Rick Steves' Provence & the French Riviera
- Purchase the 10th edition of Rick Steves' Provence & the French Riviera guidebook.
- For more information, see the guidebook updates for all of France.
Updates since the 10th edtion
South of Roussillon: Bonneiux
Le Clos du Buis now charges €108–153 for double rooms (with bathrooms).
The Marseille History Museum has reopened after a lengthy renovation with new prices, hours, and contact information: €5, Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00, closed Mon, 2 Rue Henri-Barbusse, tel. 04 91 55 36 00.
Updates for those still traveling with the ninth edition
France is no longer covered by the Select Pass.
The Fondation Van Gogh won't move to its new home (at 35 Rue du Dr. Fanton, near the Trinquetaille Bridge) until April 2014.
The Arlaten Folk Museum remains closed for renovation, with plans to reopen in 2014.
Orange and the Côtes du Rhône
On page 203, an incorrect driving time is given for reaching the Ardèche Gorges from Vaison la Romaine. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes via Bollène and Pont Saint-Esprit.
Hill Towns of the Luberon
The Auberge du Presbytere has closed.
Hôtel les Névons has significantly increased its prices: standard Sb/Db-€69–80; Sb/Db with balcony-€79–90; huge Db with terrace-€98–120, Tb-€95–140 depending on size, Qb-€138–160.
Jennifer Dugdale at Tastes of Provence has raised her prices for tours to €55/person.
Villages of the Côtes du Rhône
Vaison la Romaine
The Wallgreen car rental agency at Vaison Pneus has closed. Check with the TI for car rental options.
The Russian Cathedral has reopened (free, Mon–Sat 9:00–12:00 & 14:30–18:00, Sun 14:30–18:00, until 17:00 off-season; chanted services Sat at 17:30 or 18:00, Sun at 10:00; no tourist visits during services, no shorts allowed, 17 Boulevard du Tzarewitch, tel. 04 93 96 88 02).
The Masséna Museum is now closed on Tuesdays.
Cave de l'Origine restaurant has closed.
Hôtel Villa Vauban has closed.