What Our Guests Say

Maison des Pelerins

“Beautiful & well equipped …”

“We enjoyed our stay in Sablet very much, the house is beautiful and well equipped, we are already thinking about next year.”

AK United Kingdom

“Wonderful and convenient location..”

“We just wanted to say “Thank you” for the use of your beautiful home in Sablet. What a wonderful and convenient location……All in all our vacation in France was grand! Thank you again for your part in making it so.”


“The house was absolutely great and is beautifully furnished…in fact, it is a bargain…”

“The house was absolutely great and is beautifully furnished…in fact, it is a bargain…… All the information you provided was very useful. Having the phone was very nice as were the TV choices. MG (onsite manager) was very helpful. We certainly will recommend your house to our friends.

JS & JS California USA

We have lots of happy memories of our week in your French home. Thank you!”

“We wanted to let you know that we both thoroughly enjoyed our week staying at your house in Sablet. You have a beautiful house in a lovely location. We have lots of happy memories of our week in your French home. Thank you!”

JL & JL Virginia USA

“I long to return to your beautiful home in Sablet!!”

MT California USA

“What great memories. I am showing my pictures to everyone.”

“Thank you for a wonderful week at your house in Sablet. We walked every day. Our favorite was walking to Seguret for lunch. We also enjoyed having a glass of wine in the garden while barbecuing dinner. What great memories. I am showing my pictures to everyone.”

LM California, USA

“We just loved your house. It was so beautifully furnished, so comfortable. The kitchen … is to die for. See you next year!”

JB Washington, USA

“Your information about the markets as very helpful. We visited many, but my favorite was Isle sur la Sorgue….such fun and so much to see. I put your beautiful kitchen to the test and really enjoyed making real Provencal dinners. Having the cook books by Patricia Wells and Susan Hermann Loomis was great…thank you.

LF New Jersey, USA

“I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your beautiful home in Sablet. It is so well cared for and well furnished. We enjoyed the area so much…….we had a great time.

JC Illinois, USA

“Your house in Sablet is sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

We had dinner last night in Seguret at the restaurant that you recommended. It was fantastic. We guessed well with the French menu … what a challenge, but dinner was outstanding. We thought we had to leave our car at the bottom of the hill so it was quite a hike up the hill. It was a nice evening though, even with the wind blowing. It was MUCH more pleasant walking down!”

GB Michigan USA

“We absolutely loved Sablet and the house! We stayed in Sablet most of the week but walked to Seguret on several occasions. We also visited Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise and Vaison la Romaine. We cooked some amazing meals from food bought in the local markets and thoroughly enjoyed tasting many of the wines from the surrounding regions. I’ve already recommended your home to at least one of my work colleagues and we hope to return again some day ourselves.”

AB Maine USA

“Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed the week at Maison des Pelerins. Your home is lovely – the pictures on your website, while very good, didn’t measure up to seeing it in person! We loved the kitchen and partook in many a meal using fresh produce from the markets, bakery goods and the butcher in town. We also took advantage of the Thursday fish market. And what views from your home and what a charming garden! We will highly recommend your home to our friends – in fact, we have already done so a few times. A picture perfect home in a charming small village – a memorable stay indeed!”

P & BM California USA

“Finally a moment to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your home in Sablet. We had a wonderful 3 weeks in Provence with two extra days in Paris due to the Air France strike which began the morning we were to return home. We didn’t mind at all……………………..

……………………..We have told lots of friends about your website and the great time we had.

Thanks again for providing such a wonderful home to a couple of pilgrims.”

MK and PG Pensylvania USA

“………….We had a wonderful time and loved the house and all of your thoughtful attention to detail. I think all of us would like to return sometime.”

RB California

“…..We are back home, after another great stay in Sablet!

…………Everything worked beautifully for us at the house and everything else as well. We especially enjoyed spending quite a bit of time at Les Abeilles, between lunch the weekend we arrived, New Year’s Eve, and lastly our cooking lesson. We made and ate a truffles menu Friday the day before we left, and Marlies took us to the truffle market in Richerenches Saturday morning before we drove away. Thank you very much for arranging all of that for us.

