Home from home!
We (family of five, with three teenage daughters) have now stated at L'Arc for the last three years - which says something. The house is in a perfect location (though one does need to be able to negotiate the walk back up the hill sometimes), with wonderful views, the sound of birds, the gentle ringing of the bells in the distance and the "swish" of the occasional glider passing overhead. Two of us summoned up the courage this year to do a vol d'initiation in a glider and it was breathtaking!
The house is nicely laid out, with plenty of room either for everyone to be together or to retreat to different rooms: the studio room is very cool and a good place to escape the heat. The pool is very nice and great for that necessary dip to cool down, especially after a walk down to the town. The upper terrace, with the main bedroom, is superb and is a wonderful place to just sit and read - enough, but not too much, sun.
Fayence itself is charming. We love the market (three days a week) and frequent the same stalls each year (especially the roast chicken and fried potatoes!). The bread is heavenly, in particular La Fayencoise.
As for the restaurants, there are many of all sorts to chose from. We really liked Le France, Pattin Couffin and L'Entracte, but have also been to many of the others.
As for excursions out: Fondation Maeght, Lac de St Cassien and Gorges de Verdon are frequent attractions, but try also Abbaye de Thoronet. The coast is there should you so desire, but the hills are much nicer!
Owner's Response: Wow a great review not only of the house but also the area!
Seems they like it as much as we do.
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