Reached via a lane of majestic plane trees and set on eight luxuriant acres of parkland, cypress groves, and gardens, this gracious mas and château date back to medieval times, yet underwent a complete facelift when present owners bought the estate in the 1970s. Now the Château des Alpilles is one of St-Rémy's loveliest spots—and that's saying a lot in this château-saturated territory. Stay in the castle or in one of the smaller outbuildings, including a chapel and
farmhouse, some large enough for just two people yet all done up tastefully and lovingly with a modern-elegant decor. The pool is a welcome addition, as is the excellent restaurant with a generous outdoor terrace.