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Hotel Crillon Le Brave
Why we like it
- Located on top of the tiny hill village of Crillon le Brave in the Provence region of France
- Renovated and restored lodgings with beautiful Provencal views
- Enjoy traditional French cuisine at Restaurant Jérôme Blanchet or seasonal local produce at Bistrot 40K
- Hotel facilities include a heated swimming pool, authentic boules court, tennis court and Spa des Ecuries
- The vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the roman city of Vaison-la-Romaine and the beautiful Lubéron region are all nearby
Foodies should head out to discover some of the region's best culinary delights; Madame Vigier's delightful cheese shop in Carpentras, and nougatiers, Pierre et Philippe Silvain in St.Didier are just two of Crillon Le Brave's favourites.
A first-class service: finding a suitable cruise to fit my parameters; managing to extend the time during which the offer would remain open so as to give me more time to discuss the trip with my travelling companion; and finally making all the train and hotel bookings to make the whole holiday as trouble free as possible. I cannot speak too highly of the way in which everything been conducted.
- BH, London
In true Provencal style, Hotel Crillon Le Brave enjoys a beautiful setting surrounded by vineyards and olive groves just 40 kilometres northeast of Avignon, at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Dating back to the 18th century, the hotel comprises eight old stone houses, many of which were once family dwellings, connected by a network of bridges, alleyways and hidden courtyards. Each of the 28 rooms and seven suites benefit from comfortable Vi-spring beds, crisp Italian linens, Bose Wave systems and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites and Master Suites have terraces with views overlooking the vineyards, while many of the double bedrooms have stunning views over the Rhône Valley.
After filling up with a sumptuous breakfast on the terraces of La Grange, head out on a cycling trip to Bedoin on one of the hotel's Trek hybrid bikes, take a stroll through the village with one of the walking maps or try the local Ventoux wines at nearby vineyard, Domaine du Tix. Located in the old village stables, Spa des Ecuries is a peaceful and relaxing environment to enjoy a facial or body treatment with Bamford organic products. The cities of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille are 75 minutes away, and the Côte d'Azur and the city of Nice are a 3-hour drive southeast; we recommend spending three to four nights at Crillon Le Brave to ensure enough time to explore and indulge!
Best time to be there
Sunworshippers head to the beaches from June to September. The climate is mainly temperate with the south enjoying hot summers and mild winters.
Bordeaux, Geneva, Marseilles and Paris (British Airways), Nice and Lyon (British Airways or bmi)
Paris and Avignon (Eurostar)
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