What a wonderful bed and breakfast! Caroline and Hubert are lovely, lovely people. Welcoming, friendly, and very knowledgeable about Provence. The B&B itself is located just outside of Aix, so you have access to great restaurants and city life while being secluded enough to really experience Provencal life.
Caroline has done a beautiful job with the rooms, garden, and- of course- her fabulous breakfasts... a peach/apple tart one morning and cheese pastry the next. Hubert pours wine every evening and the garden is a lovely setting for conversing with other guests.
We only had about 48 hours in Provence (far too little!) but Caroline was determined to make the most of our short stay. She gave us maps of the Luberon region with a route charted out where we could visit vineyards and see lavender fields. She also made a dinner reservation for us at L'Epicurien- a great recommendation for our last night :)
Lastly, Caroline's vintage textile and fabric workshop was amazing (definitely ask to see it!) My boyfriend bought one of her fabric bags as a gift for his mother- a great memento of our trip. It was also nice that Caroline and Hubert speak fluent English (I heard her speaking Italian and French too!). We were, at last, able to communicate and have help in planning our day/meals.
If you want a more authentic and charming experience of Provence than a hotel can give you but at an affordable rate, I would definitely recommend staying here!
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