Le Prieuré La Madelène is a former 12th-century Benedictine priory nestled in Malaucène at the foot of Mont Ventoux. This Bed and Breakfast has five (5) guest bedrooms, and a private cottage (gîte) is just a few minutes from Vaison La Romaine. If you are looking for pure Provencal relaxation, Le Prieuré La Madelène is a charming, intimate guest house ideally located for exploring Provence and the Rhône Valley.

The Property:

Hidden from view behind large umbrella pines, the Priory reveals its charms: a courtyard, a plane tree, the fountain and the swimming pool all frame the countryside vistas. Once the property of the writer Marie Cardinal, this 12th-century Benedictine building is steeped in history. Agricultural lands surround le Prieuré La Madelène with cherry and apricot orchards, olive trees, and the southern Rhône valley’s famous vineyards.

Whether your visit to Provence is for exploring the region, pure relaxation or a seminar, this bed and breakfast is an excellent choice. You are undoubtedly in Provence when you stay at Le Prieuré La Madelène.

While you decide on your itinerary for the day, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at Le Prieuré La Madelène, served on the terrace under the leafy canopy of plane trees or in the cozy salon if the weather is unseasonable. As demand permits, they offer charcuterie boards with local cheese and cold cuts on Friday evenings.

Ideal for:
Couples, honeymoon stays.
Families with children older than 16 years are welcome.
Meetings and seminars.

Minimum stay:
1 night: November 1st – March 31st  (during school holidays, 2 nights are required)
2 nights: April 1st – July 10th and August 30th – October 31st (during public holidays 3 nights are required)
3 – 4 nights: July 11th – August 29th

Room rates start from €150 per night during the low season.

Please consult the website for details.

High Season:  June 1st – August 25th
Mid-Season: April 1st – May 31st and August 26th – October 31st
Low Season: November 1st – March 31st

There is no air-conditioning, but due to the 12th-century stone construction, Le Prieuré La Madelène remains cool even on the hottest of days.

Children >16+ are welcome.

What their guests say:

I discovered this gem of a Bed and Breakfast (Chambres d’hôte) after initially booking a hotel for myself and my clients. The hotel I had booked made an error in our reservation just before the profusion of French holidays in May. Hurriedly calling over a dozen accommodations in the area, I was referred to Le Prieuré. After speaking with a kind, English-speaking gentleman who informed me he would have enough space for my small group tour, I crossed my fingers, booked our stay, and hoped for the best. ~ Sue Aran, French Country Adventures

Bruno et Olivier sauront ouvrir cette parenthèse tant recherchée dans notre quotidien!
Le Prieuré de la Madelène c’est le calme, la sérénité et le bien vivre au quotidien.
Un endroit plein de charme où l’accueil et la gentillesse des hôtes sont au RDV !
Marie Cardinale, célèbre écrivain était l’heureuse « gardienne » cette maison, si inspirante. Récemment cette maison a servi pour le tournage du film : Les choses que l’on dit, les choses que l’on fait!

Je partage volontiers cette adresse qui mérite d’être connue, même si j’aurais préféré garder cette endroit pour moi!

Très belle expérience
Ne pas hésiter!!! ~ Guest review on Trip Advisor September 2020

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  • Vaucluse
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • WIFI
  • Laundry Facility
  • Deck/Patio/Terrace
  • Non-Smoking
  • Parking Available
  • Secure Entrance
  • Fireplace
  • Pool/Hot Tub


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