Provence can be loved for many reasons: charming towns and colourful villages, delicious food and the unforgettable taste of rosé, happy people and laid-back lifestyle. There are also a variety of luxury boutique hotels, that impress with their traditional Provençal style, gourmand restaurants and a wide choice of experiences.
Hotel Crillon le Brave
Namesake as the village it is located in, Hotel Crillon le Brave
is set in a historical complex of the 17th and 18th centuries houses. This prestigious boutique hotel offers 27 rustic bedrooms and 7 spacious suites. There is also a separate village house, Sousto, which is perfect for smaller families. Guests staying at Hotel Crillon le Brave can indulge in delicious cuisine at Restaurant Jérôme Blanchet. For lighter meals, there is the cozy Bistrot 40K, and guests can enjoy their meails indoors or outdoors, on a beautiful terrace with amazing views. The hotel also has a heated outdoor swimming pool, three treatment rooms, an authentic boules court and a nearby tennis court. Some of the top things to do outside the hotel include walking or cycling and experiencing the beautiful villages, searching for unique antiques or paintings in l’Isle sur la Sorgue or Aix en Provence markets, exploring other Provençal cities by car.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa
Located in picturesque Vence, Château Saint-Martin & Spa
seduces with its beautiful gardens, terraces and unforgettable views. This luxury boutique hotel in Provence offers classic and light rooms, suites and signatures suites. For those who want more space and privacy, the hotel has prestigious villas. The hotel guests are invited at Le Saint-Martin Restaurant, where they can enjoy delicious foods, created by Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois
, who also works as an Executive Chef at the sister hotel in Courchevel
. The hotel also has a charming summer restaurant L'Oliveraie, offering pizzas, meats, fish and refreshing salads. There are also two bars: an elegant Le Rossini and a Pool Bar. Wellness facilities include an award-winning Spa Saint-Martin Sisley, gym, yoga and meditation classes. When it comes to outdoor activities, the hotel is a perfectly-places base for hiking and trekking, mountain biking, horse riding, water skiing, sailing, diving, golf or Rally driving.
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
Being close to the French Riviera, Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
is a luxury five star property, offering the best luxury can provide. The territory of the resort is truly eye-cathing: fragrant gardens, inspiring hill views and authentic yet modern resort facilities don't frustrate anyone. The hotel features comfortable suites and luxury villas, which some of them have a private pool or Jacuzzi. Dining at this magical resort in Provence is also memorable: the hotel has a 1 Michelin star restaurant La Faventia, where guests can enjoy contemporary French cuisine. There is also Le Gaudina, a laid-back place, ideal for lunch or a snack. Another perfect spot for lunch is Les Caroubiers, the Club House restaurant and bar lounge, which overlooks the golf course. The resort offers many acitivities: exclusive spa services, golf, biking, excurssions by buggy, gliding, panoramic flights by helicopter, excursions by boat and many more. For more information about the resort, read the interview with Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort Sales Manager Jennifer Ripoll
Le Mas de Pierre
Another inviting property set in Vence, Le Mas de Pierre
is a true epitome of Provençal beauty and charm. Authentic architecture, romantic views, beautiful gardens with flowering plants and hundred-year-old olive trees are the highlights that the hotel guests love most. This luxury boutique hotel offers 54 rooms, suites and apartments rich with Provencal colours and traditional style. La Table de Pierre is the hotel's main restaurant, managed by the Head Chef Emmanuel Lehrer, who skillfully prepares Provence's most famous dishes in a creative way. Le Mas de Pierre is a perfect retreat for spa lovers as the wellness facilities include a heated musical pool, sauna, hammam, massage salons with Payot
facial treatments and massages from all over the world.
Hotel la Coquillade
Surrounded by fragrant vineyards, this is the place in Provence that must be experienced by everyone who is this region's lover. Owned by a Swiss couple, Hotel la Coquillade offers rustic yet chic and sleek accommodations with all the latest technologies. The Restaurant Gourmet Coquillade, managed by Chef Christophe Renaud, offers dishes, made from the ingredients grown at the domain or provided from the regional suppliers. The hotel also has a wellness area with an indoor pool, treatment rooms, sauna, hammam and a multi-sensory shower. The hotel has an on-site Aureto winery, where guests can be introduced to Aureto wines and the technology how they are made. You will never be bored while staying at this luxury hotel in Provence because of a wide range of activities it offers: pool area, mountain bike track, table tennis table, baby football, tennis, pétanque, botanical trail, fitness trail, power walking, hiking, jogging, cycling, vintage car hire, children's play area and pool. The hotel is also ideally placed for exploring Roussillon, Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin and the town of Avignon.