Testimonials

Here are some recent comments from our Visitor’s Book:image4 (1)

“Très belle maison très bien située et superbe région. Merci pour l’accueil!” (August 2017)

“The house was wonderful and we had a fantastic time staying there for a few days. It’s really spacious and well equipped so it was ideal for us, a family of 5. There was no need to use the aircon as the house was always blissfully cool. We loved sitting on the little balcony looking out over the village to Mount Ventoux. The village is bustling with everything on hand (bakers, butchers, restaurants, supermarket, public swimming pool). If you want to have the authentic Provencal experience, living in a lovely old village with all the region has to offer, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Le Portail Neuf.” (August 2017)

“Absolutely loved the charm of this village and home. It was a great place for my older kids to spread out a bit, with the comfortable TV room and internet connection. It is set as a three story home, so climbing stairs is necessary to access all spaces. We loved it, as it gave us all privacy when we wanted it. The home was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely area.” (July 2017)

“The location couldn’t be better. In town so easy access to the local swimming pool, library, shopping and cafés. At the same time, couldn’t be more quiet and cozy. No need for air-conditioning, 36 Celsius outside and with open windows, the temperature inside was perfect. The house is well equipped and functional. Kitchen fully equipped so even more elaborate cooking no problem. Internet works well. Maryvonne checked us in and was friendly and helpful. Parking a little difficult but it was because it was perhaps the busiest week of the summer with the fair in town. Otherwise wouldn’t be an issue. We’ll come back I hope.” (July 2017)

“The Portail Neuf is a wonderful three-story house right behind the walls of the old village of Beaumes-de-Venise. Especially the ground floor is wonderfully cool even on hot summer days. The kitchen is perfectly equipped with not only cooking ware, dishes, cutlery and glasses but also with sugar, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar and the basic spices. It’s only some hundred meters through the old village to the next bakery and Beaumes-de-Venise is wonderfully situated in the heart of the Provence right in front of the Dentelles. Free public parking is available on a small square right outside the city walls. There is no reserved parking especially dedicated to the Portail Neuf, nevertheless we found a parking lot on every day.” (June 2017)

“We spent a very enjoyable stay at Le Portail Neuf. The house was just perfect, roomy, cosy, fully equipped. The beds were comfortable and the location ideal, as we had not to use the car for the whole weekend. The village is very beautiful, and the weather was awesome (clear blue sky, 23 degrees….) A memorable week-end ! Merci!” (November 2016)

“We had a lovely relaxing week here. Plenty of walks and day trips. Lovely village with everything we needed. Market is small but has fresh seafood, rotisserie chicken & paella. Highly recommend the terrine Grandmere from the U Mart and home-made ice cream from the boulangerie near the  church. English language DVDs were appreciated.” (September 2015)

“What a charming village house! Such a great location. Fabulous facilities, comfy beds, and the fans were fantastic in the heat – as was the village pool. We loved the view from the balcony and free calls home was an added bonus.” (July 2015)

“Had a lovely time, plenty of day trips from here, and such a relaxed village.
Great location, we will miss the muscat.” (June 2015)

“Charming and well equipped and well located house made it a pleasure to be in Provence.” (April 2015)

“Excellent rustic accommodation in an authentic French village. Much to see & do. Highlights were Carrières de Lumieres, Fontain de Vaucluse, Isle sur Sorgue, and Mont Ventoux.” (November 2014)

“We have really enjoyed our stay and will come again to Beaumes de Venise. We loved the village and the people and we had fabulous weather.” (October 2014)

“Thanks for all your assistance with our stay in Beaumes de Venise. We have travelled far & wide seeing everything . . . at the same time having a relaxing break which will leave lasting memories.” (July 2014)

“Thank you for allowing us to stay in your fantastic house. We have wined & dined and  driven & walked our way around the district. A great relaxing week …” (June 2014)

“. . . fantastic week exploring, eating, and drinking – everything we expected and more.” (May 2014)

“30 years of vacations in southern France but only now discovered Beaumes de Venise: what a lovely little village and house.” (July 2013)

“Loved the Provençale lifestyle . .  . cheese, wines, olives, and paté. Great house and location. Rajaa’s wonderful home cooked meal was also a highlight.” (July 2013)) 

