The Best Hotels and Inns in Aix-en-Provence, France

Enjoy picturesque historical properties and gourmet Provençal cuisine at the best hotels in Aix-en-Provence
Enjoy picturesque historical properties and gourmet Provençal cuisine at the best hotels in Aix-en-Provence | Courtesy of Villa Gallici Hotel / Expedia
Shyla Watson

Although it’s a small, country city, there’s much to do in Aix-en-Provence, France. Both visitors and locals roam the city to discover museums, parks, monuments, cathedrals and more. But where should you rest your head after a long day of exploring? Read our list of the best hotels in Aix-en-Provence to relax and rest up for the next day of adventure.

1. Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel

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Outdoor seating area with plush sofas and cushioned benches, just by the entrance of Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
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Aptly named, this five-star hotel truly offers a pioneering travel experience. For your stay, choose between spacious rooms and deluxe suites. The decor is contemporary, with all the accoutrements of old-world class. Acclaimed chef Guillaume Lemelle runs the restaurant, creating delicious, gourmet bistro cuisine. Explore the city of Aix during the day, and then return to the Renaissance to relax in the garden terrace or cosy lounge bar. The hotel is also equipped with a pool, steam room and fitness centre, perfect for the active traveller.

2. Hotel Le Pigonnet

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Outdoor pool area flanked by tall trees outside the orange-painted Hotel Le Pigonnet
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This five-star hotel is smaller than most, with just under 50 rooms and suites available, but that just means you’ll receive special attention from the friendly, helpful staff. Suites come with private terraces that look over the lush, groomed landscape and gardens. The lounge outside is made up of individual cabanas for privacy, but is still in a central location for a nice community effect. Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or dine at the rustic manor’s garden restaurant.

3. Hotel Cézanne

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Plum-painted wall in a lounge area with three armchairs on a tiled floor at Hotel Cézanne
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Located in the centre of Aix, this trendy hotel is a favourite of locals and international visitors alike. Choose from 55 chic rooms, with services including an in-house masseuse and breakfast served until noon. The hotel is so magnificent that it’s been featured in French publications like Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Artravel and others. Don’t miss the beautiful commissioned art, or a stop at the terrace bar for an afternoon tipple.

4. Villa Gallici Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel, Villa

Outdoor pool area with steps and handrail into the water, plus many parasols and sunbeds on wooden deck at Villa Gallici Hotel
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Decorated in traditional château style, this plush hotel is the epitome of elegance. Each room is uniquely designed with Baroque furniture, so visiting the hotel is like stepping into a luxurious history lesson. There are only 22 rooms and suites in the villa, but all have a view of the exquisite hotel garden. Enjoy a gourmet meal at the fine-dining restaurant – with a bottle of wine from the on-site cellar – and then relax in the deluxe spa with accompanying treatments.

5. Aparthotel Adagio Aix-en-Provence Centre

Hotel, Apartment

Cushioned wicker sofas facing each other next to a large shelving unit at Aparthotel Adagio Aix-en-Provence Centre
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If you intend to stay in lovely Aix for an extended period of time, the Adagio is the only place worth considering. For a superb rate, these short-term apartments are ideal for those travelling in groups or planning to stay for a few weeks. Rooms are equipped with small kitchens and Nespresso coffee machines – opt for the apartment with a balcony for al fresco breakfasts. Even better, the apartment is located just a minute’s walk from the famous Cours Mirabeau and city centre.

6. Le Mas d’Entremont

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Outdoor fountain area in the tree-lined grounds of Le Mas d’Entremont, with greenery on the large fountain pool
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Le Mas d’Entremont is a charming hilltop hotel, giving guests the most incredible views of Aix. The decor is authentic and quaint, a perfect fit for the French countryside. Known to be fairly secluded and quiet, the hotel is ideal for someone looking to escape city life. Relax on the private terrace of your deluxe suite, while enjoying views of the beautiful landscape and city lights at night. Work up an appetite by lapping the outdoor pool or playing a few games of tennis. Then, after a shower and spruce-up, enjoy a delicious gastronomic experience at the hotel restaurant.

