I stayed at Memoires de Provence for a week June along with three friends from the US. We all had a marvelous time and and were greatly appreciative of the hospitality of our hosts, Neil and Natalie.
The rooms were large, airy and comfortable. Wifi is available. Breakfast is served every morning and there was plenty of it -- juice, coffee, cereal, croissants, and local gourmet bread which Neil buys fresh before everyone rises.
An evening meal is provided alternate evenings, based on Provencal specialties and accompanied with high quality local wines. The food was superb and there was plenty of it.
The point of the holiday was, of course, biking. Only two of us were bikers and only me on all days. At other times we drove to local points of interest in a hired car. The bikes were good quality hybrids -- comfortable and easy to ride. They have low gearing, which is useful as some rides are steep. Neil has prepared a folder of some 50 rides -- you choose from the style of riding and attractions you'd like; Neil then programs this into a Garman bike GPS.
There is a good supermarket in Coustellet and plenty of local restaurants of different price levels for non-meal evenings.
I can't recommend Memoires de Provence highly enough. If you're looking for a biking holiday centrally located in Provence this is place for you. The only proviso is you'll need a car to get there and for local non-bike sight-seeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Provence Cycling Holidays operates out of Memoires de Provence, a biking focused B&B. Our self-guided cycling breaks are designed to be flexible - you choose the rides, distances and amount of sightseeing to suit you, along with your tour duration. Use our quality hybrid touring bikes & our easy to use Garmin GPS systems, preprogrammed with 60+ rides for all levels. And you'll stay in our top rated 17th Century Farmhouse B&B (along with pool and gardens) in the Luberon Park, a great base from which to explore the beauty of Provence (Roussillon, Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Oppede le Vieux etc). We also profide breakfasts, every other dinner (with drinks) and bike back up, in the unlikely event that you should you need it. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Memoires De Provence Coustellet, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France