By the way, it is a little far from Sablet, but we made a return visit one day to St Quentin la Poterie, just outside Uzes (we have also stayed previously in a different house north of Uzes). They have a number of interesting potters there, but our favorite is David Lagrein and we enjoyed visiting him again. We stopped at Domaine Piaugier to see them but they were not open. We have been seeing some of their wines here in Virginia at least.

We look forward to another visit to Sablet before too long…”

JL & JL Virginia, USA

“Just a quick note to say we had the most wonderful stay in Sablet. The house was a dream and the village just perfect. We were very lucky with the weather and only had two wet days and most of the time the sun was out and the skies were blue.

……….We loved the Boucherie and bought a few meals from there and we also loved the Boulangerie near the fountain. The lady there, Jeannine was a delight and so friendly. I am so pleased we stayed for 2 weeks, 1 week would not have been long enough. We ventured to Marseille one  day and of course went to Avignon and the many villages close by to Sablet.

Thank you so much for providing the “Provence Dream” to us it was just perfect.

…..Thanks once again.”

PK Melbourne, Australia (Winter guest)

“……….we’ve arrived and everything has exceeded our expectations. The photos can’t do this place justice! I’ve been using your wonderful herb garden – the tarragon and rosemary plants are amazing.

Today, we went to the huge market in Vaison and after bringing our purchases home, walked to les Abeilles for lunch. Its now six pm and we’re still wondering if we’ll be able to eat dinner. (but I think we’ll manage.)

Thanks for all your help.”

RI New Jersey, USA

“I think that I am getting back to normal, whatever normal is at this point, after a wonderful two weeks in your beautiful Sablet home. We had the nicest vacation ever, and I cannot thank you enough for sharing that beautiful spot with us.”

BH South Carolina, USA

“What a delightful privilege it was to spend 3 weeks at Maison des Pelerins.

We think you are very brave to let strangers into your beautiful  holiday home,which appears to bear the stamp so strongly of your  personality,one can see and feel the heart in every detail.  The Kitchen – what can one say !! c est parfait ……………………preparing a meal at MdP was a pleasure not a chore.

Another absolute delight was the garden,roses, lavender, hollyhocks  all in bloom. We spent a great deal of time in the garden, reading, relaxing, dining — what a joy to breakfast in it’s shade, to sun bathe in it’s sun and at the end of the day to dine in the cool of  evening (actually not so cool) but still a great delight.  A bonus was having Sky TV enabling us to view racing at Ascot, an event in England not to be missed, Trooping of the Colour (The Queen’s Birthday parade).

We enjoyed our stay immensely.”

Mr & Mrs EH United Kingdom

“We enjoyed one of our best vacations ever and we have to thank you for your wonderful house in Sablet. We just loved everything about it and enjoyed returning back to its comfort and warmth from daily trips around the Vaucluse. We enjoyed sitting in the patio in the afternoons with wine, cheese and planning for the next day adventures. The photos in the web page of Maison des Pelerins do not fully do justice to your beautiful house. We will always recommend Maison des Pelerins to all of our friends wishing to travel to Provence.”

FT Puerto Rico

“We have returned from our trip and are now getting settled back at home in Virginia. We had a great adventure in France. Your home is lovely and (we) thoroughly enjoyed it. I believe I enjoyed the view from every room! Thank you so much. I have some spectacular photos – especially a few that I love from the bedroom window. We had a lavender tour and also a fantastic wine tour with Olivier Hickman. Thanks also for the bottle of wine. We enjoyed that one evening after our dinner.”

CW Virginia USA

“……..I was totally fascinated by the true French hen in your kitchen ……. I think it would go well in the window of our kitchen.

The lavender and sunflowers graced the fields in splendor and abundance, so, even though it was warmer than I would have liked, it was probably the most beautiful time we could have chosen to roam the villages of Provence…

And, may I just say thank you for the air conditioning! ……We’d certainly love to go again.

