In 2018, Dominique and Gilles swapped managing a large hotel and restaurant for a cosier guest house experience in Mediterranean sunlight, near the Isle sur la Sorgue. You can stay in one of the rooms at the guest house, or rent the whole house as a gîte, or fall for one of the themed package stays (yoga, fishing, travel journal…).
From €100 / night / room
Option of renting the entire property as a gite
After spending their life managing the Tourelles Hotel-restaurant, in Baie de Somme, Brussels-born Dominique and her husband Gilles, the restaurant’s chef, wanted to be in the sun and have a more family-size place to manage. While they were on holiday in the South, they fell in love with an old silk farmhouse which they fully renovated to turn it into a guest house.
The new hosts removed old rendering to free the wall stones, and polished up the attic’s forgotten floor tiles to use them in the dining room. A different ambiance has been created in each room, furnished with souvenirs of their life in the North, objects they came across in Isle sur Sorgue and works by their artist friends. All of these details give the beautifully finished guest house a unique and welcoming atmosphere, which not only basks in the Mediterranean sunshine, but also the owners’ beaming smile.
Our favourite moment
The game of pétanque between hosts and owners before the aperitif on the terrace in the evening
Revel in this homely ambiance, daydreaming by the pool, and join the game of boules before the aperitif for everyone in the evening, or let yourself be tempted by one of Dominque’s themed stays:
Discovery by electric bike stay,
Travel journal stay,
or the Fly-fishing stay!
Finally, remote workers could see this as the ideal location for a “workation”, combining work and leisure, and ending the day with a dip in the pool.
The Mas de la Sorgue
1097 Chemin des Coudelières
84250 Le Thor
Contact: Dominique & Gilles Ferreira-Brunard
T. 33(0)6 80 88 64 26
Featured photo: (c) Mas de la Sorgue