The Best Spa Hotels in Avignon, France

At Le Vieux Castillon, luxury and relaxation reign supreme
At Le Vieux Castillon, luxury and relaxation reign supreme | Courtesy of Le Vieux Castillon / Expedia
Sadie Whitelocks

The ancient town of Avignon has so much to see, including its famed bridge and the Palace of the Popes. After some sightseeing, why not check into a spa hotel for another taste of this delightful part of France, where the calming effect of Provence is sure to get under your skin? Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Terre de Provence Hôtel and Spa

Spa Hotel

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Fringed by olive trees and sprawling lavender beds, this upscale spa hotel transports you to the calm of the Provençal countryside. The bright rooms have a Scandinavian feel, with natural woods and contemporary furnishings. This slick design continues through to the spa, where the facilities include a wooden jacuzzi, a heated 12.5m-long pool, a hammam, a sauna and a relaxation area.

2. Auberge de Cassagne and Spa

Garden Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

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Delight in the convivial surroundings of this former 19th-century farmhouse, just outside Avignon. This five-star hotel sits on the estate that once belonged to the Cassagne Castle and includes 35 stylish rooms, eight suites, a Michelin-star restaurant and a spa. The wellness centre serves up treatments designed in collaboration with the Swiss brand Hormeta. Many of the massages have a Provençal twist, with lavender and honey among the ingredients used. The hydromassage bed is another unique offering, with its promise to “soothe, drain, firm, soothe, revive and more”.

3. Le Clos des Cyprès

Guesthouse

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Feel right at home at this smart guesthouse; it has just three rooms and one suite with a private terrace. The gardens are a particular highlight, with mature trees and manicured borders framing a swimming pool and an outdoor jacuzzi. Massages can be arranged in advance, including a relaxing Californian treatment and an energising Shiatsu offering.

4. Le Domaine des Carmes and Spa

Spa Hotel, Guesthouse

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Find a slice of Provençal paradise at this beautifully restored farmhouse, just 20 minutes from Avignon. The guesthouse, dating back to the 14th century, features five suites and a spacious cottage with two bedrooms, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Its leafy surroundings make it the perfect place to unwind. Take your state of relaxation to the next level with a trip to the wellness area, which includes a jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, an outdoor heated pool and a gym pavilion. Massages are also available.

5. Fontaine des Magnarelles

Bed and Breakfast

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Amid a stretch of parkland, this cosy bed and breakfast serves as a relaxing retreat. There are five individually decorated rooms and various themed packages available, from cooking sojourns to wellness breaks. If you’re looking for a bit of rest and recuperation, services include massages, pilates classes, yoga sessions and reflexology. Take your massage next to the outdoor pool, or practise yoga in the garden to really feel at one with nature.

6. Côté Provence

Guesthouse, Spa Hotel

Whip yourself into shape with a stay at this cosy guesthouse, where wellbeing is at the heart of affairs. The facilities include an outdoor jacuzzi, an indoor sauna, a relaxation area and a swimming pool. Massages are also available – with advanced booking – with the option of having it in your room, the expansive garden or the wellness area. If you’re looking to work on your fitness, the hotel has partnered with a local sports coach and nutrition expert who can create a custom itinerary for your break.

7. L’Ostal

Guesthouse

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Relaxation is the order of the day at this elegant guesthouse at the centre of a charming village around a 30-minute drive from Avignon. The chic rooms have a serene feel to them, with natural stone floors and simple furnishings. After a day of sightseeing, there’s a small spa with a whirlpool; the garden also makes for a heavenly spot to rest up, complete with a large pool, sun loungers and a terrace area.

8. Le Vieux Castillon

Spa Hotel

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Courtesy of Le Vieux Castillon / Expedia

Stunning views, sophisticated interiors and mouth-watering menus are just a few of the reasons to book Le Vieux Castillon. To top it off, this four-star hotel has a beautiful spa curated by the prestigious skincare brand L’Occitane. It offers a well-curated treatment menu, including a relaxing cherry blossom massage and an almond cocooning body wrap. A jacuzzi and a hammam are also available. The property – comprising 18 Medieval homes – has a prime position in the historic village of Castillon-du-Gard.

9. Le Saint-Remy

Luxury, Spa Hotel

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For luxury with a capital L, book a stay at Le Saint-Remy in the historic village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The five-star hotel, housed within a 19th-century townhouse, features slick, design-led interiors that are an Instagrammer’s dream. Find some Zen in the sparkling spa area, where the treatments have been curated by La Maison du Tui Na, the traditional Chinese medicine massage specialist in France. One of the more specialised treatments is the Yi Shou, a slimming massage that includes a cupping session.

Want to explore the rest of Provence? Then book one of the best spa hotels in the region now via Culture Trip, or get yourself into one of the best cheap hotels for a more budget-friendly stay.

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