September in Paris and Provence

Jul 23rd, 2006, 06:15 AM
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Hi nsalerno.

We are also staying at Mas des Romarins the last week of September.

I noticed that "delvino" had recently stayed there and I posted a message here asking him about his experience but haven't seen a reply yet.

Have you heard any first hand experiences lately?
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 06:23 AM
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Nsalerno:
Just noticed that "delvino" has replied to my request this morning for info on Mas des Romarins.

Check it out.
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 05:55 PM
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Royal: I haven't heard any comments lately about Mas de Romarins. I would love to read Delvin's reply. I am not very experienced with this forum. How do I find his reply to you. Sorry!!
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Jul 24th, 2006, 05:58 AM
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Hi nsalerno

I see you found delvino's post. Just click on the poster's name and all messages will appear.

Sounds like they liked Mas des Romarins but found Gordes too small and quiet. We were looking for a fairly quiet place so this suits us. Also delvino mentioned the rooms were on the small side and I had read that in other posts and also in a guidebook to small charming hotels. However the guidebook said they were well equipped and quiet and the grounds were private and well maintained.

We are happy with our choice and hope you will be too. We thought about moving over to Mas des Carrassins halfway through the stay but decided to stay put. Des Carrassins sounds lovely and am sure you will enjoy it - the rooms may be larger there from what I have read.

Have a great trip!
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Jul 24th, 2006, 08:13 PM
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We recently returned from our trip to Provence, where we divided our week in Provence between Mas des Romarins in Gordes (four nights) and Mas des Carassins (three nights) in St. Remy. Personally, we liked the Luberon and the area around Gordes much more than the area around St. Remy. We also enjoyed Mas des Romarins more than its sibling Mas des Carassins. While the two hotels are owned by the same people and are very similar, the one in Gordes is somewhat more intimate and enjoys fantastic views of Gordes and the Valley below. We also had dinner once at each of these establishments and were pleased with the food and service. While in Gordes, I recommend dining at Le Clos de Gustave www.luberon-news.com/clos-gustave, which was very-very nice. In short, both of these hotels are very nice and a good value.

Please feel free to e-mail me directly at [email protected] with any specific questions.

Anna Roz
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Jul 24th, 2006, 10:29 PM
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We liked the Bastide de Gordes. It was in the center of town. There was parking for the car by the hotel staff.
The restaurant is great, beautiful views, swimming pool and nice rooms.
The town is very small. We spent 3 days and had to leave because the hotel was full and we did not have a reservation. We did day trips to I'sle Sur Sorgue(sp)a great market town and carpentras. We also visited Menerbes because we loved Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence". Have fun on your trip!
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Jul 25th, 2006, 03:23 AM
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Anna--Thank you for your reply. I love to get a response from someone who has been to the hotels we where we will be staying. I definitely will check out the restaurant--it looks great--just like we want--small--not pretentious. Do we need a reservation?
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Jul 25th, 2006, 05:05 AM
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Hi Anna_Roz

Thanks for your post on the Mas des Romarins - so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay there.

We are booked for 7 days around the end of September after much researching on different hotels and areas it is a relief to hear a positive review of our decision.

Thank you for your email address I will email you with further questions - kind of you to offer.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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Yes, you would need to reserve, since it was full (the outside area) on the evening we dined there, but the hotel will gladly call a reservation for you. There are tables indoors, which is also very nice, but I would recommend dining outside. I would suggest that you specify a table on the lawn as opposed to on the patio, since it is more dramatic and may even have some views. If it is a warm evening, the lawn area would be cooler than being under a covered patio. Very gracious people and a wonderful experience.

Anna Roz
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Jul 31st, 2006, 10:59 AM
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Last June we stayed 2 nights in Mas des Romarins and we have already made reservations for next summer for a week.
We loved being just on the outside of the village of Gordes and we really liked the hotel and staff.

Next year we will use it as a base to see so many things we did not see last year, Aix-en-Provence, Pont du Gard, Isle de Sorge, Bonnieux. Enjoy your trip in Sept.

Sebina
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Jul 31st, 2006, 02:32 PM
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nsalerno - looks like you can't go wrong. all of the recommendations for OPs look terrific. I'm definitely thinking about Provence for our next trip.
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