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La Bastide Saint-Antoine

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a bastion of culinary excellence
  • perks like iPod docks, 1,000 TV channels, and coffee/organic tea in each room
  • deals on Bastide's website

    Cons

  • rooms are a touch too Provençal for some tastes
  • breakfast (€29) not included

Fodorite Reviews

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La Bastide Saint-Antoine Review

This ocher mansion, once the home of an industrialist who hosted the Kennedys and the Rolling Stones, is now the domain of celebrated chef Jacques Chibois, who welcomes you with old stone walls, shaded walkways, an enormous pool, and guest rooms that glossily mix Louis Seize, Provençal, and high-tech delights. Imaginative packages are offered online, including "Family Breakaway" for two adults and two children, which includes entrance to Marineland (worth €132 alone). The restaurant here is excellent (try the extraordinary symphony of foie gras terrine with truffles sweetened by celery in Port jelly, or the lobster with a black-olive fondue and beet juice), but expensive. Lunch is a relative bargain at €63. Reserve well in advance.

    Hotel Details

  • 9 rooms, 7 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 12-19-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Unexceptional.

    It's surprising to me that Fodor's could recommend this hotel. It has many of the qualities critical for a bad French vacation; surly staff, overrated food and overpriced wine. This is a destination resort for old people on oxygen with platinum credit cards in need of flexing. The staff do nothing to disappoint. There are so many wonderful restaurants and hotels in 21st century France but alas this is not one of them.

    by monrutu, 8/20/08

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