Wonderful base in Arles
Bernard and Michele could not have been more welcoming or helpful with our travels in Provence. Since they only have one room for rent, you get their undivided attention - but in a respectful, unobtrusive way. We started each day with a beautiful breakfast (with Michele's homemade preserves), and a chat about what we were planning to do that day. (Arles is a very good base for day trips in Provence.) They told us about the nicest secondary roads, what to look for in various locations, etc. As Bernard put it, they want to share their passion for the region with their guests. We had many good conversations - in a combination of English and French. Bernard's English is very good. The room itself is on ground level, has a private entrance and bathroom, and is beautifully kept. You walk out under an arbour into their large, beautiful garden with an inground pool. The house is about a 10 minute walk from the historical centre of Arles, which is well worth an extended visit. Back to Bernard and Michele. They are warm, lovely people. Over a period of a week, we became friends. We were truly sorry to leave. We hope to return if circumstances permit, and to have them visit us in Canada.