There were four of us on this trip. We each felt a sense of relaxation and calm. We spent meals outside on the terrace and we spent the days chatting by the pool. The location is great, nestled amongst vines, secluded enough to feel the serenity, close enough to Vacqueyras (and all other towns) for easy jaunts to pick up provisions. Henri joined us for a chat one afternoon and it was lovely. I look forward to renting again.
This charming vineyard, garden and gorgeous farmhouse-with-all-the-modern-amenities setting is only made richer by the sincere welcome, attention to detail and helpful local knowledge of Laurent and Karin, the owners. If you are looking for a place where people truly care, this is it. Though the surroundings are quiet, the country silence broken only by the cicadas and crickets, Les Anges is located within easy distance of Carpentras, Orange and other outlying towns that bubble with local population and curious tourists alike. There is no end to the list of things to see and do, from touring historic chateaux's crumbling remains on winding roads rippling out to vines as far as the eye can see, to kayaking the stunning Pont de Gard. I have been a globe totter for over 20 years and this jewel is one of my favorite finds of all time. Thank you, Maillard family, for making my traveling party feel at home, a natural part of your own corner of your idyllic world. A la prochaine foi!