The Best Spa Hotels in Provence, France

Eat at the famous Oustau de Baumanière restaurant at Baumanière Les Baux de Provence
Eat at the famous Oustau de Baumanière restaurant at Baumanière Les Baux de Provence | © Baumanière Les Baux de Provence / Expedia
Alexis James

Lavender fields and olive groves are an idyllic setting for a Provençal spa retreat. Discover the finest places to stay in southeast France for proper pampering – all bookable with Culture Trip.

Provence is nature wearing her prettiest clothes to paraphrase author Peter Mayle. Its landscapes are renowned, its produce beloved and its dreamy way of life is a thing of envy. Where better to book a spa retreat? From hilltop infinity pools to luxury floatation beds, here’s our pick of the top spa hotels in Provence.

1. Kube Hotel Saint-Tropez

Spa Hotel

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Given its proximity to the Mediterranean – being a hot stone’s throw from Saint Tropez’s Pearl Beach – it’s apt that the spa treatments here centre around algae and marine extracts. Massage options here include Balinese and deep tissue, while the signature facial detox and exfoliating body wrap is a must-book. If the glamour of the French Riviera tempts you for a makeover, the salon here is endorsed by famous hairdresser Franck Provost.

2. Château de Valmer

Spa Hotel

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A stay at Château de Valmer comes with a private beach, just 300m (984ft) away. Access to the spa and wellness centre is also included with a well-equipped gym, in case you want to workout before your Decléor aromatherapy massage. Warm up in the Finnish-style sauna on colder days. The organic garden is a vegetarian’s dream; indulge in a luxury three-course, meat-free menu at Alexandre Fabris’ La Palmeraie restaurant.

3. Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa

Spa Hotel, Resort

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Matisse paintings hang from the restaurant walls, while the endless views stretch on towards Nice and the coast. Fortunately, at this spa resort in Vence, the food here more than lives up to the setting in which it is served. Chef Jean-Luc Lefrancois boasts a Michelin star; he’s assisted by charismatic sommelier Gérard Tournier, who’ll be happy to arrange wine tasting soirees in the cellar. Additionally, the onsite La Prairie spa was named Best Luxury Spa Destination in Europe at the World Luxury Spa Awards.

4. Hôtel Les Terrasses D'Eze

Spa Hotel

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This four-star hotel occupies a prime hilltop location overlooking the medieval village of Eze, sandwiched between Nice and Monaco. Key highlights include the outdoor infinity pool which blends seamlessly with the Mediterranean Sea. Inside, hop between the sauna, whirlpool and Himalayan salt room. Don’t miss a session in the floatation tank, designed to help you destress and drift off into a meditative state.

5. Hôtel Le Couvent des Minimes, Mane

Hotel

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Once a monks’ convent built in 1613, this hotel boasts a spa from world famous Provençal beauty brand L’Occitane. As you might expect, treatments are numerous and varied, including a Sleep and Reset massage, designed to lull you into a relaxed state before bedtime. In the pastel-shaded rooms and suites, you’ll also find L’Occitane-branded bathrobes, slippers and beauty products as part of luxury welcome packs.

6. Royal Antibes

Spa Hotel, Luxury

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Expect silver screen opulence at this luxury 64-room hotel in Antibes, a 20-minute drive east of Cannes. The two-bedroom royal suite is the stand-out pick; soak up the sea view from the bubbling hot tub on the terrace. Wellness passes give you all-day access to the sauna, hammam and jacuzzi, plus a beachside lunch, sun lounger and a 50-minute massage, all included.

7. Hotel & Spa Des Gorges Du Verdon

Spa Hotel

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If your budget allows, book the Olive suite at this high altitude spa hotel in the Verdon Grand Canyon. Its two balconies and cinema screen-style windows mean you’ll never go looking for the TV remote – the glistening Verdon river nearby cuts through a dramatic limestone gorge. If you’re inspired to explore further, local excursions include kayaking, canyoning and paragliding. Afterwards, kick back in the jacuzzi and enjoy the view.

8. Baumanière Les Baux de Provence

Spa Hotel

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Don’t come here without making a reservation at the famous Oustau de Baumanière restaurant first. Hotel owner and renowned French chef Jean-André Charial has masterminded a spellbinding menu that comes with the prestige of three Michelin stars. The wine cellar is just as spectacular, boasting more than 50,000 bottles. Over in the spa, there’s a sensory pool and herbal tea room, plus restorative oil treatments using local olives.

9. Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

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A great pick for active guests, hotel staff can arrange for you to explore the nearby Alpilles Nature Park on foot, mountain bike or even horseback. Alternatively, take a dip in the countercurrent indoor pool or book a session on the flotation bed, designed to reduce street by simulating weightlessness. Upgrade to a villa for your own private pool, ping-pong table and pétanque pitch.

10. Hotel Les Bories & Spa

Spa Hotel

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Set among 8ha (20 acres) of cypress trees and olive groves, this hotel sits just over a 1.6km (1mi) from the quintessentially Provençal village of Gordes. It’s a scenic stroll, but there’s also a free regular shuttle bus for those with weary legs. Back at the hotel, the Maison d’Ennea spa includes a hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath and rare treatments like light therapy and chromotherapy. Elsewhere on the luxury estate, you’ll discover two pools, a tennis court and even a heliport.

Extend your Provence stay by visiting the city of Cannes. Book the best family-friendly hotels and the best hotels in Cannes now via Culture Trip. You could also try out one of the best cultural hotels in Nîmes, bookable through Culture Trip. We also have lists of the best wellness experiences and the best cafes in town for you. Only staying for one day? The perfect itinerary‘s already sorted for you.

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