About us

It began with a desire
to try something new in our lives.
Suzanne und Noël

How it began

We had many ideas and notions that we overturned and rejected. What one of us found good, the other did not and vice versa. In the spring of 2014 an opportunity arose that fit one of the ideas that was floating around in our minds for a while. We had the chance to bid for a mansion and guest house in Avignon. This project did not work out for a variety of reasons but the idea for a guest house project was rekindled.

In the autumn of 2015 we came across a property in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Our first visit was already so promising that our motivation was burning and did everything we could to make our dream come true and by the spring of 2016, we were packed and moving to Provence. After a few renovations and a little rebuilding, Maison Piloni was open!

Suzanne and Noël

Suzanne is Swiss and lived and worked in Bern, Switzerland for more than 20 years. As a trained business manager, she worked in a Swiss art museum before moving to Provence. Together with Noël, she has traveled the world; Europe and Asia were their most frequent destinations. Suzanne is a passionate hostess, an enthusiastic hobby cook and a big fan of regional, seasonal cuisine.

Noël is an Austrian-Swiss double citizen. The move to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue brought him back near his hometown Marseille. Noël is a trained baker / confectioner, barista, teacher for handicaped people and guitar teacher and is still active in his web development business alongside his activities at Maison Piloni. He passionately loves to bake bread and sweet treats both of which guests can enjoy at Maison Piloni’s breakfasts.