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About Provence

Peter Mayle's books about Provence have enthralled many people into wanting to see the lavender growing in fat, straight rows, and to experience the long, drowsy lunches in picturesque medieval hilltop villages or family-run vineyards for themselves. But this charmingly rural corner of the world has been enticing and inspiring people forever. As well as offering the rural idyll accompanied by a cornucopia of delicacies, Provence also promises year round sunshine and amazing historic riches. And there are so many wonderful hotels, villas, B&Bs and farm stays that you're really spoilt for choice when it comes to our Gurus' recommendations for the best places to stay in Provence. For self-catering options, we recommend visiting our online partner, Booking.com.

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Where to stay - the Top Spots

Aix en Provence is the place to be for sophistication, and is easily accessible with TGV links from Paris. Avignon is another of Provence's "must-see" cities, with its Roman bridge and the stunning Palais des Papes, whilst Uzes is slightly more off-the-beaten-track (come here for its impressive chateau and excellent farmers' markets).

Edged by the spectacular blue of the Côte d'Azur, Provence's own shades of green and terracotta have played muse for many artists (Van Gogh and Gauguin stayed together in Arles and St Remy de Provence has close links to Van Gogh as well), who've been beguiled by the light, which Matisse described as 'soft and tender, despite its brilliance'. And their legacy remains, distributed through the region's excellent museums.

But before the artists and sophisticates, there were centuries of farmers and landowners, maintaining the olive groves, dense cork-oak and pine forests and of course the vineyards.

The Romans, who founded many of the region's towns and cities, also established some of Provence's vineyards. Provence's Roman legacy also includes the world's best preserved Roman Theatre in Orange, and the Pont du Gard near Nimes, the world's largest remaining Roman-built structure. Vaison La Romaine also boasts superb ruins covering a vast area of around fifteen hectares.

What not to miss:

  • If you're within reach of Avignon, you cannot miss the Palais des Papes and the Pont d'Avignon
  • A trip to St Remy de Provence (not simply for its Van Gogh connections) - you'll discover some fascinating Roman ruins.
  • Go for a hike in the Gorges du Verdon (Europe's answer to the USA's Grand Canyon), a stunning canyon with amazing bright green waters running through.
  • Visit the flea market in Isle sur La Sorgue - it is very well known for the great antiques you can pick up.
  • If you're staying close to Arles and the south of region, you have to visit the Camargue, a weird landscape of wetlands and salt flats, brimming with wildlife, and the like of which you'll see nowhere else in France!

Today's Provence is a fantastic place for foodies, wine lovers, walkers, cyclists (this is the home of Mont Ventoux, the Tour de France's 'le géant de Provence'). The best places to stay in Provence are ideal for those who like to mosey around a market, take long lunches and just stroll through beautiful medieval streets enjoying the amazing views.

The Best Places to Stay in Provence

For a country escape

  • Le Mas de Peint is a country house retreat in the heart of the wild Camargue. The antique filled rooms and gourmet restaurant are a beautiful contrast to the great outdoors and wild coastline.
  • Clos du Lethe is just six kilometres from historic Uzes, but this luxurious, five bedroom farmhouse conversion feels a lot further away. The decor is bare but sophisticated, making this an adult spot.
  • The family-run Les Florêts at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail is set in the heart of the owners' own vineyards. The Gigondas wine that they produce is available in the restaurant where many of the dishes on offer complement it beautifully. Homely furnishings with a delightful terrace for eating outside and excellent French service.

The perfect Provençal town break

  • The Hotel Crillon le Brave in Crillon le Brave is a smart hotel with fine dining in a really pretty hilltop village. A luxurious break for those who like a stunning view.
  • The Château de Massillan is a beautifully renovated small chateau with turret bedrooms and elegant interiors. It's surrounded by parklands, has a lovely lake, and an excellent restaurant.
  • Hostellerie Berard et Spa is a lovely hilltop hotel with an excellent spa, great wine cellar and a Michelin starred restaurant. And all in a charming village with beautiful views over the surrounding valleys.
  • Nestled away in a quiet part of St Rémy de Provence, Hotel du Soleil offers understated elegance with simple colour schemes. Unwind by the pool or feel utterly rejuvenated with a trip to their deluxe spa - a great value stay.
  • The charming Hostellerie Provençale is located in Uzès and offers cosy traditional accommodation. What's more, their restaurant is overseen by two Michelin trained chefs and serves up wonderful local produce!
  • Le Mas des Carassins is a stone farmhouse situated in St Rémy de Provence. Surrounded by lavender bushes and lemon trees, this splendid spot offers beautiful accommodation with exposed stone walls and some even have private balconies. Quiet and romantic.
  • Chateau de Mazan, once the home of the Marquis de Sade, provides simple but chic rooms in a lovely building. Enjoy wonderful meals in their two high ceilinged dining rooms. Grandeur without the stuffiness.

The Best B&Bs in Provence

  • Situated in the centre of a pretty village around half an hour from Aix, Le Petit Figuier is the perfect bolthole for anyone looking for a private home from home, yet with easy access to surrounding sights. There are just two rooms and no kids allowed, plus a pretty garden and pool, so good for romantics too!
  • Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Domaine les Roullets has just five rooms, but those rooms are packed with charm. Private terraces offer spectacular valley views beyond bare stone walls and a fabulous pool.
  • Chateau Talaud is a chateau turned B&B, which also has five stylish rooms decorated with antiques, plus two apartments and a separate, self-catering cottage. This is a great spot for visiting both Orange and Avignon.
  • Maison Felisa is located in a charming village, just 15 minutes from Avignon. The five chic rooms are done in a contemporary style and three boast jacuzzi bathtubs, plus you'll find a lovely garden with pool for relaxing by after a day out and about.
  • Another B&B option would be the quirky La Ferme Rose on the outskirts of Moustiers. Its owner has a passion for collecting weird and wonderful things from soda syphons to shell lamps, all of which are incorporated into the property's design.
  • L'Hôtel Sous les Figuiers is situated in the small town of St Rémy de Provence. A B&B with a difference, it doubles as an artist's workshop, where you can take painting classes if you want to release your inner Chagall.
  • Le Cadran Solaire, located in Graveson just a short distance outside St Rémy, provides chic accommodation and a lovely wisteria covered terrace under which to have breakfast. Intimate and romantic.
  • Apres La Sieste is a characterful B&B in the medieval village of Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres. Relax in the lovely garden by the pool with a good book. An intimate spot.

For Foodies

  • La Bastide de Moustiers is a 17th Century bastide with elegant, understated interiors, lovely gardens and terraces and a restaurant menu by Alain Ducasse.
  • If you want to eat well, but also learn something about what you're eating then Château de Berne is for you. Surrounded by 1,500 acres of private vineyards, they offer wine tastings and cookery classes.
  • La Mirande in Avignon is an immaculately decorated former Cardinal's mansion right in the heart of town, with a Michelin starred restaurant and sumptuous rooms.
  • L'Artemise is a heavenly gastronomic restaurant with rooms on a hillside just outside Uzes, with lovely views and a lovely garden. The 'surprise' menu changes daily.
  • Le Clos de la Glycine offers sweeping valley views and shabby chic accommodation in a quiet setting. Enjoy splendid dinners served up at their fine-dining restaurant and head off wine tasting around the local area.
  • La Capitelle is a B&B brimming with charm in the village of Mirmande. It provides spacious and comfortable accommodation with valley views, whilst their restaurant offers up sumptuous gastronomic cuisine.
  • Auberge de L'Orangerie, located in the picturesque town of Piolenc, boasts simple and attractive typically-Provençal accommodation. With a fantastically well stocked wine cellar and divine meals on offer at the restaurant, you'll fall in love with this charming spot.
  • The hilltop Hostellerie Berard Et Spa offers chic accommodation with lovely views and private balconies. Plus, you can join in with cooking classes or simply sit back and enjoy the exquisite dishes served by their Michelin-star restaurant!
  • Moulin de la Camandoule is set in an olive mill enjoying a rural location. Extensive grounds, an outdoor pool and comfortable accommodation. Plus, their restaurant specialises in top-notch regional cuisine!