Your book gave us great ideas for both food and entertainment and we referred to it constantly.  Thank you again for making our stay so enjoyable.

ED California USA

“……….We really enjoyed your lovely home in Sablet. From the modern kitchen with every conceivable cooking utensil, the great “American style” shower, the lovely courtyard that we used every day and late into the night, to the charm of the village and the ringing of the church bells (we were definitely happy they didn’t ring all night!) etc. We loved it all.

I think I dragged (my husband) to approximately 15 outdoor markets. We both gained weight eating every lunch at wonderful restaurants and it didn’t help that (my husband) would go out early every morning to walk but ended up at the boulangerie and coming home with two baguettes! I mustn’t forget to mention how much we appreciated the air conditioned bedrooms. What a joy to be able to get away from the heat and have a good nights sleep.

DK California USA

“We are back in Durham dreaming of Provence. I have wanted to make this trip for over 12 years. Thank you for letting us share you piece of paradise. The house was everything your web site said it was. The house was perfect for our needs. I miss opening the windows every morning and looking over the rooftops of Sablet. The weather was absolutely divine. What a great time of year.

We discovered something the night before we left. We had dinner in Gigodas that night and returned to Sablet in the dark for the first time. There is a whole different world at night. The entire cat population of Sablet was out. I bet there is not a living mouse in Sablet! By the way, we really liked the green grocer next to the bakery –tres cute and quite nice!

We will recommend the house to friends.”

“I don’t know if I told you this or not but one evening (I say evening since it was great having it light so long with the nice weather), my sister and I walked up the hill with our market purchases and were commenting on the different smells of different dinners coming from the open windows. Then there was French TV coming from one window and other sounds. We rounded the corner and heard opera.

We turned to each other and smiled. No words were necessary. We loved the smells and sounds of life in Sablet. The houses are so close but you never feel anyone is intruding. The occasional tourist would round the corner and spot us in the garden. It wasn’t and intrusion but a wrong turn while exploring the the maze of streets. We felt a bit smug as they seemed to admire our little haven at the top of the hill.”

MD, North Carolina USA

We really had a wonderful time at your home in Sablet. It is a very comfortable home and youcan be very proud of what you have done to it. We had great weather so we were able to enjoy the courtyard daily, (until the last 2 days when the Mistrals arrived). We stayed in Aix en Provence the lst night so we happened on their market on Saturday a.m. That was great.

We went to Vaison la Romaine on Tues for their market. We really liked Vaison, went a few times. Walked to Seguret thru the vineyards which was beautiful. Tasted wine in Gigondas and Chat.du Pape. Went to Orange and was very impressed with the Roman Amphitheater. We also went to Isle sue la Sorgue on Sunday for the market and had lunch by the river, fun. Therewere other villages we visited, St. Remy, Le Boux, Suzette, Crestet, Beumes de Venice, and still had time to rest and read 3 books. ……..We had dinner at Les Abielles, L’OUstelet and Le Brin d’Oivier. I think our favorite was Le Brin d’Olivier. ……. We also ate two nights at Ramparts, good pizza. The groceries and butcher shop worked out fine.

I don’t know if you are aware but the tasting room in Sablet is closed, indefinitely. ………….We really found having the phone for land line calls a great asset ….

I hope to call you again to go back sometime in the not too distant future. I envy you having such a wonderful getaway.

Thank you again for the wonderful packet of information, it truly made our visit more pleasant.

JS California, USA

“I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful holiday we had in Sablet. Your lovely house was perfect for our holiday, and thanks to all your helpful information we went to wonderful markets, wineries etc. in the surrounding areas as we explored Provence.

I especially loved the kitchen as I enjoy cooking, and where better to cook than in Provence, especially after a trip to the market! The kitchen was a joy to work in and so well equipped! Since coming home I have bought 4 of Patricia Wells’ recipe books, including the 2 which were in the house. I had not previously heard of her, but she is now a firm favourite of mine. (My husband) is very pleased I have discovered her recipes, too!

