My boyfriend and I recently spent two magical days at the Moulin Vieux and can’t say enough good things about it. The location, even though in the unassuming town of Sorgue, is close to so much great things to explore. It was a quick drive to Chateauneuf de Pape and the surrounding wineries, Gigondas and Vacqueyras, Les Baux, the Dentelles and so much more. You will never be bored staying in the region.
The house is fantastic. Very stately and solid looking on the outside, it is bright and homely on the inside, with a great mix of elegance and comfort. The spacious living / dining room made us feel truly at home and made for great breakfasts where you can chat with the hosts and other guests before embarking on the day's explorations (it was great getting additional ideas for places to visit while splurging on Sylviane's amazing crepes).
We stayed at the Provence room, which from the pictures looked like one of the smaller rooms, but in reality was large and very comfortable. The big bed, the TV, the oversized shower and the sheer elegance of the room, made our stay better than any of the 4 and 5 start hotels we had stayed in the few days before coming to the Moulin Vieux (not to mention that it was at a fraction of the price as well).
But probably the best of the whole experience were the lovely hosts Claude and Sylviane. Not only did they accommodate our very late arrival with a big smile, but they constantly provided us with ideas of where to go and where to eat and told us a lot about the region. Again, I can’t say enough about Sylvianne's crepes in the morning and Claude's welcoming sense of humor. It was truly a sad moment when we had to depart.
All in all, I will go back to Provence just to stay in the Moulin Vieux again and would more then recommend it to anyone looking to visit the area.
Just a side comment, even though it was rather cold when we were there and we could not take advantage of the pool, the outside area looked just as gorgeous as the inside of the house and during a warmer time would undoubtedly be a treat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Provence, between Avignon et Carpentras, beside the river Sorgue and on the edge of the village lies the old Mill. This property is full of character and charme and as been tastfullydecorated troughout.The stone construction of this old country house will delight you.The pathways which run next to the old mill and alongside the river are perfect for walking, jogging or even cycling.Suitable for singles, couples, families or even travelling with friends, your host, Sylviane and Claude will offer you a warm welcome troughout the year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Moulin Vieux Entraigues-Sur-La-Sorgue, France