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Travel Information

  • Each season brings its own unique charm, but it's probably best to visit Provence in the summertime with its long sunny days, the sound of chirping cicadas in the background and evening meals on the terrace. In July and August the temperature climbs up to a daily average of 30°C, so there's no shame in opting for an after lunch siesta when the sun is at its hottest.
  • International visitors can fly into Marseille Provence Airport, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport or Toulon-Hyères Airport.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Provence

  • Les Florêts Gigondas, Provence 15 rooms from £78

    A charming family-run hotel set amid vineyards, lush gardens and century-old trees. Rooms are elegant and light. Excellent local cuisine is served on a shaded terrace with wine from the hotel vineyard. Lounge by the pool and enjoy the panoramic views. The ideal Provence property.

    Country Escape  -  An enchanting getaway- sip wine at the foot of the majestic Dentelles de Montmirail, surrounded by lush gardens and vineyards.
    Local markets  -  Check out the weekly picturesque Provençal markets displaying a wide range of local produce.
    Great walks  -  Over 300 km of marked hiking trails wind through lavender fields and vineyards.
    Sights nearby  -  Day trips are possible to Orange, Avignon or Vaison-la-Romaine.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Treille Muscate Provence 12 rooms from £65

    A gorgeous hotel in a stone country house. Rooms are laid back boutique style with wooden floors, dark wood furniture and white furnishings. Some have private terraces with forest views. Superb French cuisine and a charming bar. Great value, romantic, intimate and chic.

    Romantic Break  -  A private terrace overlooking the gardens, riding in the woods nearby and markets and festivals to explore
    Local markets  -  Pottery ateliers in Cliousclat and Mirmande
    Sights nearby  -  Grignan Castle
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Michelin Travel
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  • La Capitelle Mirmande, Provence 12 rooms from £69

    Gourmet restaurant with rooms in a stunning Provençal village. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and afford magnificent views out over the surrounding valley. After a day's exploring in Mirmande or wider Provence, return for a sumptuous evening meal on the terrace overlooking the ramparts.

    Foodies  -  Food is a big part of this hotel - those fond of gastronomic cuisine will love it!
    Value chic  -  Great value, great food, beautiful location
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the hilltop village of Mirmande, which is included on the Most Beautiful villages in France list.
    Local markets  -  Navigate your way through the Mirmande market place.
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  • Le Cadran Solaire St Rémy-de-Provence 12 rooms from £74

    A beautiful guesthouse situated just outside St Remy. The bedrooms are the perfect blend of tradition and comfort. The garden boasts beautiful old trees, flowers and a picture-perfect terrace from which to enjoy breakfast. A serene location from which to explore this stunning region of France.

    Sights nearby  -  Saint-Rémy de Provence in only 8km away and les Baux de Provence is only 12km away.
    Birdwatching  -  A wide variety of different bird species live in the Montagnette Hills.
    Great walks  -  Great walking trails in the Montagnette Hills
    Local markets  -  Visit the Famer's Market in Graveson
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  • Hotel des Deux Rocs Seillans 11 rooms from £74

    A sublime restaurant with wonderful rooms and sweeping valley views. Excellent food and shady terraces, three family rooms sleep four, all in a stunning location. A gourmet spot fit for families and romantic breaks.

    Views  -  Wonderful views over the valley.
    Gourmet
    Foodies
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the hilltop villages, or take a trip to the beaches of the Cote d'Azur
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Ferme Rose Moustiers Sainte Marie 11 rooms from £78

    Quirky and charming pink villa b&b in rural setting. Simple, fresh white painted bedrooms. Beams, terracotta tiled floors and terraces. Pretty garden, large swimming pool with stunning views and vast collection of owner's objets. A quaint Provence property.

    Romantic Break  -  For romantic getaways take one of the balconied suites, with views over the valley and simple elegant interiors.
    Great walks  -  There are endless walks starting from the gardens and heading through the lovely countryside, get out and explore!
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the stunning Les Gorges du Verdon, one of Europe's most beautiful river gorges.
    Fishing  -  Fishing and sailing are available at the nearby Lac de Sainte-Croix.
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  • La Bastide des Anges Avignon (Ile de la Barthelasse) 5 rooms from £81

    A warm and welcoming family-run guesthouse on île de la Barthelasse, just outside Avignon, a rural oasis of beauty and serenity. Inside the rooms are charmingly decorated, spacious, & comfortable and outside it boasts a wonderful 4 acres of garden with an orchard and a swimming pool.

    Sights nearby  -  5km from the historic and beautiful Avignon
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Le Mas des Gres L'Isle sur La Sorgue (Provence) 14 rooms from £82

    A lovely renovated country farmhouse with an excellent chef and outdoor dining. Charming, homely rooms and suites, decorated in warm tones and with attractive bathrooms. A laid back, family and pet-friendly hotel with an outdoor pool and friendly service.

    Cooking classes  -  Available for adults and children
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • L'Observance Avignon 6 rooms from £82

    A charming B&B located in the heart of quaint Avignon. Boasting four lovely rooms as well as a two bedroom apartment which features a private entrance and a kitchenette. Spend days exploring the local historic sights before returning to unwind besides the pool.

    Great walks  -  Wander around this beautiful historic city taking in its atmosphere
    Sights nearby  -  Be sure to visit the Papal Palace and the famous Pont d'Avignon
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Domaine de Rhodes 84000 Avignon 5 rooms from £82

    Set in wooded farmland on a lush island in the Rhone, Domaine de Rhodes is a pastoral retreat only ten minutes from the sights of Avignon. Its peaceful gardens, shaded by tall plane trees, are perfect for lazy afternoons, and there's a pool.

    Sights nearby  -  Saint Rémy and Baux de Provence are a half an hour drive away.
    Local markets  -  Visit Uzes and its Provençal market
    Full of character
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hotel du Poete L'Isle sur La Sorgue (Fontaine de Vaucluse) 24 rooms from £85

    Nestled in an enchanting village this former water mill is a delightful hotel. It has a wonderfully intimate feel and the elegant, sophisticated rooms have a traditional Provençal ambiance. Listen to the river in the lovely garden, by the pool or in the jacuzzi and bask in the rare true tranquility

    Full of character  -  Each room draws its inspiration from one of the muses
    Great walks  -  Explore the beautiful lavender covered countryside
    Kayaking  -  1km away
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Auberge de l’Orangerie Piolenc, Provence 5 rooms from £85

    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.

    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Sights nearby  -  Check out Orange, an exceptional, UNESCO-listed Roman heritage site only five km from the town.
    Local markets  -  There is a year round flea market in the town where you can pick up a range of curious objects.
    Great walks  -  Wander around the town of Piolenc, explore the Provencal alley's and historic sites.
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  • Le Mas des Carassins Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence 22 rooms from £86

    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.

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by lush gardens of oleanders, lavender and lemon, beautiful rolling countryside leading up to the Alpilles mountains.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool in lovely gardens
    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Local markets  -  Every Wednesday enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence market.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • L'Hôtel Sous les Figuiers St Rémy-de-Provence 14 rooms from £86

    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.

    Total relaxation  -  Purposfully no televisions, this hotel aims to 'free the mind', so listen to birdsong in the ancient gardens instead!
    Great walks  -  Explore the rugged landscapes of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpines.
    Sights nearby  -  Just two km from Glanum, a stunning ruined Greco-Roman city.
    Full of character
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  • Hôtel Spa le Calendal Arles 38 rooms from £86

    A charming hotel and spa in central Arles, next to the Amphitheater. The simple rooms offer clean white washed walls and each is decorated with original works from the National Photography School. Plus there's a leafy garden for lazy lunches and a superb adults only spa.

