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“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”

“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”

Hotel Review

This handsome C18th chateau, situated in the medieval Provencal village of Mazan, has some unexpected surprises. The interior is refreshingly simple and understated for a building of this stature. The feel is charmingly unpretentious with quirky artefacts, exotic textiles and several theatrically dressed mannequins in the corridors that could startle or humour guests. Rooms are light, spacious, uncluttered yet comfortable, with modern bathrooms, some with roll top tubs. Delicious gourmet food is served by informal staff in two adjoining dining rooms with lofty, 5 metre high ceilings. Prior to becoming a hotel, this stately was once occupied by the army, temporarily became a Jesuit school, later a retirement home, however, most intriguing is that it was also the home of the notorious Marquis de Sade. Now owned by a French family, it’s managed warmly by the affable son Frédéric Lhermie whose mother rescued the place from virtual ruin in 2002.
Recommended for
  • Families
  • Weddings
  • Total relaxation
  • Country Escape
  • Groups
  • Foodies
  • Active Holiday
 

Written by Laura Campbell

Recommended For

  • Families
  • Weddings
  • Sights nearby
  • Only 30 mins from Avignon and L'Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Great walks
  • Situated at the foot of Mont Ventoux
  • Trekking
  • Ballooning
  • Total relaxation
  • Country Escape
  • Local markets
  • Tennis
  • Groups
  • Foodies
  • Active Holiday
  • Wine tasting
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Some rooms and suites have hot tub bath tubs
  • Historic
  • The building dates back to 1720
  • Free wifi
  • Free wifi in public areas
  • Restaurant
  • Great wine list
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Owner managed
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Chic
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Exclusive use

Facilities

  • Private Hot Tub
  • Some rooms and suites have hot tub bath tubs
  • Suites
  • The suite has its own large private terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Free wifi in public areas
  • Restaurant
  • Great wine list
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Bicycles available
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Meeting Room
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Child friendly
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Disabled access
  • Satellite / Cable TV

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Only 30 mins from Avignon and L'Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Great walks
  • Situated at the foot of Mont Ventoux
  • Ballooning
  • Trekking
  • Climbing
  • Local markets
  • Wine tasting
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Golf

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