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We are VERY tempted to re-book for next year.
The location was everything. We were able to be tourists but came home to a typical Provence village without tourists.
There were 6 of us. The bathroom without a shower curtain made getting ready a bit of a dance.
Being able to walk to the grocery, butcher, patisserie and restaurant and still feel very secluded.
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I honestly do not recall the name of the closest town as we did not attempt to walk outside of our village. We rented a car and drove to villages and cities.
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The restaurant in the village was lovely! We dined there twice. Most everything anyone would want is available within walking distance.
Do know some French! Mr. Truc, the owner, has very limited English. We did study conversational French, food etc I should have reviewed phrases to help with directions and housing concerns.
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Mr. Truc wanted us to follow him in our car. The streets are narrow with hidden turns so we had to pay close attention.
I came here on a longer trip in the spring with two agendas, to explore Provence and to have a quiet spot to relax and do some writing -- and the gite proved fantastic for both purposes. The beds were comfortable, the room airy and light, the kitchen and bathroom clean and well equipped. It has a lovely south-facing stone terrace that I enjoyed sitting on day or night for dinner, well shielded even from the terrific Mistral winds.
It's on a working farm, so there can be a little noise as the roosters crow or people work the fields, so if you're looking for dead silence this isn't the place; but I found it comforting in a way. Plus the owners gave me fresh eggs and honey and vegetables from time to time, which was definitely welcome, along with a sack of scented herbs to take home in my luggage.
The area has a ton of great paths for walking and exploring the small villages of the Luberon, along with some good things to do nearby; I hiked the falaise above the village of Lioux, the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is worth seeing, and there are some good restauarants in the area -- I enjoyed L'Estellan, and Le Mistral in L'Isle-sur-Sorgue. It's also not far from Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence -- check out the Carrières de Lumières for a real unique treat.
I was sad to have to leave!