Great hotels in Provence


Periodically we get mail from readers who want advice on special places to stay in France. Therefore, we have made ​​a small list of accommodations with the little extra. Above you can see the castle Château de Fayence lying on a cliff above the town Trigance.

Château du Grand Jardin

An old mansion, later expanded into a magnificent castle, located right off Valensole, is now a bed and breakfast. From the castle, one has a nice view of a beautifully constructed garden and surroundings.

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On top of a cliff above the small village of Trigance is a real Middle Aged castle converted into a hotel with 10 rooms and a restaurant. From the castle there is a wonderful view of Trigance and the surrounding areas. It is possible to have lunch or dinner in the restaurant also for those not staying at the hotel

Le Château des Alpilles

Outside St-Remy-de-Provence lies Château des Alpilles in tranquil gardens. The main building and farm building has been converted into a hotel and it has a very nice restaurant in the main building.

Château St. Martin

In the hills behind Vence is Château St. Martin, lies a luxury hotel and spa built in the ancient ruins from the 1200s. In the fashionable premises one has all the luxury you could wish for, including a restaurant with two stars in the Michelin guide – Le Saint Martin.

La Bastide de Boulbon

In the small village of Boulbon they have rebuilt a mansion from the 1800’s into a luxurious modern hotel, with swimming pool andrestaurant in beautiful surroundings.

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Winery, hotel and a well renowned restaurant – all to make the stay a pleasure at Château Berne. The hotel is beautifully situated in its own vineyards and arranges wine tastings and cooking classes for guests.

Hostellerie Berard

In the charming little Middle Aged town of La Cadière d’ Azur several buildings are in the city center, including an old monastery, linked to a hotel with just over 40 rooms with a courtyard in the middle. There is a separate spa attached to the hotel and they arrange cooking classes and wine tastings for guests.

Le Riboto de Taven

The guest house La Riboto de Taven is lying at the foot of a cliff just outside the city of Les Baux de Provence, and several of the rooms are carved into the rock. Besides the ability to stay in these cave-like rooms, the guest house has a wonderful restaurant and a nice view of Les Baux de Provence.