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Last updated: 01 April, 2023
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

The setting is magical, in an old stone farm immersed in some of the Luberon’s most beautiful landscapes between Cadenet and Lourmarin.  

Converted into a boutique hotel by Michelin-starred chef Reine Sammut and her husband, today the auberge is run by their daughter Nadia, who knows what’s what in the kitchen and offers courses in her groundbreaking, allergy-free ‘Cuisine Libre’. 

The superb food, made with ingredients freshly plucked from the property’s farm, is reason alone to stay, but it also makes a wonderful retreat to return to after sightseeing. There are lovely Mediterranean gardens filled with roses, a shimmering pool and stylish rooms. 

The Auberge hires out electric bikes for slow peddling around the Luberon.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

The Luberon [driving & cycling]

Luberon, Provence, France[12.4 miles]

The Luberon massif, with its lush landscapes, quaint villages and lavender fields (in season) is like a film set. It’s quintessential Provence at its most picturesque – best appreciated by car or the 236km circular bike route.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 1+ days

Cezanne’s Studio

Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France[24.4 miles]

The studio where French artist Paul Cezanne painted – evocatively preserved, as if he had just put down his brushes.

Best for ages: 13+ | £6

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Wine harvest at Les Pastras [grape stomping]

Wine harvest at Les Pastras [grape stomping]

Cadenet, Provence, France[1.2 miles]

An organic farm in the Luberon run by a French-American couple that offers the chance to experience a traditional French wine harvest, including a tour of the farm, lessons in cultivation, and the chance to stomp on the grapes. Weekdays only.

Best for ages: 13+ | £50 | 3 hours

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Close up of a labrador dog digging in the ground for truffles as people watch

Truffle hunting at Les Pastras

Cadenet, Provence, France[1.4 miles]

Organic farm in the Luberon run by a French-American couple who offer summer and winter truffle hunts, and the chance to stomp on grapes the old-fashioned way during the harvest.

Best for ages: 13+ | £60 | 3+ hours

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Chocolate-making at the Puyricard Chocolaterie

Chocolate-making at the Puyricard Chocolaterie

Puyricard, Provence, France[18.9 miles]

Visit the most famous chocolate factory in Provence, just outside Aix in Puyricard, where you can go behind the scenes in their atelier or spend an afternoon at a hands-on chocolate-making workshop.

Best for ages: 6+ | £8

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Provence, France

Gorgeous landscapes peppered with beautiful villages, sunflowers and lavender, art-filled towns, lively cultural festivals and exquisite food and wine. Provence is everything you imagined it would be.

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