fermeture 2016/2017

fermeture officielle depuis le 13 novembre 2016 … les platanes sont taillés et nous reprenons les forces pour 2017 … ouverture prévu le 23 mars 2017 … entretemps, nous répondons au téléphone, mail et fax !

the inn is closed since november 13, 2016 … the trees have a winter haircut and we get ressourced for 2017 season … opening preview for march 23, 2017 …. in between we answer over the phone, fax and mai !

das hotel ist seit 13. november 2016 geschlossen, die platanen haben den winterschnitt und wir schöpfen kraft für die saison 2017 …. öffnung 23. märz 2017 … inzwischen antworten wir gerne auf Ihre nachricht per mail, fax oder telefon !

We wish to lift our hats off …

To these women and men, farmers, wine producers and …….who, the whole year long, work hard but with love, who grow or process great local produce so can prepare and serve them to you to enjoy.

Jacques Brel (a famous Belgium French singer) said once:
« I think Men are wonderful, may be it would be nice to tell them….. »

We wish to thank:

For their Cherries, Olive Oil and Plums the Famille Curel in Lagnes
For his Onions and Mixed Leaves to Dominique Florent in Lagnes
For the Rock Melons to Famille Grilli in Lagnes
For the Goats Cheese to Famille Morard in Buoux
For their Asparagus to Famille Farraud in Châteauneuf de Gadagne
For his Honey to Michel Marie and the bees in Gordes
For their Nougat to Frères Sylvain, Paysans Nougatiers in St Didier
For their Ice Creams and Sorbets to Famille Perriere, Artisan Glacier in Ansouis
For the torrefacted Coffee to Nicole Clément in Isle sur la Sorgue
For the Provencal Snails to Mr Blanc in Noves
For the Biscuits to CAT « La Roumanière » in Robion
For their Pumpkins to Etablissement Serre in Petit Palais
For their Strawberries to Fernand Grassi in Isle sur la Sorgue
For their old variety Tomatoes to Roland Tranchimand in Lacoste
For their fresh Bread and Bakeries to Boulangerie de Sophie & L’Art des Pains in Isle sur la Sorgue
For their Courgettes and Courgettes Flowers, their Eggplants and various Peppers to Famille Barruol in Lagnes

You can meet the majority of these wonderful people on the local markets :
Coustellet’s market on Sunday mornings
Petit Palais on Saturdays
Velleron daily evening market from 6pm

And of course, a big thanks to our friends wine producers, who grow and create wines in the Ventoux, Luberon and Cotes du Rhône areas.

Et un coup de cœur……

Following the great succes of the Fresh Herbs Garden and the Homemade Jams and preserves, we would like to introduce the organic veg garden of « Thierrykou »
A bit of a rastaman, a bit of a French unionist, he grows organic fruits and vegetables and we really look forward to tasting them with you for the first time.

round about before arriving

So you don’t loose your head before arriving at Le Mas des Grès, we are pleased to inform you that a new roundabout has appeared on the RD 901 at the cross between l’Isle sur la Sorgue and Apt on one side and Lagnes and Petit Palais on the other.

Le Mas des Grès is still located at about 650m from this new junction, when following the road going to Gordes and Apt. Please also note our new offical address :

Le Mas des Grès
1651, RD 901
Four à Chaux-Isle sur la Sorgue
84800 Lagnes

When using a GPS, you can find us under « hotel or restaurant » heading.

We look forward to seeing you.

News 2011 from Le Mas des Grès

This is our 16th season which begins March 18 at the Mas des Gres.

We put everything in place in the hotel from Friday to

Truffles Weekend of March 18 to 20 followed by Cooking with Thierry of March 21 to 25

New in 2011 : wellness holiday to suit your needs for a weekend or a week, combined with an outing with friends or training.

This winter we took the closure to install a solar water heater that produces hot water with the sun of Provence. Furthermore we replaced water faucets in showers and baths with thermostatic mixing!

As the outdoor pool will be heated from Easter until late October 2011.

The ping-pong and sand place have been replaced and looks happy children who benefit from the offer little princes and princesses at the Mas des Gres and the surrounding area.

Despite all the news, there are values ​​which we hold: If there is a job where you can not relocate or robotics, it is ours: we have the chance to communicate our business to our employees who are loyal and return every year. Our guestbook will be expanded to host a page about them.

We invite you to share your memories at the Mas des Gres: this will feed into the book we want to put in place for 2012. There will be recipes and jokes of Thierry, stories of Nina and perhaps your memories or drawings. All in good humor, that we are privileged to share with you.

Hope to see you soon in your home in the Luberon

Nina and Thierry Crovara

7 good reasons to spend your holidays in Provence

In order to plan your next holidays in Provence, we listed some highlists by theme as follows

  1. Culture and Heritage
  2. Nature
  3. The villages and their markets
  4. The Wine Trail
  5. Local Products
  6. Activities for the young and not so young
  7. Sports

… and also at le Mas des GrèsSwimming pool To use without moderation, for exercise or relaxation.

Fitness and relaxation The Mas des Grès has its own fitness room with hammam and jacuzzi

Pétanque (Provençal bowls game) One cannot stay in South of France with out playing “Pétanque”, which you can play on the hotel grounds (bowls are provided).

Table tennis Also available bats and balls to use on our table tennis table.

The children’s playground Children may enjoy swings, rings, trapeze, rope, ladder and seesaw, not to forget the traditional sand pit.