Situated in the countryside between Avignon and Arles, at the entrance of the stunning village of SAINT-REMY DE PROVENCE, Mas Bellevue welcomes you for a dive in the 'provençal' way of living...
4.4 on August 13, 2012
The final week of May a friend and I spent 5 glorious days exploring the countryside surrounding Mas Bellevue. Daytrips to Les Beaux, Arles, Gordes, numerous markets, and a Mediterranean beach town were among the highlights. Jean, Hermine, and their daughter Sara were gracious hosts and so forthcoming with tips about the region. Mas Bellevue is a tranquil property surrounded by olive trees, vineyards and gentle sunshine. Each time I enjoy a croissant or smell the aroma of lavender I am instantly transported to May at Mas Bellevue. A return visit is clearly in my future... Merci beaucoup .
5 on June 10, 2012
My husband and I stayed at Mas Bellevue for 4 days and 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. After long days of visiting the beautiful countryside, the villages and lots of walking, coming back to Mas Bellevue in the evenings is amazing. The views, the quiet, the wonderful odors in the air. The rooms are beautifully done and very clean; the breakfasts they serve are fresh and exactly what is needed before a day of touring and walking. Sarah and Stefan were our hosts during our stay and they were very helpful in guiding people on where to visit for the day and why and what to expect in any given direction. Their hospitality was the very best. We would highly recommend staying at Mas Bellevue. It's everything that everyone describes and more. San Francisco, California
5 on August 28, 2011
We stayed for six nights at Mas Bellevue in August and what a wonderful time we had! Everything we had read about Mas Bellevue certainly lived up to its expectations. The location was very peaceful and ideal for relaxation due to the stunning and unspoilt view of the Alpilles and olive groves. Awakening each morning to the sweet scent of lavender and the chirping of cicadas was just heavenly. This accompanied with breakfast served by Hermine on the terrace with a wide variety of freshly picked fruit from her garden, honey, homemade jams, cheese/ham and breads/croissants made a perfect start to the day. The rooms were kept spotless and well climatized due to underfloor cooling. There was a fridge by the pool which included drinks for your disposal, but could also be used to store your own food. This was a perfect solution for those days when you just wanted to laze about and enjoy your local produce and wine at the dining table by the pool. Mas Bellevue is situated close to St. Remy, which offers a wide variety of shops/restaurants/little markets with ample car parking space. Sightseeing highlights nearby included Châteaux de Baux, Avignon, Pont Du Gard, Gordes and much more ... reachable within a maximum of an hour. Hermine and Jean were exceptional hosts and couldn’t do more for you when you asked. Thank you Hermine for your constant patience with us in our attempts to speak French and thank you Jean for your recommendations regarding dining/places to visit. Not forgetting Toy – the keeper of the house :) – who was a delight and kept the men occupied at the pool. Family Christians and McCullough (Bayrisch - Irish)
4.2 on August 12, 2011
We arrived at Mas Bellevue after a day of traveling and immediately felt at home. Hermine welcomed us and showed us the grounds and our rooms we would be staying in for four days. It was all just what we imagined. We were in the pool in no time and all the travel stress washed away. Our rooms, service, and most of all, great conversations with the Menards made for a terrific visit. And then there is Toi (the estate dog) who really runs the place! She was such a charm during our entire visit. Without hesitation we plan on returning to Mas Bellevue when we return to Provence! It's the perfect hideaway and so close to everything. Even the gliding airport (which is a must do).
5 on July 16, 2011
We stayed at Mas Bellvue for four nights in May 2011. It is heaven. The views ov the Alpennine mountains are stunning; the smells of the surrounding trees and flowers are wonderful; even the sound of the breeze hushing through the trees was remarkable and soothing. Two nights we brought food from the market for our evening meal because we wanted to be at Mas Bellvue rather than in a restaurant--and there are many restaurants nearby. The refreshing swimming pool (is was very hot during our stay), the delightful breakfast, and Toy, the very bright eccentric dog, added to the pleasure. Arle, Avignon, Orange with its remarkable Roman theatre, and other sites of interest are all an easy drive. We hope to return next year. I even risked bringing home their olive oil, and it made it with no problems.
4.0 on June 23, 2011
We stayed at Mas Bellevue for 2 nights, from April 2 to April 4, 2011. This property is beautiful and we highly recommend it. You have a beautiful garden, the view of the mountains, the olive trees, it is just spectacular. The rooms are just perfectly clean and fresh and the breakfast is wonderful. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the view and explore St. Remy and its surroundings. Jean and Hermine are wonderful hosts. They make you feel at home. We loved this place. We can't wait to return. Thank you Jean and Hermine for an unforgettable time!
5 on May 16, 2011
We just spent 6 wonderful days at Mas Bellevue and cannot say enough good things about our experience. We have been to many b and b's in the past-Mas Bellevue is one of the best!! Hermine and Jean made us feel so comfortable and the surroundings are beautiful. Mas Bellevue is conveniently located, making day trips to points of interest very convenient. F & C, New York
5 on May 13, 2011
If you are looking for an area that is close to just about everything, Mas Bellevue is the place. Our five night stay was more than we expected. To be able to open your door from your room and see lavender, olive trees and the Alpilles moutains is just breathtaking. Jean and Hermine are your perfect hosts. Hermine makes you look forward to a delicous breakfast every morning and Jean makes the grounds and the pool area picture perfect. We were traveling with another couple and found Jean full of knowledge about the area. If he steers you to Eygalieres, a small town about 4 miles away, please go. We were there on Friday for market day. It was like nothing we ever experienced. Another must in this town is a very small restaurant, (reservations are a must) called La Petite Table. It was perfect in every way; food, presentation and service. I forgot to mention Jean and Hermine's dog,Toi. She was always around to greet us but seemed sad when it was time for us to leave. One morning after breakfast a herd of sheep were passing by the front gate of Mas Bellevue. This is the country after all.
4.8 on October 26, 2010
Our week (almost) at Mas Bellevue was a delight from beginning to end. The house and grounds are beautiful, and the ambiance is extraordinary. The rooms are pretty and comfortable. Our room opened onto its own little terrace and garden, where one can sit, read, drink an aperitif, or simply gaze at the lavender plants, the olive trees, and the mountains in the distance. The property is only five minutes drive from the center of St Remy de Provence, but it is surrounded by olive groves and vinyards and the peace of the countryside. The location is superb as a base for this part of Provence. Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence, and numerous lovely and striking villages are within an easy drive. Jean and Hermine Menard are the warmest of hosts, as well as good sources of recommendations for markets, restaurants (such as the remarkable "la Petite Table" in nearby Eygalieres). The breakfast table is beautifully stocked for a delightful start of the day, including delicious jams made by Mme. Menard from the fruits of their garden. In short, it was a total delight from every point of view. - Daria and Bill, New York
5 on October 02, 2010
The first two in the title are the innkeepers and the last is their dog. I hope I have spelled it right. This is an exceptional place to stay. The rooms are beautifully furnished and the surroundings are gorgeous. The mountains are almost in their front yard. Hermine is a great cook and Jean went out of his way to help us. The dog is even great. If you are sitting out, she will bring a pebble for you to throw.
Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Countryside, Village, Wine country
Marseille, France (MRS-Provence) 80 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage
BBQ grill, Internet Service, Private entrance, TV, Wi-Fi , External kitchen
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Sarah and Stephan
English, French, German
Dogs , no