|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||540 square feet|
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|Theme||Budget, Historic, Romantic, Rural|
Description from the owner
Located in Jonquieres 6 miles from Orange antique theater, and 20 minutes only from Avignon in the heart of Popes's Provence and northern sunny Vaucluse, the Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat is a lovely old stone farm house, of typical Provencal style, which incorporates buildings dating back to the 17 th Century. This property has been carefully renovated to preserve its authentic, rustic character and charm, without compromising the need for modern comfort in all the apartments. Breathtaking view over Ventoux Mount. Comfortable self-catering accommodations.These apartments are located near Avignon, Chateauneuf du Pape. Tour the wine route with us...Read more
Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat in Provence near Avignon
Saint Saturnin les Avignon, Provence, France
Additional Location Information
A typical Provence village with shops, supermarket, bakeries, doctors and drugstores
Location Type Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$140 - $150||$140 - $150||$915 - $1,000||$0||3 nights|
|Aug. 20 2012 - Dec. 31 2012||$140||$140||$915||-||3 nights|
|Jan. 1 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$140||$140||$915||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $30 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 1 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
All taxes included. Optional breakfast can be served at 7,50 euro/pers/day.
Rates in US $ are given for your convenience. (exchange rate subject to everyday change but based on 1.00€ = 1.30 US $) Final payment must be done in euros.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Lovely stay, tres charmant!
We stayed here for a week in May and it was magical. Beautiful views of the neighboring vineyards, Mont Ventoux and les Dentelles from the patio, where we enjoyed many picnics. Our rooms were beautifully outfitted, and very comfortable. Nice little kitchen with a small fridge, two burners. Our hosts were lovely, even gave us advice about a local winery to visit, and helped us use the Internet and make phone calls to contact a relative who failed to show up at a rendezvous. We used this as our home base to visit Provence, driving to avignon, Pont du Gard, Roussillon, Isle sur la Sorgue, Venasque and St. Remy. Tres charmant!!
Wonderful experience, great place
The mas is a great place to stay and the hosts are terrific. Excellent location, nice apartments, and a good value.
If you like wine, stay at this B&B.; The owner is very helpful to let you know about the wine in the area, and has great recommendations for tours. There are so many vineyards in the area, you only need to drive around and visit yourself. It's great that the French pride themselves so much in their wine, that almost all tasting is free (hear that Napa Valley!!!).
We are two couples who visited Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat for three days in the first part of September, 2007. No question this was at least a 5.0 experience! CHARLES AND ANDREE: Ever the gracious hosts. Both were quite helpful in making recommendations of places to eat, to see, and how to get to both. If you are fortunate enough to stay at their place, spend time with them learning the story of their journey to Provence and the restoration of the farmhouse. What a delight to meet these remarkable, caring and well-traveled gardiens d'auberge. THE GROUNDS: manicured vineyards and lushness. THE VIEW: unobstructed over the countryside to the mountains. THE GUEST SUITES: inviting and charming. THE BREAKFASTS: fruits, cheeses, the best croissants and the essential coffee.THE WINE TOUR: Not to be missed - (so sayeth even the non-wine drinker in our group), the trip itself was through awesome country on wonderful and narrow roads (traversed with great speed by all), the wineries were welcoming, the wines sumptuous and our guide, Charles, was informative, entertaining and unpretentious despite his very obvious and considerable knowledge of wines, the vineyards and the Cote du Rhone. THE DINNER: A “typical” Provencal dinner prepared to perfection by Andree whose talent in the kitchen complements her talents at old farmhouse restoration and decorating. And, THE DOGS: Titus and Augustus -- who completed with perfection the idyllic setting of Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat.
GENUINE piece of Provençal Heaven. Look nowhere else.
Honestly, I don't know where to begin in describing
this genuine "piece of Heaven." Imagine falling
asleep in the midst of vineyards and awakening to
the Dentelles de Montmirail Mountains outside your
window. Your hosts, Charles and Andree, are
delightful, warm, and welcoming and the
accommodations are beautiful, comfortable, and
historical (renovated 17th century farmhouse).
The location provides a perfect "base camp" from
where one can enjoy most everything in Provence.
You will need a car to reach all major attractions
located only 20 to 30 minutes from the Mas. Take in
the Carpentras market (Fridays?) and don't leave
without taking Charles' wine tour. If you cannot
commit for the two days, talk with Charles to see
what can be customized. This was our first trip to
Provence. We wanted the perfect location and we
Suggestion: Fly into Avignon OR take the TGV train
from Paris CDG to Avignon. Then pick up a rental
car at the station and drive 20 minutes to your
home away from home. I cannot say enough wonderful
things about this amazing place. If you want
Provence to become a genuine part of your spirit
(and vice-versa), then without hesitation, you will
choose to come to "the Mas."
