Provence is known the world over for its spectacular landscapes, historic sites, fragrant marketplaces and last but not least, excellent gourmet experiences.
The pace of Provence is relaxed and comfortable, ideal for tasting your way throughout the city. We’re not just talking about tasting some of the best gourmet cuisine; you’ll also be trying famous Provençal wines including the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. After all, nothing quite pairs better than fine food and fine wine.
If you’re looking for a delicious break, check out these top five gourmet hotels with true flavor flair.
Gordes, one of the most stunning cities in all of Provence, is home to one of our favorite gourmet-lovers retreats, Domaine de l’Enclos. Here, you’ll enjoy every locally sourced meal while enjoying the slower pace that only the countryside can offer. Without the rush of a city pace, you’ll be able to take the time to truly enjoy each delectable meal. For those that desire unique flavors in their glass as well as on their plate, you’ll fall in love with the cocktails and local wines enjoyed at the outside bar.
We’re confident your taste buds will feel fully revived after a relaxing and rejuvenating stay in the countryside retreat of Domaine de l’Enclos.
For wine lovers, Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle is truly a delightful escape for a wine-drenched weekend. Along with local wines, you’ll delight in hand-crafted cocktails in the hotel’s quiet and relaxing gardens. For true foodies, you’ll fall in love with the fresh, locally grown produce carefully crafted into unique and binge-worthy cuisine. Plus, there’s a boutique on site that offers up gourmet snacks and treats to pack up for a picnic on the grounds.
The tantalizing combination of savory cuisine and unique drinks will keep a smile on your face during your visit to Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle!
Homey, comfortable and totally chic, La Prévôté offers it all. With only 5 rooms each styled completely different, you’ll enjoy rad accommodations and memorable cuisine. The fusion of French and Mediterranean flavors complete the cozy appeal of this hidden-away getaway. The reason we picked La Prévôté as one of the best Provence gourmet hotels for the fact that their chef changes the menu to reflect the seasons, allowing you to try something new each time you visit. We also love the views and relaxing sounds of River Sorgue paired with the local and flavorful wines.
If you’re looking for a easy going in-town solution, it’s time to plan a visit to this little hotel in the L’Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue, Provence.
In the wilds of Camargue you’ll discover a retreat so secluded you can gaze for miles without seeing another person. La Mas de Peint, a gourmet lovers retreat, is complete with its own vineyard and garden, growing some of the specialties served up each meal. Even though the ingredients are home-grown, the flavors are far from simple. We were enchanted with the unique and fascinating creations that challenge the taste buds in a truly magical way. The best part? Meals are prepared right in front of guests; you simply can’t get any better than that.
From delightful grounds to boast worthy cuisine, there’s so much to savor at La Mas de Peint that you might be tempted to extend your stay.
When it gets to Provencal flavours, the Mas de l’Amarine is taking it to the next level. Each of Chef Bernard’s creative and completely delish dishes utilizes fresh, regional produce and goods. Be dazzled meal after meal, and even choose whether you’d prefer to satisfy your taste buds in the outdoor patio or the beautiful and brightly, naturally lit dining room. We also love the fact that Mas de l’Amarine was the residence of a former artist and this art-centric personality of the residence still remains.
For gourmets with an artistic edge, this secluded retreat is the perfect weekend escape.
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