I know the word awesome is tossed around too freely these days but in the case of Le Prince Noir it is just one of many superlatives to describe this stunning B&B.
Yes it is a steep climb to the top and yes you have to leave your car at the bottom until later in the evening but the walk through the village is so fascinating that you will not even notice.
Benoit greeted us warmly and enthusiastically told us the history of the home. We were only spending 1 night there so we decided to lash out and book the apartment and were so pleased we did. It is the most amazing place I've ever stayed in with a queen size bed raised up really high on huge posts. The walls are part rock and it feels like you are living in a cave but with all the mod cons you could need. There is a little fully equipped kitchen but to be honest it is such a priviege to wander the town when all the tourists have gone home that it would have been hard to force ourselves to stay in and cook dinner. Instead we ate a very reasonably priced meal in a cafe about half way up.
The bathroom could take a little getting used to for very tall people as you sit on a stool and hold a shower....suited us fine and the water was hot. The view at night excedes expectations as the old ruins of the castle are lit up....amazing.
Ute gave us our breakfast early as we had to leave. She was apologetic that the croissants wouldn't have been ready at that time but to be honest, fresh toast made a nice change and along with fruit and yoghurt we were very happy with our meal which we ate in the little eating nook. This was an experience we will always remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Les Baux de Provence is one of the most fascinating areas in all of Provence and it is a very special place to stay in this guest house (especially when the crowds have all disappeared and you and the few permanent residents have Les Baux to yourselves)... Nestled in the heart of Les Baux in Provence is this delightful tiny inn with just three rooms... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Prince Noir Hotel Les Baux De Provence
- Le Prince Noir Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France