Le Prieuré La Madelène is the site of 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.
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. The 12th-century Benedictine building, once the property of the writer Marie Cardinal 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 for 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 cosy salon if the weather is unseasonable. On Friday evenings, as demand permits, they offer charcuterie boards with an array of local cheese and cold cuts.
Couples, honeymoon stays.
Families with children older than 16 years are welcome.
Meetings and seminars.
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
Rates: (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:
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
- Bed and Breakfast
- Laundry Facility
- Parking Available
- Secure Entrance
- Pool/Hot Tub