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Le Pavillon de Galon
Route de Galon
84160 Cucuron
Monsieur and Madame HERVAIS
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com
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Languages:  English, Spanish, Italian, some German
Credit cards are not accepted.  Checks,cash and PayPal.

Département: Vaucluse (84) 

Courses Offered: Cooking
Special Feature: 
 

  • A self-catering wing of this property can be rented.
  • Minimum B&B stay:  2 nights
Le Pavillon de Galon



 
  Your first glance at Le Pavillon de Galon is enough to make you want to stay!  This absolutely delightful country home in Provence is a luxurious bed and breakfast year 'round, but can be rented during the summertime as a self-catering property.  Originally a hunting pavillon in the 18th century, the house has been carefully and tastefully restored.  With the Luberon mountains as a backdrop and its south-facing aspect,  Le Pavillon de Galon sits on eleven lovely acres and offers privacy, seclusion and the chance to truly experience Provençal life.  Yet, it is well located for the many activities offered in the region.

The house itself has thick stone walls and shuttered windows creating natural air conditioning on warmer days.  Its terraces capture the warmth of the sun and provide the perfect place to relax with an apéritif while listening to the sound of water from a mountain spring running into the ancient Roman pools.  The largest of four spring-fed pools is 30 meters long and invites guests to refresh themselves with a swim.  The water is naturally clean requiring no chemicals, and the temperature is very comfortable in season.  The gardens are beyond description as you can see in the photos, and the orchards have 48 different varieties of fruit trees!  There is a French garden ~ which includes pergolas, terraces with box hedges, roses and wisterias to provide delightful fragrances as you meander along ~ a vegetable garden, and green oak trees for truffles!. 

And, the proprietors are now producing their own wines as well as olive oil.  The groves and vineyards, in addition to the spectacular gardens, add so much to your stay at Le Pavillon de Galon.

The interior is no less enchanting.  Each room is beautifully appointed in rich, soothing colors, and the endless sunlight of Provençal days bathes every one of them.   There are two spacious guest rooms with en suite shower rooms on the first floor of the main house with a private entrance and offering a view of the gardens to the south.  Guests have the option of king or twin beds in their rooms, which also have televisions and a collection of films.  The owner's beautiful kitchen is the site of cooking classes for those who schedule them in advance.  Lessons are organized several times per season and take advantage of local produce exploring classic Provençal cuisine heritage.  In fact, much of the products are from Le Pavillon's own organic kitchen garden.   Artists and aspiring artists will enjoy landscape painting lessons offered occasionally at Le Pavillon de Galon.  A living room for guests' to enjoy has a library, large comfortable arm chairs, a sofa and all that is needed to prepare tea or a drink.

Location is everything, and the village of Cucuron offers all one could need for a comfortable stay at Le Pavillon de Galon.  But, for those who will travel farther afield, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, the hill villages of the Luberon, antiques markets at lsle sur la Sorgue, and the wonderful cities of Marseille and Arles are easily accessible.  For nature lovers, there is mountain biking, rock climbing and horseback riding in the countryside, and for sports enthusiasts golf and tennis are nearby.  And, we mustn't forget oenophiles, as many wine tastings can be arranged at the finest domaines in the region.  Le Pavillon de Galon offers something for everyone ~ but most of all, it provides an incredibly lovely retreat amid the flora and fauna of Provence's Vaucluse département and certainly a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the real  Provence!

 

Rooms:   2  with king or twin beds, both en suite with showers.  Minimum stay:  2 nights
Price:      Junior Suite € 250,  Suite € 270 November 1 to April 1 [Exception -
End of year Junior Suite €300, Suite €330];  Junior Suite 300, Suite  330 April 2 to June 15Junior Suite €380, Suite €420 June 16 to September 15Junior Suite €300,  Suite € 330 September 16 to October 31. Deposits of 30% paid through PayPal or bank transfer to Pavillon de Galon account are required when booking the room.  Additional child bed €50 + €10 for breakfast.
Breakfast is included.
Dinner:  available by prior reservation for € 45 per person, wine included.
Local Restaurants:  Only 700 meters away is a one-star Michelin restaurant, and in every local village there are simple restaurants and those with two Michelin stars.  The owners say their area has the best concentration of good restaurants in the south of France to satisfy the most demanding gourmet.
Rental of one wing of Le Pavillon de Galon:   2 en suite bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, salon,  “big kitchen”, entrance, dressing room. Complimentary breakfast upon arrival.  Towels and bed linens included, housekeeping of two hours a day during the week is included. Accommodates four or five people. Please inquire about rates and availability.
A femme de ménage and a gardener are here at the disposal of guests.  Contact owners directly for summer dates and pricing.
Telephones, Television, Non-smoking rooms.
Cooking Lessons:  starting at € 80 per person
Landscape Painting Classes:  starting at € 30 per person
Pets: Inquire when making your reservation.

Open All Year.
On the grounds:  gardens, vineyards, jardin à la Française, olive trees, olive spirale, orchards, spring-fed pools, terraces,  30 x 14 meter bassin for swimming
Vicinity:  Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, the villages of Lourmarin, Gordes, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Ansouis, Lacoste and more, horseback riding, golf, tennis, mountain biking, hiking.  Opera festival in Aix, international piano festival in Roque d'Antheron, international theatre festival in Avignon, and other year 'round events.  Wine tastings at the great vineyards of Côtes du Luberon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône and Hermitage are nearby.  One hour drive from Avignon; 30 minutes from Aix; 45 minutes from Marseille.

  Directions:
 

From Paris by Auto:  The A7 (Autoroute du Soleil) to exit  N° 24 direction Cavaillon to the D973.  Stay on this road to Cadenet and take the D943 direction Lourmarin.  At Lourmarin take the D27 direction Cucuron. In Curcuron, turn right just after the supermarché and go a short distance.  Gates to Le Pavillon de Galon are on the left.

Airport:  Marseille-Provence (one hour)
              Nice Airport (two hours)

Railway Station:  Aix-en-Provence TGV (30 minutes)

Car Rental Aix-en-Provence Railway Station (click here)

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