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Le Pigonnet

At a Glance

    Pros

  • unique garden setting in the center of Aix
  • welcome is friendly
  • rooms all have large French windows

    Cons

  • reception area has been called stuffy and old-fashioned
  • some of the antiques are a little threadbare
  • breakfast is extra (€25)

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Le Pigonnet Review

Cézanne painted Ste-Victoire from what is now the large flower-filled terrace of this enchanting abode, and you can easily imagine former guests Princess Caroline, Iggy Pop, and Clint Eastwood swanning their way through the magnificent, pool-adorned, topiary-accented garden or relaxing in the spacious, light-filled guest rooms, each a marvel of decoration—and renovated in 2013. For sheerest Provençal luxe, this place can't be beat: baby-soft plush rugs, beautifully preserved antique furniture, rich colors of burnt reds, autumn yellows, and delicate oranges prevail. The restaurant's terrace spills out onto a sculpted green, but the inside dining salon is equally pleasant on a rainy day, thanks to its dazzlingly elegant chandeliers and large picture windows.

    Hotel Details

  • 40 rooms, 4 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 12-18-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    very poor

    There were no high priced rooms available so we opted for the cheapest they had. It was July. But still. Surely they can do better. Dark grim poky little flock papered dungeons overlooking the car park with cheap fittings. Like staying in a 50 euros french B&B. The gardens here are beautiful, but fodors neglect to tell you that there is a four lane highway running directly beside these beautiful gardens. The traffic thunders past all day. The dinner was OK, but not exceptional. The decor down in the communal parts is ham fisted and truly shocking. So kitsch. Strange wax work dolls and small still lifes of straw and violins. Looked like a serial killers horror museum. The fittings throughout are cheap and nasty. Most of the staff terrible. We had to carry our bags. Don't bother.

    by giles, 7/20/09

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