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Le Mas de l'Amandier
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Le Mas de l'Amandier
Reviewed October 7, 2011

A warm welcome from the lovely Max and Phillipe set the scene for a great stay in this quiet, clean and comfortable accommodation. We arrived on bikes and they welcomed us in with a cold beer and dip in the pool. The rooms are beautifully decorated with good showers and very comfortable bed. Possibly one of the best places we stayed during our 2 weeks trip through the south of France. We wished we could have stayed longer. The breakfast was great. The local town is quiet and we decided on take-away pizza because of a lack of good restaurants. This was lovely though as we ate it in the courtyard watching the sun set outside our room. We fully recommend this place.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Phillipe, along with his mother and father, made us feel incredibly welcome and an instant part of the family.

This was our home base for a week long vacation in Provence. We wish we stayed longer! Our hosts helped us with reservations, directions, anything. They had maps and brochures of every attraction we wanted to see, and helped us figure out the best way to do all we wanted to do.

The pool was great, rooms clean and large, bathrooms clean, spacious, and lovely.

Breakfast was wonderful, with home cooked goodies every day, along with breads, jams, yogurt, fruit ....

By the second or third day, we decided to pack lunches for our trips, and they provided us with a cooler and ice.

Each day when we came home, they would greet us to hear about our day ,and help us figure out what to do for dinner.

I highly recommend this B&B to anyone travelling in this area.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

Philippe was very welcoming and helpful. He is a charming and friendly host. The property is beautiful, with a lovely pool for drinking in the Provençal sun. Breakfast was great - a lovely buffet with great local products. Our room was large and very comfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2008

Of the many reasons that exist to stay at Le Mas de l'Amandier, few are as compelling as the warm welcome extended by your lovely hosts, the Augier family--Max, Nadine, and Philippe. From the moment we arrived to Max's cheery "Bonjour!" there wasn't a thing these people weren't willing to do to make us feel welcome. Philippe helped to unload our bags, Nadine made dinner reservations for our first dinner in town, and Max started suggesting ideas for our six days in Provence. There were warm greetings each morning at breakfast and the family emerged when we pulled in at night to hear about the day's adventures. They were more than landlords; they were wonderful partners in our extended trip. The week was filled with multiple instances where they extended above and beyond to be helpful--calling to confirm hot air balloon reservations and getting driving instructions for us, locating a local dry cleaner who could do laundry for us on a short turnaround, and following up with the outdoor theater in Orange on a rainy afternoon to check on the status of the evening performance.

The physical appointments were lovely--spacious rooms, a pool, breakfasts under a pair of plane trees in the open courtyard (or inside on chilly mornings), and a roomy kitchen off the pool area for those who like to cook (we used it twice for pizza and sandwiches--complimentary wine, folks!). Our room was much larger than expected and included two desks and a pair of upholstered chairs for relaxing. The bathroom was big and bright and the walk in shower was roomy by European standards. The rooms were air conditioned (a blessing on summer afternoons in Provence) and very quiet. We could pull our car up right outside the room when it was time to pack things up.

I want to make special mention of the breakfasts since they were so generous and included daily home cooked treats from Philippe--usually "cakes" (what we call quick breads in the US) and creme caramel (apparently also a breakfast item in Provence). There were at least two fresh fruit options each day, cereal, yogurt, juices, pastries, bread, and home made jams/preserves. After the first day, Nadine had remembered all of our morning drink preferences.

We used St. Saturnin-les-Avignon as a base for northern Provence and were happy with the choice. It allowed us to travel easily to Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Coustellet, Gordes, Roussillon, and Joucas while positioning us as well for Orange and points as far west as the Pont du Gard. Avignon itself was a 10 minute ride. St. Saturnin doesn't have much to recommend it as a town in and of itself but there's a lovely spot for dinner one or two nights (La Margelle) right around the corner from the Le Mas de l'Amandier and we had easy access to a small grocery, the post office, a dry cleaner, ATM machines, etc. We'd consider using St. Saturnin as a base on another trip, primarily because of the affability of the Augiers. They truly set a standard for hospitality in the south. Merci beaucoup!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the most wonderful b&b in France.
The Le mas de l'amandier is run by Phillipe and his mother and father.

It is located about 5 miles outside of Avignon, on a tiny side street, which keeps you away from traffic noises. The rooms are spacious, wonderfully decorated, and the room is so clean you can eat off the floors.

The bathroom which is extremely spacious has a heater for your washouts. I loved the walk-in shower. Phillipe and his parents do a wonderful job of hosting. They offer you a huge clean pool, a kitchennette next to it, with dishes and utensils in the cupboards. They also offer FREE wine from the outside refrigerator. There also is available parking.

Their breakfasts are to die for, and everything is always fresh.
Phillipe is your tour director. Each morning, he gives you a sheet for your day's trek, and explains what you will see. We loved it.

I would highly recommend it to Americans, since Phillipe does speak English. He doesn't think so but I think he does very well. The rates are very reasonable, our wonderful lst floor yellow room was only 76E including a wonderful breakfast. (there are second floor rooms with balconys. You also have your very own little refrigerator to keep your refreshments in or store your own snacks. they also offer beverages for 1E ea.

It is in a perfect location to sightsee the area on daily trips.
The town is adorable as well. It was my favorite place to stay in all of France.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Mas de l'Amandier

Address: 102 impasse des Centenaires, 84450 Saint Saturnin les Avignon, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Saint Saturnin les Avignon
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Saturnin les Avignon
Price Range: $115 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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