Discover the Region
One of the most desirable places on Earth to visit, the land of lavender fields,
olive trees, plenty of sun and fine cuisine.
Here, life goes on in a different pace. People in Provence slow down to enjoy the ride.
This is the promise behind its magical scenarios, a taste of the real beauties of life.
It's safe to say the region has plenty of treasures, specially where we are located, the National Park of the Alpilles. Beautiful mountains are surrounding us, giving guests and locals breathtaking views. Here are a few ideas on what to visit, where to eat, and how to create fun memories to take back home. Let the good times begin!
The food and wine are taken very seriously by locals. In our region, there are many exceptional vineyards with choices of wine of all colors, but especially the Rosé.
On your arrival, plan a visit to:
VALDITION. Our next door neighbor and a fantastic producer of wine and olive oil. You can not go wrong.
LAUZIÈRES. Special vineyard located in a beautiful region, on the road between Eygalières and Maussane.
ROMANIN. This chateau produces not only organic but also biodynamic wines.
We are also at the top of the list: La Vallongue, Domaine d'Eole, Dalmeran, Sainte Berthe and Châteauneuf du Pape. In terms of food, each village has several options. If you are in Eygalières, our Restaurant L'Opale in our area offers a creative bistronomic menu.
You can also taste the flavors of L'Aubergine, Café du Progrès, Gilles or Chez Paulette, all located in the city center. Outside of our city, we have some recommendations:
Saint Remy: Rocco, L'Estagnol or Gus.
Isle sur la Sorgue: Chez Stéphane
Mollégès: Chez Ju
Gordes: Le Bastide & Tgrr
Each road leads to incredible views and surprises along the way. The roads from Eygalières to Aurellie offer views for the most pretty photos.
If you go to Les Baux de Provence, find a nice place on the town perched on the hills of the Alpilles.
If you plan to go to Uzès, do not forget to visit the Pont du Gard. Also, a fun way to relax is to hear the peaceful waters of Fontaine de Vaucluse or to rest on the canals of Isle sur la Sorgue.
But if you are looking for lavender fields, we advise you to go to the Luberon or Verdon regions, close to our hotel. The flowering season runs from June to August.
In addition, a classic photo opportunity in Provence is at Notre-Dame de Sénanque, in Gordes. The Valensole Plateau is undoubtedly one of the most famous places, and you can see everything in a hot air balloon if you plan ahead.
If you want to book a photo shoot in lavender fields or other special sites,
we know exactly who to introduce you!
Every little village has its charm. The market days are from 9.30am to 12.30pm and are an excellent excuse to discover special places. Here are the schedules:
Gordes - Tuesdays
Vaison la Romain - Tuesdays
Saint Remy de Provence - Wednesday
Aix en Provence - Thursdays and Saturdays
Eygalières - Friday
Uzès - Saturday
Isle sur la Sorgue - Sunday
Outside market days, which allow you to plan a full day, find the time to visit Roussillon (near Gordes) and Salon de Provence, city of Nostradamus.
In Roussillon, make sure to save a few hours to visit the Ocher Massif.
The colors and light that inspired artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse and Cèzanne. The city of Saint Remy honors their painters. You can visit the asylum of Saint Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh painted during his stay in the village.
You can also reach Mont St Victoire, the inspiration of so many paintings by Cézanne.
In addition, in each village, it is easy to locate the art galleries. Do not forget to visit the impressive Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux de Provence. It's your chance to feel that you are inside the painting, thanks to the technology.
You can also head to Bonnieux to enjoy the view of the Luberon Valley, once made famous by Peter Mayle's book "A year in Provence". In the film, Marion works in a restaurant located in downtown Gordes.
If you like theater too, Avignon creates the perfect scenario every year. The theater festival takes place in July. Moreover, it is a good excuse to visit the Palais des Papes.
Finally, if you like antiques, market days are also perfect for shopping, especially in the city of Eygalières.