Subject: Thank You
On behalf of my family and myself, I wanted to thank you for the lovely home in Provence. We had a wonderful vacation - truly one we will remember all our lives.
The home was tranquil and welcoming, the gardens beautiful and the trees around the pool area let us enjoy the warm sunlight outdoors even when it was windy.
I also very much appreciate Josette and her warmth and hospitality and the help offered and given by her, Eric and yourself during our stay. Such a silly thing to put in the wrong fuel and the Easter holiday complicated everything. But with the help of Josette and Eric, it was only a minor inconvenience.
And thank you for calling.
We hope to return someday.
Nous avons passé trois merveilleuses semaines dans votre maison. L'accueil de Sonia a été des plus agréables et elle a fait tout pour nous donner satisfaction. Nous avons apprécié le confort de votre maison ainsi que tout le modernisme que vous avez su donné à cette maison qui conserve par contre son cachet remarquable.
J'ai été malheureuse d'apprendre que je vous ai manqué à trois reprises mais vous comprendrez par cela que nous avons bien profite des alentours et que nous avons visité énormément de villages. Nous avons fait plus de 3 500 kilomètres durant ces trois semaines.
Malheureusement, nous sommes de retour au Québec qui nous a reçu avec la pluie et le froid.
Je vous remercie et vous pouvez être certain que nous retournerons très bientôt chez vous.
I thought you might appreciate knowing how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa l'Espérance. It was perfectly located for our daily exploration of the surrounding towns and countryside. M & Mme Philip were very pleasant and the house and pool were everything we could have wanted.
Of the local restaurants we particularly enjoyed Mas La Bonoty (lunch in their beautiful garden) and Domaine de la Camarette (dinner in their sheltered courtyard). The latter also sold their own Ventoux; reasonably priced and, although not up to the Chateauneuf du Pape standards, a good everyday wine.
Trust all is well with you. Just returned from our European adventure and wanted to sincerely thank you for the excellent accommodation we rented from you.
It was everything (and a little bit more) that was outlined on your website and indeed it provided the tranquility we were seeking. Even 'though the other two properties were occupied, we did not experience any noise issues, but rather enjoyed the brief moments of interaction.
The welcome gift of a pot of home made jam from Josette was much appreciated.
Should we return to this area, we will contact you again and in the meantime, we are sharing your website with friends who show an interest in visiting Provence.
Many thanks and it was our pleasure to have 'met you via email' and received such exemplary professional courtesies.
Je ne peux pas vous dire à quel point nous nous sommes régalés la semaine dernière. La maison, et surtout l’ambiance, était de la perfection. Exactement ce qu’il nous fallait.
Comme promis, voici quelques bonnes adresses à expérimenter et à partager :
· Le souffleur de verre : http://www.art-glass-laurent.com/EN/verrerie.html
· Restaurant L’Oulo sur la route Mazan-Sault : www.restaurant-loulo.fr.
· Domaine du Bon Remède (je vous conseille leur « Terres Pourpres ») : www.domainedubonremede.com
· Montirius : www.montirius.com
· Pour des repas bio et sans gluten (comme il me le faut), ainsi que des gîtes de moins d’une semaine : Armelle et Jérôme Bertrand-Chatard, www.mas-java.com
· Bon restaurant à Beaumes-de-Venise : Le Bistro des Balmes (je crois que c’est le nom; en tous les cas, c’est directement dans la place, sur la droite de l’église)
· Beaux tissus/linge de maison. Bon rapport qualité-prix et très beaux dessins : Lou en Provence (Fontaine-de-Vaucluse et L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue).
J’essaye de m’arranger pour revenir l’année prochaine, dans le mois de mai de préférence. Je vous tiendrai au courant, bien entendu!
Merci pour tout, et à bientôt j’espère!
Hi, dear Philippe,
We really enjoyed our stay at La Roque-Alric. Thank you so much for this recommendation.
Monique the house keeper was so nice, we almost became friends.
I will recommend the place we stayed to other people and may be will call you again in the future when we decide to visit another part of Provence.
We definitely will visit again.
All the best,
M and D
We had a fantastic time at the Villa. It was a great location, so close to everything, so many villages were only 20 minutes away. We did a lot of exploring and really enjoyed the pool when we returned from our outings.
We will certainly book it again if we ever decide to visit the South of France again.
Have a wonderful weekend.
It seems every time I try to write that something pops up and interferes. I did want to say how much we enjoyed the stay at La Peyriere and what a beautiful time of year to go there.
After a strong north wind (Mistral?) the skies cleared and the colors were fantastic. We were able to drive out every day and visit something new and fascinating but the surprise of the trip was Marseilles – what a spectacular city with its harbour and headlands. We ended up spending two days there exploring and loved it. I had no idea that there was so much history in the region – yes, I knew there was some but not so much. We were fortunate to hit a major art show which encompassed the entire center of St. Remy de Provence on a Sunday and wished we had unlimited funds to buy some of the paintings – they were very good.
Many thanks for your help in making the holiday work.
West Vancouver, Canada
Subject: Our week in Carpentras
The time here at your Provence cottage has gone by very quickly.
Both B and I have had a great time with your home as a base camp from which to explore Provence. Not enough time to see everything.
Your cottage in Provence is lovely and very peaceful.
B.P. and G.R.
Subject: Great week!
Philippe, thank you for the week at La Nouvelle Peyriere! Everything worked out perfectly: the weather, the sleeps, the roads and the sightseeing. The food and the wines didn't hurt either!
We did have a few problems with the philosophy behind the signposting of roads and locations in France overall. We decided to skip a visit to Avignon due to having gotten lost there twice, to AND from Arles! We met with our neighbours during the week from Windsor, Ontario and from New Zealand.
We also found Fred very helpful and informative.
The table outside proved to be a wonderful retreat for our nightly bread, wine, cheese and tapenade suppers.
Thanks again, we were very pleased with the whole week!
M & A.B
Subject: Thanks for The Rental
Not sure how you ever drag yourself away from Provence - you must really love Canada. We thought your place was a little slice of heaven on earth.
We so appreciated your taking the time to help guide us. We really made the most of our time there. If I had it to do again, however, I would have gone ahead, rented the car for an extra day and stayed at La Nouvelle. Our hotel in Avignon, while very nice, was pretty much out in the middle of nowhere -- a 20 Euro cab ride from the city center of Avignon. It would have made more sense to just do the extra day on the car. Should have taken your advice there. The food at the hotel's restaurant, however, was first rate.
Our cruise was wonderful -- went from Avignon, down to Arles, back to Avignon, then ended at Chalon sur Saone. We met a nice Canadian couple on the cruise and told them about your place. Perhaps if they return to Provence, they'll see about renting it.
Again, thanks for all the travel tips. You might hear from us again one day.
That's a magical area of this world.
J and G.H.
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