L'Evêché B&B in Provence France
L'Eveche B&B Vaison la Romaine Provence France Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Aude & Jean-Loup Verdier

Bedrooms: 5

Address: Rue de l'Évêché, Cité Médiévale, 84110 Vaison La Romaine, Provence, France

Telephone: 33 (0)4 90 36 13 46

Fax: 33 (0)4 90 36 32 43

Activities/Attractions: Vaison la Romaine is the jewel of Roman Provence as its name indicates, Vaison la Romaine is a must to visit in the Haut Vaucluse. The city, highly interesting from an archeological point of view, is surrounded by the river Ouveze.

On the right bank are two different quarters: the site of the ancient Roman colony and the modern town. Archeological digs have revealed immense, luxurious, and elaborate Gallo Roman homes. There were floors in mosaics, marble, marquetry, and statues, ponds, atriums, and private thermal baths, all showing life in Roman times.

On the left bank on top of a rocky spur is the Haute-Ville, originating in the 13thc. In Medieval times the villagers settled in the heights at the foot of the castle to protect themselves from robbers and invasion. Today the castle is in ruins, but Haute-Ville is a picturesque spot to visit. There are little shady squares, ancient doorways, and narrow cobbled streets dotted with superb fountains or lined by the facades of 16th and 18th c. mansions. Historic sites to see include:

  • Gallo-Roman times: Puyman and La Villasse archeological sites, 17m. wide Roman bridge
  • Romanesque times: Notre Dame de Nazareth Cathedral and its cloister (between 6th and 13thc.). St. Quenin Chapel with its sculptures
  • Medieval times: Haute-Ville and its 1464 church
  • Activities include Tuesday morning market
  • Hiking, Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking, Swimming

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General Information: A haven of peace in the old city, located five minutes from Vaison's downtown and its cultural and gastronomic activities, L'Evêché B&B, in Vaison la Romaine, Provence, France is an ideal resting place for journeys towards Les Baux, l'Isle sur la Sorgue, St-Rémy de Provence, Grignan, Dieulefit, le Pont du Gard, Uzès, Avignon.

L' Evêché is a huge house but Aude and Jean-Loup only rent out five rooms, so that they can give more attention and time to their guests.

  • L'Evêché has many rooms, all of them in a discreet and cosy setting
  • Ancient furniture, paintings, pieces of art are part of it and contribute to their charming atmosphere
  • The house, in the middle of the medieval city of Vaison la Romaine
  • Opens to various terraces and patios with plants and flowers
  • Each room has its own private bath and toilet and individual decoration
  • Two of the rooms are suites with private sitting room ... ideal for three people travelling together
  • One of the suites has a second floor with another sitting room and a solarium terrace, with a beautiful view of the old town and the castle

Payment Accepted: Travellers check or check in Euros.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros)

€59-135/night

Breakfast included.


" ... and so, months later, on another visit to the region, I sought out this inviting bed-and-breakfast called L'évêché" ... "Inside the room the terra-cotta floor, whitewashed beamed ceiling, and pink geraniums along the windows assured us of a choice well made. The room was clean and fresh, and the closet held extra blankets and good pillows. Our window opened onto a street so narrow I felt I might be able to reach out and touch the genoise, or scallop-tiled eaves, of the house on the other side" ... "Once you stay in a chambre d'hotes, you will never choose a hotel again". "Never" might be too strong a word because sometimes only an elegant hotel will do. But on returning to Paris for our flight home, I knew I had become a convert when, presented with the choice of hotel or Chambre d'Hotes . I opted for the latter without a moment's hesitation."