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Hotel Brasserie Au Violon

At a Glance


  • fresh breakfast favorites are included and served in a Provençal-style dining room


  • some small rooms
  • safes only available at reception

Hotel Brasserie Au Violon Review

The former residents here—priests and prisoners—never had it so good. Housed in a 12th-century building that served as a cloister and then a prison, the hotel now captivates its clientele with subdued elegance, a peaceful location, and a terrific restaurant. There are some reminders of the building's austere past—guest rooms overlooking the courtyard still conform to cell-block arrangements, with uniformly tight square footage. Guest rooms facing the town offer more space at a slightly higher rate. The brasserie, with its mirrored bar and iron-legged tables, serves French classics.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year's.
Updated: 10-15-2012

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