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Villa Aimée Vals-les-Bains Reviews
Beautiful gite with view and atmosphere Sep 10, 2011
Situated on a hill overlooking the charming spa village Vals-Les-Bains (5 kms NW of the city Aubenas and not far from the Gorges de l'Ardeche)is the big French mansion called Villa Aimée, where a few rooms have been restyled into nice guest rooms (gite de France).
From the centre of Vals-Les-Bains the itenary is well indicated, without indications it would be very difficult to find the villa. Two sharp hairpins where big car drivers will need some extra drivers´skills, lead up to the house. When arrived you are awarded with a magnificent view over the village and the surrounding moutain scenery....
Australian hostess Leily gave us a warm welcome and after parking our car next to the mansion we were shown our room.
We were suprised to be upgraded to `The Mediterranean` room, a stylish and spacious room with white and blue colours dominated by a grand kingsize bed and an astonishing view over Vals.
We got a baby bed at no extra cost.
The bathroom was brand new and very light with a relaxing bath offering jets spa.
The villa has a small garden terrace with some seats and a swimming pool.
Breakfast was included. At some extra charges we could enjoy the table d´hote, which was prepared with the help of Leila´s mother Pauline who came over from Down Under for the summer. Together with two french and an american couple (who were biking in the south east of France - we met them several days later at the Aubenas market and near Vallon-Pont-d´Arc riding along the river Ardeche) we enjoyed the evening starting with an aperitif on the terrace and succeeded by dinner with local ingredients. It turned out to be a very cosy evening despite the language barriers. Leila made us feel very comfortable.
All in all it was a more than pleasant dinner with the group that is staying here. I have to say, we would highly recommend the Villa Aimee to anybody who is staying in this region.
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