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Live like a true prince in Les Baux

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Posted on: October 01, 2008 at 9:37PM

In touristy but stunning Les Baux, Provence, skip the admittedly beautiful but expensive hotels at the base of the village and opt instead for the more distinctive, troglodyte and remarkably affordable three-room Le Prince Noir built into the rock at the top of the village. Here my husband and I had the evocatively-lit village to ourselves at night (along with the cats and a few hundred residents), an incomparable view from Le Bijou apartment, a fabulous terrace breakfast on the roof of the village, and, something truly priceless: the chance to sleep next to works of art by some of Franceís most famous twentieth-century paintersóno hyperbole intended. The Black Princeís modest owners donít advertise this privilege, but if you inquire gently over your morning breakfast, they will regale you with the story of their parentsí wartime bicycle escape to Southern France and their fashioning with their bare hands of this house of rock into a refuge for their artist friends--some who clearly left behind tokens of their esteem. How incredible that the owners share these objects of love with guests; never before, or since, have we felt so respected as travelers. report a problem

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