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Old Nov 19, 16, 10:13 am
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It hasn't been mentioned yet, but I should mention Crillon le Brave near Gigondas and Seguret. My husband and I go to Provence and Antibes every summer and always stop there. Lovely service, beautiful rooms etc.

We also love Bastides de Gordes.

I am not a huge fan of Oustau de Baumaniere, but I know several people who like it.

Aix is mediocre to me as far as places I love being in Provence, and Villa Gallici is mediocre.

Hotel de Tourrel is great for a night or two stay in St. Remy, but we always end up back at Crillon le Brave

Le Covent de Minimes is in a beautiful area, and has lovely service, but the rooms are not the best, but still a lovely place to visit.
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Old Nov 21, 16, 8:51 am
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If you compare La Coquillade with Damaine de Mainville, which hotel seems to be more superior. At La Coquillade I would decide between Top Suite (own pool) and Suite (half Price), at Manville I would book a Junior Suite. Also think about splitting.
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Old Nov 21, 16, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by offerendum
If you compare La Coquillade with Damaine de Mainville, which hotel seems to be more superior. At La Coquillade I would decide between Top Suite (own pool) and Suite (half Price), at Manville I would book a Junior Suite. Also think about splitting.
Different locations ... so that may be a determining factor for you ... but we definitely preferred Domaine de Manville to La Coquillade. Loved the Jr. Suite we had at Domaine de Manville.
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Old Nov 21, 16, 11:22 am
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Different locations ... so that may be a determining factor for you ... but we definitely preferred Domaine de Manville to La Coquillade. Loved the Jr. Suite we had at Domaine de Manville.
Thanks. I know about location, Manville is much better for me (better for Nimes, Avignon and Arles).
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Great report and lovely photos - thanks for posting.
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Old May 2, 17, 9:20 am
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Visited Domain de Manville, here my report. If pictures doesnt show, here the link to the thread.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 6:36 pm
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I'm looking for a place with pretty easy access from Avignon (we'll arrive from Paris by TGV mid-afternoon, then hire a car). Is La Bastide de Gordes a good option for first time visitor to Provence? Or Baumaniere le Baux de Provence? We are looking to do three nights somewhere incredibly charming and quintessentially Provencial, followed by two at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, then back to Australia from NCE. Not necessarily looking to run around sightseeing/exploring - will be post fashion week so need relaxing.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by sydakllon
I'm looking for a place with pretty easy access from Avignon (we'll arrive from Paris by TGV mid-afternoon, then hire a car). Is La Bastide de Gordes a good option for first time visitor to Provence? Or Baumaniere le Baux de Provence? We are looking to do three nights somewhere incredibly charming and quintessentially Provencial, followed by two at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, then back to Australia from NCE. Not necessarily looking to run around sightseeing/exploring - will be post fashion week so need relaxing.
Are you talking Paris Fashion week here and if so which one? It seems like there's quite a few! I ask because you mention Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and it is a seasonal property (like a lot on the Cote d'Azur) and it won't be open from mid-October until the end of April so depending on the dates of your trip you may have to consider an alternative. Our favourite quintessentially French rural property is Chateau Saint-Martin (also of the Oetker). It is very French and in a beautiful serene setting on the hillside above Vence. It has great food, beautiful spacious villas (as well as rooms and suites) and is a fantastic place to relax. Oetker seasonally offer a deal called 'Hillside Chateau & Seaside Chic' where you get a night at each property. Also of note is that it is not easy to get a reservation at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc unless you have stayed there before or know someone who has as they offer all accommodation to returning guests first. I would highly recommend taking one of their iconic seaside cabanas though, they are wonderful.
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We go to all six Paris events (2x mens, 2x couture and 2x ready-to-wear) each year. This will probably be after the September RTW shows so Eden Roc will be open. Have stayed twice before during film fest - one of our favourite places.

Thanks for suggestion - is Vence proper Provence though?
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Originally Posted by sydakllon
Thanks for suggestion - is Vence proper Provence though?
It would be an alternative to Cap-Eden Roc (26 Kilometers away) but not to a Provence hotel. So to answer your question it is not.
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What do you mean by proper Provence? Do you mean more rural?
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Old Nov 16, 18, 8:39 am
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I'd say Sydakllon might want to check out Villa Le Coste. Between Aix and the Luberon valley. Might appeal more to someone with an eye for fashion and style !
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I'd say Sydakllon might want to check out Villa Le Coste. Between Aix and the Luberon valley. Might appeal more to someone with an eye for fashion and style !
The hotel Looks very interesting, wonder wha it wasnt in my Focus during my recent visit of Provence.
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Originally Posted by jonjparr
What do you mean by proper Provence? Do you mean more rural?
Vence doesnt seem to be in what I guess I think would be Provence.

Villa Le Coste doesnt look like what we usually would try and find outside of European cities, but thanks - just prefer more character.
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