    Local exploring  -  Perfect location for seeing Arles, within walking distances of all the main sights.
    Local markets  -  The market in Arles on a Saturday has a reputation among tourists as being one of the top markets in Europe.
    Sights nearby  -  A three minute walk from the Roman amphitheaters of Les Arènes d'Arles, the towns main tourist attraction.
    Views  -  Views of the Roman amphitheatre.
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  • Une Autre Maison Nyons 10 rooms from £87

    Country-style house in the town of Nyons. Charming rooms are rustic-chic with exposed beam ceilings, ethnic style furniture and garden views. Outdoor pool, hammam and hot tub. Superb authentic French menu.

    Local exploring  -  Wander through the buzzy town or a trip to an olive oil mill, a countryside bike ride and back to the hotel for a spa treatment
    Sights nearby  -  Saint Vincent church and the Roman bridge
    Cooking classes  -  Truffle tasting can be arranged in town
    Great walks  -  Along the Lavender Path route
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  • Le Mas des Romarins Gordes 13 rooms from £91

    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.

    Foodies  -  The restaurant is committed to using only the freshest locally sourced ingrediants, thus the yummy food changes each day.
    Local exploring  -  Well situated for exploring the stunning Luberon area, start with a stroll up to the lovely hilltop village of Gordes.
    Sights nearby  -  Just a few km away is the still working monastery the Cistercian Abbey of Notre Dame de Senanque.
    Great walks  -  Only a ten minute walk brings you to the historic village of Gordes, well worth checking out.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Fodors
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  • Le moulin du chateau St Laurent du Verdon, Provence 10 rooms from £91

    Beauty here is in its simplicity. Peaceful rooms with minimal decoration, lovely lawns, lavender beds, artworks adorn the interiors. Doubles, triples, quadruples and suites accommodate families and groups of friends. A great spot to rewind and relax in.

    Value chic
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Moulin de la Camandoule Fayence 10 rooms from £91

    Anglo-French owned olive mill set in beautiful countryside. Large comfortable rooms with beams, Persian rugs and quarry tiles. Extensive grounds and pool all aid complete relaxation. An excellent restaurant with terrace dining. The epitome of a Provence stay.

    Foodies  -  Fantastic gourmet Provencal cuisine by chef Philippe Choisy, plus the hotel offers special tasting packagaes for two.
    Country Escape  -  A converted olive mill set in a beautiful four hectar park with swimming pool, orchards and fragrant gardens.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Full of character
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  • Une Campagne en Provence Bras, Provence 5 rooms from £91

    A delightful country house B&B. Rustic rooms have exposed beams, terracotta floors and lovely bathrooms. Outdoor pool, cyprus-tree gardens and terrace. Excellent French cuisine for dinner and breakfast. Mini cinema within the cellar. Charming, peaceful and pretty.

    Hideaway  -  Very quiet atmosphere, over 3000 trees in the garden to wander through, riding, cycling or relaxing by the pool in countryside
    Local markets  -  Provencal markets: Saturdays in Brignoles or Wednesdays in Saint-Maximin
    Great walks  -  To mountain Sainte-Victoire and the snow-capped Alps
    Cooking classes  -  Catered to your needs and group size
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Le Beffroi Vaison La Romaine (Cité Médiévale) 22 rooms from £95

    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.

    Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of this ancient town, ideally located for wandering the narrow lanes and admiring the Roman remains.
    Sights nearby  -  Beaumes de Venise has a large parish church constructed in 1507 and ruins of a 6th century castle.
    Great walks  -  Don't miss an opportunity to hike in the mountains of Chevallong.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Le Clos du Buis Bonnieux 8 rooms from £95

    An attractive farmhouse-style property in a hilltop village. Varying accommodation - rooms, suites, and self-catering apartments - all in cottage style are perfect for couples, friends and families. Terraces with stunning views of the valley and gardens. Excellent value too.

    Groups
    Families
    Value chic
    Cooking classes  -  Available on request
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Le Clos de la Glycine Roussillon, Provence 9 rooms from £100

    A romantic hotel with sweeping valley views in the heart of Provence. Shabby chic rooms have lots of pretty fabrics, creamy furnishings and all the mod cons. Glorious terraces clad with vines, two excellent restaurants, and a beautiful little village to explore. Gourmet, romantic, luxurious.

    Romantic Break  -  A stunning setting, gourmet, and effortlessly stylish.
    Sit-out Terrace  -  Gorgeous terraces dotted around the hotel.
    Foodies  -  A fine-dining restaurant and a brasserie.
    Views  -  Fabulous views over the valleys below.
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  • Le domaine du Colombier Malataverne, Provence 24 rooms from £100

    A 14th-century country house set in stunning gardens with an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Elegant rooms & suites have period features and modern fittings, some with private terrace. Michelin star restaurant serves gourmet meals inspired by the local area. Cooking classes on site, great for groups.

    Foodies  -  Michel starred restaurant serving delicious locally inspired cuisine and cookery classes for the very keen!
    Cooking classes  -  Classes with Julien Gleize and Cyril Fressac, the chefs at the Domaine du Colombier,
    Sights nearby  -  Visit local Nougat producers - Le Nougat de Montélimar
    Local markets  -  Visit the local daily market
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Le Prieure des Sources La Répara-Auriples, Provence 10 rooms from £100

    A stunning guesthouse in rural Provence. Each of the ten elegant guest rooms is individually furnished with attractive, tasteful decor. Lounge by the pool and soak up the beautiful rural scenery or spend the day explore the charming surrounding area. A superb Provençal retreat.

    Country Escape  -  This serene rural setting, in an old priory, makes for an ideal romantic getaway in Provence.
    Sights nearby  -  Take an excursion to the stunning village of Mirmande.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Full of character
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  • Hostellerie Berard et Spa La Cadière-d'Azur, Provence 40 rooms from £101

    A lovely hilltop hotel in a charming village with a Michelin star restaurant, excellent spa and wine cellar. Chicly decorated rooms and suites with valley views and private balconies. A hotel that indulges all the senses.

    Restaurant  -  Michelin-star.
    Spa breaks
    Foodies
    Spa  -  Aroma spa with wide range of therapies and treatments
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Chateau de Trigance Provence 10 rooms from £102

    This 15th Century castle enjoys panoramic views over the pretty village of Trigance and surrounding countryside. The bedrooms perfectly compliment the historic chateau with four poster beds and wall tapestries. Enjoy a gastronomic meal in the atmospheric medieval restaurant. Stunning location.

    Sights nearby  -  The Verdon Caves are only a twenty minute drive away.
    Great walks  -  Great walks and a vist to the Verdon canyon
    Views  -  Panoramic views from the Chateau's terrace.
    Fishing  -  The Verdon River is perfect for fishing.
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  • Maison Velvet Avignon 3 rooms from £104

    Small intimate B&B in the centre of Avignon, just 10 minutes walk from the main sights. The three bedrooms are spacious with original painted floors, Perisan rugs, and one-off pieces of furniture. There's even a pretty terrace for sitting out. A charming spot for exploring this historic town.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed for exploring historic Avignon.
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 12s
    Full of character
    Traditional
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  • Villa Augusta Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, Provence 23 rooms from £104

    4* hotel and gourmet restaurant in a parkland of cedar and olive trees. Boutique rooms and suites mix traditional architecture with contemporary furnishings and all the mod cons. Fantastic cuisine in the fine dining restaurant, large pool, wine tasting, truffling, and local exploring.

    Romantic Break  -  Gourmet, boutique and relaxing in the heart of Provence.
    Sights nearby  -  Montelimar , its old streets, laden with stones and History.
    Traditional
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel
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  • No 15 Avignon 5 rooms from £104

    Chic B&B in the city. Bedrooms have large white bathrooms, pale wood floors, exposed brick walls and garden views. Charming garden, outdoor pool and sun terrace. Conservatory serves breakfasts. A romantic stay with excellent staff.

