When it first opened in 1834, this Relais & Châteaux hotel received tourists on the "Grand Tour" through Europe. Now it plays to those who want des vacances cocooning (pampered downtime) in an exclusive setting. There's a lot of white in the decor, which mixes a tasseled-drapery period look with harmonious modern touches. In its Malvoisie restaurant, chef Laurent Omphalius makes very light, Mediterranean-inspired food. The rooms are named after herbs and honey.
In the bar it's a pianist, not a DJ, providing the music. Completing the soothing atmosphere is the hotel's thermal, spa, and beauty center, with its indoor and outdoor pools, hot-stone therapy, massages, wraps, body peelings, and much more.