WHERE TO STAY IN AND AROUND VAISON-LA-ROMAINE:
HOTELS, B&Bs AND HOME RENTALS
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It's important to reserve early for accommodations in Provence, especially in early summer.
L'EVÊCHÉ, the 16th century "bishop's palace" in Vaison's perched village is the warm welcoming home of Aude and Jean-Loup Verdier. When they opened guest rooms several years ago L'Evêché rapidly became a favored spot for our students as well as other Vaison visitors. Note please: Payment is by cash only in euros. Rue de l'Evêché - Cité Médiévale, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine
Tel: 334 90 36 13 46 | Fax: 334 90 36 32 43 | eveche.free.fr
L'OUSTALET - one of our favorite restaurants in the region also offers accommodation. The three rooms available (a twin and 2 suites) are spacious and tastefully designed, located in the village of Gigondas, a 15 minute drive from Vaison.
BASTIDE LA COMBE is an imposing bastide built on three levels with two towers overlooking les Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux. An excellent choice in the countryside overlooking Vaison.
LE BEFFROI, a charming 16th century residence in Vaison's medieval Haute Ville, with dominating views over the town. It is Vaison's best known hotel, but in the summer be warned: the bells in the church next door ring every hour through the night.
Rue de l'Evêché, Cité Médiévale, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine
Tel: +33 4 90 36 04 71 | Fax: +33 4 90 36 24 78 | www.le-beffroi.com
HÔTEL BURRHUS, well situated in the center of Vaison, provides comfortable basic accommodations.
LA CATOUNA B AND B inside Villedieu, a picture-postcard walled village 10km from Vaison. (It is said that Francois Truffaut had a house here, and it's true -- friends now own the property.) Two comfortable guest rooms, each on a separate floor and private bath, one with a tiny terrace for breakfast in the morning sunshine. Much charm and a very warm welcome.
Rue de l'Eglise, 84110 Villedieu
Tel + Fax: +33 4 90 28 97 81 | firstname.lastname@example.org
LES TILLEUL D'ELISÉE, an old farmhouse, is situated in a quiet corner of Vaison near the Cathedral and the Roman ruins, that has been restored as a B&B. It has lots of charm and the owners speak English fluently.
1, avenue Jules Mazen, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine
Tel: +33 4 90 35 63 04 | www.vaisonchambres.info
ACCOMMODATION RECOMMENDED BY STUDENTS
DOMAINE DU CRESTET, a Provençal mas, or farmhouse, built in the mid-1800s and recently restored, is built around a central courtyard. Apartment style accommodations with kitchen facilities.
CHEZ SULLIVAN, a charming apartment with modern, well-equipped kitchen and a spectacular balcony view of the medieval city and its château. Situated on the north quay of the river, it is a strenuous 30--minute walk from Chanteduc to the apartment, and about 20 minutes alll downhill at the end of the day. This property can also be viewed via VRBO.
PRIVATE HOME RENTALS
CLOS DERRIÈRE VIEILLE
Our beloved winemaker Yves Gras has renovated this gorgeous 4-bedroom house above his vineyards into a destination holiday rental in Gigondas. The view overlooking the vineyards and the Rhone Valley is spectacular.
Montée des Hospices, 84190 Gigondas | http://www.clos-dv.com
BEAUTIFUL CONDO OVERLOOKING VAISON'S ROMAN RUINS – Spacious newly renovated apartment with views of Vaison’s historic Roman ruins, and located just two minutes from the center of town. The owners are friends of ours, a wonderful French couple who love receiving visitors in this separate, private apartment. 2 bedrooms—each with bath—plus kitchen, living and dining space. Plus a spacious private terrace. www.vrbo.com/387624
EXQUISITE CONDO IN VAISON'S CENTER – This condo is the perfect spot for one or two food and wine loving couples. Located in Vaison-la-Romaine, France’s largest archeological site, and within 30 minutes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne and Beaumes-de-Venise. The air-conditioned condo has two bedrooms and two baths. The kitchen was planned by the owner, who loves to cook. Dine on the terrace and enjoy the views of the medieval château. Note: This very elegant apartment belongs to a friend who first came to Patricia's classes and liked the region so much that she bought a place to live in Vaison. http://www.vrbo.com/305389
HAUTE VILLE MANOR – This home in Vaison’s perched medieval village offers a true private universe : A beautiful, luxurious restoration, it includes four bedrooms, each with its own bath (including one kids’ room with four beds); a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining rooms, huge terrace with pool, and – a real haute ville luxury – private parking for several cars. It overlooks the modern town and the countryside around. If you’re coming with your family or a group, this is a wonderful place to spend the week or longer. Contact: Anne van der Wielen email@example.com
LA TOUR DES ANGES ET LA FER À CHEVAL, a former restaurant owner and chef from the UK has restored two houses in Sablet, a village with a perfect profile perched on a gentle hilltop 10km from Vaison. Both houses have great kitchens. www.maisonsprovencales.fr
VILLE ET VILLAGE offers private homes in Provence. The homes are centrally located to offer the best location for a peaceful holiday with wonderful touring within an easy drive. Properties are all personally selected and offered only through Ville et Village.
Just France offers a number of upscale properties within a 15-20 minute drive of Chanteduc. Their portfolio includes stunning village apartments, luxuriously renovated farmhouses and 18th century homes, some with spectacular views of the region and swimming pools.
800 Lancaster Ave, Suite M-3, Berwyn, PA
Tel: 610-407-9633 | Fax: 610-407-0213 | www.justfrance.com
PROVENCE WEST LTD offers a quality portfolio of luxurious villas, beautifully restored farmhouses, authentic village homes and elegantly appointed apartments throughout Provence, each of which has been personally previewed to assure quality, ambiance and charm.
LE MAS D'HÉLÈNE – Friends and students have recommended this B and B wholeheartedly (formerly known as the Mas de Magali). Situated in Le Crestet, a tiny perched village very near Vaison.
DOMAINE DE CABASSE – Many years ago, when we were spending weekends in Vaison during our negotiations to buy Chanteduc, the Domaine de Cabasse was where we stayed. There were different owners then, but the location and atmosphere are every bit as appealing now as then. The rooms were basic, and apparently still are. But it's a warm and welcoming spot - and there's a pool. Situated in Séguret, about 10km (15 mins) from Vaison.
Rte de Sablet, 84110 Séguret
Tel: +33 4 90 46 91 12 / Fax +33 4 90 46 94 01
www.cabasse.fr | firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIVATE HOME - PIERRE GROSSE
This very comfortable 2800 square feet home in the Pierre Grosse quarter on the outskirts of Vaison-la-Romaine, has a fully equipped kitchen, large living area, 5 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms. The house is situated on a large private property with fabulous views and a private pool and poolhouse. Contact Léon or Blandine Zanella for rates and availability.
Tel: +33 4 90 36 39 74 or +33 4 90 28 81 37 | email@example.com
If all else fails, or if you just want to try a shortcut, Havas Voyages in Vaison might be able to help with housing accommodations and of course with travel arrangements.
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