    Romantic Break  -  Charming rustic-chic bedrooms, pretty garden with pool, river boat trips and wine tasting in this lovely city
    Local markets  -  Isle sur la Sorgue, about thirty minutes drive from Avignon, remains the top attraction for lovers of flea markets
    Great walks  -  Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose historic centre can be easily explored on foot
    Sights nearby  -  Orange and its Roman ampitheatre, one of the best preserved in the world
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  • La Cabro d'Or Les Baux de Provence (Les Baux-de-Provence) 25 rooms from £121

    A Five Star Provencal farmhouse in stunning parklands. Contemporary rooms have chic furnishings and garden views. Fabulous regional cuisine, an elegant bar, organic vegetable and herb gardens. Outdoor pool, tennis court and top of the range spa. Romantic, family friendly, gourmet.

    Families  -  Bicycle rides, walks and swimming pool for all the family, as well as the spa for adult relaxation
    Local exploring  -  Nearby sites of Fontvieille, Arles, Avignon, Nimes and Saint-Remy de Provence
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sights nearby  -  The medieval Fortress, the Val d'Enfer, the Carrières de Lumière (Quarries of Light)
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Justin de Provence Orange 5 rooms from £108

    Isabelle & Philippe, the owners of this wonderful Provençal farm, have thought of everything; from the enchanting rooms with the furniture sourced & restored by them personally, to the jacuzzi, hammam, café, and outdoor & indoor pools. Isabelle's sculptures decorate the 7 hectare grounds.

    Full of character  -  Isabelle spends her time in the art studio, crafting the sculptures that you see around the house and grounds
    Sights nearby  -  Isabelle & Philippe will be delighted to suggest restaurants, markets and the must-dos of the area
    Great walks  -  In the beautiful Provence countryside with the fields of lavender and picturesque villages
    Spa  -  Hammam, jacuzzi, heated pool, massages
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  • La Bastide de Voulonne Gordes 13 rooms from £108

    Very attractive sandstone bastide farmhouse with blue shutters, extensive grounds, and surrounding lavender fields. With suites that sleep 5 and children's suppers, it's very family friendly. Herb gardens, delicious local food, swimming pool, and terraces. Glorious.

    Families
    Sights nearby  -  Great base for exploring the mediaeval villages of Provence. Plus Avignon and L'Isle sur la Sorgue nearby
    Views  -  Wonderful views over the Luberon
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Le Mas de Capelou Avignon 5 rooms from £108

    Just 7km from Avignon centre, Le Mas de Capelou offers five rooms and suites plus four apartments which sleep from 2 to 6. A period exterior makes way to modern, chic interiors. There's a large outdoor swimming pool and many peaceful outdoor seating areas. A quiet countryside spot.

    Local exploring  -  The B&B is just 5 miles from central Avignon
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool open from April to October
    Sights nearby  -  Palais des Papes and all Avignon's attractions
    Kayaking  -  Balade en Kayak - canoe centre
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  • Les Arnelles Saintes Maries de la Mer 15 rooms from £108

    Magnificent guesthouse located in the heart of the Camargue National Park. The rooms carry a rustic elegance and open out onto wooden decking looking out over the park. Perfect for a romantic break exploring the abundant beauty of the Camargue.

    Back to Nature  -  Perfect for nature lovers, set in fragrant gardens, in the heart of the stunning Camargue National Park.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, less than a mile away.
    Local markets  -  Visit the bustling local markets of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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  • La Banasterie Avignon 7 rooms from £108

    A beautiful 16th century residence just two steps from the romantic Pont Saint-Bénézet and 50 metres from the historic Pope's palace. The rooms are simultaneously stylish, elegant and cosy. Enjoy the atmospheric stone walls and a private terrace or patio and even your own fountain!

    Sights nearby  -  In central historic and romantic Avignon
    Local exploring  -  Area steeped in history
    Architectural  -  16th century residence
    Outstanding location
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  • Hotel Cloitre Saint-Louis Avignon 80 rooms from £108

    Stunning hotel set in historic cloisters in the heart of Avignon, just minutes from the Palais des Papes. Come for simple modern elegance complemented by the 16th century historic backdrop of the hotel. Relax by the rooftop pool on the sun terrace, or try some delicious food in the restaurant.

    Sights nearby  -  Central Avignon, 10-minute walk from Palais des Papes
    Local markets  -  There are markets galore in the surrounding towns and villages
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor rooftop pool (unheated) open from May to September
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Hotel de L'Image St Rémy-de-Provence 32 rooms from £126

    A glamourous hotel in Saint-Remy with beautiful interiors and stunning garden areas. Contemporary chic rooms and suites have boutique furnishings, white washed walls, private balconies and all the mod cons. Top of the range spa, enormous pool, and fantastic Mediterranean cuisine.

    Spa breaks  -  Top of the range Spa La Maison.
    Luxury
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Collegiale Saint-Martin and St-Paul-de-Mausole.
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  • Le Clair de la Plume Grignan 16 rooms from £112

    The bedrooms of Le Claire de la Plume are situated in four different locations dotted around the historical village of Grignan, adding to the unique charm of this hotel. All are individually decorated and all maintain a timeless, classic style. Plus a great restaurant & natural outdoor pool.

    Restaurant  -  The gastronomic restaurant serves fresh produce from the local area and there is also a bistro
    Sights nearby  -  The St-Sauveur College church is worth a visit as is the Crocodile Farm in Pierrelatte
    Swimming Pool  -  The swimming pond measures 13 m x 5 m and no chemicals are used.
    Local markets  -  Explore the different markets in Grignan
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  • Le Moulin de Lourmarin Lourmarin, Provence 19 rooms from £113

    A charming former 18th century oil mill turned hotel in Provence. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with elegant furnishings and simple colour schemes. Enjoy Provençal style food in the hotel's cavernous restaurant. Ideal for a romantic break in the countryside.

    Romantic Break  -  The uniquely charming suites, fantastic regional meals and massage treatments make this the ideal getaway for two.
    Great walks  -  The famed Ochre Trail is within ten miles, the perfect days outing.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the nearby Chateau de Lourmarin.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Le Limas Avignon 4 rooms from £117

    Simple B&B in the centre of Avignon with views of Palais des Papes. Stylish bedrooms offer a chic blend of contemporary and antique with original parquet floors and fireplaces alongside furniture and lighting by Starck. There's a pleasant sun terrace and an unbeatable location for exploring the city

    Sights nearby  -  Bang in the centre of Avignon, close to the famous bridge and the Palais des Papes
    Views  -  Views from terrace of Palais des Papes.
    Local markets  -  Good French flea markets nearby
    Restrictions on children  -  No children
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  • La Bastide Saint Georges Forcalquier, Provence 22 rooms from £117

    Set in a picturesque garden with ancient olive trees and manicured lawns. Bleached rustic woods are juxtaposed with crushed velvet and sparkling chandeliers. Enjoy the swimming pool or a locally sourced provencal dish at the excellent restaurant. An idyllic country hideaway.

    Back to Nature  -  Located in the Luberon Natural Park this property enjoys unspoilt surroundings.
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool available from April to October
    Spa  -  With indoor pool, hammam and jacuzzi
    Great walks  -  Good scenic walking routes
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  • Hotel Jules César Arles 52 rooms from £137

    A former 17th century Carmelite convent, the Jules César has recently been refurbished and decorated by Christian Lacroix. Guests can take advantage of the fabulous gourmet restaurant, outdoor pool, the lounges, spa and fitness centre or perhaps the bar. A luxury hotel with decadent bedrooms.

