Mas de Peint

D36, 20 km (12 miles) south of Arles, Le Sambuc, 13200, France

Sitting on roughly 1,250 acres of Camargue ranch land, this exquisite 17th-century farmhouse may just offer the ultimate mas experience. A study in country elegance, the rooms have beautifully preserved 400-year-old beams, carefully polished stone floors, and creamy linen fabrics all tastefully complemented by brass beds, claw-foot bathtubs, and natural, soft Provençal colors. It is farmland and so children (and mosquitoes) have a good time here. The small restaurant, charmingly decorated with checked curtains, paysanne chairs, and fresh roses on every table, is worth the trip even if you can't stay the night. Sophisticated specialties often rely on homegrown ingredients, such as roasted tuna flank with escargots à la provençale, or grilled game hen with baby potatoes and cinnamon-flavor beets.


  • isolated setting makes for a romantic getaway
  • staff offers a warm welcome
  • no detail is missed in service or style


  • make sure you confirm room has a shower
  • unheated pool is a tad chilly, even in September
  • not much to do once sun goes down


Phones: -04–90–97–20–62


8 rooms, 5 suites
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–late Dec. and Jan.–late Mar. No meals