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“M and P We Keep Coming Back For More!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Provence Paradise

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Provence Paradise
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York, United Kingdom
1 review
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“M and P We Keep Coming Back For More!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We have returned home from our 9th holiday in The Orangerie in Provence Paradise.
I can confirm all the good things that have been said about Paradise from the set table, chambred wine with a delicious meal, to the well stocked fridge and delivery of breakfast croissants.A life saver after a long journey for all guests. Where else do guests receive such consideration?
We now know and appreciate the charms of the area. St. Remy town is well within strolling distance of Paradise. The Wednesday market spread all around the town is an absolute must. Here is the place to buy not only fruit & salad supplies but Marseilles soap, scarves, and a multitude of things, have a look to see what catches your eye!
The town has a multitude of events at various times from local Wine Tasting ( a very French affair ), local artists and craftsmen exhibitions, sporting displays in the Square by the local associations and the Carmargue horsemen who bring their bulls to parade around the town under strict security of course. To mention but a few.
The town has other attractions including a Van Gough trail, for it was here that the artist spent time and painted some of his most famous paintings. The trail shows pictures of these sites which are still reconisable today.
For Roman history enthusiasts Glanum has a huge Roman site to be followed by a visit to the Pont Du Gard, Les Beaux, and the Nimes and Arles Arenes still in use today.
Not to be missed are the villages of the Luberon. A wander and lunch on the terrace of a shady cafe go down a treat - always try the Plat Du Jour!
For children canoeing and horse riding can be fun and the Crocodile Farm is a must. Unpromisingly sited next to a power station here are housed 500 crocs in as natural a setting as possible. Amazing to be so close to these creatures. A visit to the flat extemely fertile area of the Camargue to see the rice paddies,white horses and black bulls ending at Aigues Mortes the walled town for lunch in the town square is another must.
I could go on but do your research before you come - no time- well William is of course a font of knowledge and will be only too happy to help with suggestions.
However do leave time to appreciate the lovely gardens and the swimming pool to relax in Paradise after a busy day.
Needless to say we are secure in the knowledge that we have booked for next year!!.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

All the very positive reviews have it exactly right. This is a great place to stay in Provence. Centrally located within Provence and within easy walking distance of the lovely town of St Remy de Provence. William is indeed the perfect host. We had read a lot about the area. His insights and tips were still invaluable, even including the perfect parking place for the Isle sur La Sorgue market. The welcome rose and dinner, the morning fresh baked goods, champagne and savory tarts one night - all wonderful. Le Moulin was fantastic. Large rooms, beautifully furnished, classic country French. Stay here if you possibly can!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Encino, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Willliam met us and introduced us to our house. The kitchen was better equiped than ours at home. The location is pperfect...just walkable to St Remy and no traffic noise. The setting is understated but luxurious. The 'capper' is William delivering fresh, warm, croissants in the morning. Wow!

Room Tip: the two bedroom house + bunk bed room was great. IT is the RED one.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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mclean, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Reviews are right- William is the consummate host and the house was perfectly stocked and maintained. William was always offering to help us with plans and directions. St. Remy was wonderful for kids, which was a pleasant surprise. Use the maps at the house-you'll need them when driving (and you will want a car). Everyone we met on-site and throughout our travels in and around St. Remy was incredibly helpful- the French are wonderful!!!

La Bastide was perfect for our family of 5- 3 adults plus 3 young kids.

We hope to return someday, for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Twin beds downstairs are definitely sized for kids, not adults
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Greetings from Alexandria, Virginia, USA !

We are sending our thanks and warmest wishes to all of you at PROVENCE PARADISE. Our family conversations continue to share favorite memories of your Provence Paradise and our very happy week there. In spite of croissant-withdrawal pangs, our East Coast families have recuperated from jet lag while our Alaskan children are waking at 4 am but then dozing off again with a smile.

Your hospitality and very kind support made our family group of grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children feel welcome and well-cared for. We had a super 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration with our family!

Upon arrival, our first impression was the beauty of the landscape. The surroundings revealed private dwellings attractively placed among winding paths, lush flowering greenery and cooling pleasant water runs. The friendly and gentle staff maintaining it and helping guests are made up of true artists and gardeners.

Looking to settle in, our second impression was comfort. The three dwellings we called home were professionally and attractively decorated. Each unit offered us variety and fresh and lovely Provencal colors and artwork. All our rentals were immaculate and well supplied throughout the week and your housekeeping staff cannot be praised enough.

Finally but really first in our memories we thank you personally for your warm attention, kind advice, gracious provisioning and encyclopedic knowledge of local events and activities. Every question or request was considered important and responded to. We don’t know how you turn each guest into a friend and extended family member, but you do. And we thank you for that Provencal genius.

If anyone would like to contact us directly, we would be happy to repeat our praise. We cannot provide a higher recommendation and our advice to new guests would be, from start to finish, to relax and enjoy every hour at Provence Paradise.

We’re looking forward to our next visit !

John and Joan Kohout

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Based on all the excellent reviews in Trip Advisor we eagerly booked two weeks in June almost a year ahead. Our expectations were high and Provence Paradise and William exceeded them all. We stayed in L'Orangerie - charming cottage for two. It oozed provencal decor. Kitchen was well equiped. Bathroom spacious and shower was strong. A pretty private garden was great for al fresco dining or sunny afternoon reading. The "awesome" William met us on the road and directed us in. Dinner, chilled wine, and a memorable strawberry tart were waiting us in the frig. It was a home away from home right from the start. William was a super tour guide offerring suggestions, making reservations, providing insider tips and basically available when we needed him. We enjoyed his delivery of fresh croissants each morning. The rest of the compound grounds are lushly landscaped and the pool was a great place to cool off on a hot provencal afternoon. Location of the property is perfect for touring Provence but we also enjoyed days just staying "home" and relaxing. This place was perfect and we cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

I couldn't believe how so many reviews would all give a five star rating to one place - and now I know why. William is simply amazing as a host, nothing is too much trouble for him, and he strikes this wonderful balance between being available to give wonderful insider tips, and giving us space to explore and enjoy family time. The houses and grounds were absolutely lovely, and we were made to feel completely at home from the welcome dinner all the way to the send-off. St-Remy is also a great base from which to drive around for day trips as we did as there are so many sights and activities to suit all inclinations in the vicinity. We can't wait to be back!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Provence Paradise
Address: 16 avenue Theodore Aubanel | Lieu-dit, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Saint-Remy-de-Provence
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Saint-Remy-de-Provence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PROVENCE PARADISE is a cluster of six Provencal farm houses from the 17th century. We began complete restoration in 2004 and finished in 2008. The property is perched on a hill just over St. Remy de Provence, which is not far from Avignon. It's only a 10-minute walk to the centre of the old village. Sunshine 332/365 days/year. The gardens are lush and a small stream makes its way toward the watermill, where water cascades to make the wheel turn slowly. International family environment. Safety, comfort and good value. ... more   less 
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Provence Paradise Hotel St-Remy-De-Provence

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