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 ““We had a wonderful stay at Lydie’s house. The location of the house was perfect for exploring the region and we were able to walk into Barbentane for dinner in the evenings. The house was incredibly clean, well organised and looked after. The pool and pool room were perfect for cooling down after long days of exploring and dragging the kids around. The views were lovely from the dining room….we sat staring outside until the sun went down. Lydie’s mum looked after us and talked us through everything in the house when we arrived so there were no questions afterwards. The bedding configuration suited us as we were a family plus an uncle who had his own area downstairs. Overall we loved our time at Lydie’s house and were sad to leave.
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 ““Giaclina, is such a wonderful host! She patiently waited for us who were coming in late and she never showed a hint of disappointment. She was all smiles and even with our language barrier was very helpful and amusing. She is great at what she does! We even learned some French words from her. Definitely recommendable!
This house is a great retreat for a small group or a big group. Conveniently located to reach the different Provencal cities, that one should visit. The centre is reachable on foot to have a cup of coffee in the bakery and do some groceries.
No need to improve, she’s reliably good!.
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 ““We had a most enjoyable and restful stay in Barbentane. The villa/house was exceptionally well equipped and spacious. A car is essential to get around and see the sights as Barbentane has only limited places to eat – and they close on more than one night in the 7 day week. The pool and accompanying “lodge” (at a higher level than the house) is fantastic for relaxing and enjoying the sun. With a small kitchenette, fridge, toilet and shower room, there is no need to ever move from there if you wish! Would certainly recommend Lydie’s place, and her lovely mother who handled arrival and departure.
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 ““Nous avons été très bien accueillis dans la maison de Lydie qui était l’endroit parfait pour un week-end entre amis!
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 ““The house is great, very comfortable and close to beautiful villages! The house is well equipped, the description is real and the neighborhood is great. We had a good time there!
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 ““Groupe de 8 adultes, nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Barbentane. Lydie a répondu très rapidement à toutes nos questions. Giaclina, la maman de Lydie, nous a reçu chaleureusement et expliqué très clairement le fonctionnement de la maison. Le descriptif sur le site Airbnb est en tout point semblable à la réalité. La maison est très bien conçue et les couchages sont confortables. Nous avons tout apprécié dans ce logement, en particulier la grande salle à manger très agréable et le fait d’avoir de l’espace, les 3 salles d’eau pour 8. La localisation est parfaite : nous avons pu voyager dans un rayon de moins de 70 km et visiter des sites magnifiques (les carrières d’ocre de Roussillon, Nîmes, Aigues Mortes, Avignon….) Nous recommandons cette location sans restriction. Merci à Lydie et à sa maman. Pour le groupe de bretons, Daniel et Marylène
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 ““Great place. The villa is very attractive, clean and very well equipped. Lydie’s mother, Giaclina, received us cordially and was very helpful.
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 ““We enjoyed our stay in Barbentane, we visited beautiful Arles and Avignon and chilled out by the pool. We had plenty of space for 6 adults plus baby, and the house was scrupulously clean with Great kitchen equipment and supplies. Thanks for a warm welcome from Lydie’s charming mother.
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 “Tout a été parfait Les réponses aux questions de lydie, l accueil de sa maman, leur flexibilité, et bien sur … La maison sur place. Magnifique. Un moment de pure détente dans un cadre idéal. Avec tout ce qu’il faut à l intérieur et a l’extérieur pour se sentir comme chez soi, tout en étant vraiment “en vacances “.” (May 2015, Elodie, France)

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 “Maison grande, très agréable et conforme à la description. Jardin paradisiaque notamment pour les enfants, et situation parfaite pour rayonner dans cette belle Provence. Adresse à retenir! ” (May 2015, Beatrice, France)

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 “It was a beautiful home, well kept with lots of amenities. We were warmly welcomed and cared for by the hostess. The area is beautiful, and there is lots to see nearby. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a nice vacation in Provence.” (April 2015, Donnette, USA)

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 “Hemos estado muy bien. La casa y las instalaciones tienen muy buenas condiciones. Es muy de agradecer la ubicación para los que apreciamos el silencio ambiental. El patio es magnífico cuando estás con niñas. La mama de Lydie que nos atendió al llegar y al marchar, es una mujer simpática y amable. La recomendaremos a nuestros amigos.” (April 2015, Ramon, Spain)

