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Our top 5 favourite chateau hotels in Provence

The most stylish and personal chateau hotel stays in Provence

Discover the quintessential charm of Provence, where the allure of chateau hotels offers a unique blend of rustic elegance and contemporary luxury. Amidst the rolling lavender fields and sun-drenched vineyards, these chateau hotels in Provence are sanctuaries of tranquillity that offer an escape to a world where time seems to stand still. Each chateau, with its storied walls and verdant gardens, invites guests to experience the soul of Southern France. Choosing to stay in one of the many chateau hotels in Provence means not just a place to rest your head, but a doorway to Provençal art de vivre.

Overview: our top 5 favourite chateau hotels in Provence

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Château de Berne

02

Domaine de Fontenille

03

Château de Fonscolombe

04

Château de la Gaude

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Château de Fiac

Chateau de Berne Flayosc Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France hotel review
Chateau de Berne Flayosc Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France hotel review

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Château de Berne

Château de Berne, situated in Provence’s heart, epitomises a luxurious retreat where architecture and nature coalesce. The estate celebrates the fusion of French elegance and contemporary design, offering an array of experiences from indulgent dining to immersive wine tourism. We love the Michelin-starred Le Jardin de Benjamin that showcases seasonal produce in exquisite dishes, by Chef Benjamin Collombat, while Bistrot de la Cave offers a more casual gastronomic adventure. The spa is a sanctuary of relaxation and complements the surrounding vineyard’s beauty. Accommodations range from beautifully appointed rooms to the secluded La Bastide villa.

Château de Berne
Chemin des Imberts
Flayosc
France

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Domaine de Fontanille Lauris Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France hotel review

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Domaine de Fontenille

Immersed in Luberon’s embrace, Domaine de Fontenille is a perfect example of Provence’s enduring charm. A 17th-century heritage woven with contemporary elegance defines the estate. The rooms and suites, designed with a modern touch, offer havens of peace, illuminated by Provencal sunlight. Culinary excellence is led by Chef Guillaume Goupil who is a celebrated Meilleur Ouvrier de France, at the Michelin-starred Le Champ des Lunes. For more down to earth dining, La Cuisine d’Amélie presents a simpler, yet equally inventive fare under the cool shade of century-old plane trees. The Susanne Kaufmann Spa merges nature, wellness and serenity. Activities from yoga to vineyard explorations invite engagement with the essence of Provence.

Domaine de Fontenille
Rte de Roquefraiche
Lauris
France

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Photography courtesy of Hôtel Lutetia
Château de Fonscolombe Le Puy Sainte Reparade Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France hotel review
Château de Fonscolombe Le Puy Sainte Reparade Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France hotel review

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Château de Fonscolombe

Chateau de Fonscolombe stands proudly in Provence, encapsulating three centuries of heritage within its majestic 18th-century walls. This luxurious estate is distinguished by its elegant accommodation options​​. The chateau is a gastronomic haven, led by Chef Marc Fontanne, who expertly crafts refined, seasonal dishes at L’Orangerie and La Table de l’Orangerie restaurants, both celebrating Provencal cuisine with every bite​​​​. Apart from lovely rooms and food, the chateau offers a serene hammam experience and relaxation lounge​​, verdant gardens, historical pool and welcoming terraces.

Château de Fonscolombe
Rte de Saint-Canadet
Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
France

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Château de la Gaude Aix-en-Provence Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France hotel review

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Château de la Gaude

Chateau de la Gaude in Provence is the epitome of luxury situated just outside the elegant town of Aix-en-Provence, celebrated for its harmonious blend of 18th-century charm and modern sophistication. The venerable estate, has been rejuvenated to its former splendour and lies amid vineyards where it offers a tranquil retreat. Guests can indulge in refined dining experiences at multiple on-site restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Le Art, where Chef Matthieu Dupuis-Baumal infuses Provencal cuisine with Japanese influences​​​​. The estate offers comprehensive spa services with an array of treatments available. There is an outdoor pool, a sauna and a hammam, ensuring a rejuvenating stay​​, offering a unique blend of culture and luxury​​​​.

Château de la Gaude
3959 Route des Pinchinats
Aix-en-Provence
France

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Chateau de Fiac Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France hotel review

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Château de Fiac

Chateau de Fiac is best described as a sanctuary of wellness and luxury. Located within a bi-centennial 3-hectare park, this 16-bedroom haven marries historical charm with modern finesse​​. At its heart, the Renaissance Restaurant, under the expert guidance of Chef John Curtis, celebrates regional flavours through a menu that showcases the best of local produce, paired with exquisite wines​​. The on-site spa is a signature offering of the Chateau and invites guests to indulge in a world-class wellness experience, featuring Balinese-inspired treatments and therapies​​​​. Chateau de Fiac offers an idyllic retreat to those seeking to immerse themselves in the essence of Provence​​.

Château de Fiac
51 Rue Chaminade
Fiac
France

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