The perfect destination for art lovers and food lovers.
Impressionists have shaped the romance of Provence and the French Riviera.
They were drawn to the unique light and vibrant landscapes. Today, you can immerge yourself in their paintings and the landscapes made of sunshine, vineyards, pastel shutters, lavender and sunflower fields, medieval villages, winding roads and olive orchards.
From Aix, admire the mighty Sainte Victoire mountain that fascinated Paul Cézanne to the point of obsession.
Have lunch in a Derain painting in the sea side resort of Cassis.
Explore world famous museums: Matisse Chapel du Rosaire in Vence, the Maeght Foundation, Vallauris, Picasso’s famous chapel where he painted “War & Peace”, Museum Nicolas de Stael, Chagal and Matisse Museum….to name a few.
Cheese & wine Masterclass in Vence
Discover the best cheese and wines with a cheese expert.
Thomas managed the cheese counter at Harrods in London, ran a cheese shop in New Zealand and worked for Androuët.
He now runs his own cheese shop, Fromagerie Métin, in Vence. He will take you on a voyage through the cheese regions of France, using perfectly-aged specimens to illustrate his points. He will also select the ideal wine to accompany each carefully chosen cheese.
Shop at the markets
With one of our guides, explore colorful open-air market like a local.
Snack on, while you shop and enjoy olives, fresh bread, cheese, Cavaillon melon and local cold cuts.
Buy special treats, to take home, such as olive tapenade in Cannes’ Marché Forville.
Hike along the French Riviera coast
The Riviera’s coastal path is breathtaking and hides surprises. With your expert guide, follow the trail that meanders along the Mediterranean shoreline. Discover secret beaches near Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, swim in the tiniest turquoise coves and eat figs from the trees.
Go Truffle Hunting with a dog
Go behind the scenes of the world’s most secretive business and most expensive natural food produce. Learn how truffles are cultivated and how truffle dogs are trained and then hunt for the elusive “black gold” with professional hunters and taste truffle delicacies…
OUR FAVORITE HOTELS
4-star hotel – Nice
Abutting a cliff overlooking the city and the sea, this sophisticated hotel is a minute’s walk from the beach, and a 6-minute walk from the Cours Saleya markets in downtown Nice.
Bright rooms with modern, Mediterranean-style accents offer marble bathrooms, plus limited free Internet, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms add terraces or balconies with sea or garden views, while suites add living areas. Room service is offered.
Complimentary breakfast is served in a refined restaurant that has a bar and a terrace. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna, as well as a sundeck and a fitness room.
La Reserve de Beaulieu Hotel & Spa
5-star hotel – Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Originally built in 1880, this palatial seaside hotel with a spa is 9.3 km from downtown Nice and 15.8 km from Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur.
Plush rooms with refined furnishings offer minibars, plus flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and Bose stereo systems. Upgraded rooms add sea-view balconies. Suites provide separate living areas, and apartments have ornate interiors, work areas and/or bars. Room service is available.
The spa offers 10 treatment cabins, a Jacuzzi, a hammam and a fitness room. There’s also an outdoor pool with a restaurant and bar. Other amenities include an acclaimed restaurant, an elegant bar and an airy lounge with a fireplace.
5-star hotel – Cannes
Overlooking the sea, a 2-minute walk from the beach, this landmark luxury hotel is also 4 minutes from the La Croisette Casino Barrière and 1 km from the Musée de la Castre in historic downtown Cannes.
Plush rooms feature chic en suite bathrooms with showers or tubs, plus minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some suites add sea-view balconies. There are also 2 luxe penthouse suites with butler service.
Dining options include a gourmet French restaurant with a bar, and a stylish eatery with a terrace. Other amenities include a posh spa, an outdoor pool and a private beach, as well as a fitness center and a private projection room.
5-star hotel – Monaco
In a landmark building built in 1899, this sophisticated seafront hotel is 8 km from the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco and 7 km from Èze, a quaint hilltop village.
Refined rooms come with plush en suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, sofas and desks. Most feature balconies or terraces with sea and garden views; some have kitchenettes. Room service is offered.
