Chic, relaxed, contemporary and cosy best describe this spirited b & b in the heart of provence. 'Make sense of your senses' is the motto of the young and dynamic owners Isa & Philippe and their gorgeous blond labrador.
For such a small boutique hotel it is amazing the selection of treatments on offer; facials, shiatsu, hot stone therapy, algae wraps are just a few of the choices available. Individual cooking lessons are also available. We recommend hiring a car as there are so many wonderful places to see in and around the area. The fresh water pool is in the garden and there are areas shaded by trees to avoid the heat of the mid day sun. Tennis and horseriding are less than 10 minutes by car and bike hire is available.
Dinner is available on request on Friday and Saturday nights and the cuisine is a selection of Provencal, Asian and Indian.
There are 5 rooms at Maison Felisa which is more like a boutique hotel than a luxury b & b; choose between 'parfum de jasmin', 'eau de rose', 'bois de santal', 'fleur d'oranger' and 'lait d'amande'. Parfum de Jasmin is the biggest room with Jacuzzi, private terrace and TV corner. Eau de Rose has a Jacuzzi and terrace. Bois de Santal has a jacuzzi and the remaining 2 have baths. Lait d'amande is the only room with an additional bed. The rooms are very contemporary but have been carefully designed to ensure that comfort is still the priority; original cement tiles and coloured concrete have been cleverly used and mixed with old stones and light fabrics. The crisp bedlinen is washed in flower scented water ensuring a wonderful night sleep.
How to get there?
By car :
• Coming from the north : highway A9 direction Nîmes, Montpellier, exit n° 22 Roquemaure, Tavel. Then, turn left (N580) direction Bagnols sur Cèze for 5 kilometers. Next traffic circle, the village will be on the left.
• Coming from the south : Highway A7, exit Orange Center. You have to change highway (Cross the toll, 360° on the traffic circle) take highway A9 for one exit : n° 22 Roquemaure, Tavel. Turn left (N580) direction Bagnols sur Cèze for 5 kilometers. Next traffic circle, the village will be on the left.
• Departing from Avignon, take the Europe bridge following "direction Nîmes" for 5 km (N100). At the first traffic circle follow direction Bagnols sur Cèze (D6580 -N580, 12 km). 10 minutes driving.
By train :
Avignon TGV train station (Courtine)
Avignon, Nîmes, Marseille international airport
facials, shiatsu, hot stone therapy & individual cooking lessons
Rates are per room per night and include breakfast. The reservation shall only be valid upon receipt of a 30% deposit of the stay, non refundable. A minimum stay of 4 nights applies for bookings in July & August.
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