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 “Je ne pouvais pas rêver plus belle maison pour le weekend de mon anniversaire ! La pièce principale est grande, accueillante et ensoleillée. Les chambres sont confortables et avec les couettes à volonté nous avons tous très bien dormi. Il y a plein de beaux endroits à visiter dans les environs, aussi bien en voiture qu’à pieds. Et la gare tgv n’est qu’à 15mn de voiture. Et le meilleur pour la fin, la maman de Lydie qui nous a accueillis s’est montrée chaleureuse, disponible et bienveillante. Nous y reviendrons très volontiers un été pour profiter de la piscine !!” (March 2015, Anita, France)

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 “Zeer vriendelijk onthaal. De woning beantwoordt perfect aan de beschrijving en was heel proper. Alle nodige comfort is aanwezig, alleen jammer dat er geen Wifi is. Dit huis is een uitstekende uitvalbasis om de prachtige omgeving te verkennen. Een aanrader.“/”Very friendly welcome. The property perfectly meets the description and was very clean. All necessary comfort is available, just a pity that there is no Wifi. This house is an excellent base to explore the beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.” (October 2014, Dirk, Belgium)

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 “Lydies’ Mother Giaclina welcomed us . She did an excellent job of showing us the house and what was required in a enthusiastic and welcoming manner. The house and grounds were fabulous – everything we expected and more. We were a family group of 6 so the facilities of the house had all that we needed. Loved the access to the sights that we wanted to see in Provence. The swimming pool! Being in a beautiful little Village.” (September 2014, Alana, New Zealand)

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 “Une très belle maison et jardin. Fonctionnelle à souhait, nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Merci à Lydie et à sa maman qui nous a si gentiment accueilli.” (July 2014, Octavia, France)

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 “Superbe villa, proche de plein de coins touristiques. Très agréables échange avec l’hôte. Bref une expérience à renouveler!” (June 2014, Michel, France)

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 “We loved our stay at Lydie’s place – it was very clean, well organised with everything we needed and such a private retreat after being out and about sightseeing etc. Great to come back to the pool area and relax and lots of space in the house as well. Lydie’s Mum was very warm and welcoming and we had fun trying to communicate without English! We enjoyed exploring the historic aspects of Barbentane, being close to Avignon and the surrounding area, and the locals were friendly. We had gorgeous weather while we were there and loved exploring the surrounding area. Coming from NZ where our history is so young, we loved experiencing and being part of the history dating back to the Romans – very interesting. We especially enjoyed the drive up Mont Ventoux (Blue is a keen cyclist), visiting the theatre in Orange, wine tasting in the Chateauneuf du Pape area, the market in St Remy de Provence and visiting Avignon….as well as making the most of the pool after being out and about! We appreciated the privacy your place offered. So again, thank you for opening your home – I’d love to say we’d be back one day!! Perhaps there may be an opportunity for us to reciprocate our home if you are ever travelling in New Zealand. 🙂 Highly recommended!” (June 2014, Wendy, New Zealand)

20140607_Message_Victoria

 “Dear Lydie! It was really fabulous week! spacious rooms and area around нouse. peacefull and beautiful view! Barbentane cнarming town witн few cafe, pastissery, and tennis court (on tнe top of нill). We travel a lot – St Remy de Provence, Mon Ventoux, Aix en Provence, Les Baux. fontaine Vaucluse, Gordes ect…. it was very convenient. We are really нope to return next year. Villa fully equiped! 2 batнrooms, 4 bedrooms. it is very comfortable for company 6-7 persons. strongly recommended!!! Victoria & co” (June 2014, Victoria, Russia)

Myriam USA-Germany

 “We had a fantastic family reunion in this fabulous house in the end of May. The wonderful pictures on the AirBnB website are very accurate. Our experience in the Provence wouldn’t have been the same without Lydie’s house waiting for us after wonderful day trips in the area. The house is perfect for big groups – we were 6 people, but there is enough place for 8 people in four bedrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and we dined every night in the house at the spacious dining room table. There is a wonderful pool with lots of seating around which was perfect after a long day of activities. Check in and check out was with Lydie’s adorable mom (she speaks French and Italian) and the communication with Lydie prior to our stay was super easy and prompt. All important numbers and important things for the house were written down in English which was helpful. The Barbentane village center is a 10 minute walk from the house. You can buy groceries, fresh bread, there’s even a pizzeria, a bank, and a post office. Lydie’s house is perfectly located and makes it very easy to explore this breathtaking region of France. We never drove more than 1 hour and were delighted by the beauty of Provence. The place is so wonderful that we definitely want to come back- we hope very soon.” (May 2014, Myriam, USA & Germany)