Breakfast and parking are free. There’s an acclaimed restaurant by Patrick Raingeard. Other amenities include a private beach, and a saltwater infinity pool with a hot tub and a sundeck, as well as a spa offering a sauna, an indoor pool and a hammam. There’s also a fitness room overlooking the sea.
Chateau St Martin
5-star hotel – Vence
A 3-km drive from Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, a church designed by Henri Matisse, this upscale seasonal hotel set in a hilltop chateau is 11.7 km from the Musée Renoir.
Plush rooms with country-chic decor and scenic views offer marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites have lounges and balconies/terraces, many with distant sea views; upgraded suites add extra bedrooms. Secluded 1- to 3-bedroom villas are also available (minimum-stay rules may apply).
Amenities include an oak-paneled bar, a fine-dining restaurant with a terrace, an outdoor grill and a posh spa, plus a pool, tennis courts and access to a private beach.
5-star hotel – Gargas
Surrounded by vineyards, this upscale hotel in a stone building is 8 km from the ruins of Château de Lacoste, 4 km from the Ochre Trail and 11 km from Bonnieux.
Serene rooms feature exposed stone walls and wood beams. All rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and Nespresso machines, plus patios or balconies. Suites add living rooms. Upgraded suites feature whirlpool tubs; some have saunas or steam rooms, and there’s 1 with a private pool.
Amenities include 3 restaurants, 3 lounge/bars, and a spa with an indoor pool, a sauna and a hammam. There are also 2 outdoor pools, a tennis court, a mountain bike track and a kids’ play area.
Chateau La Robéyère
3-star hotel – Embrun
This refined hotel in an elegant 18th-century manor house lies 7.7 miles from Serre-Ponçon Lake and 7.3 miles from the ski resort of Les Orres.
Rooms are individually decorated in an airy, classic style. All have valley and mountain views, plus flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
There’s an indoor swimming pool, a terrace and wedding/function space. The property also has a restaurant in the vaulted former stables, plus monthly jazz nights. A spa offers wellness treatments, steam baths and a sunbathing area with views of the valley.
5-star hotel – Biot
Set in a 13-hectare park, this modern resort hotel is 7 km from Mougins Golf Club, 9.2 km from Antibes and 15.7 km from Cannes.
The airy rooms and suites with contemporary touches come with free Wi-Fi and refreshments, plus flat-screen TVs and work desks; some also add private terraces. Suites add siting areas.
Breakfast (fee) is served in the elegant restaurant or on the poolside terrace. Other amenities include 2 pools, a spa, an exercise room, 20 tennis courts and 4 padel courts, plus a lounge/bar where afternoon tea is served. Electric bike rentals are available for a surcharge.
Hotel La Mirande
5-star hotel – Avignon
A 2-minute walk from the Palais des Papes, this elegant hotel in a grand mansion is a 4-minute walk from the Musée Du Petit Palais and 7-minutes’ walk from the Pont d’Avignon.
High-end rooms offer classic, country-style decor and original 18th-century features. All come with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi; most have palace views. Some feature terraces. An opulent suite adds chandeliers and plush, antique-style furnishings.
A breakfast buffet (fee) is served in a refined dining room. The classic restaurant offers fine dining and cooking classes (surcharge). There’s also a charming courtyard and garden.
Hotel Le Prieure
5-star hotel – Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
A 6-minute walk from the Aiguille du Midi cable car stop and 10-minutes’ walk from the Brévent cable car, this chalet-style hotel is also 4.2 km from the Golf De Chamonix.
The casual, wood-paneled rooms feature free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, tea kettles and private bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies with views of Mont Blanc.
There’s an informal restaurant, plus a lounge with a piano. Other amenities include ski rentals, a hot tub, a sauna, massage services (fee) and 4 meeting rooms, as well as a seminar hall with space for up to 440 guests.
5-star hotel – Avignon
Set on a cobbled lane in the medieval city center, this luxe hotel is housed in a mansion built in 1580. It’s a 5-minute walk from the 12th-century ruins of Pont d’Avignon bridge, a 6-minute walk from the Palais des Papes and a 14-minute walk from Gare D’Avignon Centre train station.
