La Bastide des Princes
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La Bastide des Princes Caderousse Reviews
Comfort in the Provencial Countryside Nov 11, 2010
Our stay here was part of an itenerary during a 2 week trip through southern France in July 2010, and it is a fantastic small B&B. The owners, Pierre and Annie Paumel, are very welcoming and very involved with the guests because of intimate size of the property. It is a very inviting and cozy atmosphere, like being a welcomed guest in a friend's home.
The Bastide is in the country, not far from Caderousse and Orange. It is a great base for exploring Orange and the surrounding provencial region. A vehicle is a must if one is staying here. The property sits on a country road and is surrounded by fields. Most recently, vines have been planted, so in a few years they may be bearing some wine worthy grapes. There is an outdoor pool that is great for relaxing alongside when the weather is nice.
The building is a large converted farmhouse. Annie and Pierre have been restoring sections of it through the years and adding modern ammenities. Each room is unique. The room we stayed in was quite large and comfortable. Annie is amazing as the housekeeper (in addition to everything else she oversees) and rooms and bathrooms are very clean. Anyone with disabilities (physical, i.e. knees, back, ankles, hips, etc) will want to request a room on the ground floor as there is no elevator access, only stairs.
Since you are in the country, the most convenient place to eat is at the Bastide. The atmosphere is wonderful, rather romantic. The experience will not disappoint. The meals are kind of costly, but Pierre is a chef. The food is pretty amazing, as Pierre and his sous chef work most of the day preparing for the evening meal. The wine selection (French) is adequate. We ate here two of the three evenings we spent in Caderousse and enjoyed each of our meals.
Breakfasts were included with our room type and were simple, but adequate. The croissants were fresh as were the jellies. Cereals, cheeses, yogurts and fruits were available. Plenty of coffee was served.
If I return to this part of France, I would definitely consider returning to la Bastide des Princes. I think couples would enjoy staying here more than families or singles. I would recommend this place to friends.
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