    Sights nearby  -  Historic Roman gladiatorial display site at Les Arènes
    Other Activities  -  Theatre at Théâtre Antique
    Cycling  -  Enjoy Arles by bike
    Great walks  -  Van Gogh trail
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  • Le chateau des demoiselles Provence 5 rooms from £121

    This chateau, accompanied by it's impressive vineyard encompasses the genuine beauty of Provence. Bedrooms are finished with neutral tones and lovely furnishings and the garden and swimming pool offer a lush idyll in which to unwind after a day of sight-seeing in the gorgeous surrounding areas.

    Wine tasting  -  Château des Demoiselles is a splendid 300-hectares wine estate in Provence with an on site tour and tasting
    Garden  -  There are over 200 hectares of woodland and 72 hectares of grapevines
    Sights nearby  -  Saint Tropez and Cannes are 40km away
    Great walks  -  There are 3 different walking trails around the property, 4km, 6km and 8km long.
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  • La Bergerie de Feline Truinas, Provence 5 rooms from £121

    A chic B&B in the countryside. Contemporary rooms decorated in muted colours with rustic touches of exposed bricks and beams, and modern bathrooms. Outdoor pool, hot tub and lavender filled garden. Delicious tablet d'hote style dinners. Idyllic, laid back, family-friendly and great value.

    Hideaway  -  Surrounded by lavender bushes overlooking the countryside, enjoy cycle trips, picnics and relaxed breakfasts
    Sights nearby  -  Châteaux of the Drôme Region
    Local markets  -  The food markets are 9km away
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Alegria Aups (Provence) 5 rooms from £125

    Tucked away in the hills and surrounded by olive trees, a B&B with design centric rooms and suites, swimming pool and plenty of outdoor activities. A sunny hotel ideal for families, groups, and sporty types.

    Sights nearby  -  Explore the surrounding provencal villages
    Great walks  -  Walking tours can be arranged
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Heated Pool
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Le Clos Saint Saourde Beaumes de Venise, Provence 5 rooms from £144

    A striking hotel built into the rock face and surrounded by vineyards. Rustic chic rooms and cottages have wrought iron four poster beds, day beds, large bathrooms, and sofas. An outdoor pool, terraces, and gardens. Extremely romantic, laid back, and boutique. Perfect for a honeymoon.

    Honeymoons  -  Lots of privacy and gorgeous rooms built into the cliff face.
    Great walks  -  Walk the Dentelles de Montmirail, a small range of mountains which sit between Beaumes de Venise to the south
    Local markets  -  L’Isle-sur-La-Sorgue is home to one of Europe’s biggest antiques markets. It takes place every Sunday
    Sights nearby  -  Orange, an old Roman town
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays, Fodors
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  • Auberge de Cassagne Avignon (Le pontet) 43 rooms from £145

    A charming hotel in a typical Provencal house. Elegant rooms feature floral prints, soft colours and all the mod cons. An outdoor pool, fragrant gardens, and an extensive spa. Outstanding gourmet cuisine and a lovely bar area. Close to Avignon, ideal for a relaxing weekend of culinary treats.

    Foodies  -  Restaurant by chef Philippe Boucher, vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and wine festivals.
    Spa breaks  -  Features eucalyptus steam room, chromotherapy shower, twin massage rooms all situated in the peaceful gardens
    Sights nearby  -  Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Gordes, Les Baux-de-Provence
    Local markets  -  Antique market in Isle sur la Sorgue every Sunday
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel, Small Luxury Hotels
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  • La Maison de Bournissac Paluds de Noves, Provence 13 rooms from £126

    A glorious hotel in the heart of Provence. Rustic chic rooms and suites (some sleep 4) have stone walls, creamy furnishings, and lots of natural light. Mediterranean cuisine with Michelin stars, romantic fig tree lined terraces, and a large swimming pool area. Romantic, gourmet, family friendly.

    Foodies  -  Mediterranean cuisine with Michelin stars.
    Outstanding location  -  Located in the heart of the "Golden Triangle", Avignon, Arles, Aix en Provence is an ideal spot for local exploring.
    Sights nearby  -  Avignon, and the famous Palais des Papes, the Pont d'Avignon, and its international theatre festival in July.
    Traditional
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  • La Ferme de la Huppe Gordes 10 rooms from £126

    Recently renovated, this converted farm has beautiful views over the Luberon and the old village of Gordes. A calm and peaceful retreat with tranquil garden and pool. Rooms are decorated in the traditional Provencal style. The perfect hideaway for local village exploring.

    Local markets  -  Village des Bories- Avignon
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely outdoor pool
    Sights nearby  -  Abbey of Sénanque
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Hôtel de l'Horloge Avignon 66 rooms from £128

    Elegant 19th century Provençal building on the main square in Avignon. Charming accommodation with great views of the picturesque town centre. Wood, wrought iron, sea grass and wicker combine to create comfortable chic rooms with a lovely relaxed ambiance.

    Local exploring  -  Area steeped in history
    Sights nearby  -  Avignon is a UNESCO World Heritage site
    Outstanding location  -  Right in the centre of Avignon
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Le Balcon des Alpilles AUREILLE, Provence 5 rooms from £130

    A charming country house hotel in a little village in the heart of Provence. Romantic rustic bedrooms all individually decorated with attractive fabrics, paintings, stone floors, and white washed walls. Fabulous buffet breakfasts, lovely terrace, gardens and pool. Ideal for a group of friends.

    Groups  -  Just five rooms make this an ideal choice for a group of friends.
    Country House  -  A beautiful country house set in picturesque grounds.
    Total relaxation  -  Lovely pool, charming rooms, and a peaceful garden.
    Sights nearby  -  Just 10 minutes from Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy.
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  • Chateau les Oliviers de Salettes France, Provence 22 rooms from £130

    A stunning 16th century Chateau hotel sitting on five hectares of beautifully landscaped parkland. The chateau has an elegant poolside dining terrace, a charming cellar restaurant and a small wellness center. The light and airy bedrooms are spacious and scattered with antique furniture.

    Foodies  -  Foodies will love this place for the mouthwatering cuisine and cookery school as much as the local produce such as truffles.
    Total relaxation  -  Totally unwind with bamboo massages in the spa, followed by a dip in the pool and a snooze on your palatial bed!
    Kayaking  -  Canoeing is on offer nearby, and is a great way to explore the sights along the riverbanks.
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby medieval villages such as Grignan, Poët Laval and Mirmand are not to be missed.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Prevote L'Isle sur La Sorgue 5 rooms from £130

    An intimate B&B set in an old 17th century convent. Its tastefully decorated rooms feature unique period furniture and soft furnishings. In the evening, sit out in courtyard and enjoy a gastronomic dinner. Perfectly placed to explore the quaint beauty of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

    Local exploring  -  From outdoor persuits to antique shops located down cobbled streets - a charming stay
    Foodies  -  Sample gastronomic French and Mediterranean cuisine
    Local markets  -  Browse the picturesque antique fairs of L'isle sur la Sorgue.
    Sights nearby  -  Stalagtites and Stalagmites in Thouzon's cave.
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  • Le Clos de L'ours Cotignac, Provence 7 rooms from £130

    Beautiful hotel set amongst the sprawling vineyard of Le Clos de L'ours. With stunning expansive vistas and comfortable, contemporary rooms, it's a fantastic place to relax for a weekend in Provence. Take a tour of the family organic vineyard and then sample to products in the evening by the pool.

    Country Escape  -  A romantic country escape offering wine tastings, outdoor pool and lovely walking through the on site vineyards.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Thoronet Abbey, just nine miles away.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Full of character
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  • La Bastide de Boulbon Boulbon, Provence 8 rooms from £134

    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.

    Country Escape  -  A charming country house situated in a pretty quite village, with stunning gardens and centuries-old plane trees.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the medieval castle of Boulbon, the windmill and the Frigolet Abbey.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Bastide du Bois Breant Maubec, Provence 17 rooms from £134

    Romantic tree house cabins, an intimate wooden caravan or classic guest house bedrooms - there are an array of stunning rooms on offer at La Bastide du Bois Breant all decorated with classic French chic. Enjoy the quiet outdoor swimming pool, spa or spend a day exploring the area nearby.

