France - 13520 Les Baux en Provence bed and breakfast Le Prince Noir
Ute and Benoit will be happy to furnish you with details about the bed and breakfast's fascinating history.
Provence is a rich tapestry of legends, customs and folklore, and here at this cosy guest house-style accommodation you'll certainly experience its attractions.
The former artist's b&b still contains artworks reflecting nearly a century of encounters and friendships.
Nestling in the heart of the historic Castle grounds, the house also features 150 sq.m (1614 sq.ft) of terraced area with magnificent panoramic views, that will inspire even the lowliest imagination.
This is one of the most jaw-droppingly cool bed and breakfasts my mom and I have ever stayed in anywhere in the world, and we travel quite a lot. It was a totally unique experience, just wonderful in every conceivable way, and no trip to Provence is complete without it, unless perhaps one is considering handicap accessibility. Beyond that, this place would be fascinating for everyone, it's basically part of medieval ruins, built into the rock and old stone walls like nothing I've ever seen. The food was awesome, Les Baux in general was oozing with charm, and I recommend this bed and breakfast 250% to anyone who wants to see a totally different, but equally charming side of Provence, get a strong sense of history and enjoy great restaurants all crammed into the little village of les Baux de Provence on a craggy hilltop. The place is incredible. Please, please go. ....
Yes it is a steep climb to the top and yes you have to leave your car at the bottom until 7:00 PM during the high season but the walk through the village is so fascinating that you will not even notice. Unique and charming B&B in France Provence. Excellent building and easy to find. Our hosts were fantastic and provided an excellent breakfast. Great outlook over les Baux. Parking is in a public car park about 5 mins walk away, but it was not a problem. If you ask the question what is the best place to stay in Provence, then we have only one answer: Le Prince Noir "
Traveler's note: Le Prince Noir guest house is up at almost the top of the village of les Baux. It is quite an incline, especially with backpacks, and I would not recommend for those who cannot walk easily uphill or those with health conditions that strain legs or heart. A definitely romantic, unique, experience.