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Frequently Asked Questions
 

What kind of bedding is provided?

All bedroom have quality beds with firm mattresses, mattress protection, two pillows per person, minimum of two covers per bed, hanging space with good quality coat hangers, hairdryers in all bathrooms and bath products by Collines de Provence.
Linen and bath towels are changed once per week.

What facilities are provided for children?

Two cots, one highchair, a stroller, children’s toys, ping-pong table and board games including backgammon and cards.

When do we check-in and check-out?


Check-in and check-out during peak and mid-season is on Saturday. Guests are asked to vacate the property by 11am. Guets arriving will be welcomed at 4pm.

How many people can "Les Prés Blancs" sleep?

Fourteen. In the main house there are five bedrooms - four doubles and one twin room. In addition, the Annexe has two rooms, one with double bed and one with two single beds (1.20 m).


What plugs are used in France?

Like the rest of Europe, France uses a two pin plug. Adapters are supplied for both UK and US plugs.

Is there a telephone at "Les Prés Blancs"?

Yes, a landline is available for free local calls. All other calls will be charged at cost and billed to the security deposit. In addition there is a Fax machine.

Is there an internet connection?

A laptop is provided. There is wireless internet throughout the house.

What facilities are there if one of our party should fall ill?

The nearest hospital is a ten-minute drive.

Do you have insurance?

The property has public liability insurance in the event of personal injury or loss. We recommend that all guest have adequate travel insurance arranged.

What security arrangements are in place?

While the region tends to be very safe, we do provide a safe. We ask that shutters are closed and windows are locked when the house is left empty. The house also has an alarm.


What deposit is payable and what happens in the event of cancellation?

A deposit of 25% of the rent will be payable on signing the Rental Agreement, with the balance to be paid 9 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy. A Booking and Security Deposit of €1000 will also be payable on signing the Rental Agreement. This will secure the booking, and will cover the cost of (a) telephone calls (other than local calls) made during the tenancy, (b) replacing/making good any losses, breakages and/or damages incurred during the rental, and (c) any exceptional cleaning work which may be required at the end of the tenancy. This Deposit will be refunded (less any deductions as outlined above) within 8 weeks of the tenancy’s conclusion.

What are the catering arrangements?

"Les Prés Blancs" is self-catering. On arrival you will be provided with a simple welcome hamper. If required, a more comprehensive shop can be arranged prior to your arrival. A chef can be arranged in advance at guests' expense. Your chef will meet whatever requirements you may have including shopping. Prices on request.

What's the local food like?

There are a huge range of restaurants in the villages surrounding "Les Prés Blancs", ranging from modern European to haut cuisine and featuring some of the fantastic seasonal produce that the region offers. A full list of restaurants is available in a manual provided to guests.

Markets offer a wonderful way of shopping and tasting local produce, from olives and cheeses to vegetables and cured meats.

What is the weather like?

The Luberon benefits from a wonderful climate and each time of the year has its own charm.

Summer is the busy season as everywhere in Europe. In June/July the lavender starts to bloom. The nights can be quite warm, yet cool enough to get a good nights sleep without air conditioning. The vivid green of the vineyards and wooded hills dominate the landscape. Mont Ventoux with its white peak towers over it - what appears to be snow on top is actually the dry white limestone visible from spring to autumn and only snow during winter.

In the Luberon, the Pays d'Aix and Var, the pale green of the dry "Garrigues", mostly rosemary brushes, lavender, laurel, thyme and small oak trees, give you more of a sense of your proximity to the Mediterranean and the sunbaked Cote d'Azur.

Autumn is a great time for for biking, hiking, mountain climbing and sightseeing. Unknown to most visitors the Provence has two growing seasons, spring and autumn. Spring, with a profusion of colours is followed by a hot, dry summer in which plants seem to go dormant. The autumn rains start a new growing season. Roses often bloom until late November.

Winter begins somewhere in mid November to late December when the "Mistral" starts to blow. The sky is bright and blue but the wind chill keeps the temperature low and ensures a crisp start to most days. On those days where the wind dies down you might still be able to have the occasional lunch outside.

Spring normally arrives in February on the Côte d'Azur and in mid March further north. The almond and cherry trees start to blossom and the weekly green markets are full of optimism and chatter again. March mornings are still crisp, but during the day it's sunny and warm, ideal for hiking and biking. The "Mistral" blows on many days during March and April but has lost much of its ferocity.


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“LES PRÉS BLANCS”

Route de Sivergues, 84400 Commune de Saignon, Provence.


www.lespresblancs.com