The 20 Best Hotels in Provence for Foodies

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Provence has much to offer lovers of good food and drink. Wine has been produced here since Roman times and there are a number of appellations to traverse and taste. And food in Provence is central to cultural life. There’s much pride in local produce and almost every town and hilltop village - however small and picturesque - has a lively market packed with locally grown and produced deliciousness. So a collection of the 20 best hotels in Provence for foodies was an obvious challenge to set for our Gurus. Who of course suffered long and hard enjoying simple soups on farmhouse terraces, terrines overlooking the vines and five hour gourmet lunches beside rows of lavender.

Yes, Provence is the perfect setting for al fresco dining… And they’ve slaved away under sun, sea spray and the scent of citrus brought on a mountain breeze to bring you their recommendations for the 20 best hotels in Provence for foodies.

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Not all of the properties on our list of the best hotels in Provence for foodies have a Michelin starred restaurant, in fact not all of them have a restaurant! But they all offer wonderful access to Provençal cuisine in one way of another, and range from rural bastides to city grand dames.

For a Provençal Escape

Crillon le Brave

  • La Bastide de Moustiers is a 17th Century bastide with elegant, understated interiors, lovely gardens and terraces and a restaurant menu by Alain Ducasse. The lavender filled gardens around a large swimming pool and shady terraces are the perfect places for sipping wine.
  • The Grand Hotel Henri in L'Isle sur La Sorgue, is an elegant, historic hotel in the centre of town with 17 timelessly decorated rooms and a courtyard restaurant brought to you by Michelin starred chef, Pascal Gin.
  • The Hotel Crillon le Brave in picturesque, hilltop Crillon le Brave, is a smart hotel spread throughout a cluster of atmospheric old buildings linked by cobbled alleys, with fine dining on the terrace and amazing views. This is a luxurious, elegant hotel with every comfort, including a pool and spa.

In Rural Provence

  La Ferme de la Huppe

  • La Ferme de la Huppe is a converted farm with beautiful views over the Luberon and the old village of Gordes. Calm and peaceful with just ten rooms, a tranquil garden and pool and an exciting restaurant, this hotel is a traditional Provençal hideaway.
  • Le Pavillon de Galon is a delightful 18th century pavilion tucked into the aromatic Luberon landscape and overlooking its own award-winning garden. There are just two rooms, an the accommodation is B&B, but you’re right in the midst of a number of well known Michelin starred restaurants, so you have privacy and access to numerous excellent menus. Plus the pavilion has two pools.
  • La Bastide de Marie is a luxurious converted bastide in a glorious rural setting with 14 elegant rooms and beautifully manicured gardens, surrounded by vineyards and lines of cyprus trees. The food is sourced locally and paired with wines made on the property.

For a romantic stay

Hostellerie de L'abbaye de la Celle

  • The Hostellerie de L’Abbaye de la Celle in La Celle is a beautiful hotel set amongst vineyards, with elegant Louis XVI style furniture in its 14 rooms. The pool, gardens and terraces are picturesque and there’s a Michelin starred restaurant serving local produce.
  • The Villa Augusta in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, is a fabulous hotel and restaurant surrounded by a parkland of cedar and olive trees. The 23 rooms mix traditional Provençal design with contemporary furnishings and all the mod. cons.. And of course there’s the fantastic gourmet cuisine in the fine dining restaurant. They also do wine tastings and truffling expeditions.
  • Le Vieux Castillon is a stunning, 30 room hotel in Castillon-du-Gard. A Renaissance building, made from golden stone, surrounded by terraces then cypress and olive trees, this hotel is perched on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley. The cuisine is flamboyant Provençal and the rooms and suites are very romantic.

The Best Michelin Starred Hotels in Provence

  Hotel Michel Chabran

  • Hotel Michel Chabran in Valence, northern Provence, is a Michelin starred restaurant with ten simple, Provençal style rooms and a beautiful verandah. Close to vineyards of note and a golf course.
  • For a reasonably priced hotel with a Michelin star you can’t go past the Hostellerie Berard et Spa in La Cadière-d'Azur, a lovely hilltop villa overlooking a green valley. There are 40 chicly decorated rooms and suites, most with private balconies, and an excellent spa and wine cellar.