So thank you very much for renting your beautiful French home to us, staying there allowed us to have a wonderfully relaxing and fun holiday in the most beautiful surroundings.”

M D-B New South Wales, Australia

We are finally home. We had a wonderful stay at your delightful home in Sablet. I only wish we were in it more often! We did a lot of sightseeing and wine tasting. We cooked in most evenings and appreciated the beautiful kitchen and conveniences. We experienced some high winds one night and a beautiful rainbow another evening. All was enjoyable! Thank you and I certainly hope that we can return to Provence again.

LD, Massachusetts USA

We enjoyed your house very much and stayed quite slim using the steps up and down!. You certainly did a wonderful job of renovation and the kitchen was especially good, made me wish we were staying longer. We were in France for a month altogether and left just before the really hot weather started, so were lucky!

C S-J Florida USA

Report from Sablet ……..I just wanted you to know how much we are enjoying your home. After a day of touring, it is so great to come back to such a comfortable place.

We really appreciate the free phone calls back to the States especially because my mother is 91 years old and I can touch base with her and my brother.

After driving up here to unload our luggage, (my husband) decided that he would park in the square. …………..

Thanks again for making your home feel like a home for your guests.


“We have just returned from our trip to Provence and your beautiful home. Thank you so very much for having the wood and the Christmas tree there upon our arrival it was enjoyed by all. My daughter and her boyfriend fell in love with Sablet and the surrounding countryside. Marianne (onsite manager), was very helpful when we had a Glitch with the computer and for anything else we needed she was just a phone call away.

The goose from the Butcher was superb and a truly memorable Christmas gathering in your elegant dining room. We would start every morning with a warm croissant or brioche from the neighborhood boulangerie. I put on about five pounds, but who could resist those delicious cheeses, fluffy pastries and velvety French wines?

Thank you for all the little touches in the home, like the colorful kitchen aprons, guest soaps and luxurious towels.

My husband and I have rented homes throughout Europe and yours was certainly one step above.

I would recommend your Sablet home to anyone seeking a truly romantic and memorable vacation in Provence.”

SS & VS Massachusetts USA

“(We) returned home yesterday. We had six days of sunshine and no mistral!

(My wife) wrote, I cooked, we ate wonderful meals on the patio and traveled daily to the village markets for the fabulous local foods. The house, the most comfortable and well equipped rental we have ever experienced, to say nothing of the fabulous location, was key to our wonderful stay in France.

The information folder you created was a great help and the books and maps in the house were indispensable. You seem to have thought of everything.

KB & BB New York, USA

Thanks so very much for making this little bit of heaven available for us!”

SM Washington USA

“I just want to let you know that we had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Maison des Pelerins. Your place is so comfortable and the kitchen so well-equipped – we felt right at home the minute we walked in the door. Sablet was the perfect town to operate from. We just had a ball!! So, thank you and I hope we can stay there again in the future.”

KW Massachusetts USA

“WOW! Your place in Sablet is just incredible! It is all just so beautiful, and well decorated! I wanted to email you the very day we arrived to tell you that…because we were so impressed! But you know how travel stories go…time got away and I never did email you until now. We just returned to the U.S. last night.

You have been so thoughtful in all you have done in setting up this place for renters and I just wanted to say thank you so much for that. I travel alot and love to find great rentals…I have to say this is my absolute best find so far! 🙂 It is so ironic that I thought I really needed to have a tv…and we didn’t even turn it on once. Instead we sat in the courtyard, or at the kitchen table and played cards while drinking our local wines. 🙂 We did picnic in the area behind the church on the Sunday before our Patricia Wells cooking school started that evening. We came to know the sweet Boulangerie lady located near the fountain…she even was so kind to help us find another place to park because of a yard sale type market that was going to be held one day and all cars needed to be moved by midnight. On a funny note, we realized our rental probably couldn’t make the turns up to the parking spots by the church so we had a fun workout getting our bags up the steps. We laughed really hard because we so overpacked not knowing exactly what to wear to the cooking school. Oh, we also met a really sweet lady and her two kids that live just between the home for older folks and the tabac shop. She found us trying to find Les Abeilles and even offered us a ride despite having two kids in the car thus not enough seats. We walked as we enjoy that, but her Sablet hospitality did not go unnoticed. We actually stopped to tell her goodbye on our way out of Sablet.