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 “We were two families from Goa , India , in all seven of us travelling with children. Right from the time of booking Lydie was very prompt with her mails and also proficient with her advice. We were received by her mother Giaclina , a very gracious host. Although she didn’t speak English and our French speaking skills were limited we managed fine thanks to the written instructions. The house is beautiful and very well equipped . We loved the tranquility here. Barbentane is 20 minutes away from Avignon and perfectly located for day trips around Provence. We took in the Sunday market at L’isle sur la Sorgue, Gordes(lovely vistas) , Avignon, Chateauneux du pape, Orange, Nimes, St Remy de Provence and Pont du Gard. We used to love coming back to the warm house after the day trip . We would love to come back here some time in the future.” (May 2014, Harshad, India)

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 “After a week in the busy & crowded streets of Paris, spending the next few days in Lydie’s house was truly a vacation! So peaceful and restful, it was exactly what our family needed. Our only regret is not staying longer — five days is not enough to experience the beauty of Provence! The villa is situated in a perfect location in Barbentane, conveniently close to the TGV station, and central to all the must-see historic sites. The house was perfect for our extended family of 8, which included 2 children and their 2 grandparents — it was very spacious, with a large dining room that seats 10 people. The kitchen was so complete and so well-equipped with everything we could possibly need, that we decided to cook all our meals there, instead of dining out. Lydie provided us with a handy list of nearby places we could drive to for supplies, and her mum was very helpful in pointing us to the wifi-equipped spots in the village. So much care was put into the details by Lydie and her mum into making sure that the guests were comfortable, such as providing new fluffy color-coded towels; new clean sheets and extra comforters; complete bathroom amenities (with wonderfully scented handsoap); more than enough plates & utensils for several meals so we didn’t have to run the dishwasher so often; tables & shelves in the bedrooms for our personal belongings; a bread basket and bread-cutting board; and plastic containers (and even wax paper) to store extra food. We felt truly at home. We definitely will be coming back for another, but this time, longer stay at Lydie’s house. 🙂” (May 2014, Anali, Philippines)

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Nous avons passé de très bon moments dans cette maison. Les photos sont parfaitement en accord avec le bien réel, la maison est extrêmement bien équipée (vaisselle, draps, couverture, serviettes… ) et très agréable a vivre. La maison est très spacieuse (nous étions 7 femmes pour une capacité maximale de 8) et la présence de deux salles de bain dont une avec double lavabo a été plus qu’un avantage. La surface des jardins (deux niveaux piscine et BBQ) est très intéressante surtout si des enfants vous accompagne. Le meilleur spot de cette maison reste la balancelle au soleil presque toute l’âpres midi 🙂 Je recommande chaudement cette location et moi même j’y retournerais un jour !” (May 2014, Suzanne, France)

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Lydie’s mom is the one who welcome us , the house is fully equipped , beautifully arranged. even though we can not speak French, but everything is communicate well . We had a fabulous time over there, relax our vacation totally , thanks our landlady.” (April 2014, Yarwen, Taiwan)

We really enjoyed staying at Lydie’s house in Barbentane. The house is well equipped with lots of cutlery, pots and dishes so there are plenty of cups and glasses, etc. I also appreciate that three cubes of washing powder were there to operate the washing machine and some soap in the bathroom. However, we did not cook so often but preferred to go out for dinner. Especially the small restaurant “The Romarin” in Barbentane offers an excellent menu starting from 13 €, but other French restaurants do that as well. Lydie’s mother was very friendly. We do not speak French (only very, very little) but she was patient and explained everything with the help of the documentation you have to sign at arrival and departure. The place is a very good starting point for day-tours (Pond du Gard was amazing, but also Gordes, Roussillon, the Camargue region etc.). We actually used the pool once but the water was still too cold (what do you expect in April), however, the pool area and the pool house are lovely and we would like to come back another time. Another thing to point out is the good communication. Lydie answered our mails quickly and gave us some great tip to attend the Sunday Market in L’Isle sur la Sorgue. We absolutely recommend this place and when we came back to Germany we told our friends and family about this great place. ” (April 2014, Monika, Germany)