For a Provençal City Break

chateau de Massillan

  • The Château de Massillan in Avignon is a beautifully renovated small château with turret bedrooms and elegant interiors. It's surrounded by parklands, a herb garden and lavender banks, and has a lovely lake, and an excellent restaurant serving regional cuisine.
  • L'Artemise is a heavenly gastronomic restaurant with five rooms on a hillside just outside Uzès, with superb views and a lovely garden. There’s contemporary art on display, an elegant spa in the vaulted cellars including a lap pool, steam baths and a hot tub and the 'surprise' menu changes daily. Allow four hours for the full gastronomic experience…

For families

  la maison de bournissac

  • La Maison de Bournissac is a glorious hotel in Paluds de Noves, in the heart of Provence. There are 13 rustic chic rooms, some sleeping four, with exposed stone walls, lots of light and cream furnishings. The gourmet restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, there are romantic, fig-lined terraces and a large pool area.

The Best Hotels with Cooking Schools in Provence

Chateau de Berne

  • 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, and the fine dining restaurant has a Michelin star.
  • La Mirande, in Avignon, is an immaculately converted former Cardinal’s mansion in the heart of the city opposite the Palais des Papes. There are 21 rooms and suites and a sculpture-filled courtyard where they serve Michelin starred cuisine. There’s also a cookery school.

For great value

  hotel des deux rocs

  • Hotel des Deux Rocs in Seillans, is a sublime restaurant with sweeping valley views and 11 delightful rooms. There are shady terraces on which to enjoy the excellent food when the weather is right. They have three family rooms, and prices for a standard room starts from around €75 per night.
  • L'Enclos des Lauriers Roses is a fabulous country hotel surrounded by vineyards, orchards and olive groves. There are 23 rooms, arranged in a way that’s perfect for families or groups, starting from around €80 per night. Airy and bright, this hotel also has four pools a great restaurant and a great wine list.

Still not sure which to book?

  • browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Provence,
  • or consider something from our list of the best wine hotels in Provence
  • consider our Guru’s guide to the best boutique hotels in Provence,
  • or the best château hotels in Provence,
  • or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • La Bastide de Moustiers Moustiers Sainte Marie 13 rooms from £286

      Foodies  -  Alain Ducasse’s Michelin starred gastronomic restaurant is foodie heaven, with all vegetables from the hotel's kitchen garden
      Country Escape  -  A Provence country escape, surrounded by lush gardens and in a pretty village at the base of some dramatic limestone cliffs
      Great walks  -  Wander through the picturesque Verdon National Park particularly enjoyable when accompanied by a hotel picnic
      Hotel Entertainment  -  Spend a leisurely day catching up on your reading in the green house hammocks or by the pool
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Sawdays

      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. See More

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    • Grand Hotel Henri L'Isle sur La Sorgue (1 Cours René Char) 17 rooms from £139

      Hotel Entertainment  -  Start your evening with a glass of champagne at the hotel bar, followed by a spoiling array of culinary treats on the terrace
      Romantic Break  -  An enchanting and romantic spot, with sumptuous suites, elegant interiors, great food and pampering service
      Foodies  -  The on site restaurant has gained critical acclaim for its fine French cuisine
      Elegant  -  Classic French chic with soft colours, wall mouldings, and antiques
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      A historic hotel located in the centre of L'Isle Sur la Sorgue, oozing timeless elegance and sophistication. The rooms epitomise French chic - decorated in soft colours, chandeliers and antique furnishings. The courtyard restaurant serves sophisticated regional cuisine. An elegant stay. See More

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    • Hotel Crillon le Brave Crillon le Brave, Provence 34 rooms from £278

