Lovely place to stay near the airport if you don't want to stay in the normal chain hotels. Room was lovely and airy and the garden was lovely. Would highly recommend. Not too much to do in the surrounding area but if the weather is nice you can make use of the pool!
Beginning of May 2018 we have been to the South of France for a week vacation and we decided to stay at Le Moulin de Picaud as the pictures we saw in the net looked very inviting to us.
And, what shall we say, it is a magical place. Eugénie, the owner, made something very special out of this place. Indeed, it is a bit tricky to get there, as even the GPS lost its connection what made finding the mill a bit complicated at the beginning, but once found, it was fabulous.
Le Moulin de Picaud has 3 rooms, which we had the one on the second floor. It was lovely, totally quiet and wonderful to power down and to relax. Out room was pretty large and furnished with great attention to detail and not the usual 08/15 stuff. Eugénie is a welcoming host who is easy to talk to and who gives great tips. The breakfast was traditionally French and very lovingly prepared.
Le Moulin de Picaud is also great for exploring the Provence, but you have to have a car (and maybe a smaller one is better than a huge one as the driveway to Eugénie's house is a bit tight), otherwise you will have no chance to get there and back. Even if you just want to relax in the garden by the pool, you have to take the car to get to a restaurant or simply to a supermarket. Linguistically you can handle the most things very well by using English, but to speak some French is nevertheless helpful and it’s just polite to speak some French.
We will certainly return one day as this magical place is worth visiting. Thank you so much Eugénie.
Eugenie is a wonderful host. The room are perfect for a weekend retreat. Place is very clean and comfortable. It's also very close to Salon-de-Provence and about 35 mins to Marseille. Great location to explore around Provence.
Le Moulin de Picaud is a real paradise. Quite, clean, spacious. I have been there alone for one night on my way to Barcelona and it has been a great surprise. The host Eugenie is a very welcoming and open minded person. The room, independent and with private terrace facing the huge garden, was superb, clean, full of light, and the bed very comfortable. The bathroom provides impressive quality Marseille soap and everything smelled good. The breakfast (including a fresh baked baguette, hand made croissants and assortment of jams from the house) was amazing and abundant. Just natural ingredients make you happy from the first moment of your day. The pool , the strategic location, quite close to the highway, the safe private parking area are extra bonus. I really suggest to go there and I will go back for sure and for longer to explore the Provence. One word: superb!
April 17 2015: Short overnight stay (we didn’t arrive till after 7 pm and had to leave early next morning) by Anglo-French senior couple. Our GPS (enter “Moulin de Picaud”) had some difficulty pinpointing the location. We called for directions and were immediately offered help: “tell us where you are and we’ll come out and bring you in”, but we managed OK. Willingness to help was the outstanding feature of our brief stay. Madame Eugénie offered to guide into Grans for dinner. We declined because we had been driving all day and the car was overloaded and unwieldy. Half an hour later she presented us spontaneously with an ‘en cas’ – a plateau of goat cheese, ham, olives and bread. Next morning, after providing us with breakfast half an hour before her normal schedule, Madame Eugénie led us out to the motorway via a short cut not supplied by the GPS, thanks to which we made our boat in time (count barely 30 minutes to the Ports autonomes de Marseille). Other pluses: the Moulin is an isolated tiny hamlet of sympathetically restored stone houses, with a stream running through it. The gite itself is attractively designed, with a separate guest entrance, nice bedrooms, and olive oil soap from Marius Fabre in Salon (though no shampoo). Breakfast included freshly squeezed orange juice and a choice of strawberry, apricot, fig and banana jams made by Madame Eugénie’s mother. Only minuses: WIFI didn’t work in the room, and the bread, croissant and pain au chocolat at breakfast (ordered in by Madame Eugénie) did not do justice to her jams, and illustrate the growing difficulty of finding bakeries in France capable of matching the quality now routine in British supermarkets.