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Our stay in Provence was a dream, and Lydie’s house was an important part of it. We were two couples and four young children. The house was perfect for us. The weather was good, the children enjoyed the garden a lot, we had lunch outside, and our dinners were very agreeable, in the dining room that overlooks the garden. This a very well equipped house, and the kitchen has everything you’ll need to prepare meals with the wonderful ingredients you can only find in France. Giaclina, Lydie’s mother, was very welcoming and even left some crayons, pencils and a coloring book for the children and a bottle of wine for us. She was also very patient with us during check-out (thank you, thank you!). Oh, and before our arrival she did some grocery shopping for us, since we’d be arriving at night from a 24h trip with the kids. What could be better than that? We loved the location, close to many attractions and about 10 minutes away from Avignon. You have to have a car, though. I hope to go back to Provence really soon, and Lydie’s house is definitely where we will stay. ” (March 2014, Estella, Brazil)

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Super séjour. Maison très agréable, lumineuse et surtout très bien équipée et fonctionnelle. Elle est très bien située pour visiter les environs et au calme. Nous n’avons pas pu profiter du jardin et de la piscine mais en février, on s’en doutait… Adresse à recommander.” (February 2014, Régine, France)

Abbiamo trascorso in due famiglie (totale 8 persone) un piacevole fine ed inizio anno 2014. In ottima posizione per usufruire dell’offerta turistica della zona. Dalla splendida Avignone, ai cavalli di Saintes Maries de la Mer, alla cittadella di Aigues Mortes, il Ponte di Gard, gli antiquari di Isole sur la Sorgue…La casa è in ottimo stato, completa di ogni comodità. Le lenzuola profumano d pulito. Il giardino con zona barbecue e piscina è immerso in un bosco naturale, peccato siamo fuori stagione…gestori gentili e puntuali. Consigliamo vivamente.”  (January 2014, Daniela, Italy)

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Lydie has a beautiful home in Barbentane. It is in a wonderful location for day trips to the fascinating sites in this part of Provence. The home is warm, comfortable and very well kept. Our only regret was that we were there at a very cold time of the year—it snowed! We never got a chance to appreciate the grounds around her home, nor the pool, or the pool house. Maybe next time! ” (November 2013, Don, USA)

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Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cette belle maison, confortable et parfaite pour nous 8. Et même si nous n´avons pas pu profiter du jardin et de la piscine puisque nous sommes venus en novembre, nous étions vraiment très bien. La région et ses alentours sont très beaux et il y a beaucoup de jolis coins à découvrir. Nous remercions Giaclina pour son accueil chaleureux.“(November 2013, Anne Sophie, France)

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We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house. We recommend it for anybody who would like to understand the true atmosphere of Provence. Lydie and her parents are so welcoming that we felt like at home 🙂 We wish to come back there soon 🙂” (November 2013, Natalia, Russia)

The best experience I’ve had on AirBNB to date. Excellent information before the trip. An absolutely wonderful host at the villa. The place is amazing, and close to many lovely things. The best people and the best place. It was an absolute joy. ” (October 2013, Joseph, USA)

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Lydie’s Villa was perfect for our group of six—3 couples from Minnesota spending a week in Provence. The spacious house and large garden is lovely and well cared for. We had a warm welcome from Lydie’s parents who were there to check us in when we arrived. The house is well equipped. The large, sunny dining room was our favorite room with its big windows offering views of the charming garden and the town of Barbentane in the distance. This was where we started everyday with breakfast and gathered at the end of the day with a glass of wine to plan the next day’s adventure. The pool and pool house was another relaxing gathering place to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the garden overlooking the house. Yes, some of us took a dip in the pool even in September! The villa was in a perfect location for day trips throughout Provence. We explored Avignon, Arles, Orange, Nimes, Aix, Les Baux de Provence and Pont du Gard among other places. But most of all, we enjoyed experiencing life in the village of Barbentane. We were fortunate to be there to attend the annual Horse Festival, (Cheval en Fete) featuring Camarque ponies being paraded through the village and a marvelous horse show. We shopped in the local stores and dined in the local restaurants and explored the local sights—the Bretoule Windmill (a short walk), Barbentane’s medieval tower and the Frigolet Abbey. We had a wonderful and memorable time in Provence at Lydie’s villa. We highly recommend it. ” (September 2013, Sally, USA)

