Need to know
38, including 12 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $302.92 (€270), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.30 per person per night on check-out.
Rates don’t include breakfast. The Continental menu (€26 an adult; €12 a child) includes homemade bread and pastries; on the à la carte menu, you’ll find gourmet offerings like dry-cured Savoie ham and smoked haddock.
Many of the chateau’s owners were keen on science and botany – one of the reasons the grounds have been planted with over 180 species of tree. One of the oldest is the atlas cedar at the front gate, said to have been planted centuries ago by one of England’s queens.
The hotel’s usually closed from November to April each year.
At the hotel
Landscaped gardens; library; beauty salon; games room; free WiFi throughout; laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, Mitchell and Peach bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Even the entry level rooms have terracotta-tiled floors and views of the gardens or château court, but we’d swing for one of the junior suites, which often have regal features like high ceilings, marble fireplaces and reading nooks hidden behind plush curtains.
The heated, outdoor pool is in the gardens, a few minutes’ walk from the steps of the château. Sunloungers and parasols are arranged around the outside, and there’s a pool house with a bar that’s open in summer, ensuring drinks and light bites are within arm’s reach.
After a day spent exploring the estate, limber up in the impressive hammam salon, which has a tall, arched ceiling, a wooden-fronted hammam and an elegant lounge area with a tree of life painted on the wall. There’s also a beauty salon for massages, hand treatments and facials, and a fitness room with rowing and resistance machines, free weights and floor mats.
If you’ve got space to spare, bring an extra bag for a few bottles of the hotel’s wine.
All of the château’s common areas are wheelchair accessible, as are some of the suites on the ground floor.
Pets under 12kg can stay free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Provence.
All ages are very welcome.