Hôtel Crillon le Brave


Overview

Perched high in the hilltops overlooking the idyllic landscapes of the coveted golden triangle of Mont Ventoux, Dentelles de Montmirail and the Luberon, Hôtel Crillon le Brave is the quintessential tranquil Provençal retreat set in the heart of Vaucluse. Just 25 miles northeast of Avignon, the medieval village of Crillon le Brave dates back to Roman times and was once home to a line of Dukes and Brave Crillon, a beloved general of Henri IV. Today, the nine charming 17th-and-18th century buildings form a labyrinth of secret passageways leading to breathtaking panoramic views. Reimagined by Maison Pariente, a French family-owned collection of bespoke properties in France with a deeply personal connection to the region, the hotel is restored to its prime preserving its original Crillon stonework and boasting 18 suites and 15 rooms accented with traditional Genoise tiling surrounding intimate courtyards with cypress tree and hundred-year-old olive trees. An ideal base to explore the beauty of Provence: head out to markets to gather seasonal ingredients for a cooking class, bike to small medieval villages, visit fragrant lavender fields, explore artist workshops, have a romantic picnic among vineyards and olive groves, wine taste at sought-out Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards from Beaumes-de Venise to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, hunt for black truffles in the autumn, or seek refuge at the Spa des Ecuries with rejuvenating with treatments using Provençal herbs and essential lavender oils. Savor fresh Provençal inspired dishes al fresco on the terrace at La Table du Ventoux or indulge in Chef Anissa Boulesteix's Mediterranean-inspired meals at Restaurant La Madeleine. Enjoy life’s simple pleasures and reconnect in an exquisitely authentic natural setting at Hôtel Crillon le Brave, a member of Relais & Châteaux.

Accommodations

Designed by French interior designer, Charles Zana, and Elias Guenoun Architecture, the interiors of Crillon le Brave celebrate village's interconnected spirit and Provençal ancient history. The hotel boasts 15 rooms and 18 suites (including a separate family house). Inspired by its surrounding landscape and views of Mont Ventoux, there is an elegant yet serene ambiance. Accented with red Genoise floor tiles, a signature feature of Provence, the rooms are bright and airy set in neutral tone with king size beds and air conditioning while some rooms and suites offer private terraces with views overlooking Mont Venoux. Setting a serene ambiance, the team makes guests feel right at home with their exceptional attention to detail and accommodating any request.

Amenities

• Dedicated Concierge
• Daily breakfast served at La Table du Ventoux
• Facilities at Spa des Ecuries
• Heated outdoor pool
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Boules Court
• Babysitting services (additional cost)
• Business Center
• Complimentary bike rental

Activities

• Cycling
• Curated picnic where guests create their menu with Chef
• 18-hole Golf Courses (30 minutes-1 hour drive from the hotel)
• Hiking
• Horseback riding
• Hot air ballooning
• Kayaking down the Sorgue from Fontaine de Vaucluse to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
• Pétanque
• Tennis
• Treatments at Spa des Écuries
• Tours of artists workshops like Paul Cézanne, Van Gogh, Marcel Pagnol
• Vintage car rentals
• Visit to Sault-the birth place of lavender
• Visits to medieval villages of Avignon, Vaison la Romaine, Beaumes de Venise, Gordes, Roussillon,
L’Isle sur la Sorge, Les Baux, Saint Remy de Provence, Arles
• Wine tasting at Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards with prestigious labels from Ventoux, Alpilles,
Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Maisons Pariente

Specializing in curating beautiful secret escapes across France, Maisons Pariente offers a collection of French family-owned five-star properties. Envisioned by founder Patrick Pariente, a former French retail fashion mogul who developed L’Apogée Courchevel in partnership with Xavier Neil and Oetker Collection, Maisons Pariente has come into its own. Beginning in 2018, it acquired Hôtel Crillon le Brave, a 5-star Relais & Châteaux set at the foot of Mount-Ventoux in Provence as the family has a deep connection with the region. Expanding its portfolio of bespoke hotels, new developments in 2019 include Hôtel Lou Pinet in Saint-Tropez and Le Coucou in Méribel, while other projects are underway in Paris. Patrick is joined by his daughters Leslie Kouhana, Kimberly Pariente, and long-time friend Frédéric Picard who together are redefining luxury. Maisons Pariente’s collection celebrates special moments away from the hustle and bustle of daily life while maintaining authenticity of its location and connection to art and culture.

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Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
Marseille Provence International Airport (MRS)

Set on a hilltop village of Crillon le Brave at the foot of the 6000 ft-high Mont Ventoux in southeastern France, Hôtel Crillon le Brave is 25 miles northeast of Avignon. The cities of Aix­ en-Provence and Marseille are 1 hour 15-minute drive away (southeast and south) and Nice is a 3-hour drive southeast. International guests can fly in to Marseille-Provence airport just 1-hour 15-minute drive south or Nîmes airport which is located an 1-hour 15-minute drive southwest. Arrive by train at Avignon train station just 40-minute drive southwest of the hotel.

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