We stayed at this lovely little gem in September 2012. Truly the most enchanting part of our trip. So serene and peaceful......the scenery was amazing! We were able to upgrade to a nicer room and it was so worth it. The scent of beeswax and lavender in the hotel was gorgeous! We found Sandra and her husband to be so helpful and friendly. I only wish now we could have stayed longer. Perhaps in the future. The little town of Forcalquier was charming. To the American lady with the baby who had so much trouble, I'm sorry for you. Surely there was something you could find delightful about this place. And yes, French culture is different, we travelled for 3 weeks in France and there were lots of challenges but looking back, I would do it all over again.......it causes you to GROW. I would encourage you to visit again, you will be pleasantly surprised.