Provence

Hotels in Provence

Traditional 18th-century residence surrounded by fragrant Florentine gardens and a pool, a five-minute walk from downtown Aix-en-Provence. The 22 rooms are refined yet relaxed, with canopy beds and chinoiserie-style wallpaper.

Built in the 12th century as a Benedictine priory, the hotel is now a six-room oenophile’s getaway.

A former 13th-century stone fortress may not seem like the most welcoming structure for a bed-and-breakfast, but Château de Cassis feels at once intimate and modern. It hovers 250 feet above the Mediterranean, in Cassis, which is quietly becoming an insider’s alternative to St.-Tropez.

This property, formerly a Four Seasons Resort, came under new management in 2012.