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The 20 Best B&Bs in Provence

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Provence and the Côte d'Azur are made for exploring. Even if the view from your window of purple lavender, golden sands or a vibrant marketplace, backed by pretty hilltop villages, seems like the most perfect view it in the world, it’s not. There are other just as idyllic views just along the road, or around the bend in the coastline. And other sun-drenched terraces on which to enjoy a lazy lunch of local deliciousness. There’s no way to see ALL of Provence, but a good way to get the most out of your trip is to make friends with the locals and get their recommendations. And the best way to meet the locals is to stay in a B&B. The best B&Bs in Provence are often operated by families or couples, but always by people whose aim is to make sure their guests have an amazing time, so recommendations is what they do best.

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Our Gurus have identified quite a number of really great B&Bs in southern France, but this is their list of the 20 best B&Bs in Provence cherrypicked from their larger selection. And arranged by type, like the Most Romantic B&Bs in Provence, or the Best B&Bs in Provence for Families. If you’re looking for a Provençal B&B based on location then you can search by location from the main Provence page or find your location on the list below.

Some of our Guru’s Provençal Collections:

The 20 Best B&Bs in Provence

The Best B&Bs for a Provençal Escape

Les Remparts is a five room conversion in the fortifications of Beaumes de Venise. The exposed stone walls are part pf the old fortifications, but the elegant furnishings, pool in its secluded courtyard and beautiful views of rural Provence make this a romantic as well as historic place to stay.
les remparts

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.

Domaine les Roullets

La Parare is a gorgeous B&B converted from a 17th century farmhouse with just four rustic-chic rooms and a saltwater pool, terrace and gardens. The rooms have lovely original features, like fireplaces, wooden floors and stone walls. They offer meals and cooking classes and spa treatments by arrangement.

La Parare
L'Hôtel Sous les Figuiers is situated in the small town of St Remy 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.

LHotel Sous les Figuiers

The Most Romantic B&Bs in Provence

Le Clos Saint Saourde, built into a rock face outside Beaumes de Venise, is a striking, five room hotel made up of a main building and cottages, surrounded by vineyards. The decor is rustic chic and the rooms have wrought iron beds, terraces and large bathrooms. There’s also an outdoor pool and lovely gardens.

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Château Talaud is a château 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.

Chateau Talaud
L'Aube Safran is a beautiful five room B&B carefully designed by its architect hosts. The decor is stylish and the surroundings are stunning, with views taking in the saffron fields, the truffle woods and a charming village. There’s also a pool and terrace.

LAube Safran

The Best Value B&Bs in Provence

Le petit Figuier is an intimate property with just two guestrooms. It is situated in the heart of a charming village and offers a grown up, home from home oasis for complete relaxation (no kids allowed). And what's even better, prices start from only €110 including breakfast.

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Le Cadran Solaire’s 12 rooms start from around €80 per night, offering a perfect blend of tradition and comfort close to St. Remy de Provence. There’s a serene garden filled with flowers and beautiful old trees, plus a picture-perfect breakfast terrace.

Le Cadran Solaire
Close to Aix en Provence, Une Campagne en Provence is a delightful country house B&B with features bordering on rustic boutique. There are just five rooms with exposed beams, terracotta floors and lovely bathrooms, plus there’s an outdoor pool in the cypress-laden garden. The food is good and there’s a mini-cinema in the cellar.

Une Campagne en Provence
Quirky La Ferme Rose is 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.

La Ferme Rose

The Best B&Bs in Provence for a City Break

L'Albiousse is a sophisticated townhouse B&B in the centre of Uzès. There are just four grand rooms and suites, think vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, fireplaces, private terraces and chequered floors. There’s also a lovely breakfast courtyard.

L'albiousse
The Hotel de L'Amphithéâtre in Arles is an elegantly decorated property with 33 characterful rooms, a leafy courtyard, and a great location just around the corner from the Roman amphitheatre.

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Le Limas in Avignon is a simple B&B in the heart of town with wonderful views of the Palais des Papes. There are just four bedrooms with a chic blend of contemporary and antique details - added to the original parquet floors and fireplaces. There’s a lovely sun terrace.

Le Limas
Avignon’s La Banasterie is just steps from the romantic Pont Saint-Bénézet, and 50metres from the Palais de Papes. There are seven stylish rooms and an atmospheric private terrace, patio and fountain.

La Banasterie

The Best B&Bs in Rural Provence

Le Mas de la Rose is a luxurious farmhouse turned eight room B&B surrounded by beautiful, lavender-filled views. There’s a pool and spa, as well as gourmet breakfasts.
le mas de la rose

Maison Felisa in Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres is a fantastic country house with five rooms and a beautiful walled garden enclosing a pool and shady terraces. This is a great location for seeing the sights of Provence. And when you have you can return ‘home’ to your private jacuzzi bath.

Maison Felisa
Les Terrasses is close to the pretty hillside village of Gordes in the heart of rural Provence. This beautiful stone B&B has three rooms, decorated in a rustic chic style in earthy tones, and benefitting from their own verandas overlooking the Luberon valley.

Les Terrasses

The Best B&Bs in Provence for Families

Domaine des Clos is a fabulous, rustic farmhouse B&B with a collection of nine rooms, suites, family suites and self catering apartments. There are exposed beams, oak floors, fireplaces, terraces, a swimming pool and lavender scented gardens.

