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4 charming monastery hotels in Provence

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Looking for a lovely hotel in the South of France? Check these four beautiful Provence hotels: Featuring top amenities, such as outdoor swimming pool, sunny garden, tennis and gourmet restaurant, they offer everything you need to have a great holiday. All housed in a historical landmark building, which was once a church, a monastery or an abbey, they are the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stay in Provence.

1. Hotel Le Mas de la Chapelle, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône

Housed in a 16th-century chapel, which was once owned by the Order of Knights of Malta, the hotel Le Mas de la Chapelle offers attractive and quality accommodation only 2.5 miles from Arles. Surrounded by a three-hectare park, this charming Provence hotel is a great base to explore the Camargue by car, a splendid area situated between the Mediterranean sea and the River Rhone. Le Mas de la Chapelle boasts a relaxing garden, a wading pool for children, an outdoor swimming pool, and two tennis courts for sport lovers. A great spot for a family vacation in the South of France!

2. Hotel Cloître Saint-Louis, Avignon, Vaucluse

Located in Avignon, within a short walking distance of the Palace of the Popes, the Hotel Cloître Saint-Louis features quiet guest rooms in the serene setting of a 16th-century cloister. Entirely restored in 1990, this beautiful historic landmark building is now a 4-star hotel and offers an array of amenities ensuring guests a great stay in Avignon: outdoor swimming pool, inner garden, lounge bar, business and banqueting facilities, and private car park. This Avignon hotel also boasts a gourmet restaurant overlooking the splendid monastery courtyard, where guests can sample delicious traditional French and Provencal specialties.

3. Hotel Abbaye de Sainte-Croix, Salon de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône

The Abbaye de Sainte-Croix is a a peaceful 4-star hotel that enjoys an outstanding location a few miles from Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and all the major tourist spots in Provence: Arles, Avignon, Les-Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Overlooking Salon-de-Provence, the medieval town where Nostradamus died and was buried, this 12th-century abbey is nestled in a Mediterranean garden surrounded by lavender fields. Hotel amenities include gourmet restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, wireless Internet access and a helicopter landing area. Plenty of sporting activities are available close by, such as horse riding, hiking and biking. A great hotel for travelers looking for either a multi-sport vacation or a romantic break in Provence.

4. L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de La Celle, Brignoles, Var

Housed in a 18th-century royal abbey, L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle is located in Brignoles, a charming Provencal town that was once the summer residence of the Counts of Provence. This 4-star hotel offers accommodation less than 50 miles from many French Riviera resorts, such as Bandol, Hyères, Fréjus, Bormes-les-Mimosas, and Saint-Tropez. Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, a bar, bike rental, free car park, as well as meeting and banqueting facilities. In addition, L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de La Celle boasts a Michelin 1-star restaurant that has an excellent wine list and serves fantastic Provencal cuisine : the perfect spot for gourmet travelers visiting France!

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  1. nancy eben says:
    April 8th, 2008 at 06:50

    I am very glad to read your blog and got knowledge about “4 charming monastery hotels in Provence” from your blog. This is a nice blog if we are talking about Hotel Le Mas de la Chapelle, Hotel Cloître Saint-Louis,Hotel Abbaye de Sainte-Croix etc.


  2. Alex says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 18:09

    These are all very nice places to stay but I would also suggest staying at family run hotels or even rent out a house for a week or two. You will find that you will save yourself tons of money and with all that extra money you can spend it on many other things in France. Plus you will be much more comfortable and relaxed in this type of lodging and not have to worry about anyone sleeping in rooms all around you.

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