7. Château de la Pioline

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The beauty of this little hotel lies in its simplicity. The decor isn’t overly elaborate, but each room has large windows, letting in a warm breeze and sunshine. The real highlight here is the gourmet restaurant, renowned in the area for beautifully presented meals and impeccable service. Needless to say, the kitchen uses the best local, organic ingredients and wild Mediterranean fish, guaranteeing a dining experience you won’t soon forget.

8. Grand Hôtel Roi René Aix-en-Provence Centre MGallery

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The outdoor pool area overlooked by greenery and the curved exterior of Grand Hôtel Roi René Aix-en-Provence Centre MGallery
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Open since 1929, the historic hotel is named after the 15th-century king who settled in the area. Larger than most hotels in Aix-en-Provence, the Roi René has over 100 rooms and suites to offer guests. Most rooms adhere to a trendy decor, with a clean, earth-tone palate with bright pops of colour – inside you’ll find Nespresso machines and flat-screen TVs. Some deluxe rooms even come with a pool view, private terrace and personal lounge.

9. Aquabella Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The ruins of a medieval-style castle turret overlook the lounger-lined outdoor pool area of Aquabella Hotel
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Unwind at the tranquil Aquabella Hotel and Spa. This city locale offers more than just comfortable deluxe rooms – there is a phenomenal restaurant and bar here, serving authentically delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The real highlight is the spa where you can enjoy a Finnish sauna, two hammams, a whirlpool and an outdoor heated swimming pool, alongside massage treatments – ranging from Indian Ayurvedic to Moroccan in theme. Opt for the Sunday brunch package for an enormous buffet of fresh fruit, eggs, grilled meat, cheese and delicate pastries.

10. Les Lodges Sainte Victoire

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel

Dining tables, plush chairs and cushioned bench seating by large windows showing the garden at Les Lodges Sainte Victoire
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Guests of this five-star luxury resort have the option of staying in deluxe rooms and suites or elegant private villas. The hotel has an exquisite garden with tables and secluded benches – find yourself a quiet reading spot under the shady trees. Take a dip in the pool, dine at the gourmet restaurant or receive a relaxing treatment at the spa. Les Lodges has everything you could ever want, so once you arrive, you won’t want to leave.

11. La Maison d’Aix

Spa Hotel

Guest room at La Maison d’Aix with double bed, cushioned chair, wooden flooring, high ceilings and large black curtains
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This spot was once owned by avid antiques collector Mademoiselle Henriette Reboul, who bought this 18th-century townhouse in 1903 – and her spirit remains very much in evidence. Now a boutique hotel, the building has been faithfully restored by the finest French artisans to recall its heyday – when everyone from Cézanne and Picasso to Prince Grimaldi came to visit. Each of the luxurious suites recalls a different aspect of Henriette’s life. There’s also a stone-vaulted underground spa area with a small pool and hammam.

12. Domaine & Cie

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The sun-drenched, flat-roofed, Mediterranean-styled exterior of Domaine & Cie, partially covered by a climbing plant
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Surrounded by olive, fig and chestnut trees, this idyllic former farmhouse epitomises the Provençal lifestyle. Rooms are light and spacious at this three-star residence, which dates from the 18th century, and there are views over the surrounding gardens. There’s also an outdoor pool, terrace area and grounds to explore. Breakfast is packed with Provençal products, such as artisanal jams, homemade pastries and more, and the restaurant follows suit with its gourmet cuisine.

13. Villa Saint-Ange

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Wide outdoor pool with steps leading into it, all in front of a dense tree line at Villa Saint-Ange
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This exclusive five-star hotel is found within a magnificent Mediterranean garden, filled with sculptures, fountains and terraces. The building itself is a dreamy 18th-century villa, notable for its elegant architecture, Second Empire scalloped roof and traditional townhouse interior. The guest rooms have been designed by master craftsmen, with solid parquet, silk curtains and Provençal earthenware. Outside, you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool that spans the length of the building. There’s also a fine-dining restaurant specialising in Mediterranean cuisine.

Caroline Harrap contributed additional reporting to this article.

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