Domaine des Clos

If you haven’t found your idea of the 20 best B&B in Provence on our Guru’s list, you could:

The 20 Best B&Bs in Provence

  • Les Remparts 5 rooms from £167

    Beaumes-de-Venise, Provence

    A charming stay in old fortifications of Beaumes de Venise. The rooms are enriched by their historical authenticity with exposed stone walls and simple, elegant furnishings. It's ideal for a relaxing weekend away with beautiful views of rural Provence and a swimming pool in a secluded courtyard.

    Romantic Break  -  An understated elegant retreat, couples will delight in the courtyard plunge pool, the Ayurvedic massages and fine local wines.
    Sights nearby  -  Twelve miles away, see the dazzling stalagtites and stalagmites in Thouzon's cave.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Domaine les Roullets 6 rooms from £196

    Oppède, Provence

    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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  • La Parare 4 rooms from £117

    Cote d'Azur

    A gorgeous B&B in a 17th century farmhouse. Rooms are rustic-chic with stone walls, bare wooden floors, and fireplaces alongside large bathrooms. Salt water outdoor pool, terrace and gardens. Spa treatments available. Romantic, laid back and welcoming.

    Romantic Break  -  Bathtubs built for two, gourmet dinners on the terrace, pool and the beaches of French Riveria close by
    Sights nearby  -  Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, Vence, St Paul de Vence, Eze, Tourettes sur Loup, Biot, Villefranche sur Mer, St Jean Cap Ferrat
    Local markets  -  In Ventimiglia, San Remo and Bordighera
    Cooking classes  -  With chef Frederic Galland
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • L'Hôtel Sous les Figuiers 14 rooms from £87

    St Rémy-de-Provence

    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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  • Le Clos Saint Saourde 5 rooms from £144

    Beaumes de Venise, Provence

    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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  • Chateau Talaud 5 rooms from £211

    Loriol du Comtat, Provence

    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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  • L'Aube Safran 5 rooms from £140

    Le Barroux, Provence

    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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  • Le petit Figuier 2 rooms from £96

    La Roque d’Anthéron, Provence

    A charming B&B in the heart of Provence. Two guest rooms offer elegant accommodation and there's a pretty garden and pool. Easy access to the surrounding sights - Aix en Provence is 30 mins away - or a lovely spot for some grown-up relaxation.

    Sights nearby  -  Avignon is around 50 minutes away by car, but there is plenty to see and do on the doorstep.
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 16
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Le Cadran Solaire 12 rooms from £75

    St Rémy-de-Provence

    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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  • Une Campagne en Provence 5 rooms from £92

    Bras, Provence

    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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  • La Ferme Rose 11 rooms from £79

    Moustiers Sainte Marie

    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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  • L'Albiousse 5 rooms from £154

    Uzès

    Sophisticated townhouse B&B in the centre of Uzes. Grand rooms and suites with vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, black and white chequered floors, fireplaces and private terraces. Lovely breakfast courtyard and walking distance to restaurants. Spectacular.

    Romantic Break
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Hotel de L'Amphithéâtre 33 rooms from £78

    Arles, NOT TO SHOW

    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.

    Value chic  -  Charming hotel, right in the heart of Arles, with 18th century details and antique furnishings and a leafy patio.
    Sights nearby  -  Just around the corner from the ancient Amphitheatre, where you can still watch performances and plays.
    Great walks  -  Wander the streets of Arles, this ancient town is packed with monuments and sights to explore.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Le Limas 4 rooms from £118

    Avignon

    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 Banasterie 7 rooms from £110

    Avignon

    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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  • Le Mas de la Rose 11 rooms from £175

    Orgon, Provence

    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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  • Maison Felisa 5 rooms from £114

    Saint Laurent des Arbres

    Fantastic country house with a very relaxed atmosphere. Walled gardens, sunny swimming pool, shady terraces, and contemporary chic rooms. A real home from home, if home were in the South of France.

    Sights nearby  -  Easy access to Avignon, Orange, Nimes and the Gorges d'Ardeche
    Private Hot Tub  -  Three rooms have their own private jacuzzi bath tubs
    Restrictions on children  -  Not suitable for babies
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Les Terrasses, Provence 3 rooms from £88

    Gordes

    A gorgeous stone B&B set in the heart of Provence. Its rustic exterior is reflected in its rooms with charming, earthy furnishings and adjoined verandas that look out over the Luberon valley. A haven of tranquility and beauty, it's perfect for a romantic getaway.

    Country Escape  -  A charming retreat from city life, with rustic chic rooms, expansive gardens and plenty of countryside to explore.
    Great walks  -  The Ochre Trail is a stunning walking trail six miles away.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the gorgeous hillside village of Gordes.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
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  • Domaine des Clos 18 rooms from £90

    BEAUCAIRE, Gard

    4* - Fabulous 18th century provençal mas on an old wine estate with comfy rooms, suites and self catering apartments, each individually decorated. Wonderful gourmet hampers mean that you can sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens after exploring the nearby towns of Arles, Nîmes and Avignon.

    Cycling  -  Explore the nearby Alpilles and Camargue National Parks
    Swimming Pool  -  large outdoor pool, set in 4 hectares of park with its own olive grove (organic)
    Local markets  -  Heaven for foodies
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 24th April 2019