Elegant rooms are furnished with antiques. All rooms come with WiFi, satellite TV and minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites add living areas and marble bathrooms.
The fine-dining restaurant offers a contemporary take on classic French dishes. There’s also a plush lounge/bar and 7 meeting rooms. A breakfast buffet and parking are available (fee).
5-star hotel – Les Baux de Provence
On 20 hectares of parkland, amid picturesque hills in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, this upscale, family-run boutique hotel lies 1 km from the medieval Château des Baux de Provence and village, and 16 km from the A54 autoroute.
Featuring designer furnishings and mosaic or marble bathrooms, the refined rooms offer hill views, sitting areas and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemakers, flat-screens and Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add terraces; suites provide separate lounges.
There are 2 acclaimed restaurants (1 with a terrace), plus a premium wine cellar, a spa and 3 outdoor pools. Lawn games, tennis and cooking classes are available.
Le Couvent Des Minimes
5-star hotel – Mane
Set in a former convent dating to 1613, this luxe spa hotel is a 7-minute walk from Mane village center and 1.4 km from Salagon musée et jardins.
The elegant rooms are individually decorated and feature free WiFi, TVs, minibars and DVD players, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add lounge areas, while some have 2 bedrooms and/or separate living rooms.
There’s a fine-dining restaurant, a bistro with a terrace, a wine bar and a library. Other amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool, a tennis court and gardens, plus a spa with 6 treatment rooms, a hammam and an indoor pool. There’s also event space (including a church).
Hotel Villa Gallici
5-star hotel – Aix-en-Provence
Set on a secluded lane in a residential area, this opulent hotel in an elegant villa is a 9-minute walk from the Atelier de Cézanne museum and 900 meters from the daily markets at Place des Prêcheurs.
Plush, antiques-filled rooms with marble bathrooms are traditionally decorated and feature garden views, minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Internet access; some have balconies. Romantic suites feature separate living areas and private gardens or terraces.
There’s an elegant fine-dining restaurant with patio seating, as well as a wine cellar, an outdoor pool, a lounge and a luxe spa.
Hotel Le Pigonnet
5-star hotel – Aix-en-Provence
Set on 1.5 hectares of landscaped gardens, this posh hotel in an 18th-century manor house is an 11-minute walk from Gare d’Aix-en-Provence train station and 5 km from the Musée Granet.
The sophisticated rooms (some with courtyard views) offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add balconies, while suites come with private terraces. A 1-bedroom villa has a living area with a pull-out sofa. Room service is available.
An upscale restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, and there’s a cozy wood-paneled bar. Other amenities include a spa with a sauna and a hammam, plus an exercise room, a seasonal outdoor lounge/bar and an outdoor pool.
Hotel La Bastide de Gordes
5-star hotel – Gordes
Set amid 12th-century fortifications in a hilltop village, this plush, seasonal spa hotel offers views of the valley and mountains of Parc naturel régional du Luberon. It’s a 2-minute walk from the Château de Gordes and 18 km from Cavaillon train station.
Refined rooms with ornate furnishings feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; most have valley and mountain views. Airy suites add sitting areas with sofas; some have living and dressing rooms, and/or free-standing tubs.
A chic spa has an indoor pool, a hammam and a gym. There are 3 dining options, including an acclaimed restaurant with a wine cellar.
Hotel Le Mas des Herbes Blanches
5-star hotel – Joucas
A former Provençal farmhouse located 5 miles from Gordes and 28 miles from Avignon, Mas des Herbes Blanches features a heated seasonal outdoor pool, a spa and bar.
Individually decorated, the en suite rooms, suites and apartment at Mas des Herbes Blanches include air-conditioning and individual heating. The guest can also enjoy a balcony.
With stunning views of the Lubéron Valley, the restaurant serves gourmet cuisine. The hotel also has a spa which includes a hot tub, hammam, sauna, fitness room and massages.
Hotel Les Bories
5-star hotel – Gordes
Located just 1,149 feet from the centre of Gordes, Hotel Les Bories & Spa is set in an 8-hectare estate of olive trees, cypresses, oaks and lavender. The property offers an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and panoramic views of the Luberon.
