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Provence has some simply amazing places to unwind and feel better | © La Bastide de Gordes
Provence has some simply amazing places to unwind and feel better | © La Bastide de Gordes
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Provence's Most Serene Wellness Retreats

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Updated: 21 June 2017
Provence is the perfect place to go on a spa break or retreat. The beautiful scenery, amazing landscapes and wonderful climate make for a heady mix. Here’s our list of the best spas in the region – the retreats where you will feel at your most serene.
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La Bastide de Gordes

The Bastide de Gordes dominates the tiny, picturesque village of Gordes in the Luberon. Situated in the centre of this old village overhanging the hill, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The hotel and spa is situated overlooking the beautiful Luberon | © La Bastide de Gordes

This is 5-star luxury at its best. Dine on the terrace restaurant, have a cocktail at the bar, relax in your room overlooking some of the best views in the Luberon and feel better in the spa. What’s not to love?

La Bastide de Gordes,

There is no better place to retreat to than the pool at the Bastide de Gordes | © La Bastide de Gordes

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Baumanière Spa

The Baumanière spa has an indoor and outdoor pool and a selection of treatments and cures. It uses Sisley products and happily welcomes men into its spa to relax – with a range of products just for men. The accompanying hotel has rooms and suites, as well as lots of different eating options. It’s also a stone’s throw from the beautiful town of Les Baux.

Baumanière Spa,

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27 rue Mazarine

This is a city spa, so it doesn’t come with the landscaped gardens or outside pools but it’s completely beautiful. 27 rue Mazarine (named after its central location in the beautiful town of Aix en Provence) has a beautiful pool and several massage rooms as well as a sauna.

The pool has a lovely, cosy atmosphere because it’s all underground | © 27 rue Mazarine

27 rue Mazarine is one of the few places in the region to find key American make up brands (like Laura Mercier). It’s where the “ladies that lunch“, hang out before lunch. A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle for a short time.

Everything is underground at 27 rue Mazarine, which makes the atmosphere very peaceful | © 27 rue Mazarine

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Thermes Sextius

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Les Lodges

Les Lodges is a relatively new spa to the area – it was built in the last few years. It’s situated on the beautiful winding road that runs under the local mountain, the Sainte Victoire, in between Aix en Provence and the charming village of Le Tholonet. It has two pools, one indoor and one outdoor, and a series of treatment rooms. Head to the terrace afterwards for a lovely glass of wine, coffee or light lunch. The atmosphere is cool, calm and completely amazing.

Les Lodges, 2250 Route Cézanne, Le Tholonet, France +33 (0)4 42 24 80 40

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Hotel les Bories

The beautiful village of Gordes is also home to another spa, the Hotel les Bories. This is a countryside spa with a super relaxed vibe. The pool is indoor but the treatments are divine. They have day rates to use the facilities which often include a light lunch. A really good option if you wan to be away from anybody and anything.

Spa Ventoux Provence

This spa in Malaucène runs clinical programmes where you can exercise and detox. It’s a good place to make an appointment to have treatments, where you might not stay but just are in the neighbourhood and want a little appointment or swim to feel better.

Spa Ventoux Provence Malaucène,