Need to know
26, including nine suites, two apartments and the La Forge house.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $196.17 (€166), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast, €28. Half-board can be arranged for a €80 supplement a person.
There’s an indulgent spa with a hammam, indoor heated pool that looks past its Bisazza mosaic onto the vineyards, and a personal trainer ready to send you jogging around the gardens. Couples can book the private area and have a steam room, balneotherapy bath and terrace to themselves. It's €20 a day to use the spa, unless you're staying in a Junior Suite or have a treatment booked.
At the hotel
Spa with sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and gym, wine-tasting caveau, tennis court, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV (LCD TVs in some bathrooms), DVD, Anne Sémonin or Hermès products. Some rooms have PCs and printers, and some suites have Bose sound systems, iPod docks, coffee machine, minibar and air-conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
In the Neige d’Avril honeymoon suite, there’s a round bed with sheer white curtains, a dressing room and sitting area and an enormous hydro-massage tub. The suite also has a private terrace. We love the pool-facing Chinoise Suite, the Marie Charlotte Room for its hand-carved antique Indian door, and the Nur Mahal Room, which has access to the garden from its own terrace. La Forge apartment is great for families. It has lots of space and an upstairs lounge with views over the vineyards.
The large (11 x 21m) free-form heated pool is encircled by lush lawns, pine and palm trees, and lots of vines; it has a Jacuzzi too. There's a second, slightly smaller outdoor pool closer to the hotel and a heated indoor hydrotherapy pool in the spa.
The sprawling stone 2,000sq m spa has eight serene treatment rooms, an indoor relaxation garden, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and gym. It's something of a mod marvel, designed by artists Diane Rauscher-Kennedy and Jean Leccia; it's decked out in glass, stainless steel and marble with water walls and geometric mosaics. From 8.30am to 9pm guests (over-14s only) can indulge in body wraps, massages, facials and body scrubs with indulgent Anne Sémonin products.
Your sleekest swimwear for the spa. And a wide-brimmed hat for shade while frolicking around the vineyards.
Pets can come too, for €25 a day. The hotel has two disabled-access rooms: Maison du Peyre Room 51 and Deluxe Terrace 67.
Cots are provided free; extra beds are €75. The sofa bed in the Family Apartment sleeps up to two children for €65 a night. The restaurant has a children’s menu, and breakfast is included for under-12s. A local babysitter can be arranged.