The 2015 season is going on and we had the lucky surprise of norwegian guests staying with us and telling us how they found us … thru an article on a wine-blog of James Learmouth. We are proud of sharing this with you and like to say thank you to him for that comment. Since 2006 we are still worth the treat and cook fresh from the market every night. We joined Hôtels au Naturel in 2007 which is a label given to hôtels in a Natural Parc and the french gouvernement changes the road names, which make it more diffcult to find us without turning arround. Luckily we have got Domaine Tourbillon on the roundabout, from where you go straight to Gordes and Apt and we are just 600m away on your right hand side. Hoping welcoming you again and best regards.

Route d’Apt, the N100
84800 Lagnes, near L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
tel +33(0)490 203285, fax +33(0)490 202145 e-mail
This is ideal for anyone exploring the Lubéron or southern Rhône. It is spoiling to stay here – the classic shuttered Provençal farmhouse has its vines and shading outside the house, dining is under the plane trees in the evening, and there is a medium-sized pool to be lazy beside. Feel no pain. Nina is half Swiss German, half French and big, long-locked Thiérry half French, half Italian. The fact that I stayed during the 2006 World Cup added to the general banter. There are 14 pretty spacious rooms that are done in a comfortable, coolly Provençal style. Dining is very good, with fish sourced from Marseille including the local rascasse and daurade, and cherries from the neighbour (for example). The wine list has a wide selection of rosés and serious estates such as Beaucastel, Rayas and even Cornas from Auguste Clape – Thiérry: “I love the wines of the south.” Visits can be arranged to vineyards, Roman Provence, Antique Shops, while Cookery and Painting classes are also on offer. Save up before going: this is quite an expensive venue, but well worth the treat. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is 6 kilometres away, and Marseille airport barely 45-50 minutes.
Nina et Thiérry Crovara
Open mid-March to mid-November