Spectacularly beautiful, rich in history and a great base for exploring Provence with excellent hiking, walking and cycling.
Set in a tiny ProvenÃ§al village, 25 miles northeast of Avignon.
A great base for exploring Provence with excellent hiking, walking and cycling
The hotel is made up of several buildings, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The village itself is also incredibly rich in history, dating back to the Roman era. Hotel Crillon Le Brave was founded in 1989 and has been grown bit by bit since then as other properties have been added to it. The Sunday Times Travel charmingly describes it as “Luxurious rooms scattered in a gaggle of hilltop properties”.
There are 28 double bedrooms and 7 suites, all ranging in size throughout the property, many with terraces to make the most of the outstanding views. All contain the modern features you would wish for such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a sound system with iPod connectors and most have superb views of nearby Mont Ventoux or the Rhône Valley. There is also the Sousto Village House with two ensuite bedrooms and a living room, ideal for small families or two couples travelling together.
The hotel offers a variety of dining options, starting with the main Restaurant Jérôme Blanchet, located in a magnificent stone vaulted dining room with additional tables on the terraces overlooking the vineryards. Then on most nights during the busier months there is Bistrot 40K, offering wonderful local food and wine from the 40km around Crillon le Brave. And finally there is La Grange, where breakfast and lunch are served in the restaurant, on the terraces and in the courtyards.
The hotel has a wonderful spa, located in a beautiful house next to the church. There is also a heated swimming pool, ideal for warm swims from March to November, a boules court and the hotel has several good quality Trek hybrid bicycles for guests to explore the surrounding countryside on.
The concierge team at Crillon Le Brave are always very happy to recommend things to do nearby and favourites include enjoying a scenic drive to I’Isle sur la Sorgue for some antique shopping, visiting one of the several colourful nearby markets, wine tasting at nearby Domaine du Tix or the renowned Chåteauneuf du Pape, touring on eof the beautiful Lubéron driving routes, truffle hunting with the chefs and visiting places of historical note nearby, such as the ruins of Vaison-la-Romaine, Orange’s spectacular amphitheatre and St Rémy’s Glanum.
Hotel Crillon Le Brave Provence is located in the tiny hilltop town of Crillon le Brave in Provence, at the foot of the 6000 ft-high Mont Ventoux, about 25 miles northeast of Avignon. The cities of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille are 1hr 15 minutes away, and Côte d’Azur and the city of Nice are a 3 hour drive southeast. The hotel is perched at the top of the hill, looking out at wonderful views of the vineyards and olive groves around it. It is a fantastic area for hiking, walking and cycling, and the vineyards of Chåteauneuf-du-Pape, the Roman city of Vaison-la-Romaine and the beautiful Lubérib region are all nearby.
Crillon Le Brave is a spectacularly beautiful property and ideally located in one of France’s most beautiful regions. Being just 3 hours from Côte d’Azur it combines ideally with some time on the coast as well. During the Spring I would particularly recommend trying to visit on one of the hotel’s Truffle and Wine Weekends, where you can enjoy a three-day program including truffle hunting and a rustic lunch with the Jaumard family, tasting at one of Chåteauneuf du Pape’s finest estates and a truffle cooking demonstration by the hotel’s renowned chef.
Stays at Hotel Crillon Le Brave are on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Children of all ages are welcome and children aged 0-4 stay for free. Pets are welcome at a charge of €25 per day. A Half-Board supplement is available at a cost of €73 per person, per day.
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