Le Cadran Solaire

The friendly owners try to make this hotel feel like a private home, and by and large they succeed.

By Margie Rynn, Friday, Aug 14, 2009, 11:38 AM

Le Cadran Solaire

About this Hotel

Price From $93

Once a postal-relay inn, this old stone building in the residential part of a very small town has thick walls, a trellised garden, and a tranquil atmosphere (reinforced by the absence of TVs in the rooms).

With high-beamed ceilings and garden views, the 12 rooms are luminous; modern, ornate iron bedsteads, period reproduction furniture, and muted colors complete the decor.

Though not neighboring any big tourist sites, Graveson is within a half-hour drive of most Provençal highlights, and the town itself has a relaxed southern charm—huge plane trees shade a tiny canal that cuts across the main square.

Details Doubles from $93 (€65)