Trip Advisor Comments

"A room with a view and the perfect base"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We recently stayed at this villa for the second time, back after the absence of two years, so there is clearly something that has brought us back.

The Villa is located near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac just below the village. It's position affords it a lovely view of the vineyards and the town above, right from the from guest bedroom. The visitor's apartment (bedroom + bathroom) is a separate section of the house, which affords privacy and independence. The house is decorated with the bohemian charm and culture of the host. The main living room has a dramatic double-height ceiling. There's an outdoor cafe table which is a great spot for an evening glass of wine, and an outdoor dining table as well. Breakfast was a very satisfying croissant, yogurt, and coffee.

Next on to the the town, Carcès is a beautiful medieval Provencal town, located at the top of a small hill along side a little river, the Argens. The town itself offers a pleasant stroll or evening outdoor dinner or glass of wine (we would recommend the creperie). On Saturday the village comes to life with a bustling little market with fruits, vegetables, cheese, and a range of other items. I should mention that the walk from the villa to the town is easy, about 15 minutes on foot, first along the road next to the vineyards and then crossing a pedestrian bridge over the river.

The region itself, The Var, is Provence as we imagine it: medieval villages where you can dine under shade of large trees, hills that afford dramatic views, olive groves, and vineyards everywhere. (Speaking of vineyards, there a wineries around every corner, many with tasting rooms.)

Last but not least every B & B is made by its host. The host is bohemian, cosmopolitan, vivacious, welcoming, and helpful.

We've been here twice. If we're back in the region, we would certainly stay a second time, and recommend this place to friends, without hesitation.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family