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B&B "Le Moulin de Lavon" in Provence; Excellent Food, Central Location, Unbeatable prices

Gilles and Isabelle are the most welcoming of hosts, always ready with suggestions for touring. We spent 11 nights in this centrally located vineyard as we toured the major sites of the Luberon. We had superb breakfasts & dinners there each morning & night and wished it had been for longer. Our luck, Gilles is a chef and regaled us with traditional Provençal cuisine, while introducing a new wine each evening. We felt like part of a huge family sharing meals each day for breakfast and dinner. A truly lovely festive time meeting new people from all over France and Europe
Rooms are very comfortable with modern plumbing; Rates are unbeatable all the more especially for Provence.
Highly recommended

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Thank you for the information on this lovely B&B. Where did you fly into and do you need a car to get to the B&B? Thank you again.

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Yes, you need a car….highly recommend. You cannot see much in Provence without one unless you stick to the cities like Avignon and Aix. We drove down from Paris but you can fly further south from Paris to Aix-en-Provence for example.

From this B&B you will be able to visit those cities as well as the perched medieval villages, many of which are designated as "the most beautiful villages of France". check out this website in English:
Among Villages, towns easily accessible
Avignon, Aix en Provence, Gordes, Venasque, Rousillon, Isle-sur-Sorgue, Carpentras Bonnieux, Lacoste, Oppède-le-Vieux, Lourmarin, Ansouis, St Saturnin-lès-Apt, Montbrun-les-Bains, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Pernes les Fontaines, etc and Vaison la Romaine is about 1 hr 20 min and worth the drive and Orange, an hr.

the B&B is about 15 min from Gordes

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Kathy: if you want to fly directly to this area of France, the closest airport is Marseille (MRS). Nice airport (NCE) is a few hours to the east, and works if you're also seeing the Riviera. The only nonstop service from the US to these is from JFK to Nice, but both have lots of service from all over Europe (i.e., you can change in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, etc).

You can also take a TGV from Paris to Avignon. There are car rentals at the Avignon TGV station (as well as at the airports, of course).