Auberge des Seigneurs

There are flowers and fruit in every room of this former tavern and postal relay.

By Margie Rynn, Thursday, Jun 1, 2006, 12:27 PM

Auberge des Seigneurs

About this Hotel

Price From $83

A former tavern and postal relay, the hotel has six large, high-ceilinged rooms for rent; they retain a feel of Ye Olde Days without being kitsch.

The ancient walls are painted white, setting off the bold curtains and dark wood furniture. Oriental rugs are scattered over the tomettes, the octagonal terra-cotta tiles that cover the floors of old buildings all over Provence.

There are flowers and fruit in every room, but no Internet connection, no TV, and no A/C (the thick walls make it unnecessary).

Downstairs, copper bed warmers hang over a wood-manteled fireplace. Through a side door is the restaurant, in front is a flower-bedecked square, and just behind, out the back entrance, is the old city of Vence.

Closed NovemberFebruary.