Lovers of great gastronomy, places steeped in history, contemporary art, wilderness, design or adventure, Provence offers an incredible diversity of hotels. Addresses of charm or contemporary boutique hotels, discover here the selection of the best hotels in the region.
HAMEAU DE BAUX
At the foot of the magnificent village of Baux-de-Provence, in the heart of the Alpilles, the Hameau des Baux is accommodation like no other. At the same time a luxury hotel, art gallery and high-flying restaurant, he brilliantly handles all the ingredients for a successful weekend: comfort, culture, gastronomy, but also and above all a soul. And all this, in an absolutely magnificent environment!
At the Colombe d’Or, the atmosphere has not changed much since this golden age of the Riviera where the hotel was the favorite hideout for visiting artists. Jacques Prévert and his gang spent whole summers there, Picasso liked to have lunch on the terrace, Brigitte Bardot used to take a dip in her swimming pool, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand met there … When visitors discover this charming setting in elegant simplicity, hard not to fall in love with it. Happiness ? Come and taste the local specialties, treat yourself to a sunbath by the pool lined with a Calder mobile and fall asleep at nightfall, in one of the rooms overlooking the garden.
LE DOMAINE DE CAPELONGUE
If you are looking for a Pagnol setting to explore the Luberon, the Gorges du Verdon or the Lac de Sainte-Croix, you will be delighted by your weekend at the Domaine de Capelongue. From the reception, you will be immersed in a Provencal atmosphere since each of the 17 rooms has been named after a character of Alphonse Daudet or Jean Giono, two children of the country. Whether you stay with Maître Cornille or Tartarin, you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Luberon valley.
Domaine de Capelongue
Les Claparèdes, Chemin des Cabanes, 84480 Bonnieux
Phone: +33 (0) 4 90 75 89 78
VILLA LA COSTE
In the heart of a Luberon vineyard, Villa La Coste is the perfect spot for art buffs. From the entrance to the domain where a giant spider by Louise Bourgeois roams, to its art center signed Tadao Ando, via its library with Jean Prouvé furniture, decorated with a mosaic created by Pablo Picasso. Every corner of the hotel has a rare nugget. While the rooms count on a refined and opulent decoration with their linen sofas, their cozy beds or their private terraces contemplating the Provencal nature. Other good points, the table and the spa with a range of organic beauty products.
Villa La Coste
2750 Route de La Cride, 13610, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
Phone: +33 (0) 4 42 50 50 00
CHÂTEAU DES ALPILLES
Located near the Roman site of Saint-Rémy and the village of Baux de Provence, the Château des Alpilles is an area whose history dates back to the 13th century. It is made up of a Maison de Maître, a mansion of character from the 19th century, a farmhouse, much older but totally transformed and modernized, a Chapel and a Wash-house. At the end of the embellishment and renovation, only the castle has kept its XIXth century style with fireplaces and moldings, which gives it an authentic and luxurious character. But whatever their situation, the 21 rooms scattered in the different buildings are all comfortable, warm and very elegant.
Chateau les Alpilles
1392 Route du Rougadou, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Phone: + 33 (0) 4 90 92 03 33
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MAS DE CHABRAN
Between the walls of an old 18th century oil mill, the Mas de Chabran was created by the architect Alain Meylan and the interior designer Liliana Atilova. A tandem with contagious epicureanism, which welcomes, winter and summer, travelers and large tribes. With the idea that we live there as in a second home, the service of a hotel in addition. Featuring a soothing organic monochrome (sand-white-brown), the place brings together eight bedrooms dressed in Pierre Frey curtains, bathrooms with copper bathtubs, plush living rooms where a fireplace stands enthroned. Without forgetting the fabulous garden which hides stone fountains, pools topped with water lilies, wild flowers and a large swimming pool. * To rent in its entirety at least one week in high season / Room rental at least 3 nights (except June-July-August-September-Christmas and Easter)
Mas de Chabran
Chemin du Mas de Pradon, 13520 Maussane-les-Alpilles
Phone: + 33 (0) 6 51 52 09 99
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