Provence Hotels – Parfum des Collines, Apt, Luberon, Provence
Provence Guru selects the best small hotels and bed and breakfasts (chambre d’hote) in Provence. Members of the Provence Guru editorial team have usually stayed in the hotels included in the selection or in rare cases we have received so many recommendations that a hotel is included in the list.
The Parfum des Collines is a wonderful new boutique hotel in the hills between Saignon and Buoux. There’s a pool with a view, spa treatments, spacious rooms and attention to detail which won the owners recognition in the Figaro’s best new bed and breakfasts 2014. The pictures say it all. Visit soon before it becomes too well known to get a room. Prices start from €220 per room. It is possible to rent the whole hotel for €1,500 a night. Evening meals are available twice a week, provided a minimum of two guests eat.
Recommended activities while staying at the Parfum des Collines, include a visit to Apt market on Saturday morning, one of the most vibrant and busiest in the region. There are lots of nearby vineyards for tastings, the Guru in particular recommends Domaine de Ruffinato and Chateau Canorgue. For eating out try the Sanglier Parresseux and Domaine de Coquillade.