a traveler Germany
Lovely people, impressive site, relaxed atmosphere, great food, exciting co-guests, gorgeous smell of lavender in the air, spent a perfect time!
Mel United States
I attended the two night yoga retreat at La Vudele in Provence in May of 2015, and stayed afterwards for one additional night. As it happened I was the only guest during this time.La Vudele is a beautiful old farmhouse set in lavender fields on a plateau a few miles above Quinson. The room in which I stayed was simple but very comfortable and clean. There were places to walk around La Vudele, and there were many lovely towns to explore within easy driving distance as well. I had a substantial breakfast outside each morning which included freshly baked bread as well as local honey.Claudia and Jim were extremely welcoming, attentive and flexible. They gave me good advice about what to see and do in the area, which was especially helpful for me as I do not speak French. I did yoga with Claudia outside on the lawn twice each day, although they also have an inside studio if the weather is bad. Claudias instruction was tailored to my individual needs and was not only enjoyable but also allowed me to explore some different aspects of yoga which I have incorporated into my regular practice.All in all, a very relaxing and restful few days. I would happily return, particularly when the lavender is in bloom!
Yoga & Nature in Provence website
I truly had such a lovely expereince at the retreat. It was all I wanted it to be. When I think about open space and a beautiful summer breeze, I take myself to the moments at La Vudle. I am still struggling with my leg coming across to the front but I will work on it. This evening I have a yoga lesson. I hope to continue and advance my yoga and I feel blessed that I am somebody who can look at myself and continue to better myself in this life. I feel some people never get this opportunity to learn about inner peace and total divinity that yoga can offer.I would love to come back next year. Thank you so much to Claudia and Jim for giving me the space I needed and yet enough when I needed company. I wish you every happiness and love, and may the positive energy at La Vudle continue to flow.
Yoga & Nature in Provence website
Thank you to both Claudia and Jim for a great yoga weekend and lovely food!Unfortunately I didn't manage to get the bread starter dough through customs. However, you inspired me to start my own (with rye flour) and I have made a few loaves in the last week! Thanks for the recipe, it arrived on the day my starter was ready to be used in its first loaf!
Yoga & Nature in Provence website
The retreat was great and the location perfect!
We highly recommend La Vudle. The room is large, clean and tastefully decorated. The bed is large and comfortable. Breakfast is served on the patio, with excellent coffee, a large choice of teas, fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade preserves, fresh OJ, and homemade bread. When you stay as long as we did, there are two special breakfasts. Do not miss the opportunity to have the optional dinner. We chose to haver dinner the evening we arrived and again when we left. Claudia is an excellent cook. Everything is homemade and fresh. All the meals were vegan, just as we requested. Jim is very attentive in making sure we had plenty to drink. The wine is excellent. This area of Provence is know for its roses and whites.Jim and Claudia are the perfect hosts. They are friendly, easy to talk with, do not forget anything you ask, and give great advice about things to do, such as the local markets, vineyards, villages, lakes, walks, and historic sites. An example of their devotion to their guests: We left a small bag of gear in our room. Claudia found it as soon as we left, and Jim drove into town and found us parked in our car. I'll take making things happen over good luck any day. That day, we had both. Thank you, Claudia and Jim.
a traveler United States
We spent two nights with Jim and Claudia and had a great time. We really enjoyed all the food, wine and their company. The room was very clean and comfortable. We hope to visit again at some point in the future.
a traveler Denmark
La Vudle and Caludia and Jim was an exclusive and pleasent experience. Claudia and Jim are among the best hosts we have ever met, and they made the stay outstanding. Their vegetarian cooking is really good. We are not vegetarians ourselves, but enjoed both the delicate breakfast and dinner.The room is very high standard, very clean and pleasant to stay in. The location is perfect, both as a base for driving around in the area, and for walking. And the surroundings are quiet - just so unbelievable relaxing. We will definitely be back.
August 2013. Tripadvisor
Claudia and Jim deserve nothing less than a terrific review. They are a lovely couple, always into a chat. We spent 3 nights in August 2013.The room was so nice, that we were thinking of copying it into our new house. I consider myself a bed expert and can assure you: their bed is amongst the best beds I've encountered during my many travels.The silentness at night was one I had never experienced before. Thanks to the absolute lack of light pollution, we were treated on a magnificent view of the starry sky, one that you rarely get to see in Western Europe. The vegetarian breakfast is healthy, animal friendly and copious.The senior cat Willem (18!) is the perfect "annex" to the already perfect hosts. Quinson has a prehistorical museum that is worth visiting (5 min from the B&B.) Quinson is also about 60 minutes drive to Manosque (where you can visit the l'Occitane factory for example) 70 minutes to Gorges du Verdon's "Point Sublime" and 45 minutes to Lac Ste Croix (where you can enjoy a swim in a sweet water lake.)The perfect B&B if you want to visit the nice area of les Gorges du Verdon and have a wonderful night's rest.
a traveler Australia
January 2013. Tripadvisor
La Vudele is a very special place that is just what anyone who wants to feel Provence must go to at least once in their lives. It is in a quiet hillside location in the middle of beautiful fields. Jim and Claudia are wonderful hosts who treat you like you are old friends, without ever becoming intrusive. We had booked two nights, but could've stayed much longer. As vegans, we were well served with an amazing breakfast, and Claudia organised for us to get a vegan meal in a nearby town. Peace, beauty, class. The whole experience was a joy.
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