We have stayed in the delightful Cadran Solaire for 3 holidays in the past few years. Jean Claude and Elisa couldn't be more kind or accomodating. The house is stunningly beautiful, an old silk mill originally. The rooms we have stayed in (4 different ones) are all beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and tastefully furnished with antiques.
Breakfast is lovely.... fresh bread and croissants, homemade jams, yoghurts, seasonal fresh fruit from the market, good coffee and orange juice. Jean Claude and Elisa serve the breakfast themselves, on the delightful terrace under the wisteria, and spend a considerable amount of time making sure everyone is happy and providing advice, leaflets etc for things to see and do in the area.
Graveson itself is a quiet village with at least two good restaurants. The pizzeria has an extensive menu (not just pizzas) and is cheap and cheerful. Popular with the locals. Cours 15 is a tasty alternative but pricier and not open every day. Both a short walk from the hotel. St Remy, a 10 min drive away, is full of good restaurants.
Graveson is an excellent base for exploring this whole area, whether it's the pomp of Avignon, the flamingos in the Camargue, stunning Les Baux with its Cathedral d'Images in the old bauxite quarry, the ochre mines at Roussillon or the opera in the amazing Roman theatre in Orange. Not to mention the lavender fields and pretty villages near Mont Ventoux. We even tried a sailplane flight over the pretty Alpilles with the gliding club in St Remy. No danger of boredom.
Writing this makes me want to book again for this summer!
- Also Known As:
- Le Cadran Solaire Hotel
- Le Cadran Solaire Graveson