We ate twice at Les Abeilles in Sablet, had pizza a few times in Sablet, did all our grocery shopping at the little store there in Sablet, ate once at Le Grand Pre in Roaix….all was very good. We also really enjoyed Patricia’s cooking school. They were fabulous and we met some really great people there. We also walked from Sablet to Seguret for ice cream. 🙂 Well not just for that, but it was good.

Seems as if you have found a piece of paradise on this earth….I would rank Sablet as my favorite village I have visited in the area thus far. It is just the right size for my tastes…………

Thank you again for sharing your home with us. We really appreciate it.

Hope to visit Sablet again….

TL North Carolina USA

Kate and I returned home yesterday. We had six days of sunshine and no mistral!

Kate wrote, I cooked, we ate wonderful meals on the patio and travelled daily to the village markets for the fabulous local foods. The house, the most comfortable and well equipped rental we have yet experienced, to say nothing of the fabulous location, was key to our wonderful stay in France.

The information folder you created was a great help and the books and maps in the house were indispensable. You seem to have thought of everything.

Thank you.

BB & KB New York USA

I just wanted to say thank you! We had a wonderful time at Maison des Pelerins. It was truly everything we had hoped for in a Provencal villa – set among vineyards, in a charming village, and close to everything. It was the perfect vacation.

MW Mass. USA

We are still in Europe(Amsterdam), but I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your house. It is just beautiful, and you have thought of everything for your guests. We loved the village & the people we met there. Our only disappointment – which has nothing to do with you – is that the couple we were going with had to cancel at the very last minute because our friend fell ill……. We had been planning the trip for so long – it was so sad for all of us. Hopefully, there will be another trip for us together in the future.

It was quite a change to squeeze ourselves into our small Paris hotel room after your spacious home! A bit larger here in Amsterdam in an old canal home turned into a hotel.

JF Arizona, USA

In about 18 hours we will be leaving Maison des Pelerins. We have had 2 wonderful weeks in your lovely home. The house,the village,the surroundings,the markets,your guidance,and even the weather have all exceeded our expectations. We wish we could extend our stay for another 2 weeks but all good things have to end.

We have added to your collection of guide books – some are a year or two old. We would be glad to be a reference for your house should you need it.

RM & LM Illinois, USA

Thought we’d pass on a few comments. Your home is lovely and perhaps the best we’ve stayed in in about 8 European trips.We have had amazing weather and enjoyed some fabulous meals in Gigondas (verre & asset- the owner was very helpful about wine choices ) , Roaix (Grand Pre – a real highlight) and down the hill at Les Abeilles. The views around here are fabulous and we have got a kick out of seeing the French Air Force precision flying planes the last 2 days.

CR Ontario, Canada

“Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful stay we had at La Maison des Pelerins. We’ve rented so many places in France, but this time was special. The house is beautiful, equipped with everything you could possibly want, and very spacious; with drop-dead views from each window, it was hard to get breakfast together or to take care of other routine stuff! The village is a pleasure; it’s not a museum piece but a charming real, live functioning village with every necessary service (and the new creperie is a major addition). Finally, I don’t have the words to describe the beauty of the area. We loved the Haut Vaucluse–Vaison especially–and expect we’ll make it our base whenever we return to Provence–less crowded and less touristy than the Luberon, and well located for day trips anywhere from the coast to the lower Alps. All in all, we had three perfect weeks, and we look forward to our return to Sablet.”

JF New York, USA


La Baume des Pelerins (2010 – now we also have la Baume des Pelerins!)