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It was really great to stay at Lydie’s villa! Very comfortable, kind and stylish, fresh air, small Provence city Barbentane near the villa, everything reflected a very good atmosphere of real Provence. Recommend to stay there! ” (September 2013, Andrey, Russia)

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This place is very lovely. We stayed there with our dogs for 10 days. At our arrival we were greeted by Lydies Mum and Dad and they showed us arround. You will find a huge place, which accomodates easily 8 people. The only mini down were the pine needles which fall into the pool. But the pool got cleaned every second day. All in all a very lovely house, garden and pool! I would recommand to go there! ” (August 2013, Sarah, Germany)

20130924_Message_AmberI don’t think our experience could have been any better. From the very beginning Lydie was prompt, thorough, and very easy to deal with and her mom could not have been more welcoming or friendly. Even though she did not speak English, and we speak very(!) little French, communication was not a problem and we had all questions answered. The house is exactly as described if not better with plenty of room to move around. There were 7 of us, all female, and we never had an issue. The pool is gorgeous and relaxing; the grounds are well maintained; and the cicadas provide a very warm type of white background noise (once you acclimate). We were delighted to come “home” each night during our stay. Barbentane is a terrific launching point for day trips all throughout Provence, and Avignon is only minutes away. I have nothing but positive things to say, and would highly recommend Lydie and her home to anyone thinking of staying in the area!” (July 2013, Amber, USA)

The house was wonderful – we really enjoyed the pool and the short walk into town. We rode out bikes and visited a few of the nearby wineries.” (July 2013,Tom, USA)

Eight of us- two families stayed there. Very comfortable holiday villa conveniently located close to Avignon, St remy, lavender fields, etc. Hosts very helpful- Lydie guided us well on getting there, things to do there prior to the trip, and her mother who is the person in charge locally was very warm and welcoming. House is well equipped with lots of pots and pans, linens, etc. We had asked for extra fans to take care of the summer heat which were arranged. There is a large open area outside including a nice pantry and change area by the pool. Great place to stay for families.” (July 2013, Deepak, India)

We had a very pleasant experience there. The house had a spacious common area and we enjoyed eating breakfast outside in the garden. Also, a small hike (less than 10 min walk) to the city center to buy fresh fruit and chocolate croissant was a refreshing experience. Thank you Lydie! ” ( Juin 2013, Taka, USA)

Wonderful location, beautiful house, and beautifully furnitured! Great place to be and start from to visit everything in Provence. Thank you, Lydie!!! Also thanks so much to your parents, who are the nicest people you may think of! — Merci beaucoup pour tout! “(May 2013, Sigrid, Germany)

Nous avons passé 4 jours de bonheur dans la maison de Lydie, accueillis par ses parents, très attentionnés, qui nous ont fait découvrir la maison et ses charmes. Les chambres sont décorées avec goût. Je recommande vivement! ” (May 2013, Michel, France)

I stayed in this beautiful villa with 3 girlfriends and we had the best time ever! The villa is cozy and bigger than I thought. Everything was very clean, great beds, a good kitchen to cook and the most beautiful garden. We were welcomed warmly and felt at home at once! Wish we could have stayed longer! We’ll be back for sure!! Thanks for everything!!! ” (May 2013, Maria, Belgium)

Nous avons passé une semaine formidable dans la grande maison de Lydie. Nous étions 8, en famille, avec frère et belle-soeur, et les enfants. La maison est très grande, et très agréable à vivre. Barbentane est un joli petit village bien préservé, et les alentours sont riches de sites exceptionnels, Avignon et son pont, son Palais des Papes, Vaison la Romaine, le Lubéron, Le mont Ventoux, Arles, Orange, … Une semaine c’était court ! Nous reviendrons !” (Avril 2013, Alain, France)

Did not meet Lydie……but with her mother. Her mother is one of the nicest people. Although we could not speak French there wasn’t a problem. The house was awesome, big enough for 5 of us not to trip over each other. Very clean. Didn’t get to use the pool as it was too cold:(” (April 2013, Claudia, USA)