, very clean and very private. As it is has a secluded location just far enough away from Avignon, the experience one gets from staying here is very Provencal. We decided to stay in for dinner one night and enjoyed a wonderful dinner that Chantal prepared using items from local markets. She is a fantastic chef, and Regis is always going out of his way to offer advice or arrange activities in the region of Provence. The location is very central to everything in Provence, no more than an hour away from anything worth seeing. We highly recommend the Cotes du Rhone wine loop for a day trip.
We look forward to returning one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Provence, near the foothills of the Luberon, the farmhouse dates from the 17th century, when it was originally used as a postal relay station. It is situated between the cities of Avignon, the City of the Popes, and Isle de la Sorgue, famous for it's antique dealers. The farmhouse faces the crumbling Castle of Thouzon, perched on a hill. The house has been lovingly restored, using original materials and techniques, but also provides all modern comforts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Garance En Provence Le Thor, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France