Fodor's Expert Review Hotel des Gorges du Verdon
Rte. de la Maline, La Palud-sur-Verdon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 04120, France
At an altitude of 3,000 feet, this four-star Châteaux & Hôtels Collection escape has breathtaking panoramas of La Palud's countryside from the breakfast table that will you have chewing mighty fast to head out the door—or in the direction of their new Cinq Mondes Spa. On the ground floor, a very funkily designed restaurant and game room provide a striking contrast with the traditional cabin-style guest rooms. The hotel offers the right amount of postday pampering your family will need, including heated pool, Jacuzzi, and hammam for the adults, and tons of activities available for family members who are just getting geared up after a day with nature: beach tennis, basketball, ping-pong, foosball. They've also created Land'Art, an outdoor walking museum showcasing local artists that will be expanded over coming years. Traditional cuisine makes up the daily changing menus, and there are vegetarian options, all to be savored while taking in those breathtaking views.
- for kids there's a ping-pong table, boules, tennis, and heated pool
- hiking kits (with lunch option) can be purchased
- some rooms are small
- meal-plan option a little expensive at €37 extra, but food is delicious
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–Easter, No meals