    Back to Nature  -  In the treehouse or antiquated caravan you are quite literally in nature.
    Sights nearby  -  L'isle sur la sourgue - a great spot for antique hunters
    Local markets  -  The country market in Maubec
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Le Relais de la Magdeleine Gemenos, Provence 29 rooms from £138

    Family run country house hotel in established parkland. Beautiful grounds, with lavender gardens, patios, lawns, fountains, and a large pool. The decor is traditional and quaint. The food and wine is of the region. A beautiful property ideal for a rural french respite.

    Romantic Break  -  A grown up getaway, with chic rooms, fine wines, great food and lovely views over the lavender filled gardens.
    Great walks  -  Located at the foot of the Sainte-Baume mountain makes this a great starting point for some serious walks.
    Local markets  -  The many markets around Aix-en Provence offer the best of the regions produce.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide
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  • L'Aube Safran Le Barroux, Provence 5 rooms from £139

    A glorious little B&B creation carefully designed by its architect hosts. Bedrooms are highly styish with careful attention to detail and creamy furnishings. Stunning surroundings include saffron fields, a charming village, and woods for truffling. Swimming pool and lovely terrace. Very romantic.

    Views  -  Set in a the beautiful scenery of Dentelles and saffron fields.
    Chic  -  The B&B hosts are an architect and an interior designer.
    Romantic Break  -  A beautiful country house in stunning surroundings.
    Sights nearby  -  The Monastery of St Madeleine in the village is renowned.
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  • Chateau de Mazan Mazan, Provence 30 rooms from £141

    Once the home of the Marquis de Sade, this informal hotel will appeal to those who want scale and grandeur without stuffiness. Couples, families and history lovers can enjoy imagining all the characters who have passed through the walls of this imposing chateau

    Weddings
    Families
    Sights nearby  -  Only 30 mins from Avignon and L'Isle sur la Sorgue
    Private Hot Tub  -  Some rooms and suites have jacuzzi bath tubs
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Le Mas dou Pastre Eygalières, Provence 14 rooms from £143

    Le Mas dou Pastre is a charming yellow stone 18th-century abode boasting faultless French charm and traditional blue shutters. Rooms have wrought iron four posters and beautiful upholstered furnishings. There is an outdoor pool, hot tub and manicured grounds. Rural, Provencale bliss.

    Hideaway  -  A low key spot for enjoying the pleasures of rural Provence
    Local markets  -  Visit the local market in Eygalières
    Full of character
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • La Maison du Village St Rémy-de-Provence 5 rooms from £148

    Charming guesthouse in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Spacious bedrooms in pastels with wooden-beamed ceilings, some with huge stand-alone bath tubs. Delightful courtyard and garden for breakfast. Understated charm.

    Sights nearby  -  Explore the many historic villages and towns which date back to Roman times
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Michelin Travel
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  • Château de Massillan Avignon, Provence 24 rooms from £152

    Beautifully renovated chateau with turret bedrooms, parklands, and lake. Large swimming pool and elegant interiors perfectly marrying modern decor with a historical property. Herbed gardens and lavender banks fill the air with delicate aroma. Some of the regions finest cuisine. The ideal escape.

    Total relaxation  -  Unwind by the pool, surrounded with the aroma of lavender and the sound of cicadas- complete tranquility
    Foodies  -  Spectacular modern french cuisine- the six course tasting menus and excellent wine never fail to wow.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn from the regions best chefs using produce from the chateau's own garden.
    Great walks  -  Walk right from the property through typical Provence countryside.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
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  • Le Domaine de Mejeans Alleins, Provence 5 rooms from £156

    A rustic-chic country house B&B in a village by a lake. Relaxed terraces, swimming pool, and just five well decorated rooms give it the air of a private villa. A charming spot to unwind and recharge in.

    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
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  • Chateau La Roque L'Isle sur La Sorgue 5 rooms from £156

    A stunning chateau in in the heart of the most famous Southern Rhône Valley vineyards. Panoramic views over valleys and lavender fields, luxurious creamy rooms and suites, large pools to swim in and a fabulous table d'hote to return to after a days wine tasting. Very romantic.

    Outstanding location  -  Set between the most famous vineyards of the Southern Rhône Valley (Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vaqueras, Ventoux, Luberon).
    Views  -  Stunning views over vineyards and laveder fields.
    Romantic Break  -  A stunning setting and a luxurious chateau.
    Luxury
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Le Mas de L'Oulivie Les Baux de Provence (Chemin départemental 78 F) 25 rooms from £156

    A glorious Provencal house surrounded by lavender, cypress, and olive trees. Country-chic bedrooms and suites, some with private terraces, enormous swimming pool, and friendly service. A relaxed hotel with restaurants nearby for dinner - great for families and couples.

    Country Escape
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Michelin Travel
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  • Le Mas Saint Florent Arles 3 rooms from £157

    Glorious sandstone country house surrounded by olive trees and rose gardens. Sumptuous interiors with oriental rugs, classical furniture, and fireplaces. Excellent swimming pool for lounging around. An idyllic property with plenty of character.

    Local markets  -  Wednesday and Saturday are market days in Arles so be sure to check out the wide variety of stalls
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Hotel Du Côté des Olivades Paradou, Provence 25 rooms from £161

    Fab spa getaway in rural Provence, far from the hubbub. Choose from a selection of massages and treatments in its famous spa or try out the Hammam. Bedrooms are modern and classy, with a heavy accent on glass features and cool tones to add to the relaxation vibe.

    Spa  -  B Design & Spa offers a wide range of treatments
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor spa jet pool and outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Le Mas des Comtes de Provence Tarascon, Provence 10 rooms from £165

    Very luxurious Provencal house with enormous rooms and fabulous grounds. Bedrooms and suites individually decorated in neutral tones and elegant furniture, huge swimming pool, and plenty to do around. Romantic, peaceful and indulgent.

    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Visit provencal villages and towns
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Le Hameau des Baux Les Baux de Provence 20 rooms from £165

    A picturesque guest house Le Hameau des Baux is immaculately decorated with fine restaurant and bar. Rooms go beyond the tried and tested country style and are resolutely modern chic with quirky design features and gorgeous exposed stone floors. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and swimming pool.

    Local markets  -  Explore the local market
    Sights nearby  -  The Roman city of Arles
    Full of character
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Le Mas de L'Amarine St Rémy-de-Provence 5 rooms from £165

    A contemporary guest house for adults only. Rooms are sleek, modern and elegant with lots of natural light. The hotel has an outdoor pool with covered terrace and lounge area. A chic country house, ideal for relaxing in the beautiful French countryside.

    Sights nearby  -  Centre d'art presence Vincent Van Gogh
    Local markets  -  Visit the nearby daily French market
    Great walks  -  Walk the Van Gogh trail
    Restrictions on children  -  No Children
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  • Grand Hôtel Nord-Pinus Arles 26 rooms from £165

    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.

    Romantic Break  -  This historic hotel is steeped in romance from its exposure to artists of the highest caliber for generations
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the 1,600 years old amphitheatre were bullfights are still held on Easter and in the second week of September.
    Great walks  -  There are a range of walking tours around the town, a particularly interesting one is the Van Gogh tour.
    Birdwatching  -  One of the last towns on the Rhone, wander down its banks and you'll spot a multitude of birds.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors
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  • Domaine des Andéols Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, Provence 19 rooms from £167

    An elegant collection of ten maisons with designer furnishings and simple yet bold colour schemes - the largest sleeps six. Come for a stylish escape, a dip in either of the pools, a massage in the spa and exceptional views over surrounding Provence. The restaurant in the treehouse is a must!

