L’Escale B&B Cassis: quiet hideaway on the French Mediterranean

If you are looking for a quiet retreat along the French Mediterranean, L’Escale B&B Cassis is a lovely chambre d’hôtes (a French version of the bed and breakfast) housed in a 1930s villa which has been recently renovated. What I like about L’Escale B&B Cassis is the location: 50 metres above the crystal blue waters of […]

La Magnaneraie: charming hotel with lovely gardens in Avignon

Hotel La Magnaneraie is a charming hotel just outside the walls of the old city of Avignon. Its bountiful gardens and heated outdoor swimming pool allow guests to forget their worries and enjoy the climate of Provence. The advantage of staying just outside the walled city is the ease of getting to (and out of) […]

Pavillon de Galon: luxurious B&B in the Luberon (Provence)

Pavillon de Galon is a stunning bed and breakfast (B&B or chambre d’hôtes) in the heart of the Luberon, within walking distance from the charming village of Cucuron and its gastronomic delights. What makes Pavillon de Galon stand out from other B&Bs and hotels in the area is its lavish garden, which has been recognized […]

L’Albiousse: 18th century townhouse boutique hotel in Uzes

L’Albiousse is luxurious intimate boutique hotel located in a historic townhouse in the heart of Uzès, a charming walled town that has been the seat of the Dukes of Uzès for centuries. Uzès is a perfect base for excursions to the Pont du Gard, Arles, Nîmes and the countryside of Languedoc. L’Albiousse is the creation of […]

L’Artemise: luxury boutique hotel and restaurant in Uzes (Languedoc)

L’Artemise is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Uzès (Languedoc), an atmospheric walled town close to the Pont du Gard, Nîmes and Arles. The house in which the hotel is located, was constructed at the end of the 16th century and is set in a quiet garden with views over the Eure Valley […]

La Maison Rouge: charming bed and breakfast in Uzes (Languedoc)

La Maison Rouge is a lovely bed and breakfast in the ancient town of Uzès, an excellent base for exploring Nîmes, Arles and the Pont du Gard. Named after the original red brick façade of the building which was constructed in the 1830s, this B&B has four rooms, each with a distinctive style. The Canopy Room has […]

Au Vieux Panier Marseille: artsy bed and breakfast

Au Vieux Panier Marseille is a funky boutique hotel where artists, graphic designers, and painters from different locations and environments, have been invited to design each room in the house to express their artistic style.  The result is an audacious, lively atmosphere. This B&B is in the city’s oldest quarter, the “Panier” or basket, named after […]