This elegant hotel is located in a 19th-century Provençal country house and is set within a lovely walled garden. A family-run B&B, its focus is authentic French hospitality and pampering. It’s also within easy driving distance of Avignon, making it a great small hotel in Provence for couples wanting a relaxing getaway.
Romantic Provençal B&B Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres, Gard, France
This beautiful 19th-century country house is located in the medieval village of Saint Laurent des Arbres. It’s well situated for exploring the region – as it’s within easy reach of Avignon, Uzès, Chateauneuf du Pape and Nîmes. However, it would be equally easy to stay in the village and enjoy everything this small hotel in Provence has to offer.
The property retains the charm of its classical stone architecture, but also has a contemporary spa feel and has modern comforts in abundance. The hotel, its rooms and its garden are all designed for indulgence, and a variety of wellness treats, from massage to algae wraps, are available.
There are five contemporary-style rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, some with Jacuzzis, and others with terraces overlooking the garden. Each room has a natural theme – jasmine, sandalwood, rosewater, almond milk, and orange blossom – and sheets are laundered with flower-scented water.
A great feature of the hotel is its lovely walled garden with elegant stone pool, where guests are invited to dive in, or to curl up in the shade with a good book. There’s also a large kitchen space, with dining tables, where breakfast is served, and additional seasonal, local meals can be arranged.
There are two rooms with baths, one with a Jacuzzi, and two with Jacuzzi, terrace and TV. Breakfast is included. There is enclosed parking and wifi.
The hotel offers wellness treatments, including a wide range of massages, starting at €80 for 60 minutes, manicures at €50 for 45 minutes, and algae wraps. Two evenings a week, there are seasonal, regional dinner menus.
The hotel is located in the quiet medieval village of Saint Laurent des Arbres, which is known for its 12th-century tower, fortified church and winding streets.
Recommended attractions nearby include the Palace of the Popes and Bénézet bridge in Avignon (20km), the arenas and museums of Nîmes (45km), the medieval garden in Uzès (29km), the gorges of Ardèche, and wine road (Châteauneuf du Pape is 15km away and Tavel 5km).
Bikes are available. Tennis and horseback riding, golf and canoeing are all possible nearby.
Saint Laurent des Arbres, Provence, France. Nearest airports: Avignon-Caumont (14.3 miles), Montpellier-Méditerranée (49.5 miles), and Marseille Provence (49.9 miles).
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring to fall, but the hotel is open all year round.
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Romantic Provençal B&Bfrom €130/ nt
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.