The 20 Best Wine Hotels in Provence, France

Chateau des Fiones Roches

Wine has been grown in Provence since Roman times, a wonderful legacy to the region, along with the beautiful monuments and impressive amphitheatres and aqueducts. Now grape rows are as much a part of the Provençal landscape as lavender fields, misty valleys, and medieval hilltop towns, and this backdrop is just the thing for pairing with local wines. Our Gurus’ recommendations for the best wine hotels in Provence are equally perfect pairings if one of your reasons for visiting Provence is to enjoy the local produce. They’ve discovered great wine hotels in towns and centres, as well as hamlets, rural spots and vineyard estates, and their recommendations are based on excellent cellars, wine tasting opportunities and location in regards local appellations, as well as their usual fussiness regarding interiors, service and amenities.

For the Scrapbook

Villa Baulieu

  • The Villa Baulieu is a grand affair — royal originally, having been built by Henry III in 1576. it offers 11 elegant rooms on a regal scale, complete with vast windows, opulent fabrics and intricate wallpapers. Outside are 220 hectares of grounds, encompassing a wine estate, gardens, fountains, and a swimming pool. There’s no restaurant as such, but they offer impressive table d’hote dinners on request.
  • Le Clos Saint Saourde is a striking villa, partly carved into the great piece of granite it sits upon. Its handful of rustic rooms and cottages have some rooms like caves, while some are raised off the ground entirely, but they’re all very elegantly decorated, and it feels cool and exotic — certainly memorable. There’s also an outdoor pool, terraces and a lush garden. We recommend this hotel to groups and families, because there’s a large shared kitchen, and indoor and outdoor tables you can use — they do offer a lovely breakfast though. But we also think it’s a charming pick for a honeymoon, because the rooms are so private and romantic.

For a Countryside Escape

Le Chateau des Demoiselles

  • Le Château des Demoiselles is surrounded by the vines of its own 300 hectare wine estate, and the five gorgeous rooms have views over the them in every direction. This is the sort of villa many of us would imagine to sit upon a wine estate in Provence, with large, shuttered windows, and warm, neutral colours. Inside are original tiles and beams, and outside there’s a pool and terrace. One of the suites is ideal for families, with two bedrooms.
  • 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. You'll find homely furnishings in the rooms, a delightful terrace for eating outside, stunning outdoor pool with a view and excellent French service.

For Vineyard Views

Le Clos de LOurs

  • The Le Clos de L'Ours wine estate has a small but elegant hotel onsite, converted from an outbuilding, and renovated with contemporary, minimalist taste, whilst retaining the original details. There are just seven rooms and suites, all with views over the vines, snd some with views of the pool too. Guests are welcome to take complimentary vineyard tours and tastings.

For a Château Stay

Chateau des Fines Roches

  • The Château des Fines Roches is an impressive château, with fantastic vineyard views in the Chateauneuf du Pape region. Carefully converted into an 11 room hotel, this building retains its elegant proportions, huge windows and warm Provençal colours, among other original features. The decor chimes well with the tiled floors and vast fireplaces, and there are cast iron four-poster beds and warm-coloured linens. The restaurant is charming, and spills out onto the terrace when the weather allows. Naturally there’s an excellent wine list, and you can take lessons from the Sommelier if you want to know more about the local wines.
  • The Château Talaud is an 18th century built villa-type château, offering an excellent range of accommodation options, including two apartments and a separate cottage in the grounds which sleeps up to five. The decor feels traditional and luxurious, the château has a lovely collection of antiques, and through every window are wonderful garden views. It offers daily breakfast, and table d’hote suppers during the summer months, accompanied by wines made onsite.
  • The Château de Massillan, also 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. Plus there's a dedicated wine tasting room where you can sample the region's best organic wines.

For Romance

le vieux castillon

  • 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.
  • Domaine Les Roullets is a romantic, stone-clad retreat beneath the Luberon mountains. There are no children or pets allowed, with the idea being to offer blissful peace in idyllic surroundings, accompanied by first class service. The six rooms and suites all have their own private balconies or terraces, overlooking immaculately manicured grounds and the hotel’s own vineyards. The hotel offers a mouthwatering breakfast, plus there’s a communal kitchen, and an honesty bar stocked with house wines.

For Foodies

Hostellerie de LAbbaye de La Celie

  • The 14 rooms of the Hostellerie de L'Abbaye de La Celle offer a wonderful range of styles, from French country chic to Louis XVI, and all have wonderful vineyard views, through big villa windows. Cypress trees offer shade to the pool and terraces. Despite all this charm, the pièce de résistance is the Michelin starred restaurant, which is known for sourcing its ingredients from the surrounding 30kms — with quite a lot of it coming from the hotel’s own gardens. You can take cooking classes too.
  • 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.
  • Le Mas des Romarins is an authentic 19th century house, with wonderful views of Gordes and surrounds. The house has secret gardens, a swimming pool and breakfast terrace. The 13 chic Provençal-style rooms are full of character and the highly acclaimed restaurant crafts wonderful food from local produce.
  • L'Artemise is a heavenly gastronomic restaurant with five rooms on a hillside just outside Uzès, with beautiful 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 a Provençal City Break

La Mirande

  • 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. Plus there's easy access to the miriad surrounding vineyards for winetasting opportunities!

For Families

Domaine de la Coquillade

  • The 63 room Domaine de la Coquillade is the largest hotel on our list of the best wine hotels in Provence. So if you’re looking for the kind of facilities you only find in mid-sized hotels, then this is the one for you, with its three restaurants — one with a Michelin star — landscaped pools and indulgent spa. If you're travelling with little ones there's a good range of accommodation options, plus a raft of activities on offer at the kids clubs which run in July and August, age appropriate pampering spa treatments, outdoor playground, bikes to borrow and special children's menus in the restaurants.

