Traveling in the South of France is to rediscover the simple pleasures of life. The richness of its land is shared between the discovery of gourmet specialties, tasting the region's wines, cultural visits, cycling in the heart of nature, and lounging on the beach. Here, everything encourages you to relax. With this signature itinerary, Relais & Châteaux offers you an unforgettable experience under the Mediterranean sun sweetened with benefits.
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Hotel and restaurant in a park. It is the very heart of the Côte d’Azur that beats at Domaine du Mas de Pierre, a luxury resort located in the emblematic and picturesque village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence in the South of France. In this exclusive corner of paradise, spread over eight hectares of greenery, nine contemporary bastides clad in natural stone welcome you into an enchanting setting abound with Mediterranean gardens. The 76 spacious rooms and suites of this luminous hotel, with its generous openings, harmonise magnificently with the Provençal and eco-responsible soul of this peaceful haven. It is a quality that extends as much to the 2,000 square metre spa replete with panoramic views of the surrounding hills as to the Table de Pierre gourmet restaurant and the Lis Orto bistro helmed by chef Emmanuel Lehrer. Ideal for a family stay or a weekend of relaxation at the spa, this wonderful abode also boasts a fantastic lagoon pool with a sandy bottom, as well as a vast array of activities that will delight young and old alike. ... Learn moreless
Bruno Oger left the kitchen of a palace hotel in Cannes and the hustle and bustle of the Croisette to move to the calm of Villa Archange and its shady courtyard in Le Cannet. This 18th century Provencal building, which has been masterly refurbished and tastefully decorated, reflects the sensitivity of...Read More less
Unveiled close to the Saint-Paul "artists" village in 1964, the Maeght Foundation is an extraordinary place for exhibiting modern and contemporary art. In the heart of the vast aerial building designed by Catalan architect Josep Lluis Sert and its adjoining gardens; Aimé and Marguerite Maeght have assembled...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Nestled in a six-hectare estate, only 300 m from the sea and surrounded by organic vineyards and Provençal countryside, Château de Valmer is a former family guest house which has, over time, been converted into a luxury hotel. Owners of the property since 1946, the Rocchietta-Montloin family has spent a lifetime cultivating the art of hospitality. Guests can enjoy chic and cosy rooms, tree houses, private residences, and a Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant whose cuisine is inspired by the estate's own organically grown produce. An invitation to relax and unwind, guests can take a path lined with majestic palm trees to bask on a private beach facing the Îles d'Hyères or pamper themselves in the large heated outdoor swimming pool and splendid spa that opens out to the park. ... Learn moreless
Gigaro beach is quite possibly the ideal place to introduce your children to the art of standup paddleboarding. In clear water, sheltered from the winds, along a strip of sand bordered by maritime pines, we glide along, standing on a board, in search of new sensations. This practice, which originated...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. On the French Riviera, near Lavandou, this large Tuscan-style villa shines out against the magical background of the Mediterranean Sea. Imbued with charm, the Club de Cavalière exposes its ochre arcades and fragrant vegetation to the sun. Nestled among maritime pines, bougainvilleas and exotic gardens, the hotel is bordered by its own private beach of fine sand overlooking the Levant islands and has an array of sumptuous rooms and suites, and villas with patios right on the sand. This is the perfect place for a truly refreshing break. The restaurant features the flavours of southern cuisine, in the shade of mulberry trees and overlooks the magnificent bay of Cavalière. ... Learn moreless
A former island now attached to the coast, the Giens peninsula offers an astonishing natural setting. Two huge strips of sand stretch along the coast: the first is open to winds for windsurfing and kite surfing specialists; the second is popular with families - here you can walk up to 200 feet out from...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Paul Cézanne missed Aix terribly whenever he left, and never ceased to be inspired by its beauty. Many after him succumbed to the charm of this town and the ambience of this Florentine residence. The rooms are sumptuously decorated, and open onto a private garden filled with the fragrance of lavender. The cuisine pays tribute to Provence with dishes like sautéed loin of lamb and aubergine caviar with olives, black garlic sauce and fried basil. Try the famous local speciality of Calisson, sweets flavoured with melon and orange. Villa Gallici offers a special “Cézanne package”, which includes a visit to the painter’s studio. ... Learn moreless
Master of kinetic art, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) built his Foundation on the hills north of Aix-en-Provence in 1976. With this avant-garde institution, the Franco-Hungarian artist wished to create an interaction between the general public and contemporary art. The building’s architectonic design is...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Located between Roussillon and Gordes, Le Phébus is a mas, steeped in history, where the rooms overlook the tranquil water of their private swimming pools. Rebuilt on remains dating back to the medieval knights of the Order of Malta, this is a jewel of a hotel and the perfect place to take shelter when the mistral wind blows across the garrigue. Its location is ideal to explore the Luberon, and the Carita Spa is the perfect place to relax with treatments based on lavender essential oils. In the restaurant, the traditional cuisine breathes new life into ancient Provencal recipes and offers a superb “soupe au pistou”, a regional vegetable soup with garlic and basil. ... Learn moreless
This is a small Provençal town, near Avignon, crossed by the river Sorgue. Its tiny bridges, maze of winding streets and antique water wheels give it the romantic old-world charm of the time when it was populated by weavers and dyers. Nowadays, it is known for its arts and crafts and boasts dozens of...Read More less
Gordes is one of the most beautiful villages in France, and its rock-coloured houses built into the limestone rock face, overlook the gentle Luberon landscape. I find the typical atmosphere of its castle and its tiny winding streets or ‘calades’ totally irresistible. Next door, the village of Les Bories...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. Countless generations of the Gleize family have looked after this 18th century post house. The balconies, the mosaiced walkways and the almond-green shutters are the work of Jany, the latest in the line. In the kitchen he reinvents the Provencal recipes of grandmother Gabrielle, with traditional flavours. Sweets are a tribute to Jany’s father, Pierre, a confectioner. Sample the delicious lavender honey ice cream served in it’s bee hive. A vegetable and a landscaped garden blend flowers, fruit and vegetables. Much more than simply a stopover, this is a voyage for the senses and a stepping stone to reaching perfect happiness. ... Learn moreless
The legend associated with these rocks dates back to the late 19th century. Local families still talk about these stones via hints, somewhat fearfully referring to the petrified monks wearing their frocks and pointed hoods. Beliefs are strong here and even the tour guides now mention the site by the...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.