For all those reasons, we opted for Provence, a region we’d been to several times before. It’s situated on the way to my village in Spain and has everything that we like: beautiful villages, small charming hotels, olive groves and lavender fields, dream sunsets and, this year, a lot of peace and quiet. Provence is a region of France which has not been affected much by the covid crisis, so we felt very comfortable and relaxed in that respect. If you add to that the fact that there are hardly any tourists this year, it becomes a real paradise.
During the eight days we spent there we stayed in two different places two hours away from each other. Today I want to show you the first one, because it’s been a real crush and I still can’t believe how lucky we were to find it just a few weeks before.
Le Vieux Castillon is a boutique hotel decorated with great taste and made up of several houses in a small medieval village. We loved the fact it was so full of history and modern at the same time. The rooms and other quarters of the hotel are distributed over several stone buildings. Guests go from one place to another via stairs, elevated bridges and courtyards, each one more beautiful than the other. The swimming pool is spectacular, offering views over the Provencal countryside and a run-down facade that adds a beautiful rustic touch to the place. We also loved the restaurant’s food, combining gastronomic and very light cuisine.
Le Vieux Castillon is ideally situated to discover the most famous Provence cities and sites (Avignon, Nîmes, Gordes…) but we wanted to get off the beaten track and visit lesser-known villages, swim in the river, enjoy the gastronomy…
If you come this way, here are my recommendations:
I hope my photos will convey to you the warmth of the South of France. Let me know if you’re ever tempted to visit the region one day. Happy summer!