Auberge du Presbytere

This hotel has a lived-in, un-hotel-like ambience.

By Margie Rynn, Friday, Aug 14, 2009, 11:21 AM

Auberge du Presbytere

About this Hotel

Price From $86

The old stone presbytery dominates the tiny main square of Saignon, a beautiful eagle's nest of a village that peers down on a wide valley and the town of Apt.

The 16 rooms are tastefully decorated with a variety of rattan armchairs, throw rugs, local antiques, and interesting paintings by the owner's wife.

Two rooms have incredible views, one with a 270-degree panorama of the Luberon massif with the 12th-century village church in the foreground.

The smaller rooms are cheaper; the least expensive is cute but tiny with a bathroom in the hall.

The restaurant, which has a terrace, is a good bet—it's a long haul downhill to find alternatives.

Details Doubles from $86 (€60).