Le Petit Palais d’Aglaé
What We Love
- A stylish boutique stay in Provence with rustic-meets-opulent décor and sublime viewsSnuggle-worthy beds with three pillows per person and organic cotton sheets
- Impossibly good French cuisine courtesy of a Michelin-starred chef
- Ridiculously lazy afternoons spent relaxing by the lovely outdoor pool
What To Know
- If you're looking for a spot to relax, head to one of the hotel's several lounges, or the bar which has a fireplace
- The hotel kitchen sources produces from its own organic garden
- Indoor and outdoor terraces have fantastic views of Luberon
For those easily seduced by lavender-scented Provence, this brand new property in the heart of Gordes wows with a 15-seater cinema, magnificent orchards, vegetable gardens, dip-worthy outdoor pool, and beautifully-decorated indoor and outdoor lounges. Most standout, though, is the sublime setting overlooking the Luberon – the 4,121-foot-high massif that’s a patchwork of hilltop villages, ancient abbeys, and must-visit vineyards.
There are just 16 rooms at this chic little hideaway, all of which wow with contrasting colour hues (Hermes red, pastel lavender, golden yellow, flamboyant orange, sea blue), Baroque-inspired fixtures and fittings, and lavish soft furnishings made with rich satins, silks and velvets. Nice touches include complimentary organic toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, and heavenly beds dressed with organic cotton sheets and three pillows per person.
Relaxed days can be spent visiting the fabulous Abbey of Sénanque that’s home to Cistercian monks, photographing some of Provence’s fabled lavender fields, and taking a day-trip to the culturally-rich city of Avignon to marvel at the Palais des Papes that sits squarely at the heart of the old town. Alternatively, stay put to chill out in the splendid terrace gardens and feast on gourmet cuisine courtesy of a Michelin-starred chef.
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My boyfriend and I just spent the weekend here. We absolutely loved it. The staff could not be more helpful, catering to every need we had. Highly recommend the brunch on Sundays- we ate way to much but everything was too good not too eat! We will be coming back very soon!
This is a tasteful conversion of a house into a hotel. The rooms are small modern and well appointed but the hotel is big in character. Set up about a mile walk up the hill from Gordes town it enjoys broad majestic views from all of its south facing aspect above the broad sweeping vale below.
The pool area is excellent again south facing with the view. The restaurant is in a modern cuisine style. Vegetables freshly picked from its own garden which we ate at twice and enjoyed.
Breakfast is a little hit and miss. Meagre fruit offerings, if you want an egg you have pay extra depending on how you want it cooked. Staff seem a little stressed.
Overall the experience was a good one. If we were in the area again we would return. It is a good base in which to explore the area from. Away from the tourists but near enough to be user friendly.
A fabulous romantic weekend with my husband, celebrating a special "zero" birthday. We enjoyed a fabulous duo hot stone massage, followed by a superbe dinner. Excellent food, attentive service. Delighted with a scrumptious gluten free breakfast.
We stayed for one night at this boutique hotel and were absolutely thrilled with the standard of the food served in the restaurant for dinner. The rooms were clean and big and the staff were very helpful. Not much choice with the tv channels for English speakers by overall a lovely stay.
This hotel is about a 15 min. walk from the village of Gordes. Because it's a bit outside the village, it takes advantage of a expansive view of the valley and the quiet that comes with it's private location. The pool area is gorgeous and very relaxing but the bar never seemed to be open. Instead, you could flag down a staff member who would cater to anything you requested. The standard rooms are small but the bathroom was ample size and renovated for an excellent shower experience. We wish the room could have accommodated slightly larger bedside stands. AC worked well and we were lucky enough to miss a major heat wave. My husband woke up early and sitting in our outside patio, enjoyed watching the hot air balloons as they took off and landed in the valley. The staff was super helpful making recommendations and reservations for us at restaurants in Gordes and nearby villages. We had a car which was necessary as the beautiful village towns are somewhat spread out. We ate in the hotel restaurant on our last night and it did not disappoint. Everyone is friendly at the hotel, even the other guests! As we had our nightly ritual of sitting on our outside patio, we struck up conversations with other guests nextdoor, shared experiences and recommendations. So lovely to have a special place to come back to and relax after sightseeing and climbing those steep village hills!