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Where to Stay

Hôtel Jules César, Arles
Financial Times
"Designer Christian Lacroix has created a ‘dashingly camp’ hotel in his home city,"  writes the FT about the stylish renov ...
Mas de l'Amarine, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Vogue
A Vogue pick for a chic affordable hotel in Provence. "Formerly the home of French painer Toger Bezombes, Mas de l'Amarine, a handsome stone ...
Domaine de la Baume, Tourtour
Tatler, Vogue, Financial Times
"Quintessential Provence's new hotel destination," declares travel guru Sophy Roberts about Domaine de la Baume, a chic house-hotel by ...
La Coquillade, Luberon, Gargas
Tatler
"This is the place to park yourself on the terrace with a glass of crisp rose, gazing out over the Luberon and gulping in lavender-perfumed air, ...
La Maison d'Aix, Aix-en-Provence
Our Friends
"This four-room hideaway is the kind you might wish for in every tourist-worthy town. Though it is in the heart of the historic center, it is sm ...
La Bastide de Marie, Ménerbes
Financial Times
The perfect little Provencal hotel, set in vineyards surrounded by beautiful countryside.  In July 2012, the FT announced the launch of La Bas ...
Las Mas de Peint, Le Sambuc, Camargue, Arles
British Harper's Bazaar, British Harper's Bazaar
Great spot for a riding holiday [horses], in Provence.  Harper's Bazaar calls Las Mas de Peint, "one of the loveliest hotels in the South of F ...
Hotel Crillon de Brave, Vaucluse
Our Friends
"Hotel Crillon le Brave is a charming Vaucluse hotel set among the vineyards and peaceful villages east of Avignon. The stylish design of this bout ...
Le Prieuré, Avignon, Villeneuve
British Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar sanctuary pick, "best for monastic tranquility." Former convent in Avignon (the papacy was there in the 14th century) converte ...
Le Mas de la Rose, Orgon
Our Friends
"Le Mas de la Rose’s 17th-century cluster of former farm buildings sits high on a hillside, surrounded by olive and pine trees and aromatic l ...
Jardins Secrets, Nimes
Vogue, Tatler
Vogue calls Jardins Secrets in Nimes, "one of the most romantic small hotels in the South of France." Tatler says this stylish, somewhat &q ...
Le Couvent des Minimes, Man-en-Provence
Town and Country, Town and Country
Posh hotel with 46 rooms and a spa in Provence, converted from a former monastery once used as the center of naturalist studies for Louis XIV's p ...
Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus, Arles
Financial Times
The Financial Times writes, "Arles is a fiery, erotic, fascinating town with a lot of edge. 'Little Rome', as some call it, claims to have France&r ...
Le Grand Banc, Luberon
British Harper's Bazaar
Good spot for a blow-out party in Provence.  "Le Grand Banc is a remote hamlet, high up in true Provence, with unspoilt views over vast skies ...
Chateau de Massillan, Uchaux
Tatler
"Notting Hill in Provence" is how Tatler describes this "shabby chic" castle.    Brilliant interior design and a drea ...
L'Hotel Particulier, Arles
Tatler
Stylish, laid-back hotel in the 18th century home of Baron de Chartrouse. Its magnificent courtyard with Moroccan lanterns and a pool is the perfect han ...
La Bastide de Moustiers, Moustiers Sainte-Marie
Tatler
Classic Provencal bastide owned by Alain Ducasse.  All of the rooms are named after local produce.  As you might imagine, the food is ama ...
La Maison de Blauzac, Uzès, close to
Tatler
The "perfect little secret," says Tatler.  Charming B&B, stylishly outfitted with an updated Provencal look incorporating North Af ...
La Maison du Village, Saint Rémy de Provence
Tatler
Five bedroom townhouse in Saint Rémy, the swankiest market town in Provence. Tatler says this hotel is popular with bohos, young couples and week ...
Oustau de Baumaniere, Les-Baux-de-Provence
Tatler
Beautiful, "old school" hotel in Provence consisting of three farmhouses, a pool, and an outstanding restaurant (2 Michelin stars). Queen ...
Domaine des Andéols, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Tatler, Town and Country
The "hippest, hottest" in Provence, writes Tatler about Domaine des Andeois. Part of the Alain Ducasse hotel group, it's highly stylish yet do ...
Hotel le Pigonnet, Aix
Town and Country
Town & Country's pick. Supposedly Cezanne set up his easel in the hotel's garden.  Not too long ago enovated, with a pool. ...
La Villa Gallici, Aix en Provence
Tatler, Town and Country
The "grande dame" of Aix, a 17th century Tuscan-inspired villa, perched high above the city.  Think  "Room with a View," s ...
La Maison du Paradou, Le Paradou
Tatler
"One of Provence's hottest spots," remarks Tatler about La Maison du Paradou. Impressive art collection, pool, English speaking.  No rest ...

Where to Eat

Le Traiteur, Uzes, Sanilhac-Sagres, Languedoc border
Financial Times
Excellent little restaurant in a picturesque setting, just outside Uzes. Many of Uzes's restaurants in the charming town's centre are touristy, but ...
Le Vivier, Luberon, L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Our Friends
"A Michelin-star restaurant that had both critics and food bloggers buzzing," writes The New York Times about Le Vivier in L'isle-sur-la-Sorgu ...
Restaurant Cesar, Luberon, Bonnieux
Our Friends
"For a more traditional lunch [in the Luberon], try the Restaurant César at the Hôtel César in Bonnieux. Time seems to have sto ...
Les Délices de Charlotte, Luberon, Ménerbes
Our Friends
"One of the simplest meals [in Northern Provence] was in Ménerbes, the town that Peter Mayle ("A Year in Provence") made famo ...
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