The Villa Gallici in Aix en Provence |Courtesy of Villa Gallici
Aix-en-Provence in southern France is the city of a thousand fountains, the home to Cézanne and his impressive Sainte-Victoire mountain, home to the delectable sweet dessert, calissons, and the place to find some wonderful boutique hotels.
The Villa Gallici is situated in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, not far from the impressive Cathedral Saint-Sauveur. It has 22 suites, many with outside terraces. Relax in the spa, have a drink by the pool, eat on the terrace, or take a guided trip around some of Provence’s beloved markets. The restaurant is open every day, except Monday and Wednesday. The hotel closes in January for its annual break.
Situated under Cézanne’s favorite Sainte-Victoire mountain just outside of Aix en Provence, this stylish spa resort has everything you’ll need. It has two fantastic pools and lovely treatment rooms. The service is discreet but friendly, and the vibe is calm and traditional. Have lunch or dinner on the terrace at the end of a hard day and try all the local rosé wines.
The Mas d’Entremont is just outside Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hectares of countryside. It has 20 rooms and a wealth of activities; tennis, swimming, a spa, and well-manicured grounds for a lovely evening stroll before you head to one of the two bars. Suites come with a private terrace and many locals frequent the restaurant, which they often say is one of the best in town.
The Hotel Aquabella sits right in the city center, allowing its guests in 120 rooms to sightsee with ease. It comes complete with its own spa, built on the grounds of the old Roman baths, which has its own unique water source at 80 meters in depth and which keeps naturally warm at 33°C. It’s a perfect blend of history and luxury.