When it comes to hotels in Provence, you could plan an entire itinerary around staying at beautiful hotels. These charming boutique properties and many of which are bed and breakfast-style, are delightful. You’ll find these stays in hilltop towns like Gordes to cities like Aix-en-Provence.
When it comes to exploring the countryside of Provence, there is a lot of ground to cover. While often shorten to “Provence,” the area is actually part of a larger region known as “Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur.” It is one of the most-visited parts of France — mostly known for the flowing lavender fields, charming villages, and riviera. The capital of the region is Marseilles, which is the largest city located along the Mediterranean.
For this guide to hotels in Provence, we’re focusing solely on the countryside locations. Looking at areas like the Luberon, Alpilles, Verdon, and Haute Provence. We’ll save the coastal hotels for another guide.
You’ll certainly need a car to explore this area and my recommendation is to travel slowly. There is a lot there to discover and often best experienced by not doing it all. Save something for next time, it will give you a reason to return!
For the amount of time in Provence, I feel that a week is sufficient to get a taste though you certainly could stay longer. One recommendation is to either pick a central location near the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and do day trips or split your stay into two locations further from each other.
Either way, you really can’t go too wrong in Provence. It is all beautiful for different reasons and truly one of the most charming parts of France to explore. Here are charming hotels in the countryside of Provence to consider for your stay.
Short on Time? Here Are My Top Picks for the Best Hotels in Provence:
- Le Château des Alpilles, for the best centrally located hotel
- La Bastide de Moustiers, for the best countryside hotel
- Hôtel Crillon le Brave, for the best luxury hotel
Charming Hotels in The Countryside of Provence, France
1. Hôtel Crillon le Brave (Mont Ventoux)
Hôtel Crillon le Brave may be the most sought-after address in Provence and for good reason. This five-star getaway in the heart of Vaucluse is luxury at its finest. It’s a hotel that perfectly matches its surroundings, giving it the feeling that it is part of the village you are in. With 16 rooms and 18 suites, they’ve used Provence linens and warm colors to decorate each of the rooms. The decor exudes relaxation and what better place to do than Provence. One highlight you can’t miss is their iconic pool with village views. Book the best rates here.
Address: Place de l’Eglise, 84410 Crillon-le-Brave, France
2. La Bastide de Moustiers (Moustiers-Sainte-Marie)
La Bastide de Moustiers is a charming home located in the heart of the Alpes de Haute region. It’s undeniably one of the most recognized stays in the area. And you may know it more so for its famed owner, Chef Alain Ducasse. The property is home to the 1-Michelin-starred restaurant that serves provenćal cuisine all sourced right from the hotel’s property. It’s one of those places you can stay and eat well. Book the best rates here.
Address: Chem. de Quinson, 04360 Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
3. Hotel d’Europe (Avignon)
Quite possibly one of the most charming towns in the area is that of Avignon. A medieval and wall town and right in it, a luxe hotel. Hotel d’Europe is housed inside a historic 16th-century building where you can easily walk to everything. At the hotel, don’t miss the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Vielle Fontaine. The cuisine is well-known here and offers a memorable meal. You’ll find the rooms and suites elevated with classic French luxury touches. Book the best rates here.
Address: 12 Pl. Crillon, 84000 Avignon, France
4. Le Château des Alpilles (Saint-Rémy-de-Provence)
My oh my, if one château didn’t exude Provencial luxury more than anywhere else, I don’t know. Right on the outskirts of a favorite town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, it’s incredibly restored Maison de Maître. Housing both the hotel and a renowned restaurant, you really can’t go wrong with a stay at Le Château des Alpilles. You’re centrally located as well when it comes to exploring the region. The 19th century-inspired rooms and suites are elevated and have that classic luxury touch to them. Plus, waking up amongst the towering trees and garden is something not to miss. Book the best rates here.
Address: 1392 Rte du Rougadou, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
5. Airelles Gordes, La Bastide (Gordes)
Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, this gem of a hotel is in the heart of the Luberon. Airelles Gordes is one of the most beautiful hotels, perched in the village of Gordes with views over the region. I’ve personally popped in here for the afternoon and since then, it has been at the top of my bucket list. From expansive suites and bedrooms, the hotel offers one of the most romantic getaways in Provence. You can stroll right into town for dinner and be sure to take advantage of the stunning pool! Book the best rates here.
Address: 61 Rue de la Combe, 84220 Gordes, France
6. Le Mas des Herbes Blanches (Joucas)
Close to the town of Gordes and a 28-mile drive from Avignon, Le Mas des Herbes Blanches serves up stunning views of the Luberon Valley. A Relais & Chateaux property, rest assured that quality and luxury are at their top here. The former Provencal farmhouse has been transformed into a stunning hotel that features a wonderful restaurant, seasonal pool, and grounds to explore. Book the best rates here.
Address: Rte de Murs, 84220 Joucas, France
7. Les Oliviers du Taulisson (Beaumont-du-Ventoux)
For those looking to embrace slow travel and start their days with postcard views, you’ll want to book a room at this B&B. A traditional ‘maison d’architecte’ is designed for an intimate stay, featuring three rooms right amongst the olive trees. When staying at Les Oliviers du Taulisson, it feels like you have your own personal holiday home that is right in the countryside of Provence. It’s a place to call home and enjoy the pleasures of Provence. Book the best rates here.
Address: 1205 Route des Valettes, 84340 Beaumont-du-Ventoux, France
8. Domaine Les Martins (Gordes)
A quaint Domaine Les Martins B&B is located just a few miles from the town of Gordes. Its guest quarters feel like you’re living the true Provençial life, where you’re staying in a historic building in the region. With a swimming pool, complimentary bikes to use for the day, and beautiful grounds, there is plenty to do here at the bed and breakfast. Book the best rates here.
Address: 84220 Gordes, France
9. L ‘Escale du Ciel (Le Bar-sur-Loup)
Translated to “A stopover in heaven,” you can easily see why through a scroll through a few photos. L ‘Escale du Ciel offers both individual rooms for rent or even the entire villa is available for up to 9 people. Up in the mountains and only 11 miles from Cannes, you can get the best of both worlds here. Spend your days poolside and then make your way down to the Mediterranean to enjoy the sights. Book the best rates here.
Address: 226 Chem. des Fontaites, 06620 Le Bar-sur-Loup, France
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