Need to know
13, including two suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm. Both are flexible, depending on availability.
Double rooms from $254.46 (€241), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.25 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast (€24).
The hammocks by the greenhouse are the perfect spot to unwind with a good book.
The hotel closes for the winter season, from 1 November to 4 March..
At the hotel
Private park, gardens, book and DVD library, free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD, iPod dock, minibar, Bains Plus cotton nightshirts.
Our favourite rooms
Antique birdcages hang from the ceiling of La Volière, which translates as ‘the aviary’. This room has burnt-orange walls, a four-poster dressed with a lemon-yellow quilt, and French doors leading to a patio. La Chambre Pigeonnier is named for its location in the old pigeon house. It has a downstairs sitting area, a mezzanine bed with a hand-carved frame, and a bathroom with chequerboard tiles.
The elegant pool faces the vineyards and is shaded by a wall of tall pines, with white sun loungers and parasols, and a small stone building with changing rooms.
Some bubble-wrap to package up your Moustiers-Sainte-Marie pottery with care; a notepad-cum-recipe book so you can record the restaurant’s creations; driving gloves and a headscarf for whizzing around the roads in style.
Banish any residual pre-holiday tension with a massage by the pool. Should you like to make a dramatic entrance, the hotel has a helipad.
Children are very welcome. Cots cost €30; extra beds, €50. Babysitting with a local nanny can be arranged.