Hotel Le Pigonnet
What We Love
- The former private estate’s property, featuring 4 acres of stunning private gardens filled with mature trees and fountains and a beautiful pool
- The facade of the main hotel building, a classic Provencal scene; the inside, however, is anything but traditional, with contemporary fabrics and finishes providing unexpected twists
- Splurging on traditional French cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, La Table du Pigonnet
What To Know
- The property is a short walk from central Aix-en-Provence
- Le Pigonnet was renovated in spring of 2013
- Accessible rooms are available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With its romantic, ivy-covered facade and traditional green shutters, 18th-century Hotel Le Pigonnet and its gardens provide a pleasurable base from which to explore Provence. Its renovation strayed from the typical toiles and matelasse bedspreads you’ll see in many local properties; instead, rooms were given a hint of the city by the use of metallics, modern light fixtures, and textured fabrics. The gardens have stayed true to their history, and you’ll feel transported back in time as you sit with nearby mountain views.
In the Area
Aix-en-Provence is a charming, brightly colored market town in the heart of the Provence countryside. Explore the tree-lined streets and stumble upon one of the town’s renowned medieval fountains before visiting Les Deux Garcons, a brasserie frequented by Paul Cezanne and Ernest Hemingway. Shop for lavender and local textiles, then finish your day with a hard-earned glass of chilled rose.
How to Get There
A classy hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional staff. We loved our 2 day stay, the warm welcome we got, our room overlooking the garden and pool, and delicious food. We ate in the outside bar and it was superb.
Stayed with family and loved the ambiance, charm, natural beauty, and customer service. Very close to downtown Aix, but just as easy hanging at the beautiful pool or in the lovely gardens. Restaurant is top notch.
First of all I must say the pictures do not do this charming and beautiful hotel justice. It has the most beautiful gardens and dining on the terrace cannot be matched. But the real story here is their exemplary customer service. The manager Mr Abibou and the rest of the team went above and beyond to help us cancel dining reservations, make new dining reservations, make suggestions on routes and places to see, accommodate our 4am early departure with a sack of breakfast items and fresh coffee, for us to take along the way and finally to handle shipping purchases back to me in the USA. Mr Abibou even called other concierges near Moustier to see if the lavender was still in bloom in that area. When he did not know personally of a restaurant in an area we were visiting, he called and asked a concierge in that town to secure a solid recommendation. The food in the restaurant was very good, breakfast each morning and dinner on the terrace 2 of the 3 nights we were there, they provided very good service, wine selection and cocktail options. All of the staff spoke English and even suffered through my attempts at French. We had a standard room in the main building which was nice with a window to the front and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom had a great large shower and ample space for toiletries. They have bicycles and a shuttle available to take you into Aix, but we easily walked in to town in about 10 minutes. The only regret I have is that we were only here for three nights and did not get to take advantage of the pool and bar in the garden. We used this as a home base to travel around Provence and were gone all day. I have travelled extensively and stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and this is by far by best hotel experience to date, largely due to Mr. Abibou and his gracious and attentive service. When I return to Provence I will be staying at Le Pigonnet.