Near the city but without the noise, 10 minutes from Avignon and 20 minutes from “Pont du Gard” away, in the heart of Provence the “Lou Souvadou” is a small piece of heaven for those who stay there.
Sauveterre is a charming, provencal village far from the city noise. You stay in an old Provencal farmhouse equipped with all modern conveniences, a beautiful pool and a stunning view over the Rhone Valley, “Mount Ventoux” and the “Dentelles de Montmirail”.
This B&B offers 2 individual rooms with private bathrooms, plus a small room without bathroom for children (wc to share), and also a 4* reception by Françoise and Michel.
You’ll perfectly be situated to visit the vineyards of the Rhone Valley and the famous wineries of Châteauneuf du Pape or Tavel. The summer shows of the “Avignon Festival” and “Orange’s Choregies” are close too. You’ll be able to admire the wonderful sites of the “Baux de Provence”, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles, Nîmes, the Luberon villages, etc… But also to visit the picturesque markets or just relax in the sun besides the pool sipping a cocktail or glass of vine while preparing the itineraries with our hotes.
You’ll have the pleasure of enjoying your copious breakfast while listening to the cicadas in summer and breathing in the exceptional perfumes of the flowers in the garden.
The area is well served by the T.G.V. (in Avignon) or by the airports (Marseille, Nîmes, Avignon, Montpellier,…) Of course it helps to have a car (Rental at the airport and train stations).
The only concern with the “Lou Souvadou” is that, when you come one time, it is hard to leave.
RULES OF THE HOUSE
We are pleased to receive you and to help you in the discovery our beautiful region. We receive pleasure from knowing you will have a great time in Provence. If you have any issues we will be happy to solve them in a timely manner
Feel free to ask us whatever you will need we will do our best to help you. Do not worry - we will be on top of your problem.
Of course, we will provide you with tourist guides, but also we will give you our advice and personal "tricks" about place to visit, restaurants, wine cellars, etc.
Here are some rules to observe to make your stay enjoyable for everyone. This is a family home so the main thing is to just be respectful of everyone in the house and of the things in the house
1 Check-in / Check out
The check-in time is 3:00 PM. The check-out time is noon but if you need to use the storage room for your suitcases, before or after your stay, just ask. Please contact us at least one or 2 hour before arrival.
2 Smoking is not allowed inside the house, but smoking in the garden is ok.
3 Doors & Keys
You will have a key and can come and go at any time. Please respect noise levels after 11 pm, a tired neighbor is a grumpy neighbor
Please make sure all the doors will be locked when you come back home at night
Bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the first floor, which is at the only disposal of our guests. The toilets are also on the first floor and shared.
Each room is entirely cleaned before each arrival, then, with respect to your intimacy, we no longer go inside, unless you request it for a special demand.
However, if you want a complete extra cleaning, it can be done for the amount of 20 € per day and per room
(For stays that last more than 8 days, a new cleaning of the room will be done the middle of the stay)
5 - Breakfast
Breakfast is usually served between 8 and 11AM, either inside or outside according to the weather
6 - Meals
We can prepare meals (for dinner only): cold if you order only in the morning and a hot meal if you ask for it the day before (a menu is placed in each room).
In summer, an outdoor kitchen, by the pool, is available for our guests who want to cook (with dishwasher and fridge)
7 The pool
The pool is at your disposal, but children are not allowed to be close by without their parents. Pool towels are usually not included, but if you forgot yours we can help
We were overwhelmed by the hospitality and charm shown by our hosts Michael & Francoise (M&F). We felt part of the family and, indeed, met some family members and neighbors while there.
The setting in Sauveterre could be from a story or novel set in Provence.
Sauveterre is ideally suited and central to important sites - Avignon, Orange, St. Remy, Arles, Uzes, Pont du Gard, etc. The furthest we drove, on A7, a super highway, cost about 5 Euros, was to Aix-En-Provence about 1 hr. 15 min. Bank machines are nearby for access to cash.
The dwelling is exceptional, private and quiet. The view overlooking the Rhone valley spectacular. Village Chateauneuf-du-Pape was within view.
Breakfasts were plentiful and varied and we took advantage some evenings of the suppers offered. M&F are superb cooks.
Michael's accommodating nature was evident in meeting and guiding us to Mas Lou souvadou, after arriving at Gare Avignon TGV (and return at the end of our visit). His hand-drawn maps and advise on sites were invaluable. M&F were more than patient with our imperfect French and there was many a pleasant evening in discussion about local history, art, music and, even, politics.
We highly recommend this B&B.
Gord & Lynn Millar
Our stay here was wonderful! The house was comfortable and provided a nice retreat from a busy day of exploring the region. The meals that Michel & Françoise prepared for us was excellent, and truly made the experience memorable. The pictures don't even do it justice, the house and view are just incredible, and an amazing way to start and end the days there.
This was the highlight of our trip in the Provence area. The house is spectacular, the view is exceptional and the hosts (Francois and Michelle) were fantastic.
Located about a 10 min drive from Avignon and roughly 30-60 min scenic drive to all the amazing towns and cities in the area. Also very close to awesome wineries.
We ended up eating in every night because Francois and Michelle offered an amazing selection of super tasty local food.
I fully recommend this B&B to all.
This was the best part of our 2 week trip to France!! Michel & Françoise were wonderful, welcoming and fun hosts. The house, the view, the yards are beautiful. The breakfast they provided each morning was delicious and we ate dinner here twice... Michel's cooking is fantastic!! The Canard (duck), salmon, pasta bolognese, salads, bread and wine were the best meals we had in all of France... better than anything in Paris. I highly recommend staying here - it's only a short 20 minute drive from Avignon and very easy to get to. You do need a car to get around. I can't wait to return.
Mas Lou Souvadou is a wonderful quiet place. The house is cosy and surrounded by a huge garden with a pool which invites to relax. And not only that, Francoise and Michel are very very friendly hosts who always cared to make us feel comfortable. We can especially recommend to enjoy dinner on the terrace with a bottle of rosé wine from Provence. We definetely recommend that place-you will have a wondeful time!
Francoise and Michel were the most delightful hosts; incredibly warm, helpful, fun, generous and genuine. The house, grounds and surrounds of Mas Lou souvadou were stunning and this house is beautifully positioned for day visits to many gorgeous villages and historical attractions.Not only was a delicious breakfast included but, for an additional 10 euro per person, also a fabulous dinner which we took advantage of every night of our stay.
We rate this BnB 10/10! Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay Michel and Francoise! Our family of 4 can't wait to go back!!
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