Provence’s towns may not be as glamorous as those of the Cote d'Azur, but they’re also less expensive and overdeveloped. And the same can be said for the best hotels in Provence’s towns and villages!
But you can also find some of the best hotels in Provence’s towns and villages in the sleepier country towns or the lovely hill villages dotting the region. Our Guru’s recommended hotels range from simple yet charming village inns to magnificent converted town mansions.
But there options on our list of the best hotels in Provence’s towns and villages which are even more affordable:
An immaculately decorated and furnished former Cardinal's mansion in the city center. The suites will transport you back to another time with parquet floors, bold wallpapers, and sumptuous beds. Sit out in the sculpture filled courtyard enjoying the Michelin-starred cuisine. Chic and sophisticated.
Quirky townhouse hotel frequented by bullfighters, cabaret dancers, artists and writers, in central Arles. Elegantly restored to retain its original character with a few Moorish touches. You can still imagine Picasso or Hemingway at the bohemian salon bar. Romance and history combined.
L'Isle sur La Sorgue
An 18th century] mansion turned boutique maison d’hôte, in picturesque Avignon. The four large, tasteful bedrooms come with antique furnishings, chic en suites, a lovely garden and pool. The breakfast is divine and can be taken in bed listening to the birds chirp, true heaven.
A charming hotel and spa in central Arles, next to the Amphitheater. The pretty rooms boast bright Provencal decor, exposed stone walls and beams and wonderful views. A hearty breakfast is served in the lush gardens, to prepare for a day exploring the town on foot from this prime location.
A modest but delightful inn in the pretty town of Piolenc. The simple attractive bedrooms exude Provencal charm with antique furnishings, exposed wood beams and whitewash walls. However the real magic happens in the vaulted dining room, where they serve unmatched French cuisine and wine. Delicious.
Crillon le Brave, Provence
A hilltop hotel in the heart of Provence surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Elegant rooms offer style, views and soak baths. Fine dining on the terrace and a drink by the pool. Guests are enticed by the spa; the local charm and romantic feel about the place. A beautiful and memorable stay.
Vaison La Romaine (Cité Médiévale)
A traditional hotel in a beautiful medieval hill town. Wooden beams, exposed stone and traditional fabrics feature throughout the property. A large pool takes full advantage of the rural views. The food is regional and the wine from the local Cotes du Rhone valley. An ideal spot.
Charming stone farmhouse surrounded by lavender bushes and lemon trees in Saint Remy de Provence. Beautiful bedrooms and suites with exposed stone walls and rich fabrics, some with private terraces. A very countryphile spot to relax in.
Authentic stone-walled 19th century house, with wonderful views, secret gardens, swimming pool and breakfast terrace. The chic Provencal-style rooms are full of character and the highly acclaimed restaurant crafts wonderful food from local produce. An ideal spot for exploring.
Art deco townhouse B&B with bags of character. Elegant bedrooms with Persian carpets, chandeliers and tiled floors. Step out to the fragrant jasmine filled gardens complete with swimming pool and bougainvilleas. Well situated in a quiet part of town yet close to most of the sites. A popular choice.
Small and charming B&B boasting unique design, mixes contemporary and traditional styles with particular emphasis on art. Tranquil terraces to curl up with a book, a swimming pool, artist studio and massages - this is a place designed to relax body and mind. In a great position to explore the area.
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, Provence
Charming laid-back 18th century village house with large, pretty rooms and simple home-cooked food, dramatically positioned on cliff edge at canyon entrance. Romantic bedrooms and fine garden.
Very elegant boutique hotel in a classical mansion. A mix of contemporary and traditional decor in two wings, from sleek monochrome to period furniture. A small pool sits pretty in front of the property. A small but perfectly formed spa and hammam. The bar provides light meals. An excellent choice.
Large rooms in a great location, elegantly decorated at unbeatable prices. Full of character, the interiors are littered with antique features and personal touches. No restaurant but within easy walking distance of many of Arles' finest. Perfect for a budget break of local exploring.
Beautifully renovated mansion surrounded by rose gardens in a charming medieval village. Cool, contemporary rooms with beamed ceilings, white washed walls and enormous sash windows. Excellent cuisine served on a charming patio. A lovely base to come and completely unwind.
A flamboyant hotel surrounded by Florentine gardens, terraces, and large pool. Lavish fabrics and a healthy smattering of bold wallpaper give a over wrought luxurious feel to the suites. The restaurant is one of the best in Aix and always full of locals. Romantic and pampering, for a special treat.
A beautiful sandstone boutique B&B in a secluded hamlet setting. Three rooms and three apartments with wooden beams, pastel walls, and fireplaces. Lovely swimming pool and garden. Fantastic for groups or families, and excellent value for money. Rustic-chic.