Piegon - La Bastide
Piegon - D516 or take 185
Welcome to Piegon - carved by locals to boast of local craftsmanship
This little gem of a Chambres d'Hotes was introduced to me by a lovely lady that I met a group dinner in Puymeras. Else was Belgium and had been working at La Bastide this year. I was invited on Saturday morning when they were in between guests. We had a 3 hour window to meet, be cordial and tour the facility. But... in true French fashion, all slowed down. We started with coffee and conversation on that lovely terrace table and then toured. The home was pristine and was tucked on a lovely country road only 2 km from the village of Mirabel and... only a 10 minute ride from Nyons.
The owner, Dorothy (in the photo below at the French Doors of bedroom 5) was very cordial. She has owned her B&B only 2 years. This year, she realized she needed to install a large pool and cabana in order to attract guests. She knew that folks who wanted the tranquility of the Pigeon countryside would also choose a place with a pool over homes without a swimming pool. She was correct.
From the terrace, the tour began in the lovely large fully equipped kitchen. Can you just image sitting quietly with your book sipping cafe on one of those 333 perfectly sunny provencal mornings. There were 3 cozy tables of 2 and a large table for group chatting. We proceeded touring through the salon, then to the main dining room where I can just picture mid week dinner being served by the fireplace. Every morning, with regional products, breakfast is served on the terrace or in the dining room. Dinner is available once a week..
We then headed up a lovely flight of stairs decorated in true Provencal style. The east /west breeze flowed beautifully when Dorothy opened the doors to each bedroom. Each room had it's own personality and color. Each with a bath or shower, and a toilet. One of the rooms (shown) has a balcony and french doors.
Pricing and Amenities noted below.
5 rooms available - each with bath or shower and toilet
Large Pool with Cabana, comfortable louge and grand view
Washing Machine available.
• Rate is 75-110 per night including breakfast depending on the number of persons, shower or bath or dog (with permission only in advance)
1 hour north of Avignon Palais des Papes; 6 km south of Nyons; 2km east of Mirabel du Barronies; 10km northwest of Vaison la Romaine; 20 km to Gigondas; 1-1/2 hr west of the Peter Mayle's Luberon; 1 hour northwest of Isle sur la Sorgue; on the Cote du Rhone wine route.