The Best Hotels with Pools in Provence, France

Hôtel Les Roches Blanches in Cassis has Saint-Tropez levels of sophistication, only without the crowds
Hôtel Les Roches Blanches in Cassis has Saint-Tropez levels of sophistication, only without the crowds | Courtesy of Hôtel Les Roches Blanches / Expedia
Alexis James

Scorching summers in Provence beg for a dip in a hotel pool. From Avignon to Cannes, these are the finest hotels for swimming in the south of France, all bookable on Culture Trip.

A refreshing plunge is the perfect antidote to a sultry French summer, especially when there is an ice-cool cocktail being prepared while you swim. Whether you’re primed for a mini-break on the Côte d’Azur or fancy a countryside retreat on a winery, here are the top hotels in Provence with their own swimming pools.

1. Château de Berne

Hotel

The outdoor pool at the Château de Berne with greenery, sun loungers and umbrellas
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There’s no shortage of water within this 491ha (1,213 acres) wine estate. The indoor lap pool features a countercurrent machine for an aqua workout, while the larger outdoor pool is ideal for a more relaxed dip. It helps that the pool bar serves ice-cold glasses of wine and fresh slices of melon. At the Cinq Mondes spa, you’ll find two jacuzzis and VIP balneotherapy rooms.

2. Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel, Golf Hotel

The sleek indoor pool with columns, striped seating and vibrant art at the Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
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There are two 18-hole golf courses at Terre Blanche, intricately landscaped around the resort’s signature evergreen carob tree. Golf day packages include a two-course lunch at the Caroubiers restaurant overlooking the 18th hole of the Riou course. As beautiful as the golf courses are, it’s the indoor pool that will catch your eye, with white columns, hanging lanterns and a ceiling skylight providing a temple-like spirituality.

3. Hôtel Les Terrasses D'Eze

Spa Hotel

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From the sun loungers, you’d be forgiven for struggling to identify where the infinity pool ends and the Mediterranean Sea begins at Hôtel Les Terrasses D’Eze. Found high in the charming hilltops of Eze, it has a superb vantage point. The privilege extends into the 87 rooms and suites – every one comes with a coastal view.

4. nhow Marseille

Chain Hotel

Stay near the sea at the nhow Marseille
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Tucked into the north end of Prado Bay, this 150-room hotel is only a few minutes stroll from the beach. Between May and October, you can enjoy a dip in the seafront pool – it’s so close to the Mediterranean Sea that you could practically jump in. The subtle colour scheme of minimalist white walls with yellow notes allows the surroundings to take centre stage, especially in the glass-fronted bar overlooking the water.

5. Auberge de Cassagne & Spa

Garden Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

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There are two pools at Auberge de Cassagne, a 10-minute drive east of the historic city of Avignon. Built in 1850 on castle grounds, this former farmhouse was converted to a six-room hotel in 1969. Since then, the property hasn’t simply gained a further 37 rooms and suites, but also a Michelin star for its food, and five stars for the whole package. Stylish touches include four-poster beds, complimentary fluffy bathrobes and free access to the spa. Swimming lessons are also available.

6. Hôtel Cap-Estel

Hotel, Luxury

Hôtel Cap-Estel
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Hôtel Cap-Estel was once a favourite haunt of the Beatles, and it’s said that Paul McCartney wrote the ballad Michelle while strumming his guitar by the pool. There’s no guarantee you’ll write your own chart-topper, but the luxurious surroundings that attracted the biggest band in the world remains to this day. In contrast to the high-altitude resorts above in Eze, this hotel is found at a knee-friendly sea level. It means there’s a private beach to enjoy away from the crowds, and accessible rooms for visitors with reduced mobility.

7. Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa
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The late Swiss billionaire Andy Rihs was the visionary behind this gorgeous countryside resort, just an hour from Marseille Provence Airport. Inside, the 21,000sqft (1950sqm) spa has won a World Luxury Spa Award three years running – the tranquil heated indoor pool is a child-free haven. Enjoy a well-deserved soak after exploring the region by bike. Rihs was the owner of the BMC Racing Team, so it’ll come as no surprise the hotel offers top-of-the-range road and mountain bikes to guests.

8. Hôtel Les Roches Blanches

Hotel

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This five-star hotel in Cassis comes with Saint-Tropez levels of sophistication, only without the crowds. The outdoor pool cut into the cliff face is a real feat of architecture, offering a unique view of the Calanques Massif. For an even closer look, ask the hotel staff about sailing excursions – or just take a stroll down the poolside steps for direct sea access. Cap your stay with a hydrating massage at the Sisley spa.

9. Five Seas Hotel Cannes

Hotel

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After checking in, head straight for the elevator and push the button for the top floor. The rooftop is the place to be at this hotel on the Rue Notre Dame in Cannes. Resident DJ Julia R drops beats while you sip a pisco sour or rhum coco from the sky bar. Alternatively, nab a sun lounger next to the infinity pool and snack from a menu as dandy as the rooftop surroundings. Try chef Lori Moreau’s briozza – half brioche, half pizza.

10. Tiara Yaktsa Côte d'Azur

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

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Explore the highlights of the Côte d’Azur in style from this peaceful retreat in Théoule-sur-Mer. Cannes is half-an-hour drive away, but if you want to head further north to Monaco, staff can arrange the trip by helicopter. Fancy a day in Saint-Tropez? Forget the road trip and head there by boat. For those happy to stay put, the Zen garden and terrace pool await, looking out over the Mediterranean Sea.

Looking for more recommendations in the area? Enjoy the salty sea breeze at a cosy bed and breakfast in Marseille or a rich cultural heritage at one of the best hotels in Avignon. Best of all, you can book with Culture Trip. There’s plenty to keep you busy, too. The most beautiful buildings in Marseille are a must-see for architecture enthusiasts while the best restaurants in Aix-en-Provence and the best bars in Avignon are a must for foodies.

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