Romantic Getaways in Provence — Spa Hotels, Wine-Tasting & Restaurants

Romantic Getaways in Provence

Combine hilltop villages, fields of wild flowers, picturesque winding drives, good food and wine and a luxurious spa and you have the perfect makings for a romantic getaway.  Provence has this all, plus  much more during any season of the year.  Whether you want to steal away for a few days while renting a villa during your family holiday, or you are visiting the region for a just few days, Provence now has several wonderful hotel spa retreats that can be combined with romantic activities.  The following are some of our recommendations for a memorable, relaxing and intimate few days with a loved one.

Spa Hotels in Unique Provencal Settings

Provence is now home to some truly amazing hotel and spas, set in some truly amazing settings— on hillside cliffs overlooking the Luberon, or set into the lush valley surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

Bastide de Gordes

Renovated in the spirit of the 18th century Aix Bastides, La Bastide is a Palace in the heart of the Luberon, set above the village of Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful in France. Its terraces and hanging gardens give way to an almost endless view of lavender fields and olive groves which you can soak in from the shade of the cypress trees, surrounded period furniture, portraits and fabrics harkening back to 18th-century Provence, when the French ‘art de vivre’ was at its height.

Star watching

Those who love starry skies can learn the secrets of the stars and planets in season every Friday after 10pm with an astronomer. 

Coquillade Provence – Gargas

Only a handful of kilometers away, you have another great option for a romantic getaway.

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, the Coquillade Provence is a five-star gem tucked away yet near to all the favorite hill top villages. Their 63 bedrooms and suites reflect a farmhouse feel and the hotel is complete with its very own vineyard—Aureto.

Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa L’Occitane. – Mane

Head a bit further east towards Forcalquier and you will find a Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa L’Occitane.  The restoration of the old convent is truly spectacular, with its minimalist, clean feel and the Occitane Spa is a real treat and quite a bit larger than the other two. 

Romantic Activities to combine with your Hotel & Spa Experiences

Balloon Ride over the Luberon

Sip champagne et a panoramic view at stunning Provencal landscapes in a hot air balloon. During this serene hot-air balloon ride, you’ll glide over the region’s hidden treasures, which are even more stunning above the ground. Float above medieval hilltop villages, lavender fields, and wild sage, getting a bird’s eye view of one of France’s most picturesque locations. Tours normally include private car transfers to the launch site.

Private Wine-tasting Tours

Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at one of the many vineyards in the region.  Provence is known for its fabulous wine (nothing better than a Provence rosé in the hot summer months!). It’s free to stop in and taste at most wineries but also fun to have a private, behind the scenes tours at ones that have a particular interesting history.  Chateau de Milles is a favorite of ours— used to be the summer home for the Popes!

Visit here for more information on customized or self-guided wine activities in the region.

Romantic Dinners – Our top pieces for some romantic hideaway meals

While the above great hotels have world-class dining, we suggest stealing away for a least one meal at one of our favorite places hidden away in the smaller more discreet villages.  These two are our top choices for intimate, romantic dinners in Provence.

Le Jardin Sur Le Toit – Saignon

Expect views, sunsets and fabulous gastronomy at this little gem of a restaurant tucked into one of the most picturesque, quiet villages in the Luberon.

Village of Saignon with old car against church in the Luberon, Provence, France

Le Sanglier Paresseux – Caseneuve

This is a sweet little gem tucked into the picturesque village of Caseneuve. You feel a million miles away from normal life with the best of local traditional food in a quiet stone village setting.

Luxury Villa Rentals in Provence, France

As the luxury property rental market has exploded worldwide, renting a luxury villa has become the preferred choice for accommodations in Provence. Only Provence has the largest selection of luxury properties in the region.

Benefits of Luxury Villa Rentals

One of the many benefits of renting a luxury villa is having a genuinely private yet authentic experience in Provence, complete with in-home chef services.

Below are some of the few great benefits of a luxury villa over other traditional accommodation options.

  • Personalized experiences such as private chefs and organized tours and activities;
  • Privacy and exclusivity;
  • A dedicated villa manager and staff;
  • A sense of feeling at home while staying in a private luxury villa;
  • Private luxury villas are ideal for groups of families or friends traveling together.

If you are interested in renting a luxury villa in Provence, reach out to Only Provence or book now.

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Jumping the Picket Fence Light Through the Cracks

Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.