Inspirato member Fran took a vacation in Provence, France. Fran and her party stayed at the recently renovated and impeccably furnished authentic stone farmhouse Maison du Calavon. The home is set on eight acres, near vineyards, lavender fields, and cafés, and offers views of nearby villages of Luberon, Bonnieux, and Lacoste. Fran says:
"We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this beautiful property. The home is stunning… with all of its rustic elegance and charm, quintessentially French country! Our concierge Benedicte (Bene) was wonderful. She was always available… answering any questions and making arrangements as needed. She is kind, and warm, and very good company. We truly can’t thank her enough; she made the trip exponentially better.
Everyone we encountered in the area was helpful and friendly, especially at our local bar, Cafe De La Gare. We highly recommend the guided bike tour with Christophe from Ride & More. He was great…even mailed our postcards for us!
If you decide to go to Avignon, consider a full day trip or stay overnight. So much to see. All of the villages we visited were uniquely charming, Menerbes may have been my favorite, though hard to choose. If going to Menerbes, you must have dinner at Bistro Le 5. Another highlight was dinner at the residence by private Chef Youcef. It was our most delicious meal of the trip! We all enjoyed shopping at the various open-air markets.
A couple of suggestions for enjoying the residence even more: better Wi-Fi, being able to play music at the pool, and fly control, although they didn’t bite they were rather pesky. Overall amazing trip, can’t wait to go back!"