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Bastide de Marie, Bastide de la Gorde,La Mas de la Herbes Blanches ????


Dec 7th, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Bastide de Marie, Bastide de la Gorde,La Mas de la Herbes Blanches ????

Tough decision here. I was hoping to hear from Bastide de la Capelongue but, no response. I think I'd better book before they get filled up. Which has more charm? I want to feel like I'm in Provence.
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Dec 7th, 2011, 08:31 PM
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These names cannot be correct. Suggest you check the names and re-post.

Presumably Le Mas des Herbes Blanches, La Bastide de Gordes???

I've eaten at La Bastide de Gordes. I found it a trifle overwhelming, even oppressive, in its chic.
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Dec 8th, 2011, 01:25 AM
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We have friends who have stayed at the Bastide de Gordes, and they also stayed at the Marie. We were staying at a gite near Gordes both times theyn were in the area, & we toured each hotel and had dinner with them at the Marie.

Just about everyone we encountered at the Marie spoke English - both guests & servers. In fact, the bartender told us that the hotel recruits English speaking wait staff - he was from Ireland. The menu was verbally "described" to us in English - even though my wife speaks French & we understand French terms for food better than their English counterpart. The outside dining area at the Marie is spectacular - with vineyards all around. The menu selection seemed to cater to Americans more than French guests. Lost of children - they were running from the pool to the outside dining area to say "hi" to their parents while the parents were dining & the kids were eating. The Marie comlex is located in a beautiful section of the Luberon Valley. It has a gated/locked access - so no riff-raf. When we were there, I believe that it was required that guests take lunch or dinner at the hotel each day.

The Bastide de Gordes is entirely different. It clings to the rock formation on a side of Gordes. We did not have dinner there, and our friend's room was quite small (he is 6'8" & has lots of money) There is guest parking available - thank goodness.

If you don't mind feeling that you are at a resort in the Napa Valley instead of in France - then I would choose the Marie - much nicer facility.

We've spent 5 weeks vacationing in the Luberon Valley & 14 weeks elsewhere in Provence.

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