Fresh for the summer season, two new colours have landed, so there are now six to choose from in our Juno Metallics collection. Taking inspiration from lavender-filled fields (great minds, Jacquemus), meet Amethyst, a suitcase shade that recalls fresh summer days and dazzling views over Provençal hills. And with that in mind, here’s our pick of five of the best places to stay in the south of France.
1. La Maison d’Ulysse
This historic homestay sits pretty in rustic and rambling gardens that are packed with local produce, and you won’t even need to leave the grounds to brush past blooming lavender bushes. The nearby mediaeval town of Uzes hosts a weekly food market, there’s plenty to explore in the surrounding lush green hills, whilst Avignon, Arles and Nimes are all a short drive away. From 125 per night
2. Hotel Crillon le Brave
This luxurious southern belle sits atop a 17th century hamlet in a pocket of Provence that’s surrounded by the vineyards, rolling hills and the type of sigh-inducing countryside you’d expect from this heavenly part of the hexagon. The hotel’s resident chef sources ingredients from local markets, turning them into tasting menus that will please even the pickiest of gourmands. From £380 per night
3. Le Mas de la Rose
A 17th century set of converted farm buildings, with spacious gardens and scents of lavender in the air, this beautiful bolthole also boasts a tennis court, swimming pool and sweeping drive. Don’t be intimidated by its grandeur, this is a down to earth bed & breakfast but in a serene setting. Its mix of classic and contemporary interiors are striking and stylish. This is the perfect place to explore Provence – medieval villages, regional markets and pretty Provençal rivers to take a dip in, are all nearby. From £90 per night
4. Château Martinay
Contemporary interiors housed in a charming château, check in here and you’ll find a pared back elegance in a stunning historic setting, and surrounded by 35 stunning hectares. The beautiful grounds offer plenty of room to roam, with shady corners and spacious gardens. The daily continental breakfast will set you up for endless days of soaking up the sunshine, via a vineyard or two, naturally. From £220 per night
5. La Bastide de Gordes
For a special occasion make for this superlative palace; a stunning hotel in one of the most beautiful villages in France. A no-expense-spared five-star converted castle, this is a beautiful historical house, with every detail considered. With a spa and stunning stretch of swimming pool, enjoy lunch in the shady garden and soak up the stillness of this exceptional setting. There’s plenty to explore in the countryside beyond, but we wouldn’t blame you for staying firmly put. From £560 per night
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