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“You'll never forget this beautiful place, the calm, the view, the hostess”

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La Fontaine au Loup
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“You'll never forget this beautiful place, the calm, the view, the hostess”
Reviewed April 6, 2011

There are a lot of beautiful places to stay in Provence, and I've stayed in many, but this is my absolute favorite. A little off the usual American tourist route, but close to everything in Provence, La Fontaine au Loup is an oasis of beauty and calm. The rooms are comfortable and the stunning view of Mt Ventoux from the terrace is something you'll never forget. The pool is crystal clear, cool and secluded, the perfect place to relax after a morning at one of the nearby markets or touring the local Cotes du Rhone vinyards or hiking in the nearby Dentelle de Montmirail mountains. Within 10 minutes is the town of Vaison la Romaine with its Roman ruins, 30 minutes away is the Pont du Gard and the Gard river for kayaking, as well as Chateauneuf du Pape and equally famous wine domain. Patricia Klein, the hostess, is utterly charming and knows the best addresses for dinners, wine tasting, shopping and sightseeing and is eager to help. Her breakfasts are yummy and, on request, will cook a delicious Provencal dinner served overlooking the pool. Very romantic. There are two minor downsides, the Internet access is very limited so it is not a good place if you're in Provence for work. And it is very little known to Americans or British tourists, so if you're hoping to find other Americans, this is not your spot. Most of the guests are French or Dutch. But if you're looking for an utterly gorgeous, entirely peaceful, welcoming place in Provence, you won't find anyplace better than this.

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  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Fontaine au Loup

Property: La Fontaine au Loup
Address: Route de Nyons, 26110 Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Drome > Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fontaine au Loup is a large house built of stone, nestled on a hill surrounded by olive trees, oaks and the vineyards of St Maurice, with a splendid view of the famous Mont Ventoux and ancient Provencal villages perched on the surrounding hills. Our four light-filled and lovely bedrooms open to a terrace with a view of the garden, vineyards and pool. A spacious studio, separate from the house, is suitable for a family of four, and includes a small kitchen and large bath. A beautiful, clear, cool swimming pool, surrounded by cypress trees, rosemary and flowers creates a relaxing space for sunbathing, reading and a nice afternoon nap in the shade of an umbrella. A copious breakfast buffet of homemade confiture, eggs and a variety of breads and pastries from the best boulangerie in region, as well as coffee, tea, juice and cereal, is served in the salon and can be taken to the terrace to eat in the sun or to tables set under the shady oak trees. We are located about 10 minutes from Vaison la Romaine, close to Avignon, close to many Provencal markets, ancient villages, Roman ruins, hiking, biking, and summer festivals of music, theatre and dance. ... more   less 
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