All the air-conditioned guest rooms and suites feature a private terrace. Guests have access to the The Maison d’Ennea spa, which features an indoor heated pool, a training pool with a counter-current, a hot tub, a sauna, a hamman and a fitness room.
The Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant and bistrot offer meals made by chef Gregory Mirer using seasonal local produce.
Hotel Mas De Peint
5-star hotel – Le Sambuc
Set in an unrivalled 550-hectare area, the Mas de Peint welcomes you in the heart of the Camargue.
The guest rooms and suites of this 18th-century charming dwelling invite you to relax and live to the rhythm of the nature. They all boast an authentic decor.
Take a nap by the beautiful outdoor swimming pool of the Mas de Peint. Stroll in the property, laze by the fireplace or enjoy oil massages to feel relaxed and spoiled.
Taste traditional cuisine in the warm and family atmosphere of the hotel’s restaurant, then fully discover the local traditions and landscapes.
Hotel Crillon le Brave
4-star hotel – Crillon-le-Brave
Hotel Crillon le Brave is a relaxed and informal refuge where you can enjoy all of the simple pleasures of Provence. Located about 25 miles northeast of Avignon, this hotel is perched on top of a tiny hill village surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The views from the rooms, terraces and gardens are stunning.
The hotel occupies much of the old historic centre of Crillon le Brave and all rooms and suites are located in eight old village houses that are connected by bridges, alleyways and hidden courtyards. Each of the renovated houses has its own charm and character that reflect the rich history of the village.
Hotel Château Des Alpilles
5-star hotel – Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Boasting a swimming pool, Hotel Château des Alpilles welcomes you in a luxury setting. It is set in a 19th-century mansion in the heart of a century-old park.
Château des Alpilles offers various accommodation spaces: stay in a room in the castle, in a suite in the Mas du Cyprès country-house or in one of the little houses set in the park. All the rooms feature a luxury decor combining tradition and modernity.
The hotel’s restaurant serves delightful cuisine with typical specialties from Provence.
Hostellerie De L’abbaye De La Celle
5-star hotel – Brignoles
Hostellerie de L’abbaye de La Celle, an Alain Ducase’s charming inns, is located on the site of a royal Abbey in the heart of the Coteaux Varois vineyards. It has a restaurant, bar and an outdoor swimming pool.
All of the rooms and suites at Hostellerie de L’abbaye de La Celle are air-conditioned and elegantly decorated.
Hostellerie de L’abbaye de La Celle is a charming 10-room country inn that offers a shady outdoor terrace and lovely views of the surrounding area.
Château de Berne
5-star hotel – Lorgues
Set within a 491 hectare forest, Château de Berne is located in the heart of the Provence Vineyard Region. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and gastronomic restaurant.
Decorated elegantly, all air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony with garden views.
The gastronomic-style restaurant serves creative cuisine, prepared with local and homegrown produce. Another dining area, Le Bistrot, offers lighter options and guests can enjoy a drink in the bar.
Hotel L’ Estelle en Camargue
5-star hotel – Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
This hotel-restaurant is located in Saintes-Maries de la Mer just 3 kilometres from the Sea and features an outdoor swimming pool and elegant guest accommodation.
All guest-rooms are air-conditioned and heated and equipped with modern en suite facilities.
Inside l’Estelle en Camargue, enjoy gourmet cuisine in the on-site restaurant Le Petit Gourmet or have an aperitif in its piano bar or on the outside terrace.
Hotel La Bastide de Marie
4-star hotel – Ménerbes
La Bastide de Marie is located in the Luberon Regional Park in south-east France. The 18th-century hotel building is surrounded by 15 hectares of vineyard and offers antique furnished accommodation. There are 2 swimming pools on site.
The hotel has a rustic and luxurious feel and each room is individually decorated.La Bastide de Marie has a garden, a bar, restaurant and a spa which offers massages and body treatments.
Many activities in the surrounding countryside can be organized by la Bastide and, at the hotel, guests can enjoy cooking courses, wine tasting and tours of the vineyard.
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