La Bastide de Boulbon

Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône
+33 (0)4 90 93 11 11
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A traditional, grand 1850 townhouse sitting in a large, landscaped garden with mature trees, a short walk to the village centre and square


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Walk in to light flooding in through large windows and plenty of different places to sit, with chairs and board games on the landing sitting areas or in the cosy drawing room beside the dining room. Breakfast is served inside or out and consists of charcuterie, a cheeseboard, yogurt, breads and pastries, freshly-cooked pancakes, eggs however you want them, homemade jams.

Wander through the manicured garden with its huge plane trees, smooth lawns and clipped topiary to the pool area, where you’ll also find a jacuzzi. Here you can have a massage with a bit of notice. A fresh, seasonal menu with cheese is served for dinner every day but Saturday, and twice a week you can opt for a full three courses too. There are good brasserie-style restaurants in town.

Owner Sylvie lives in a nearby apartment and has electric bikes for you to borrow. Cycle paths lead everywhere including onto the Via Rhôna – along the river. Return to sober yet elegant bedrooms with views.

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We think you'll love

  • Lolling about in the gorgeous garden and the pool
  • Being able to walk into the centre of the village, do a spot of people watching then choose where to have supper
  • Exploring the lovely countryside around and visiting stunning villages
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You should know

  • Dogs must be of the small variety and are charged ten euros a night
  • The pool isn't fenced - but it's not really a place for toddlers anyway


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 12am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Cot available in family room.
3 October - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakast, €18. Dinner, €15-€49, not served on Saturdays.


Nightly price
from €160
Small dogs accepted, €10.
1 Family room for 5
From €160
2 Suites for 3
From €225
4 Twin/doubles
From €175
2 Doubles
From €160



When Sylvie told me about the picturesque village square and cafe next door, where tourists and locals, pastis in hand, join to play an evening game of Petanque under the giant plane trees, I wanted more than ever to stay in this beautiful hotel. This is secret Provence, a rare and very special address indeed!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The village has long views over the hills and no large roads rushing through it, so is quiet and safe to walk around. You could have a walking holiday without need of a car but there are some stunning villages to visit within a half hour drive, including Uzès and Arles. Enjoy vineyards, abbeys and châteaux, Roman architecture and swimming in the Gard river.

Local points of interest from Sylvie Faurel & Stéphane Coisne

  • Hotel situated only 15 minutes from Avignon TGV. In high season direct train from London to Avignon.
  • Possibility to sample some gourmet dishes with good local wines by candlelight under the planes trees or in the lounge
  • On 17000 hotels in France La Bastide de Boulbon got elected as most romantic one and top 10 for quality of service.
  • Very central situated : Avignon (8m), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (12.5m), Les Baux de Provence (12.5m), Pont du Gard 16m), Arles (16m) and the Camargue, Uzès (23m), Nîmes (21m), Châteauneuf-du-Pape (21m), Bédoin (36m) and the Mont Ventoux
  • Hiking in the Montagnette mountainrange, to the Abbeye de Saint-Michel de Frigolet


Sylvie Faurel & Stéphane Coisne

Sylvie is from this area, her mother is Greek and she met her husband, Stéphane, when she worked in the North of France. They have always holidayed here in Boulbon and one day when she heard this hotel was for sale she decided to snap it up. They have good knowledge of the local area so do ask for recommendations about where to eat and what to visit.