Response from Charles and Andree BARAIL - 07/06/2010
Thank you very much for all these informations which will be helpfull for future guests
Robert and Judith Karin Larka
A True Provencal Experience
There must be a reason why we will be returning to the Mas for our 6th visit this coming September. Andree and Charles are not simply hosts. They have become close friends whom we correspond with weekly, sharing jokes, politics, and family stories. The Mas sets among grape fields with a view of Mount Ventoux that makes breakfast a scene to behold and the evening skies a private planetarium. The accommodations are decorated in classic Provencal by Andree, wafting of lavender as you enter. Charles shares his knowledge of the area and is an excellent tour guide to the best of vinobles. We like to think of the Mas as our home away from home and can't wait until our next trip. The village is located a short 1and 1/2 kilometers away and a morning walk will acquaint you with more friendly folks and sights and the Post Office is a must. Market days, especially in Carpentras, are like walking through a movie set, and a source of all those foods and sights you came to Provence for, and make you wish your stay at the Mas could be just a little bit longer.
New York, NY
A magical week in Provence at le Mas
On our 2nd visit to le Mas we were well oriented and could truly relax.We visited the beautiful 16thC Carpentras Synagogue & hiked around Gigondas.Other guests were a couple from Nantes who went to local concerts each night & families of musicians from Paris who regularly book at le Mas when the Orchestre National de France appears in Orange.We swam in the pool everyday & took long evening walks in adjacent fields of vineyards & sunflowers.Charles & Andree were most welcoming & helpful even for small details: Organic apricots & garden tomatoes awaited us in the fridge of the very comfortable studio (air-conditioned & whisper-quiet)& a bottle of special Cotes du Rhone white from a prize-winning winemaker who does not export.
We had opera tix at the Roman Antique Theater in Orange & were concerned about parking(9,000 were there that night,including Pres Sarkozy w/lots of extra security).Andree showed us "secret” parking we’d never have found.Charles booked our table at a lively restaurant just opposite the Theater. Finally,two cushions were discreetly left on our private terrace,to be taken along as there are no seats..you sit on stone benches,like Romans! Next day Charles came by with the entire performance on DVD.They had watched & recorded the broadcast live from Orange on French TV.(1,000,000 people had been watching!)A great memory for us,& most treasured souvenir.
We had friends nearby that we thought of inviting to visit us at le Mas,and our hosts accepted this idea without any reluctance.We bought prepared foods at a market & set a table in the garden for a moon-lit feast with view of Mt Ventoux.This was the best “light housekeeping” ever.
Finally,Charles phoned a friend(another great winemaker)to have wine shipped(at a great price) to our house in USA.Cotes du Rhone wines have special meaning for us now,recalling great times enjoyed at le Mas.WE’LL BE BACK & know that Charles & Andree will always do their best to make us feel like we are at home.
"Picture perfect Provence"
This place is was "Picture perfect Provence"! My husband and I, along with four other family members stayed here for a weekend. It was everything I expected from Provence and more. The B&B is a lovely renovated 17th century farm house, beautifully decorated in typical Provencal style. There were six of us and we occupied three of their mini appartments. Each room was impecably clean, and everybit as charming as the rest of the house.
More than this, Andree and Charles were generous hosts and really made you feel at home. We took Charles' wine tour that he offers and it was a great day! We learned a lot about wine making in Provence, drank a lot of wine, and to top it off had a delicious dinner prepared by Andree!
This place is a gem with a very personal touch!!!
Canadian weary travellers
A most memorable experience
When we first looked at the reviews, we wondered how this place could consistently rate 5 out of 5 with all its visitors. Well during our stay, here is what we discovered.
First there is the truly remakable, tranquil setting next to the vinyards on the edge of a quaint town, and just a short drive to a number of historic and cultural attractions. Very convenient location.
There is also the comfortable and inviting room that was to be our home for a far too brief period. It was a spacious, comfortable and well appointed accomodation worthy of any weary traveller.
There was the excellent meal prepared by a truly talented, if modest, chef (Andree). It was a meal that equaled or exceeded any we had in our three weeks in Europe including those at some fairly high-end establishments. Let's not forget the excellent wines we had.
We also took the guided wine tour by Charles. We have taken other wine tours, but have not had anyone talk about the science of wine making in such an easy to understand way, yet with such compassion. We learned more about wines in that afternoon than we had in all the other tours we have taken.
Yes all those were factors that contibute to a very well deserved 5 out of 5. What truly sets this establishment apart from all the others is its hosts; Charles and Andree. When we left we did not feel like we were leaving behind the innkeepers, but rather we were saying farewell to warm and welcoming friends. They are friends that we will certainly urge our other friends to go and visit and get to know.
We have continued to travel throughout Europe, and have stayed in many wonderful and inviting places. Our love of the Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat has not diminished and we do look forward to returning soon.
