B&B in Provence France
L'Eveche B&B Vaison la Romaine Provence France Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Aude & Jean-Loup Verdier
Address: Rue de l'Évêché, Cité Médiévale, 84110 Vaison La Romaine, Provence, France
Telephone: 33 (0)4 90 36 13 46
Fax: 33 (0)4 90 36 32 43
Activities/Attractions: Vaison la Romaine is the jewel of Roman Provence as its name indicates, Vaison la Romaine is a must to visit in the Haut Vaucluse. The city, highly interesting from an archeological point of view, is surrounded by the river Ouveze.
On the right bank are two different quarters: the site of the ancient Roman colony and the modern town. Archeological digs have revealed immense, luxurious, and elaborate Gallo Roman homes. There were floors in mosaics, marble, marquetry, and statues, ponds, atriums, and private thermal baths, all showing life in Roman times.
On the left bank on top of a rocky spur is the Haute-Ville, originating in the 13thc. In Medieval times the villagers settled in the heights at the foot of the castle to protect themselves from robbers and invasion. Today the castle is in ruins, but Haute-Ville is a picturesque spot to visit. There are little shady squares, ancient doorways, and narrow cobbled streets dotted with superb fountains or lined by the facades of 16th and 18th c. mansions. Historic sites to see include:
General Information: A haven of peace in the old city, located five minutes from Vaison's downtown and its cultural and gastronomic activities, L'Evêché B&B, in Vaison la Romaine, Provence, France is an ideal resting place for journeys towards Les Baux, l'Isle sur la Sorgue, St-Rémy de Provence, Grignan, Dieulefit, le Pont du Gard, Uzès, Avignon.
L' Evêché is a huge house but Aude and Jean-Loup only rent out five rooms, so that they can give more attention and time to their guests.
Payment Accepted: Travellers check or check in Euros.
Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros)
" ... and so, months later, on another visit to the region, I sought out this inviting bed-and-breakfast called L'évêché" ... "Inside the room the terra-cotta floor, whitewashed beamed ceiling, and pink geraniums along the windows assured us of a choice well made. The room was clean and fresh, and the closet held extra blankets and good pillows. Our window opened onto a street so narrow I felt I might be able to reach out and touch the genoise, or scallop-tiled eaves, of the house on the other side" ... "Once you stay in a chambre d'hotes, you will never choose a hotel again". "Never" might be too strong a word because sometimes only an elegant hotel will do. But on returning to Paris for our flight home, I knew I had become a convert when, presented with the choice of hotel or Chambre d'Hotes . I opted for the latter without a moment's hesitation."