Students will find plenty of accommodation in and around town on the “Where to stay” page of the Salon-de-Provence Web site:
However, Sophie has 3 “Coups de Coeur” for hotels all located within a 10-minute walking distance from Le Salon de Sophie. All are simple, convenient, affordable and clean, but with a little twist for an enhanced human experience in the south of France: Sophie has met personally with the owners and asked them to SPEAK FRENCH AND FRENCH ONLY with her students.
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- L’Hotel Select is located downtown on a very quiet street, and is a 2-minute (door to door) walk from the class. It’s an old and extremely charming townhouse with a strong “at home” feeling, mostly thanks to the lovely couple, Laetitia and Donald, who own and run the place. Very helpful and extremely flexible, they are committed to offering their clients a memorable stay, and to sharing their best tips and addresses in Salon-de-Provence. The rooms respect the old-fashioned spirit of the Provençaux walls. You will find a peaceful patio where you can start the day with breakfast, and later study your French lesson, of course… This is not the kind of hotel where you just pick and drop your keys. Non, non, non… You live there!
Petit secret: Donald used to be a pastry chef… (That’s good to know)
- Le Grand Hôtel de La Poste is located 5 minutes away from the class, in the heart of the town. You cross the street and you step into the historic downtown. The young and enthusiastic owners, Eva and Claude, welcome you and share their good addresses and anecdotes about Salon. In the lobby, you can borrow many books or magazines in French. This hotel is perfect for students who want to explore nightlife. Just across the street there’s the famous square with la Fontaine Moussue, where you can pick a great spot for a drink and people watching. During the day, some owners love to chat with their customers. The location may be a little noisy, of course, but you can be part of the noise!
- L’Hôtel de Provence is a10-minute walk from the class, between the train station and the bus station, which is perfect for students who plan to visit Aix-en- Provence, Avignon and Marseille. It’s also perfect for those who just need to travel back in time in this old bourgeoisie townhouse, which has kept its 19th century spirit, with cherubs floating on the high ceilings and decorated fireplaces. Christian, the owner, will welcome you and help you get acquainted with Salon-de-Provence, sharing his addresses of the many good restaurants nearby.