I am remiss in writing this review, because we stayed at this wonderful B&B in May 2011. (TripAdvisor did not give me the option to choose May 2011 for the review, so the date on this review will say May 2012.) However, I am currently planning a new trip to Europe, and my husband's only requirement is that I find another hotel/B&B that was as perfect as Les Saisons. I told him that he needs to lower his expectations, because Les Saisons set a very high standard.
We took a chance on Les Saisons, because, when I booked it in late 2010, the B&B was relatively new and there had only been four TripAdvisor reviews. However, I loved the website, and the town intrigued me. The gamble paid off, because we enjoyed every minute of our stay.
Accommodations: There were only two of us, and we stayed in the le printemps room, which can easily accommodate three people. It was the only room available when I booked, and I had liked some of the pictures of the other rooms better. However, I am thrilled to say that the room was lovely, large, quiet, and had several big windows with beautiful views. We slept with the windows open, and the breeze through the room was wonderful. Do no hesitate to stay in this room. (My husband just piped in with, "I HIGHLY recommend that room." He loved it as much as I did.)
Hotel/B&B: The reason I use both hotel and b&b is because Les Saisons felt like a mix of both. We definitely interacted with our hosts, who offered us advice before we arrived and provided assistance during our visit. They chit-chatted with us at our individual tables at breakfast in the morning, and helped us with questions about the area. However, they seemed to assess each guest's need for their attention individually, and really left us alone most of the time, which is exactly what we wanted!
Decor: What you see in the photos for Les Saisons is exactly what you get. The decor was beautiful and modern, but you still felt like you were staying in a village in
France. It will not disappoint.
Location: I was very concerned that staying outside of Avignon would feel too remote. It did not. The village is wonderful on its own, and I had one of my favorite meals in France just down the block from Les Saisons. You can easily take a healthy walk into Avignon or take the bus. We were able to park up the street from Les Saisons with no problem.
Extra Tip: Please do not miss the fort in the village. That fort is one my favorite memories from France. It is not a ruin, it is an intact 14th-century historic landmark. When you walk in, you basically step back in time. We had the entire place to ourselves and could wander around without restriction. It was both interesting and beautiful. I loved the architecture, and my husband was fascinated by the fort's defenses.