When we think of some of our more idealized versions of holiday, we always consider what elements will influence our choices and one of our favorite concepts is Hameau des Baux. This creative concept hotel takes the Provencal lifestyle to a whole new level with an all-in-one holiday experience full of art and design, culinary discovery and joie de vivre.
Just outside of the charming village of Paradou between Avignon and Arles, the property sits at the base of the nearby Alpilles Mountains National Park and has been created from the intact remnants of ancient village.
Organized around a central square, this collection of traditional limestone and shingle buildings include the original chapel, farmhouse and stable, mill and school now repurposed into chic rooms and suites. The rustic character of each building remains with weathered wood planks and beams, exposed bricks and stone blended with a rotating collection of modernist and vintage furnishings and decor. Sourced from around the world by an antiques dealer/curator, the hotel is a massive showroom for historic 20th century style and all of the pieces are available to purchase.
Le Table du Hameau offers fresh from the market menus and the cool vintage “Camion Bleu” food-truck serves delicious local fare al fresco and pool side.
A showcase for new and established artists, the hotel is a canvas for temporary fine art installations both inside and out as well as weekend musical performances in the evenings and as accompaniment to your Sunday brunch. There’s also summer movie nights under the stars and a boutique stocked full of treasures and locally sourced goodies for sale.
You’ll have your pick of some very cool vintage convertibles to tool around the stunning Provencal countryside. From classic versions of European roadsters like Alfa Romeos, Triumphs and Citroens to the all American Mustang, this is a unique and fun added bonus for experiencing Provence in style.
This authentic holiday concept pairs intimate hospitality with cultural and artistic expression for modern nomads.