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La Petite Source
Ranked #1 of 1 Rimons B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 August 2011

For 150 euros a night for 2 people, here's what you get: 1)A room at the Inn with a double bed and private bath 2) A very generous continental breakfast 3) DINNER. And let me tell you about dinner. First, there was appertiffs and appetizers including quail legs and mussels in Pernod broth. Then came the chilled melon soup with goat cheese. Next was the bacon wrapped monkfish with dill cream sauce, or was it, the Dijon herb encrusted rack of lamb. We finished with berries in a cherry beer-sabayon sauce. And did I mention that it all comes with red and white Bordeaux wines that Luc, a trained chef and sommelier, hand selects from his wine cellar.

The place is a 300 year old farm house that is surrounded by endless vineyards. The walls are thin and you can hear people talking dowstairs. You need a GPS to find the place. We were set up to stay there by Gourmet Touring (also highly recommended- see my other reviews) who provided us with a rental car equipped with directions to La Petite Source already pre-programmed in. Luc and Melinda are wonderful hosts, who speak perfect English, and if you just want to chill out in the back yard, he'll sell you bottles from his wine cellar cheaper than the local wineshops. We also went to the local market in Creon one day and Luc gave us a cooking class. Highly recommended if you're looking for something special that is way off the beaten path.

Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Our recent stay at La Petite Source was fantastic. Our time there was highlighted by the wonderful hospitality of Melinda and Luc and the amazing gourmet meals prepared by Luc and served alfresco in a beautiful setting. Rimons is a very small town, so it is important to have clear directions or a GPS. Our room was very comfortable. We highly recommend La Petite Source!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

The property is lovely, surrounded by grape vines as far as the eye can see, and the hosts go out of their way to be welcoming. Plan to eat dinners at the house as the food is incredible! The owners had a restaurant in Belgium before moving to France. I would go back just to eat there! The food and wine were not only delicious, but plentiful. After a day of wine tasting and sightseeing, La Petite Source was a great place to relax and spend the night.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

My husband and I spent two nights at La Petite Source on a recent anniversary trip. Luc and Melinda are the perfect hosts! You immediately feel welcomed and at home. The house is a fantastic old farm house. The cooking class with Luc was fantastic! The food was delicious and we had a great time with Luc! Oscar, their dog, is a great tour guide. Make sure you save some time to throw apples to him. We truely hope to return with our kids to spend more time with Luc and Melinda!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

Melinda and Luc are charming hosts who have a flair for making you feel welcome and comfortable in their gorgeous home. Instead of feeling like a guest, you feel like part of the family as soon as you walk in the door. We began our stay sitting next to the fireplace enjoying an aperitif and sharing stories of our travels. A delicious meal followed by a cozy evening in the cool French countryside was the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bordeaux (or Paris, etc., etc.) Take a cooking class w/ Luc and experience how fresh food makes its way from the market to the table while learning how to cook traditional French (and some Belgian!) cuisine. Take a stroll around the nearest vineyard (Bring Oscar with you; he will lead the way!!) and don't forget your camera; the views of the surrounding countryside will take your breath away. You'll enjoy the fruits of your labor (from the cooking class that afternoon) with delicious wine while you converse with other hotel guests. A perfect stay with excellent hosts: La Petite Source!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

A group of us (6) stayed at Le Petite Source for 3 days as we tour Bordeaux. It was the highlight of our Europe trip. Luc and Melinda were great hosts! The house is very cozy and rooms are spacious. They offer dinner at their place and Luc is a great cook! The night starts out with the aperitifs and cute snacks in the patio and a 3-course meal is served after with very tasty wine. Luc also helped us plan our 3 days in Bordeaux and accompanied us on our tours. We visited 5 vineyards in the Paullic, Medoc, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion area and vastly enjoyed our experience.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

Luc and Melinda are unpretentious hosts with the gift of hospitality that they lavish on their guests. La Petite Source is a wonderful place for a quiet get away in the middle of the beautiful vineyards of the Bordeaux area. The perfect spot for excellent food and wine, with plenty of towns and villages close by to explore.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Petite Source

Address: 4 A Laubrade | Le Grand Boucaud, 33580 Rimons, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Rimons
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Rimons
Price Range: $111 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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