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

      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. See More

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    • La Ferme de la Huppe Gordes 10 rooms from £205

      Local exploring  -  Well positioned to discover Gordes with its Cistercian abbey, Notre Dame de Sénanque, and pretty lavender fields
      Foodies  -  From local markets to renowned restaurants and wine estates — Luberon is a foodie destination
      Active Holiday  -  Well placed for those who want an active break hiking, cycling or playing golf
      Local markets  -  Shop for local produce at the Provençal market on Tuesday mornings in Gordes
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      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. See More

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    • La Maison de Bournissac Paluds de Noves, Provence 13 rooms from £143

      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
      Historic  -  A traditional provencal house of the XIVth century, the property has a real sense of place
      Foodies  -  The highly-acclaimed restaurant serves fabulous gourmet Mediterranean style cuisine
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      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. Fabulous Mediterranean restaurant, romantic fig tree-lined terraces, and a large swimming pool area. Romantic, gourmet, and family-friendly. See More

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    • Le Pavillon de Galon Cucuron, Provence 3 rooms from £278

      Country Escape  -  Two outdoor pools, one which is filled with natural spring water, and ability to hire whole property, this is ultimate seclusion
      Foodies  -  The ideal pit stop in a culinary tour of Provence, with plenty of Michelin stars peppering the region
      Groups  -  With just three rooms, this is a good option to rent out in its entirety with a group
      Wine tasting  -  Vineyards of the Rhône, Chateauneuf du Pape and Hermitage are nearby
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      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. See More

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    • La Bastide de Marie Ménerbes, Provence 14 rooms from £274

      Honeymoons  -  Enchanting Provencal hotel with a rustic chic luxury suites, antique furnishings, stunning landscape and fantastic food
      Wine tasting  -  Be sure to check out the 15 hectares of vineyard that surround the hotel, wine tastings are a must!
      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
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

      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. See More

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    • Hostellerie de L'Abbaye de la Celle La Celle, Provence 14 rooms from £191

      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
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      Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel, Fodors, Mr & Mrs Smith

      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. See More

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    • Villa Augusta Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, Provence 23 rooms from £121

      Foodies  -  The fine dining restaurant serves menus that change almost every day as a reflection of what is in season
      Romantic Break  -  Couples' massages, fine dining, and a secluded setting make this an ideal option for a romantic getaway
      Good wine list  -  A well-stocked wine cellar includes bottles from the Rhône Valley and Grignan-lès-Adhémar
      Country Escape  -  Surrounded by woodlands and pretty gardens, this is a quiet rural escape
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      A 4* hotel and gourmet restaurant in 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. See More

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    • Le Vieux Castillon Castillon-du-Gard, Gard 30 rooms from £211

      Foodies  -  The restaurant serves picturesque Provencal cuisine and is much revered in the region.
      Luxury  -  Utterly luxurious; stylish, gourmet, very romantic in architecture and ambience.
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      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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      A stunning hotel with all the romance and joie de vivre of Provence. Golden-stone Renaissance architecture, cypress and olive trees surrounding terraces, a pool perched on a mount overlooking the valley, sumptuous rooms and suites, and flamboyant Provencal cuisine. Utterly dreamy. See More

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    • Hotel Michel Chabran Valence (Pont-de-l'Isère) 10 rooms from £95

      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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      Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel, Good Hotel Guide

      Spacious rooms are decorated in a simplistic, Provençal style. The quiet, cosy ambiance and evening meals on the verandah, eating Michelin starred dishes make this perfect for a romantic retreat. All this plus a golf course and vineyards nearby. Great value. See More

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    • Hostellerie Berard et Spa La Cadière-d'Azur, Provence 40 rooms from £120

      Spa breaks  -  The Aromaspa offers a wide range of face and body treatments plus there's a well-equipped Thermaespa
      Historic  -  A collection of historic buildings including old ramparts, an artists' pavillion, and a monastery
      Quiet  -  Tucked away in a typical Provencal village, this is the ideal venue for a quiet gourmet holiday
      Foodies  -  The René' Sens Restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star for its superb regional fare
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      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. See More