“Thank you for sharing your lovely house in such a special location. We will always remember visits to hilltop villages, wonderful scenery, and amazing produce at great markets. . .  We are so sad to leave this great house in this lovely village.” (July 2013)

“Does life get any better than this? Great house, wonderful little village
and a countryside we will always remember.” (June 2013)

“Great little village and house was fantastic. Warm people and local cafés &
restaurants all worth visiting. Lots of walking tracks to explore. Thank you.” (May 2013)

“House was fantastic. Village was great, Loved the area.” (September 2012)

“A lovely stay in a beautiful village full of wonderful people . ” (September 2012)

“Magnifique séjour dans un endroit pittoresque. Superbe, Merci Beaucoup.” (August 2012)

“Third visit – still wonderful!” (July 2012)

“In the middle of an 11 week holiday this is the first time we have felt sentimental about leaving somewhere. The house is lovely and we’ll have lifelong memories of eating, drinking, and sitting on the balcony. The village is gorgeous . . .  thank you.” (July 2012)

“We have felt so much at home here. The village has been perfect. We have fallen in love with the landscape . . . .  magnifique!”(June 2012)

“How fortunate I am to have been a guest at this lovely house. Thanks.” (May 2012)

” . . . . describing this week is not possible. Open fire, cold mornings, blue skies, red wine at night . . . a lovely house, fabulous cheeses . . . . and the list goes on. A town for all seasons.” (January 2012)

“A wonderful Provencal holiday. Beaumes is absolutely charming  . . . the house is charming. Restaurants, wineries, secenery & weather have been excellent.” (October 2011)

“C’est magnifique!” (September 2011)

“Very beautiful house, thank you.” (August 2011)

“Thank you for allowing us to experience your amazing house and village.” (August 2011)

“I will never forget this enchanted house, lovely village and wonderful Provence.” (June 2011)

“What a great week. The house is fantastic, loved the village & scenery around the area.”(October 2010)

“This house has everything you would want . . .  love to come back.” (October 2010)

“Second visit, just as wonderful.” (July 2010)

“Bliss!  The markets, the maison, the climate – all superb. We hope to return.” (July 2010)

“La maison, le vin, et la nourriture est splendide . . .” (May 2010)

“A dream holiday in an exquisite 3 storey maison, with daily adventures
 to other villages, wineries, & markets in Provence.” (May 2010)

“Very peaceful and beautiful town. Lovely house had a great time.” (April 2010)

“We have had a great time in this wonderful location . . . plenty to see and do.” (October 2009)

“Beautiful view of Mont Ventoux from the balcony – a great chance to sit and enjoy the most beautiful countryside.” (September 2009)

“How very fortunate to be able to return to this wonderful house & fantastic part of the world.” (September 2009)

“Staying in a traditional village has been a great experience. House is wonderful and great to return to each day.” (September 2009)

“We had a great time – wonderful place to stay. Enjoyed touring the area. Theatre at Orange a highlight.” (August 2009)

” Great location in lovely area. Lots to see & do.” (August 2009)

“We enjoyed a fantastic week. The house is great and surrounding districts  sensational. Local restaurants are good too.”(August 2009)

“Sensational!” (August 2009)

“Lovely old house, and Beaumes is beautiful.” (July 2009)

“Loved the house, and the village. Loved exploring beautiful Provence.” (July 2009)

“A wonderful holiday – lovely place to stay. Enjoyed Carpentras market – travelled  by bus & taxi arranged through Tourist office.” (June 2009)

“We have enjoyed our stay at the Portail Neuf. Highlights include Fontaine de Vaucluse, Pont du Gard, the beautiful villages and spectacular scenery.” (May 2009)

“Had a fabulous time. Loved every part of the house and our stay.” (May 2009)

“This week has been so relaxing in the most beautiful, tranquil, and friendly village of Beaumes  de Venise. We loved coming home to this lovely house with everything we needed. A week was not long enough!” (April 2009)

“We had a great time. Loved the house, and the village, and the people were great.” (March 2009)

“A very comfortable house & a lovely village. Enjoyed walks to les
Roches Rocalinaud,  Notre Dame de l’Aubune and le Barroux.” 
(March 2009)

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