Every summer, both locals and visitors from around the world flock to vacation in the South of France, with most trips including a stop in picturesque Provence. There are myriad charming properties and hotels to stay at in this region, so we’re here with a few favorite properties to help you navigate. Read on for five of the most stunning hotels in Provence. And if you’re not headed to France any time soon, then they’ll provide some inspiration for summer dreaming!
Mas de Chabran
Nestled inside a vast French garden in the Provencal village of Maussane-les-Alpilles lies the gorgeous Mas de Chabran. Built in 1738, the grand estate was originally an oil mill before being renovated by a few of France’s most renowned architects.
Styled in a blend of modernity and authenticity, this luxury hotel features vaulted ceilings, original stonework, a smattering of fountains and basins, a heated pool lined with olive trees and a potager (or “vegetable garden”) for your picking pleasure. The property boasts eight spacious, impeccably designed bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to 16.
For an unforgettable Provencal holiday at the foot of the Massif des Alpilles, search no further.
The perfect blend of culture, heritage and nature in the heart of the Alpilles. A 16th-century farmhouse, an 18th-century manor, a couple of traditional Provencal homesteads and a villa together make up Baumanière. The domain also has 50 acres of gardens for wandering and three swimming pools with panoramic views that need to be seen to be believed.
There is no shortage of things to do here. Spend a night on the terrace learning about growing wine (the private cellar has over 50,000 bottles!), achieve ultimate relaxation at the Sisley spa or book a culinary workshop with the on-site chefs. Further refine your palette at either of the property’s two restaurants, one of which boasts three Michelin stars. Knowledgeable hosts also offer a selection of curated itineraries to best explore the region.
With 54 luxuriously comfortable rooms, this hotel in Provence is as perfect for family vacations as it is for romantic getaways for two.
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Le Bastide de Gordes
One of the most stunning hotels in Provence. Perched atop a cliff in the beautiful, historic Luberon region, the views from Le Bastide de Gordes has fortunate visitors feeling like they’re floating between the earth and the sky.
Formerly a private residence, this stately property was carefully restored to preserve its authentic charm. Inside, portraits, decorative objects, furniture and the dry stone architecture itself invites patrons into the splendor of its 18th century past. A wealth of bedrooms and suites, as well as a villa, are on offer, as are multiple restaurants and bars and a prestigious Sisley spa.
Despite its luxury, the property is family-friendly and features a swimming pool, a game room and a “children’s program,” which offers activities such as treasure hunts, magic shows and outdoor movie showings.
61 Rue de la Combe, 84220 Gordes
Le Mas de Rose
For a stay in Provence that captures the essence of the region’s natural beauty, choose Le Domaine de La Rose. Situated within a 60-acre park filled with lavender and olive and pine trees, the 17th-century hotel’s landscape views seem to stretch on infinitely. Its elegant architecture and chosen decor seamlessly harmonize with the surrounding nature—think wood elements, patinas, shades of soft beige and dry-stone terraces.
A variety of room styles on offer will suit any need, and the property’s gourmet restaurant serves organic, local fare, including fruits and vegetables straight from the property’s potager.
Although it’s known for being one of the most peaceful and charming stays in Provence, visitors can stay active with a tennis court, pétanque court, ping-pong and billiard tables, cycling routes and a swimming pool with a waterfall and a jacuzzi.
Route d’Eygalières, 13660 Orgon
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Le Mas de Poiriers
Meet Le Mas des Poiriers – My French Country Home Magazine’s July/August 2020 cover star! Situated on an island in the Rhone River near Avignon, this 18th-century farmhouse hotel spans a whopping 65 acres across working pear orchards. Along with its luxurious seclusion, the property features one of the most exquisite gardens in Provence, designed by famed landscape architect Dominique Lafourcade.
The authentic and splendidly decorated accommodation comprises a 13,000 square foot main house (with seven breathtaking bedrooms) and a guest house (sleeps two), as well as numerous communal living spaces. A chef and waitstaff are on-site for every meal, and for entertainment, there is a pool, a tennis court and an exciting variety of activities and local excursions available to book. As you can imagine, the property is also a wonderful wedding venue!
The epitome of seclusion and luxury, it’s easy to see why people (including the Obamas, no less) clamor to fulfill their dreams of the perfect French countryside escape here.
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