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Nestled amongst organic vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields, truffle oaks and other regional vegetation, the Gites de la Crose enjoys an exceptional view of Mont Ventoux, the Baronnies valley and the pretty village of Vinsobres perched on the hill. With no passing traffic, no neighbours and absolute peace and quiet, it is the ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries.

Infinity pool
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The south-facing gites are classified 3 stars and the B&B room is certified by the Tourist Board. They are all spacious, well-equipped and full of rustic Provençal charm. The property has its own spring source providing unadulterated drinking water and pure water for the two infinity pools which are salt treated – there are no chemicals to be found at La Crose! 

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There is plenty of parking space, a recycling area for your convenience, a large boules court, a swing for children and each lodging has its own private space by their pool.

‘'A wonderful place in the hills, surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and truffle oaks, near the small village of Vinsobres, with a fantastic view of Mont Ventoux. The house is clean, well equipped, in a Provencal rustic style. Hiking possibilities through the vineyards from the house.’’
Philippe – October 2021 - Airbnb
‘Beautiful gite surrounded by greenery, quality equipment, very good bedding, impeccable cleanliness. The large infinity pool is superb. You can enjoy the nocturnal silence which is barely punctuated on awakening by the gentlest of bird song. Many thanks to our hosts for their availability and warm welcome. A welcome aperitif is offered and if you wish, Stéphane can cook you a meal where everything is home-made. Go ahead with your eyes closed.’’
Bernard – September 2021 – Airbnb
‘’A very pleasant stay: the house is very spacious, very clean, very well equipped. The terrace is really nice, with a clear view of the surroundings, silence reigns. From the house, a small walk through the vineyards is possible. Shops 5 minutes by car, visit of cellars, etc. The swimming pool is a gem. Our hosts have been very welcoming, cook divinely well and have lots of projects in mind. We can’t wait to come back!”
Valerie – September 2021 - Airbnb

Who I am

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I am the happy owner of the Gites de la Crose since May 2021. The decision to change my life so dramatically was prompted by a desire to fulfil a dream – of escaping corporate life to live simply, in a beautiful area, where the sun shines brightly – and all whilst I am still relatively young.

Originally from England, I’ve been living in France for over fifteen years now. I enjoy meeting and hosting new people, ensuring that my guests want for nothing during their stay and that everything runs smoothly.

I like swimming, nature, sunrises, early morning walks with my dog and sharing an aperitif in the sun with friends, old and new.!! I also have a cat at the property who I adore but whom you will probably never see.!!

I live on site so will be available to welcome you, show you around and answer any questions you may have.  I are delighted to be able to share this little corner of paradise with you and look forward to welcoming you here at Gites de la Crose.

‘’We have never been so warmly welcomed in a gite. Moreover, the gite is comfortable, clean and well equipped. The geographical location in the middle of the vineyards and hills is perfect for those who love tranquillity and open landscapes. We had a great week even with partly rainy weather.”
Jean Étienne – October 2021 – France-Voyages
"Absolutely gorgeous property and location - perfect for our long weekend get away. We stayed for a few nights and Paula (and Kaya!) were super welcoming and accommodating. Paula had lots of recommendations for us on where to go and what to do and I'd highly recommend the local market on a Thursday or Sunday morning. Facilities were perfect - bed was super comfortable and the black-out blinds were ideal for a restful stay. Excellent find and we are already looking at dates to come back!"
Jacqueline and Jean-Jacques – June 2021 – France-Voyages
‘'We stayed with two other couples at one of Paula's gites. A delicious, charming place in the middle of vineyards, olive trees, truffle oaks, facing the village of Vinsobres and Mont Ventoux. As for the welcome we received, it is simply remarkable and warm: we had the feeling of being with friends. Thank you a thousand times! ''
Annick and Thierry – October 2021 - Google

The region

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Vinsobres is a typical Provencal village located in the north of Provence and the area is reputed to be blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year.

The village is beautifully maintained with many traditional stone buildings, a Protestant temple and a Catholic church. Shops include a small supermarket, bakery, post office, two hairdressers and there’s also a very good café/restaurant (open during the warmer months), all available within walking distance (20 minutes) from the gites.
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The village is located between the lively town of Nyons (10 km away) where you will find many terrace cafés, restaurants and all manner of delightful boutiques as well as larger supermarkets and other shops, and the mediaeval town of Vaison-la-Romaine (20 km away), famous for its rich Roman ruins, cathedral, four theatres and numerous exhibitions and galleries.

Other highlights in the area include Mont Ventoux (the holy-grail for cyclists), a multitude of hiking routes and many climbing spots including les Dentelles de Montmirail. The towns of Orange and Avignon are less than an hour’s drive away and Nîmes, Arles (Camargue), Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Cassis are less than two hours away.

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Vinsobres

Vinsobres forms part of the region’s tourist route and its wine is classified Cru des Côtes du Rhône since 2006, the highest designation possible.  Its olive trees are part of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Nyons, there is much lavender around and the gastronomic jewel, the truffle, is also harvested in the region..

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