Well-known for its two-Michelin-starred restaurant and sweeping views of the countryside, Baumanière Les Baux-de-Provence is a relaxing and elegant retreat with extensive grounds, excellent service and a large selection of facilities from tennis courts to spa and swimming pools.
Crillon le Brave
Nestled in a small hilltop village in the heart of the Lubéron National Park in Provence, Crillon le Brave is set in a cluster of eight rustic village buildings. The elegant rooms are flooded with natural light and offer views of either the Provençal landscape or the village of Crillon le Brave. This property provides an indulgent retreat with a large pool where you can enjoy panoramic views, treatment rooms where you can relax with a massage and three excellent restaurants. You can explore locally on foot and dine in the lovely village restaurants just a short walk from the hotel, or you can also choose to visit nearby Avignon which is about a 45-minute drive away.
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Housed in different buildings and all varying in size, rooms here are bright and flooded with natural light. The elegant decor includes crisp linens and pale earthy tones set against terracotta floors. Classic rooms here have lovely balconies, and other room categories have sweeping views from their windows of either the Provençal landscape or the village itself. Modern amenities, including Wi-Fi and air conditioning, come as standard here and most bathrooms have a separate bath and shower.
Crillon le Brave is situated in a small village of the same name, home to only 400 or so residents. With the village itself at your doorstep, you can wander its quaint streets, take a taxi to one of the other nearby villages, or to Avignon, a journey of approximately 45 minutes.
Food and drink
The hotel includes three restaurants. Restaurant Jerome Blanchet serves gourmet French cuisine in a magnificent stone vaulted dining room or on the terrace with its sweeping views of the Provençal landscape. Bistrot 40K is more relaxed and prides itself on sourcing all its ingredients within 40 km (25 miles) of the dining table, and La Grange, on the main terrace, serves lighter fare for breakfast and lunch, as well as drinks throughout the day.
Facilities and activities
This property boasts multiple means for relaxation including three treatment rooms for massages and a large pool with panoramic views of the Provençal landscape. Electric bikes are also available for rent here for those looking to explore the surrounding area.
This hotel does not have an elevator.
We love this hotel for offering an authentic Provençal village experience with commanding views across the landscape from its peaceful setting.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Well-situated in the heart of Provence, the Domaine de Fontenille is a grand manor house and park with the intimate atmosphere of an elegant family home. It also features an outdoor swimming pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Exuding charm and tradition, rustic L’Atelier provides a great base for exploration close to the main sites of Provence without being in the throngs of a large city.
Full of history and character, the Hôtel des Augustins is an intimate base with friendly service set in the heart of the old town of Aix-en-Provence.
Situated in the cobbled village of Gordes with sweeping views over the Provençal landscape, La Bastide de Gordes is an unforgettable property with elegant rooms, a Michelin-starred restaurant and an impressive swimming pool set in manicured, terraced gardens.
Evoking the feel of a typical Provençal home, La Bastide de Marie is in the heart of the Lubéron countryside and offers elegant and traditional rooms. The terrace, restaurant and beautiful pool make it the ultimate peaceful refuge.
Exuding a classic heritage style, La Mirande is both historic and elegant with adornments dating from the Middle Ages to present day. Well-situated in the heart of Avignon, it's a great base from which to explore and boasts a lovely indoor courtyard and outdoor terrace.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Discover the beauties of Provence on this half-day tour of its quintessential sights. Visit a medieval hilltop village, a rustic monastery surrounded by fields of lavender and a collection of traditional stone bories, dwellings of a typical Provençal style.
Discover the secrets behind the Palais des Papes in medieval Avignon, learn about the regal life of the pontiffs and the political turmoil of their era on a guided walking tour of the old town's meandering cobbled streets.