Le Mas Des Carassins Hotel
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Today we headed out of Avignon through the Provence country side south to the city of Les Baux to visit the historic area. It was a beautiful drive through endless round abouts, thank God for our navigation system.
On the return we drove through the small quaint town of St. Remy. There was minimal parking as a bull fight was about to begin.
... upper levels are surrounded by corridors that go around the back behind the seating. People could take a break from the shows and grab some snacks and drinks as they pass by the vomitoriums. A bit like the MCG really. Drove back to Arles and Sophie and Phil had a quick swim. As it was already 6.30pm we checked out the menu for tonight and decided to eat at the hotel. Each night they prepare 3 different meals for the 3 courses and Sophie was happy with chicken ...
... We finally were instructed by hotel staff at Auberge to enter the postal code, and finally we found our next destination in the navigation. Off we went...three hours later we arrived in Avignon.
Relaxing today...sights tomorrow. This hotel is beautiful. ...
... the beginning of a 4 day yearly festival of bull fighting. It is the only city in France where bullfighting is allowed and the town celebrates with the theme. The bull fighting was to occur in the Arena
We finally returned to our accommodation, as this was our last night in France. Peter and Joe were to head off to Paris, and Mary and I were to head to Spain.
So the day began with our first attraction 'The Arena', the most dramatic of the city's Roman ruins is the 1st century amphitheater. At 427 ft (130 m) by 328 ft (100 m) and with seating for 22,000, it is slightly smaller than ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Mas Des Carassins Hotel St-Rémy-de-Provence
We attempted to stay at Les Mas de Carassins last year. We booked on the phone and never received a confirmation, but didn't think much of it as they had all of our information. Much to our surprise when we arrived they informed us that a "sick woman was in our room". But worse than this, they said that all the hotels in town were booked solid as there was a huge Italian convention in town. I asked why she wasn't moved to a hospital if she was that ill, and the concierge quickly moved on to another topic - they had located a room for us in another hotel. I don't think there could be anything worse than arriving at a hotel late at night and not having a room. I think it is clear that the hotel simply double-booked because of a large convention, and decided to give my room to the crowd. I was so irritated by the whole situation as I had done a lot of research, that I called the next morning and asked if our room would be available that night. The concierge got off the phone and then on again and said no. I then told him I didn't believe there really was a sick woman at all and he replied, But we offered you full use of the pool! Sorry to say, especially considering all the rave reviews, but pretty sites with gorgeous rooms and pools don't make a hotel, not at this price tag. Competent service is a must. By the way, our other hotel was actually a total gem, at $50 a night, friendly service, clean rooms. It's just down the lane, Canto Cigalo. Breakfast in the garden. Of course it's not a resort hotel with a pool, but then, it's predictable. We've been back many times, and saved alot of money. Thanks les mas!
I used TripAdvisor to find a place to stay in Provence and was delighted with the reviews. I was lucky to be able to secure a room for a night.
Provencal charm of Mas Des Carassins
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the charm of this small, intimate hotel during our trip to Provence in August-September 2003. Although Mas Des Carassins is within walking distance of town in St. Remy, the hotel offers a private and relaxing respite complete with fountains, a large swimming pool and beautiful gardens. We were a bit jet lagged upon arrival at the hotel but the staff pampered us by serving a memorable 5 course dinner in the dining room. It was fabulous as were our accomodations. We highly recommend Les Mas Des Carassins and will return. Ellen Simons-Mertens and Randy Mertens
My husband and I stayed at Le Mas de Carassins during our honeymoon in July 2003. What a wonderful hotel - the grounds are beautiful, the pool so relaxing, the rooms are large and tastefully understated, the food delicious. It's a short walk into St. Remy and a convenient place from which to visit Avignon and Arles. We can't wait to return.
Great Lodging Choice
Les Mas is a charming, well located hotel. From its nicely appointed rooms to its lovely and relaxing gardens and quiet surroundings (yet, within walking distance of bustling St. Remy ), there was little to find fault with. The staff, Michel, Pierre and Christophe were most accommodating. On the evening of our arrival in St. Remy, it was already dark, and my companion and I were tired and ornry and thus, we could not find the hotel. After calling to inform them of our whereabouts, Michel kindly drove out to find us and lead us back to the hotel. We spent five wonderful nights there, and hopefully, I will return.
Le Mas Des Carassins
Perfect in every way! From the beautiful gardens, private pool, tasteful decor, spacious rooms, incredible food, gracious hosts...my husband and I stayed here for 2 nights June 2003. Didn't want to leave...A+
What a find!
We stayed three nights in May 2003 and could not have been happier. Rooms have been recently remodeled with lots of tile and decorative color schemes. Staff was helpful. Very quiet. Beautiful gardens. Dinner was excellent and reasonably priced. We liked the central location within easy driving distance of Avignon, Les Baux, Arles and Nimes, as well as the hilltop towns of Luberon. Easy hiking nearby in the Alpilles. This was the nicest hotel we stayed in on our three week trip to Europe and we would definitely stay again. Excellent value.
The most restful experience
From the moment we pulled in to the gravel lot, we know we were in for a treat. The decor was graceful,the rooms large and lovely, the whole place had a very elegant yet homey appeal. We had a wonderful provecal meal under the trees in the garden.hey also took special care of our daughter when she developed a flu there. All in all, a totally wonderful experience.
Real Provence the Best Experience
/My husband and I stayed at the Mas last summer, July 2003. Delightful in every way. Veronique, Michel and Pierre took very good, and personal care of us. Great food, good chef, wonderful pool, tables inside and outdoors. Just close enough to town to walk and far enough to be in the real country side of France. Lovely rooms, each with its own personality. I would recommend this highly, and can harly wait to return. Lois and Stan Gilbert,