    Designer  -  Philippe Starck furnishings
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pools
    Spa  -  Treatment Rooms
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • La Bastide de Gordes Gordes 40 rooms from £169

    Perched atop the stunning hillside village of Gordes, comes a spectacular hotel to match its surroundings. Louis XV style rooms exude opulence and luxury, whilst the Sisley Paris spa is divine. Dine in a Michelin starred restaurant with magnificent views over the Luberon valley. A hilltop wonder.

    Romantic Break  -  Situated in one of France's most picturesque villages, it's perfect for a romantic weekend away.
    Back to Nature  -  Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Luberon valley.
    Foodies  -  An inhouse Michelin starred restaurant.
    Sights nearby  -  Stunning medieval village of Gordes is 5 minutes walk away.
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  • Hotel d'Europe Avignon 39 rooms from £174

    Grand old hotel tucked away in a serene square in the heart of Avignon. Rooms are furnished traditionally and elegantly, fit for a king of bygone days, but with all the modern touches expected in the 21st century. La Vieille Fontaine adds to the regal appeal.

    Restaurant  -  La Vieille Fontaine - one Michelin star - contemporary regional cuisine, menu from €58
    Sights nearby  -  metres from the Palais des Papes, the Avignon Bridge and other major attractions
    Lively area  -  Especially during July and the advent of Avignon's arts festival
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Le Mas de la Rose Orgon, Provence 11 rooms from £174

    A luxury farmhouse B&B with spectacular surroundings and beautiful rooms. Lavender beds, sprawling lawns, swimming pool, gourmet food, and a self-catering apartment. Fantastic for honeymoons, weddings, and groups of friends.

    Romantic Break
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Michelin Travel
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  • Hotel du Castellet Provence 42 rooms from £182

    A luxury hotel on the edge of a forest. Fairytale rooms have grown up charm with romantic drapes, gilded mirrors and lovely bathrooms. Indoor and outdoor pool, terrace, top of the range spa, and pretty gardens. Outstanding French cuisine and an elegant bar. The ultimate in peaceful luxury.

    Total relaxation  -  This 5* property has a full onsite spa, two pools, gardens, walking trails through the forest and exquisite cuisine
    Romantic Break  -  Set by a pine tree forest, with very French romantic rooms, pools, spa and harbours nearby
    Foodies  -  Christopher Bacquie Restaurant has three Michelin Stars
    Spa  -  There's a fabulous spa and wellness centre with hammam, salt cave and five beauty rooms
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel, Relais & Chateaux
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  • Le Couvent des Minimes Mane, Provence 46 rooms from £187

    Luxury spa hotel in a typical Provencal village. Elegant rooms and suites feel cool and airy - neutral hues with dashes of pastel. Le Cloitre restaurant is a gourmand's delight and there's the top notch L'Occitane spa for some on site pampering. A glorious five star stay in a beautiful location.

    Sights nearby  -  Visit the L'Occitane factory and explore the Luberon
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux
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  • Mas de la Fouque Saintes Maries de la Mer 26 rooms from £220

    This unique hotel on the edge of the Camargue Nature reserve offers guests a quiet hideaway with spa and pool. Bedrooms are calm white spaces with serene views out onto the water. The restaurant serves organic dishes on the terrace and near the fireplace on cold evenings. An intimate sanctuary.

    Birdwatching  -  An array of wildlife in the nature reserve
    In/by a Nature Reserve  -  Camargue Natural Regional Park
    Other Activities  -  Make full use of hotel spa
    Cycling  -  Bikes available at hotel
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • L'Estelle en Camargue Saintes Maries de la Mer (Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) 20 rooms from £191

    A fabulous five-star hotel, nestled amongst the tranquil marshes of the Camargue. With simple, elegant accomodation, the hotel lets the beauty of its surrounding play centre stage. Absorb the stunning scenery whilst reclining by the pool or relaxing in the hot tub. A Provençal oasis.

    Active Holiday  -  Horse riding, cycling, tennis, hiking, fishing and so much more can be arranged - you can bring the dog too!
    Foodies  -  With equal emphasis on the restaurant as on the hotel - this is an ideal foodies getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Two miles away is the Notre-Dame-de-la-Mer Church, a site of Gypsy pilgrimage.
    Great walks  -  Take beautiful seaside walks in the Camargue.
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  • Domaine les Roullets Oppède, Provence 6 rooms from £194

    Pure relaxation and privacy await in this romantic and secret spot. Couples and small groups only (no children or pets) are given first class service and boutique B&B accommodation in a glorious setting beneath the foothills of the Luberon mountains. Fabulous swimming pool. Very romantic.

    Outstanding location  -  A spectacular setting with sweeping views of the valley and vineyards.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the neighbouring historic town and villages or take a trip to the coast
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 16
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Le Phébus & Spa Gordes (Joucas-Gordes) 24 rooms from £200

    Rebuilt on a site belonging to medieval knights, this historic hotel offers 5 star luxury & privacy while oozing simple rustic charm. All the rooms are elegant and comfortable. Some even look out on their own private pools. Make the most of the plethora of treatments available in the spa.

    Spa  -  As well as body and face treatments, discover the fitness room & trail, aqua play area, jacuzzis, hammam & herbal teas.
    Swimming Pool  -  18m heated pool. Some rooms come with private pool.
    Fishing  -  Canoe and trout fishing (Fontaine de Vaucluse).
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Le Pavillon de Galon Cucuron, Provence 2 rooms from £200

    A delightful C18th pavilion tucked into the aromatic Luberon landscape overlooking its own "remarkable" award-winning garden. This wonderful B&B offering two generously proportioned private suites is perfect for creative people and nature-lovers seeking tranquility, beauty and inspiration.

    Country Escape  -  Two outdoor pools, one which is filled with natural spring water, and ability to hire whole property, this is ultimate seclusion
    Foodies  -  Ultimate pit stop in a culinary tour of Provence, with plenty of Michelin stars peppering the region
    Cooking classes  -  In hotel kitchen covering classic provençal heritage using produce from the garden
    Great walks  -  Hotel is in Luberon National Park, so many walking paths on doorstep
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  • Chateau Talaud Loriol du Comtat, Provence 5 rooms from £208

    18th century Provencal chateau turned luxury B&B. Five stylish bedrooms with antiques throughout plus two apartments and a separate cottage for self catering. Table d'Hote dinners available during summer months accompanied by wines made on site.

    Swimming Pool  -  Two level bassin filled with spring water which dates back to 1772 and overlooks the vineyards
    Sights nearby  -  Easy access to both Avignon and Orange
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Le Mas de Peint Arles, Provence 13 rooms from £213

    Country house hotel retreat in the heart of the Carmargue. The charming rooms are the perfect mixture of comfort and style. Gourmet dining in the traditional kitchen and open access to the grounds creates an intimate and homely vibe. Tranquil and relaxing hideaway

    Riding  -  Take one of Monsieur’s beautiful white horses and set out from the hotel to explore the vast estate.
    Restaurant  -  Gourmet meals eaten in the ancient kitchen.
    Birdwatching  -  In the Carmargue.
    Great walks  -  Wander the gardens and the 55o hectars of farmland that surrounds.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
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  • Hostellerie de L'Abbaye de la Celle La Celle, Provence 14 rooms from £247

    A gorgeous hotel set amongst vineyards. Rooms are elegant and chic with Louis XVI style furniture, views over the vineyards, and lovely bathrooms. Outdoor pool, gardens and terrace. Michelin starred restaurant serving local produce, delightful bar area. Rustic, romantic and gorgeous.

    Romantic Break  -  Rustic romance at this hotel with exposed beams in the rooms, elegant terrace dining and wine tasting in hotel cellar
    Foodies  -  Set within the hotel's own vineyards, cookery classes available with chef Benoit Witz using local produce
    Sights nearby  -  Camps-la-Source, Forcalqueiret and Tourves; Marseille is around an hour’s drive away, as is the coast
    Local markets  -  A market is on everyday of the week. Try Cotignac or St Maximan
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel, Fodors, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Mas d’Entremont Aix-en-Provence, Provence 20 rooms from £221

    A rural property set in beautiful gardens boasting open courtyards with shaded seating, old beamed living rooms and a large pool. Bedrooms are light and modern with crisp white linen. A tennis court and gym entertain the active. The restaurant serves local cuisine. The ideal country escape.