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    • Château de Massillan Orange (Provence) 24 rooms from £183

      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
      Historic  -  The chateau was originally a hunting lodge for Henry II and Diane de Poitier
      Great walks  -  Walk right from the property through typical Provence countryside
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays

      A beautifully renovated chateau with turret bedrooms, parklands, and a lake. The large pool and elegant interiors perfectly marry modern decor with the historical property. The herbed gardens and lavender banks fill the air with a delicate aroma. Complete with some of the region's finest cuisine. See More

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    • L'Artemise Uzès 5 rooms from £191

      Spa  -  Elegant spa in the vaulted cellars, includes 10m corridor pool, steam bath, jucuzzi and treatment room
      Restaurant  -  Allow four hours for the gastronmic experience, eat alfresco in the courtyard garden
      Suites  -  Swish contemporary bedrooms and suites some equipped with kitchenettes
      Garden  -  Mature garden with ancient trees, beautiful shrubs and flowers
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      Heavenly gastronomic restaurant with rooms on a hillside, just outside the Uzes with lovely views and gardens. This beautifully restored and peaceful XV1 century Mas exhibits contemporary art by well known artists. The "surprise" Menu changes daily & follows the seasons. A memorable experience. See More

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    • Château de Berne Lorgues, Provence 27 rooms from £234

      Country Escape  -  A lovely chateau in the heart of Provence's wine country, set in a 491 hectare forest with fragrant gardens and a swimming pool
      Spa breaks  -  Situated overlooking the vines and olive groves and boasting hot tubs, a sauna, steam room, sun lounge and relaxation space
      Foodies  -  With a Michelin Starred restaurant and a cookery school on site — this is a foodie heaven!
      Wine tasting  -  The chateau is particularly well known for its rosé and red wines
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      Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

      Luxurious five-star manor farm-cum-chateau on a 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. See More

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    • La Mirande Avignon 21 rooms from £399

      Historic  -  The 14th-century building was originally a cardinal's residence and the original grandeur still very much remains
      Foodies  -  The gourmet restaurant offers a five-course tasting menu which uses regional and seasonal produce
      Families  -  With painting and art classes arranged for children, this is a surprisingly family friendly stay
      Local exploring  -  Couldn't be better placed, right by Palais des Papes and 200 yards from the banks of the Rhone
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      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

      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. See More

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    • Hotel des Deux Rocs Seillans 14 rooms from £65

      Foodies  -  The highly acclaimed restaurant serves Provençal cuisine using produce from carefully chosen local farmers, hunters & fishermen
      Value chic  -  With rooms starting at well below the 100 Euro mark, this is a well-priced option with standout food and elegant design
      Active Holiday  -  Whether you like to hike, cycle, climb, fish or sail — there is plenty to keep active with in the surrounding area
      Families  -  The mezzanine style family suite is a spacious and affordable option for families
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      A sublime restaurant serving standout Provençal cuisine with wonderful rooms and sweeping valley views. Expect excellent food and shady terraces, three family rooms sleeping four, all in a stunning location. A gourmet spot fit for families and romantic breaks. See More

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    • L'Enclos des Lauriers Roses Nimes (Gard) 23 rooms from £81

      Country Escape  -  With a tranquil setting, beautiful rural surrounds, and great food — this is an idyllic rural getaway
      Families  -  Kids will love the rooms with extra beds for children on a mezzanine plus the large pool and gardens
      Good wine list  -  There is a well stocked wine cellar with a collection of over 500 bottles for guests to choose from
      Local exploring  -  Well positioned for visits to Roman Provence, Avignon, beaches, rivers and hiking
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A fabulous country hotel set in the middle of vineyards, fruit orchards and olive trees. Excellent accommodation for families and groups. There are airy and bright bedrooms, four swimming pools, a great restaurant, and an extensive wine list. An idyllic rural hideaway. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 13th July 2022