Emmanuelle and Stephane are hoteliers extraordinaire. In 2009 we stayed in their small charming hotel in Tarascon on our first cycling tour of France. We were delighted to meet them again in Oct. 2011 when we arrived on our bicycles at Hotel Lou Cigaloun and discovered that they had changed venues and were now the proprietors of this larger hotel. They are remodeling the hotel bit by bit, and the parts that are finished are lovely. Delightful sitting areas are situated both indoors and out, and the breakfast room is bright and cheerful. The hotel is very well located in the old part of the city, near shops and restaurants, and just a short walk from the major attraction in Orange, the ancient Roman theatre. Don't miss touring this theatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the English language audio guide adds immeasurably to the experience.
Our comfortable room, number 2, was large, with two good-sized windows looking out on a quiet street. The tiled bathroom was positively luxurious, with two sinks and a bathtub, as well as a modern shower. The buffet breakfast was excellent, with fresh fruit salad, cheeses and a different cake each day, along with croissants and baguettes. The coffee machine grinds the beans freshly for each cup and produced perfect café au lait.
Emmanuelle speaks fluent English and was a fount of information, providing us with tickets for the theatre and museum, suggesting restaurants, and helping us sort out a small problem. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Orange, and would happily return to Hotel Lou Cigaloun
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming destination on the edge of Provence, Orange is the ideal place from which to start discovering the region: prestigious cultural sites, historical heritage, local products and wine-tasting.Ideally located at the heart of the old Roman city, not far from the ancient theatre, Hotel Lou Cigaloun welcomes you to its 17th century building. ... more less
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