Provence self catering apartments in France

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Environment

We are very aware and actively support our environment. Recycling everything used in our works, and all waste generated by the family and guests. We buy foods and products directly from our local farmers and the village market, we advise guests and recommend various producers who are environmentally aware

We use eco friendly lighting and propose to convert to a more sustainable energy and water source in the near future. We suggest our guests be aware of their footprint inside and outside the house

The house is 500 years old and has been renovated, using local materials, and traditional methods, adding our own style, while respecting it's history and our environment. We have learned from local artists and craftsmen, who have advised and provided us with fantastic sustainable options. In decorating we have used only natural earth pigments from Roussillon (Le Conservation des Ocres in Roussillion) and we recommend guests, to explore these natural colors and techniques for their own homes

Community

We support and encourage the community through our workshops and the many activities around the area. Offering local artist and talented people a space to create, connect and get inspired.

We offer advice and can suggest countless gems in the surrounding area, recommending local restaurants and the many activities going on around us. We sometimes have artist residence, art exhibitions and we have a show room where we promote and support local artist art and artisans.

We sell natural clothes and objects from local and international designers fairly traded. We also have a community board for people to connect and discover what others are doing around us and further away...

There are also many fantastic things to discover in the sunshine of Provence... such as hilltop villages, roman ruins, painting & cookery courses, parent and child pottery classes. Hot air ballooning, cycling and many amazing treks inland and on the mountains around

Reviews of Provence self catering apartments in France

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 13 May 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The best part about the vacation was being surrounded by beautiful countryside and easily accessible characteristic villages. Staying somewhere so authentic was magical.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


A car is useful for getting around although bikes would be great for the more adventurous. Explore all the local places and the local wines!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We stayed at the old hospital which the owners have restored. It's a place steeped in history and therefore preserving this I'd helping the local area and supports conservation

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Loved it. We could have stayed a lot longer.

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