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L'Aubergine Rouge
Ranked #6 of 49 Arles B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Eric & Augusto, the hosts, were just gorgeous. Extremely helpful. They gave wonderful recommendations and were happy to chat over coffee and beautiful sweets that Eric had made. Very generous. The room was perfectly fitted out with anything you could possibly need. The walk through the old lane ways back to my room every night was magical. It is such a beautiful area. My stay there was short but perfect. Thank-you guys. Best of luck with the new space! Kelly.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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16  Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I was one of the last guests in their original B&B as they started renovations on the newly acquired property due to open in spring 2013. of which I had a sneek preview. The hosts pledged to keep the new one as charming and full of character as the L'Aubergine Rouge I've stayed in and I think they'll do just that. They certainly go to lengths to accomodate you, in my case with a delicious welcoming dinner for a start. I've arrived in Arles quite late after a prolonged day of travelling to a carefully cooked dinner( taking into consideration my choice of food mentioned prior to coming) for which I cannot thank them enough. They were very friendly throughout. The new property is in a beautiful part of Arles within an easy walking distance to most places of interest. Strongly recommend to anyone who plans to visit Arles.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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14  Thank Ana B
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Our B&B hosts Eric and Augusto have a great location in the old town and they were very nice guys as others have described here. The room is small but is cozy still with a tv/dvd/comfortable bed, a good size bathroom with great shower. Breakfast prepared generally by Eric who is a former chef now culinary teacher so really prides himself on presentation and quality ingredients… Delicious coffee, homemade jams, fudge, juices, market cheeses, bread, cereal, yoghurt, crepes, fruit. Thanks guys!

Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
19  Thank Berliner_Frankie
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

The hosts: Eric and Augusto: Both are seriously committed to making your stay pleasurable. They will make dinner reservations and restaurant recommendations for you; they will research stuff for you; they will go over maps with you, and mark your points of interest and intent; they will share the local history; they are genuinely interested in you; they are happy if you check in at 11am or 6pm; they prepare a great French breakfast; and they seriously feel like instant and lifelong friends.

The parking: Unlike many southern France towns, the A.Rouge has parking (many many spaces, but frankly others want those spots, too) just a block from the front door.

The building: These gorgeous huge yellow stones, on our bedroom wall here, were quarried and laid in the 1500's! But the cozy room has beaucoup modern amenities: TV, DVD, CD/mp3 player, towel rack warmer, bathroom exhaust fan, wineglasses and hall fridge; and many amusing books and knick knacks. This B&B may have only one room but that room contains more personality and attention to detail than we have seen in our other (approximately 90?) B&B rooms around the world! The space is small but fully functional and we loved it. Quite a bargain for just 67 Euros. This is a 3-story home located in the SW corner of the old (medieval) part of Arles. Your room is the only one of the first floor, right inside the front door. Madame Pichon's fantastic boulangerie (bread and pastries) is just a couple of short blocks away, down narrow, history-filled lanes. The WONDERFUL Roman antiquities museum is a short walk down the Rhone riverside, nearby. Save your time and DO NOT see Aix-en-Provence; sure, Aix has a nice medieval core but it does not have the same laid-back, friendly, "easy to walk anywhere" vibe that Arles does, and Arles has a wonderful medieval core, plus fantastic restaurants (try Gibolin, then Chez Caro), great wine from the Languedoc and southern Rhone, and the castles in nearby Beaucaire and Tarascon are matched only by the nearby Pont du Gard, for our money the best and prettiest Roman aqueduct in the world.

You can get a Best Western room in almost every civilized country on Earth, and sometimes that is what we want. But this is a real bargain and a pearl of a stay, which you will never forget!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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20  Thank Kenton E
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

My boyfriend and I had the most incredible stay with Eric and Augusto. We travelled for over a month and stayed in five B&Bs and this was without a doubt the highlight. The room is simple but has a very comfortable bed, CDs, DVDs, and a lovely bathroom with a HUGE shower. We felt very much at home here. When we arrived at the door our names were written in chalk on the board - it was a lovely touch! Augusto greeted us with a map they had copied highlighting their favourite cafes and restaurants in Arles (all of which were just superb!). Eric was very helpful with telling us which things to see and do in Arles. Before bed each night Augusto asked us when and what we wanted for breakfast! I am gluten intolerant so he went out of his way to cut up extra fruit etc and offered to get me gluten free bread etc. The breakfast was just beautiful....we fell in love with Eric's home made yogurt and jams.

On the second night we had drinks and escargot with them before heading off for dinner which was great fun and a cultural experience! We learnt a lot about the community life there just by speaking with them and they also took us to the daily "advent window": a show put on every day in the lead up to Christmas from a villager's window (followed by mulled wine!). On our last night they joined us for dinner at one of their recommended places and eric informed us about all of the different dishes and we all got to try a bit of everything. In the morning they also took us to the train station. We had the most amazing time, we felt that this was an incredibly small price to pay for such a wonderful experience. Thank you so very much Eric and Augusto....we will most certainly be back!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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19  Thank ocha1802
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

All the other reviews are right on. What makes this place great is the B&B itself, the location and your hosts, Eric and Augusto.

It's a very old townhouse and you get the main floor with a good sized bedroom and quite a large bathroom. All the things you might need have been thought of from the bathrobe to the DVDs and beyond. Breakfast is a real treat filled with home made goodies. Next time I'll take in dinner with the guys as I'd bet it's marvelous.

You're a block away from the main museum and surrounded by the old city of Arles with so much to explore. It's Roman history and art and food with a magnificent river view down the side. Do go to Arles and do stay at L'Aubergine Rouge and enjoy the great company of your hosts.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We knew we had arrived in the right place when we read our names and a welcome writtenin chalk on the front door of this lovely b&b which has only one room to let on the ground floor. The location is very central within walking distance of everything. The shower is big and the bed is comfortable. Eric and Agusto are great hosts full of information about places to go and good places to eat. Each morning breakfast was a treat and the fresh home meade yoghurt has sent me scurrying to learn how to do it now that I am home. Never again will we eat store bought yoghurt.. Free internet was reliable and fast and the upstairs terrace was the ideal place to have breakfast. We can't wait to return to Arle and L'aubergine Rouge. Thanks fellas

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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18  Thank nellanna
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Additional Information about L'Aubergine Rouge

Address: 23 rue Waldeck Rousseau, 13200, Arles, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Arles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Arles
Price Range: $59 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Aubergine Rouge V2.0 is a house from the 18th century in the historic center of Arles with a picturesque location on the banks of the Rhône.It is more than a bed & breakfast, it is a way of life.With 2 guestrooms and one private flat,privacy and tranquility are assured.L'Aubergine Rouge," THE HEAVENLY SUITE" is a private studio at the top of the house: living, room, private bathroom, private kitchen more a private terrass ( 15m2).Free WI-FI access, TV and AC.You'll find everything ready in the kitchen in order to prepare you a breakfast.If the heavenly is not available, try to see if we have space in-The Van Gogh room, ze place to be!-L'Aubergine Rouge, ze place to sleep! ... more   less 

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