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“Beautiful little country inn in the mountains”

Auberge de la Tour de Brison
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Sanilhac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $37
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We just got back from this lovely little place in the mountains, and I still keep thinking about it. The service was warm and cordial and lovely. It's in an astonishingly beautiful location, high up in the mountains of Southern France. The room was modestly furnished, but clean and comfortable nonetheless. The view out my window was incredible, and in fact, that's the picture I'm posting with this review. There is a beautiful pool, although you have to climb a bit to get there. Blackberries were growing wild on the hillside when we were there, and you can walk to a nearby farm where there are goats and cows. We had the half-board rate, which included a lovely breakfast and dinner. The meals for dinner were high-quality, home-cooked dishes, although sometimes they weren't what Americans would be accustomed to eating (The "faux filet" is beef tongue, for example). There is a very nice outdoor grill for guests to use, and charcoal and wood are supplied. There is a Carrefour grocery store in nearby Largentiere, where you can buy things for lunch, including whatever you want to grill. It's a fully-stocked supermarket.

There are the most wonderful things growing all over the grounds -- lemon trees, chestnut trees and olive trees, for example. There are also some delightful pets at the property, which is something we really appreciate, as we miss our pets when we travel. There is a very gentle black lab dog, and a sweetheart of an orange tabby cat named "Tino, who would very much appreciate a can of Fancy Feast, if you happen to think of bringing one for him. The owners were warm, and sweet, and charming, and it was a lovely, lovely experience that none of us will ever forget.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

My family and I have just spent a week here. Admittedly, we had modest expectations based on the price, the 2 star rating and the fact we booked reasonably late, however we rate the half-board arrangement very highly. The rooms are comfortable without being remarkable. However, the rest of the experience is exceptional, in particular the exquisite hill-side rustic setting, the wonderful "al fresco" dining experience and the warmth with which the service is delivered. Claude and Pascale are attentive, unpretentious and hardworking hosts. Moreover, the surrounding villages and countryside offer a view of France which provides a strong incite into their culture and way of life. Auberge de la Tour de Brison is highly commended.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Just had a 60th birthday break at this auberge, having eatern a few times over the last few years. It is a little rustic - for example no printed menu - but the food, wine selection and atmosphere are extraordinary. Claude draws nearly all his ingredients (and most of his inspiration) from the region and creates virtually everything himself. So the tartes, pates, mousses, etc are all 'maison'.

And That View: from the terrace across the Rhone valley to the Alps. If you're disappointed here, then either you don't like garlic and cream or maybe there's something seriously wrong with you!

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1  Thank blackmellon
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

We ate here one night early in September. Food was delicious - very generous with both the cheese course and the house desserts (in both cases a tray with an assortment was left at the table for us to help ourselves).
The view is awesome and the staff were friendly - in all it was a good value meal

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Reviewed September 8, 2010

Wonderful food, wonderful view. We would definately recommend this hotel. Charming hosts and a great welcome - peace and quiet quaranteed!!

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