When we arrived Patricia told us to leave our car keys on the hook in the kitchen and they would juggle the cars in and out of the garage. That was a relief for us. It was like having valet service. Next she told us we had our choice of the suite on the second floor or the one on the third floor since neither would be otherwise occupied. Both were decorated nicely, but we chose the top floor, even though it meant more stone steps, because the view was superior. It was a wise choice. Every morning the sun came into the windows on all three sides of the smaller room with the desk where we wrote up our notes, making the room a cozy haven. The larger room with the double bed where we slept also had three long windows that were well-shuttered for sleeping-in, and a view of the church steeple next door. (We were glad that its bell stops tolling the hour during the night hours.) The bathroom had a large shower stall with plenty of hot water. There was a balcony outside the door with a sun dial on the wall.
The small yard was immaculate with large sweet-smelling roses and the swimming pool, set against a 14th century wall, had a nice terrace, though It was too cold for swimming when we were there in May. The breakfast room was large with a stone floor. In every room we felt as though we had stepped back into the 17th century, though there were 21st century conveniences.
Breakfast even included meat and cheese, a rarity for B & B's, as well as the usual yogurt, excellent croissants, bread and jams, tea and milk.
Patricia and Pascal, our host and hostess, and their son, too, made us feel like family. Patricia even offered to pick up some bread for us from the store while we were sight-seeing in Avignon, and she used her computer to find the parking lots available in Nimes for us before we left. She speaks English, but was very patient with my attempts at speaking French.
Our only difficulty was in negotiating our rental car through the narrow arches in the 14th century walls at either end of their street. We recommend using only the lower arch when arriving and leaving Le Posterlon. That arch is a little easier to take a car through unless you have a subcompact.
- Also Known As:
- Le Posterlon Caumont-Sur-Durance, France