    Total relaxation  -  Relax and unwind at this peaceful and spacious country house, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
    Sights nearby  -  Pavillon de Vendôme hosts exhibitions as well as having immaculate gardens.
    Local markets  -  Local fruit, vegetable and book markets run three days a week.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Château de Berne Lorgues, Provence 27 rooms from £234

    Luxurious five star manor farm-cum-chateau on 1,500-acre private estate of vineyards. Chic elegant rooms in gentle hues and flooded with light. Exceptional french cuisine and wine options many coming from the estate. Glorious spa and infinity pool. A truly indulgent french escape.

    Spa breaks  -  Situated overlooking the vines and olive groves and boasting jacuzzis, a sauna, steam room, sun lounge and relaxation space.
    Country Escape  -  A lovely chateau in the heart of the Vineyard Region, set in a 491 hectare forest with fragrant gardens and a swimming pool.
    Great walks  -  Six footpaths run through the estate farm lands, river banks, forest and vineyards.
    Cooking classes  -  Master French cuisine at the professional cookery school on site.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Le Chateau des Alpilles Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence 21 rooms from £280

    A truly magnificent hotel set in parklands of magnolia trees. Three buildings, the Manor, the Cyrpress Farm, and the Chapel, to choose from. All immaculately decorated in muted tones with sophisticated furnishings and private terraces. Pools and two gourmet restaurants. Romantic, family friendly.

    Families  -  The Cyrpess farm has been renovated into an apartment and a loft, ideal for families, couples or groups of friends.
    Garden  -  Beautiful parklands covering four hectares to stroll through the Magnolia and Biloba trees.
    Honeymoons  -  The chapel has two rooms perfect for honeymooners.
    Foodies  -  Two gourmet restaurants.
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  • La Maison sur la Sorgue L'Isle sur La Sorgue 4 rooms from £243

    An 18th century mansion turned boutique hotel, in picturesque L'Isle sur la Sorgue. The four large, tasteful suites 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.

    Local markets  -  There is a world renowned Sunday Antiques Market.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool in courtyard
    Full of character
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
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  • L'Hôtel Particulier Arles 17 rooms from £251

    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.

    City Style  -  A grown up and elegant choice- fragrant lemon trees dripping in fruit, oversized artworks, antique dressers and fantastic spa.
    Local exploring  -  Set in the cultural capital of Provence, Arles, within striking distance of all the main sights and attractions.
    Birdwatching  -  Bring a pair of binoculars and go birding in the Camargue, with over 400 species from flamingo to egret and heron.
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the 1600 years old historic amphitheatre where bull fights and ferias take place at Easter.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
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  • La Bastide de Capelongue Bonnieux 27 rooms from £252

    A blissful countryside hotel. Some rooms host traditional Provencal style features, others are more modern, but all delightful. An outdoor pool, terrace and outstanding two Michelin starred French cuisine. A gourmet choice for exploring this spectacular region.

    Country Escape  -  In lavender fields within Provence countryside, enjoy the outdoor pool, wonderful food or simply just the fragrant breeze
    Foodies  -  Restaurant Edouard Loubet is Michelin starred, organic kitchen garden, wine tasting and lavender distillery in vicinity
    Views  -  Luberon mountains
    Local markets  -  Pottery markets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Michelin Travel
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  • Domaine de la Coquillade Provence 63 rooms from £260

    A luxurious hotel in beautiful Provence. The bedrooms are beautifully done to a high standard. The pools and the poolside awnings offer the perfect spot for relaxation. A variety of spa treatments are available and after that you can indulge in one of the hotel's three restaurants. A charming idyll.

    Spa  -  1500 m² Spa
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region, particularly the villages of Roussillon and Gordes.
    Swimming Pool  -  Two pools (leisure pool 20 x 10, swimming pool 25 x 11)
    Local markets  -  Visit the markets at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Les Bories Gordes 33 rooms from £278

    A sublime five star hotel, nestled amidst groves of olive trees, cypresses, oaks and lavender. Combining a magnificent setting looking out over the Luberon Valley with all the creature comforts of a top class hotel, Les Bories really hits the mark. A haven of relaxation.

    Total relaxation  -  Luxuriate in the extensive spa, feast on fantastic food on leafy terraces and unwind in the elegant suites.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the gorgeous hilltop village of Gordes.
    Great walks  -  Stunning walking on the nearby Ochre Trail.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
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  • Villa Baulieu Aix-en-Provence 11 rooms from £278

    Originally a property of Henry III in 1576, and the wealthiest Provencal families - now an opulent guesthouse. The rooms are plushly fitted out, without being excessive: traditional wallpapers and soft colours. 220 hectares of estate to explore, and its wine to sample - experience true Provence.

    Views  -  Outstanding views over the surrounding parkland
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Landmark  -  Comes with a reputation.
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  • Hotel Crillon le Brave Crillon le Brave, Provence 34 rooms from £278

    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.

    Foodies  -  The spectacular cusine is locally and sustainable sourced- reflected in the unbeatable flavour and understanding of ingrediants.
    Total relaxation  -  Lounge by the pool and soak up the breathtaking views, pamper in the spa or gorge in the restaurant- utter heaven!
    Honeymoons  -  You could not find a more romantic or picturesque spot- plus the village set up lends a private feel to the rooms.
    Local markets  -  In typical French style, each local village has a market day, ask at the front desk for details.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux, Tablet
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  • La Bastide de Moustiers Moustiers Sainte Marie 13 rooms from £286

    A 17th-century bastide with magnificent cuisine under Alain Ducasse. Understated, elegant interiors kept simple and white with rustic natural touches. Lavender filled gardens surround a large swimming pool. Shady terraces ideal for sipping on a chilled glass of wine. Rural France at its finest.

    Country Escape  -  A Provence country escape, surrounded by lush gardens and in a pretty village at the base of some dramatic limestone cliffs.
    Foodies  -  Alain Ducasse’s gastronomic restaurant is a foodie heaven, with all vegetables from the hotels kitchen garden.
    Great walks  -  Wander through the picturesque Verdon National Park particularly enjoyable when accompanied by the hotels' picnic.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Sawdays
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  • La Bastide de Marie Ménerbes, Provence 14 rooms from £302

    Luxurious converted Provençal bastide in a glorious rural setting. Elegant interiors with white washed stone walls and cast iron beds. Beautifully manicured gardens surrounded by vineyards and lines of cyprus trees. An exceptionally nice pool and a highly acclaimed restaurant. Simply perfect.

    Honeymoons  -  Enchanting Provencal hotel with a rustic chic luxury suites, antique furnishings, stunning landscape and fantastic food.
    Foodies  -  Impeccable food, sourced from the local area, and paired with wine made on the property.
    Great walks  -  Wander through Luberon Regional Park and the surrounding vineyards.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to whip up your favourite dishes from the in house chefs.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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  • Villa Gallici Aix-en-Provence 22 rooms from £377

    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.

    Garden  -  Beautiful Florentine gardens shaded by Cypress trees.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Local markets  -  Just a short stroll down the road to Place des Prêcheurs brings you to the local market.
    Sights nearby  -  Right in the centre of town you are a few minutes walk from the beautiful Aix Cathedral.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
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  • La Mirande Avignon, Provence 21 rooms from £399

    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.

    Local markets  -  Tuesday to Sunday from 6 a.m. onwards, you must visit the covered market, les Halles to buy fresh local produce.
    Cooking classes  -  The hotel's chefs have organised a cookery school to teach guests all their favourite receipes.
    Sights nearby  -  Situated opposite the Papal Palace.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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