For a Rural Retreat

Domaine de Fontenille

  • Nestled into the shady woods of the Luberon Valley, Domaine de Fontenille is an elegant 18th century villa hotel with 17 rooms and suites and super stylish decor that mixes rustic French country charm and comfort with contemporary Scandinavian colours and minimalism. The hotel is part of a vineyard, so the cellar is packed with very local vintages, and there are two restaurants, both under the wing of a Michelin-stared chef and both specialising in regional cuisine. There’s a spa and gym, and they offer yoga classes of a morning.
  • La Bastide de Marie is a beautifully converted Provençal bastide in a postcard-perfect setting, overlooking cypress trees, manicured gardens and vineyards. In addition to 14 rooms and suites, the bastide has an excellent restaurant and an exceptionally nice pool too.

For Great Value

L'enclos des lauriers rose

  • L'Enclos des Lauriers Roses is a fabulous country hotel surrounded by vineyards, orchards and olive groves. There are 23 airy and bright rooms, arranged in a way that’s perfect for families or groups. This hotel also has four pools, a great restaurant and equally impressive wine list.
  • 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.

Still not sure where to book?

  • You could browse our list of all the best places to stay in Provence
  • Or refine your search to just the best places to stay in Gordes, the best places to stay in Aix en Provence, Avignon or Uzes
  • You might want to consider our Guru’s guide to the Best Boutique Hotels in Provence, the 20 Best Hotels in Provence for Foodies or the Best Château Hotels in Provence
  • Alternatively, you could contact one of our friendly Gurus for personalised advice.
    • Les Florêts Gigondas, Provence 15 rooms from £78

      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.
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      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. See More

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    • La Mirande Avignon, Provence 21 rooms from £399

      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.
      Restaurant  -  Michelin starred dining.
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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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    • Château de Massillan Avignon, Provence 24 rooms from £152

      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.
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays

      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. See More

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

      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.
      Spa breaks  -  Situated overlooking the vines and olive groves and boasting hot tubs, a sauna, steam room, sun lounge and relaxation space.
      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.
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      Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

      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. 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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    • Le Mas des Romarins Gordes 13 rooms from £117

      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.
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Fodors

      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. See More

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    • Le Vieux Castillon Castillon-du-Gard, Gard 30 rooms from £169

      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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    • L'Enclos des Lauriers Roses Cabrières, Gard 23 rooms from £86

      Restaurant  -  Traditional cuisine created from fresh local produce
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool with Great Views
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      Fabulous country hotel in the middle of vineyards, fruit orchards and olive trees. Excellent accommodation for families and groups. Airy and bright bedrooms, four swimming pools, great restaurant and wine list. See More

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    • Hostellerie Berard et Spa La Cadière-d'Azur, Provence 40 rooms from £101

      Restaurant  -  Michelin-star.
      Spa breaks
      Spa  -  Aroma spa with wide range of therapies and treatments
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      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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    • Le Clos de L'ours Cotignac, Provence 7 rooms from £130

      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.
      Full of character
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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      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 the products in the evening by the pool. See More

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    • Chateau des Fines Roches Chateauneuf du Pape 11 rooms from £141

      Total relaxation  -  A peaceful chateau in an excellent wine region. Sit back and take in the views whilst sipping on a regional tipple.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon or the Antique Theatre in Orange.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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      An impressive chateau overlooking endless stretches of vineyards. Elegant, well-proportioned, rooms are classically styled with cast iron beds, bold colours and large arched windows. Spend days cycling through the countryside or sipping on excellent regional wines. The perfect rural spot to unwind. See More

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    • Le Clos Saint Saourde Beaumes de Venise, Provence 5 rooms from £152

      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
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      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays, Fodors

      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. See More

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    • Domaine de Fontenille Lauris, Provence 17 rooms from £165

      Local exploring  -  Ideally placed for exploring the stunning surrounding vineyards and hills, as well as nearby Aix on Provence.
      Honeymoons  -  An intimate romantic honeymoon spot, with Michelin star food and indulgent interiors, in the Luberon hills.
      Great walks  -  Walk along the stunning Rousillon Ochre Trail or hike to the foothills of Montagne Sainte Victoire.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the picturesque hilltop village of Gordes and soak up the unique views.
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      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Great Small Hotels , Tablet

      Domaine de Fontenille is a superb hotel nestled amidst the vines in the stunning Luberon Valley. The beautifully reimagined 18th century house features elegant rooms with stylish, classical decor. The two excellent restaurants are headed up by michelin star chef Jérôme Faure. A Provençal gem. See More

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    • Le Chateau des Demoiselles Provence 5 rooms from £174

      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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      This chateau, accompanied by its 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. 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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    • Domaine les Roullets Oppède, Provence 6 rooms from £200

      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
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      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith

      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. See More

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    • Chateau Talaud Loriol du Comtat, Provence 5 rooms from £247

      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.
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      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      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. See More

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    • La Bastide de Marie Ménerbes, Provence 14 rooms from £302

      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.
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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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    • Villa Baulieu Aix-en-Provence 11 rooms from £278

      Views  -  Outstanding views over the surrounding parkland
      Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal
      Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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      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. See More

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    • Domaine de la Coquillade Provence 63 rooms from £260

      Spa  -  1500 m² Spa
      Restaurant  -  Le Gourmet restaurant has one michelin star, Le Bistrot serves Gastro-Pub cuisine and Il Ristorante serves Italian specialities
      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)
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      Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

      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. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 12th January 2022