A Medieval town and a medieval Auberge; Auberge des Seigneurs has a timeless feel as if it has remained unchanged since it was built in the Middle Ages. It is exactly what we English imagine an Auberge to be; full of character, lots of wood and stone with that essential (without meaning to be patronising) 'rustic charm'.
Our room on the top floor was very large with a shower room, sitting area and a small dining table and chairs. Fresh fruit appeared every day. The whole Auberge was spotlessly clean throughout, and the servicing of the rooms was no exception; it was also done promptly, efficiently and early in the mornings. The Armoires in the room were superb items of furniture - huge and beautifully carved.
Breakfast was the typical French Continental with excellent ingredients; great croissants, fresh crusty bread and excellent coffee. The Auberge has a restaurant - the terrace has probably the best view of any in Vence across the valley to the Matisse Chapel - but we didn't eat there so can't comment on the food.
Sandrine and her family were really friendly and helpful, providing lots of help and advice prior to our arrival which was much appreciated. We had originally planned to hire a car and she had reserved a parking place for us for the duration of our stay - this was more significant than may at first seem given the paucity of parking in the area.
All in all, a great stay in a wonderful, typical Auberge and we have absolute pleasure in recommending it unreservedly.
- Also Known As:
- Auberge Des Seigneurs Et Du Lion d`Or Hotel
- Auberge Des Seigneurs Et Du Lion d`Or Hotel Vence