Provence Hotels

L'Oustau de la Baumanière

  • Val d'Enfer Map It
  • Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Fodor's Choice


  • One of the greatest restaurants in Provence
  • Great for celebrity spotting
  • Plenty of amenities


  • Some rooms are far from the action
  • Can be hit-or-miss with service

Fodor's Review

Spread over three historic buildings just outside the village of Les Baux, guest rooms at this fabled hotel are the last word in Provençal chic—breezy, private, and beautifully furnished with antiques yet done with a contemporary flair. Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh Grant, Johnny Depp, and thousands of others have headed to this oasis—sheltered by rocky cliffs and set amid formal landscaped terraces—for some quintessential luxe-Provençal pampering. As for the award-winning Oustau de Baumanière restaurant (reservations essential), Chef Jean-André Charial, grandson to the founder, continues to attract culinary pilgrims who revel in the his pure yet subtle menu—start with a blue lobster with black truffle gnocci (€68), followed by a crisp suckling pig flavored with star anise (€75). Detox the following day with a massage at the spa, by hitting balls on the court, or enjoying a round of golf and you'll be ready for the next spectacular meal.

Hotel Information


Val d'Enfer, Les Baux-de-Provence, 13520, France

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Hotel Details:

  • Hotel and restaurant closed Jan. and Feb.; restaurant closed Wed. and Thurs. in Mar., and Oct.–mid-Dec.
  • 17 rooms, 13 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

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