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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 10:16 AM
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Has anyone stayed at these B&B's near Uzes?

Mas de Luna
http://www.masdeluna.com/en/accueil.php

Mas d'Oleandre
http://www.masoleandre.com/en/index.php

La Maison dans les chenes verts
http://www.leschenesverts.net/maison.htm

SECOND QUESTION: Has anyone stayed at a B&B/residence just based on a website and without reading any reviews about it? What's your experience? Part of the adventure of traveling, perhaps? All of these places look wonderful according to their website.. without any reviews, should I just take the plunge and pick one?
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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I haven't stayed at any of those B & B's, but I have stayed at places without reviews or recommendations. The now-closed Hotel d'Albiousse in Uzes was one such place; so was Chateau Pomys in Bordeaux. It's always worked out okay for us. If it's just for a night or two, I think it's worth a gamble.
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 03:02 PM
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elle-- Thanks for your response. Yes, you're probably right. It's for only one night. It is worth the gamble.

I've just learned Mas d'Oleandre is one recommended on Karen Brown's website, so that's a pretty good bet, right?
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 03:12 PM
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We stayed at the Mas de Luna two years ago.

Ask for the main floor unit that is mostly exposed stone arches -- white canopy bed -- stone-walled bathroom etc. Not much view but what atmosphere.

The owners are correct, not clingy. Americans might find them a little reserved. But very gracious, in fact.

If they recommend a restaurant in Uzes, take their advice.
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 03:14 PM
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That's how we feel about the d'Entraigues. Stu Dudly liked it and one other on my research. Another complained of a lumpy bed rather than Christina's foam mattress, so I quess we are in for a surprise(hopefully a good one)
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 03:18 PM
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Uzes restaurants, from a previous post:

In Uzes itself, we tried two places, both in the centre of town:

Les Fontaines -- interior courtyard, (fairly soigne but no chi-chi)Nice/ fancy cooking e.g. their noisettes of veal cooked with wild thyme and a duo of souffles -- coriander and anis...

Bistrot de Grezac, right on the perimeter walls of the old town. Recommended by our hosts, we had resisted it because it looked too simple, even touristy. How wrong we were. We took the 20 E menu with a bottle of Chateau de Bastet rose. I had -- and this sounds heavy but it was heavenly -- the following blow-out dinner:
1. seafood platter -- 6 oysters, 6 mussels, 4 clams, 2 large ecrevisses, white langoustine, 18 winkles and 6 snails
2. duck magret with cherries, with carrots, tortolini, curried cabbage and snow peas with lardons
3. very rich mousse au chocolat

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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 03:30 PM
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tedgale-- Yay! So happy to read your positive review about Mas de Luna. We are interested in the "white room", which is the room I think you're referring to. It looks so charming from the website.

Just out of curiosity, how did you hear about the property?

Also, thanks for the list of restaurant recommendations! That is fantastic!
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I think it was in the superb Rivages guide "Chambres d'hotes" -- available in several languages, as part of a large Rivages series, along with "Hotels de charme" and other categories of accommodation
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