San Francisco, CA
Our experience was amazing
I stayed at the Mas with my wife and inlaws in early September. It was the
highlight of our trip to France. There is no substitute for vacationing with
people that have local knowledge. Charles and Andrée's knowledge of the
local sites and culture is only upstaged by their willingness to share it with
The highlight of our stay was a guided tour of the local wineries lead by
Charles. We visited a number of wineries representing the various methods
of production and grape varieties. Charles' good rapport with the
representatives of the vineyards allowed us access that I doubt we would
have been privvy to had we come without him.
The night of the tour, Andrée prepared us a fantastic Provencial meal.
Included in the meal was a sampling of wine we tried on the tour, as well as
some of Charles' personal collection. It was a wonderfully intimate
experience with very good company.
The mas itself is in very good condition. The rooms are nice and everything is
very well kept. It was still warm enough in early September to take a swim
after a jog through the surrounding vineyard. We really could not have
expected more from our stay there and we highly recommend it.
I would have no problem recommending this place to anyone. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The owners will go out of their way to make your stay with them very enjoyable. I asked if for a fee, they would put some light food items, such as cheese, bread, salami, and a couple bottles of wine in the kitchen, that we could have upon arrival. It was perfect. We arrived about 8:00 PM, were tired, didn't feel like going out and looking for a restaurant, or grocery. There waiting for us was a very nice assortment of cheeses, bread, 2 bottles of wine, bottle of champagne, fruit, and 2 individual quiche (homemade). Most of which came from local producers. We were able to unpack and have a very nice relaxing evening.
The location is such, that you get privacy without having to drive any great distance to get to multiple wineries, restaurants and other points of interest.
Continental breakfast was either served in our suite, or on the patio, at what ever time we would request.
I hope that I will have the opportunity to return.
Provencal Hospitality at Its Finest
I cannot describe how nice it was to stay at Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat at the end of a two week journey to France. It was the last stop for us after the hustle and bustle of Paris and the crush of people attending the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix in Nice.
After a very harrowing journey from Nice, everything changed once we went under the bridge onto the grounds. We left the rush behind, and peace took its place. We were greeted by Andree and the dogs, August and Titus, and felt at home.
My wife was sick, and Andree immediately ran into the house to get some medicine for her. She bent over backwards to accommodate us. She even gave us her iPod charger so we could access the internet.
The grounds are incredibly well kept, and the view of Mont Ventoux is fantastic. We had a room with a back patio that overlooked vineyards and the mountain. It was a phenomenal place to drink coffee and plan out our days.
Andree was able to get us into a restaurant at short notice and on a Sunday when most places were closed. She was the embodiment of hospitality.
Charles was away, but when he came back, he also did everything in his power to make us comfortable. We opted to do the wine tour, and we had a blast. Charles really cares about the places he shows you. It is evident in the interactions he has with the staff at each place. He answered all of my wine nerd questions, and was knowledgeable and insightful the entire time.
We also ate dinner with the Barail’s one evening. It felt like we were dining with friends even though we had only known them for two days.
If there was one thing we didn’t like about the Mas, it was that we could not stay for longer. We encourage anyone in the area to stay with the Barail’s for as authentic of an experience as you can have unless you buy a farmhouse in Provence.
Phil and Marion
We enjoyed our quiet stay at Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat. Our room, Mistral, was very quiet , spacious and sunny. We did not have a problem finding Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat because the satellite view on Google Maps clearly shows the wall of the commercial zone where you should turn north. We had a number of excellent dinners at near by restaurants that Charles and Andree helped select and make reservations. We hope to return again
A Wonderful Mas
What a wonderful find! Charles and Andrée' have a lovely property that is typically Provençal, with stunning views over the vineyards and a great pool. They were very welcoming and full of good tips for places to visit in the area, and I wish that I could have stayed longer!
The little touches that make this lovely mas stand out head and shoulders above the rest included making reservations at local restaurants, breakfast brought to your own terrace outside the room, full sized soaps, and a fully equipped kitchen. A wonderful place for a relaxing break!
Charles' wine knowledge is excellent, and I highly recommend a wine tasting tour with him. His knowledge of the local wines is unsurpassed, and his local contacts invaluable in granting us private wine tastings everywhere we visited.
I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful Mas!
Key West, Florida, USA
Too wonderful for words
We spent a week at Le Mas du Clos at the end of April, 2010. Everything about it was superb and we were very saddened to have to leave at the end of our stay. The owners, Charles and Andrée, are delightful hosts, the garden is beautiful, and the apartment was very comfortable and well furnished in typical Provence colors and fabrics. Both owners speak native-fluent English and are only too willing to help with any sightseeing plans you might have. Charles offers a tour of the wine-growing districts which is not to be missed.
We opted to take the continental breakfast daily in the garden. Everything is prepared fresh by Andrée and it was a wonderful and delightful way to begin the day.
The location is very quiet and private and allows easy access to all that you would want to see in Provence. You can easily visit everything in Provence from this location by taking day trips and then return to the Mas for an evening of peace and serenity in this idyllic setting.