What a lovely, lovely home you have here, you lucky people! It’s just fantastic, the way you’ve decorated and refinished it. That dining room in the cave is truly spectacular. We are settled in and ……….. We plan to begin exploring the area tomorrow……

Thank you for sharing your home with us.

DB Oregon USA

Just letting you know that we have been back from our holiday for nearly two weeks now – it was just wonderful. Sablet was beautiful and your accommodation a credit to you. It was our best in the whole five weeks.

EW Perth Australia

Thanks for accommodating us on the spur of the moment. We enjoyed the home and its lovely and relaxing decor. The kitchen was so well equipped – the best we’ve seen in a vacation rental, and cooking meals was really delightful. Even in the fall weather, it was a warm and inviting place to be. Very relaxing too. We enjoyed the village atmosphere, with the bakeries, the restaurants stores and shops and the ringing of the village church bells. We liked our stay so much that we have recommended to our daughter and son in law that they stay at La Baume des Pelerins when the visit Provence later this year. Will we return? Very soon.

Mr & Mrs RO California USA

We spent two fantastic weeks at la baume des pelerins on a biking vacation in Provence. The house was well furnished (very comfortable) and equipped (especially the kitchen). We had a good time cooking local foods we bought at different little towns and villages during our rides. The “baume” was the perfect place for our bicycles at the end of each day, as there was locked storage for them. Sablet is the perfect base for a sightseeing by bike vacation and we found the information package provided to us by the owner (about biking and sightseeing in the area) to be extremely informative and helpful. Having dinner in the baume with lots candles was definitely a first for us and very fun. Thank you. We have recommended la baume to many of our friends.

JA Arizona USA

I’ve been meaning to write you and tell you what a wonderful time we had in Sablet. La Baume is lovely, and Sablet and the rest of the valley is such a beautiful part of the world, and one we hadn’t visited before. We certainly hope to return and spend more time there–a week wasn’t nearly enough time.

RG Arizona USA

We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed your apartment very much. We enjoyed our taste of the Vaucleuse and look forward to returning for a longer period of time…perhaps with our sons.

PJ Saudi Arabia

I cannot tell you how much we loved your house and the village. We absolutely loved it, all of us. In fact, our daughter was really upset with me for not asking if we could extend our stay, and I must admit I would have gladly stayed myself……….. We are already plotting and scheming to get back to there someday. Really, it was a perfect place in every possible way. You have done a beautiful job renovating, but it was the whole area and the village too. I can see why you have made a home there. Thank you so much

DB Oregon USA

{We) are now back from our trip to France and over our jet-lag.  We had a fabulous time.  The weather was perfect and the food was yummy.  We loved our stay at La Baume and coming back to Sablet was like coming home.  We also loved the new restaurant that serves tapas.  The food at Les Abeilles was fantastic and the room was lovely.  Johannes and Marlies were wonderful hosts……. If you ever need any recommendations from us, feel free to contact us.
Merci beaucoup!

JJ Delaware USA

The following comments are from a guests referred by a Vacation Rental Agency – they very kindly shared them with us.

“My husband and I just arrived home today from our France holiday and I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for recommending (this house). It was absolutely wonderful!!!! We really LOVED the kitchen!!! Actually we loved everything about it …. it was just perfect for the 4 of us.We had such a good time in Provence … everything about it was amazing … the house, the village of Sablet, the food, the markets. the vineyards, the sights etc. etc. etc!!!!! We would definitely love to return sometime …. hopefully soon!!!!!!

(Onsite manager) was wonderful …………………..

………………….Thank you so much!!!!!”

LS USA – Guest referred by a Vacation Rental Agency

“Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed staying (at Maison des Pelerins with our friends). The house itself was beautiful and it contained everything we needed and more. When we arrived we thought we had reached paradise! We so enjoyed eating in the patio and keeping the windows open at night. Fresh crescents and jam from the bakery in town started each day so well. We ate three meals in town and all were fabulous. We toured all the small villages surrounding Sablet and one trip to Cassis to the seashore. We did not want to leave!!! “

B & LS USA – Guest referred by a Vacation Rental Agency