3 independent reviews for Provence self catering apartments in France

Reviews for Provence self catering apartments in France

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review 6 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

From the moment we walked through the huge old oak door we knew that we were going to have an amazing holiday, and we were right. The operator exudes feelings of calm and contentment. The old building has been sympathetically restored, our apartment was comfortable and tastefully furnished. Ian and Axelle are the perfect hosts, very informative about the history of the building and the local area. We travelled around exploring the local markets and villages. We loved the market at Bedoin and the villages of Faucon and Brantes. This was our first visit to Provence and we definitely intend to return.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take mosquito repellent

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

As there are not any large supermarkets in the vicinity we supported the local shops, we travelled from London to Avignon by train therefore hopefully less damaging to the environment than flying.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic

review 6 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

1. A beautiful building and apartment, all lovingly restored and furnished with wonderful taste. The top apartment is really spacious, with plenty of places to just relax and hang out. There are also two fantastic terraces - one shady one for dining and one open to the sun and incredible views on Mont Ventoux. Our hosts, Axelle and Ian, were so welcoming and gave great advice on where to go locally. 2. Caromb village - very historic, french and full of life, seemed to be few holidaymakers. Everything needed was within walking distance, along ancient passageways and cobbled streets - greengrocers, little supermarket, bakery, and lots of great restaurants. 3. Local area - very easy to get to Avignon and Aix, etc. But local countryside is gorgeous and there is even a small lake for swimming, within a 10 min drive. And plenty of great walks in sun and shade. For us, Mont Ventoux (and the area around it) was a real highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you spend time exploring in Caromb village and do all your shopping there rather than in the big out of town supermarkets. Go to Avignon - it's such a quick drive. And just take it easy and give yourselves time to relax in the apartment!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Overall, it felt like a sustainable holiday - we got the Eurostar all the way down to Avignon where we hired a car. LVH is within the old walls of Caromb - so there's no need to drive to the shops as everything you need is within walking distance. We supported the local traders and restaurants - and they were very welcoming and friendly. You definitely need a car to get around (although there are lots of cyclists too!), though. The recycling infrastructure seems pretty good and LVH provided bins downstairs for recycling.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Overall, it was fantastic - the reality was better than the photos. I don't usually like going back to the same place twice, but this was very special and I hope to return!

review 13 May 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The best part about the holiday was being surrounded by beautiful countryside and easily accessible characteristic villages. Staying somewhere so authentic was magical.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

A car is useful for getting around although bikes would be great for the more adventurous. Explore all the local places and the local wines!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We stayed at the old hospital which the owners have restored. It's a place steeped in history and therefore preserving this I'd helping the local area and supports conservation

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Loved it. We could have stayed a lot longer.

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