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Where to Stay and Eat in Vaucluse

Our selection of the best accommodation and dining in the département

Related articles: Vaucluse, The Beating Heart of Provence [1]
What to See and Do in Vaucluse [2]
12 Villages to Visit in Vaucluse [3]

TO STAY & EAT

AVIGNON

La Mirande [4]

This historic mansion hotel is a world unto itself, its supremely elegant rooms done up in period style, a charming tearoom and bar and a private garden terrace. Chef Florent Pietravalle, who earned a Michelin star in 2019, offers a sought-after chef’s table and a cooking school for adults and kids.

La Divine Comédie [5]

Set within an acre of gorgeous grounds, and filled with art and antiques, this superb 18th-century mansion’s five elegant guest rooms could not be more beautiful or more hospitable.

MÉNERBES

La Bastide de Marie [6]

In a postcard-worthy setting among rolling vineyards, its Provençal farmhouse décor and exceptional dining are second to none. It’s a great base for exploring the many picturesque local villages, as well as being within easy walking or cycling distance of Ménerbes.

LOURMARIN

Photo courtesy of L’Auberge Fenière

L’Auberge Fenière [7]

This restaurant a mile from Lourmarin in tiny Cucuron is a standout in all of Provence. Michelin-star chef Nadia Sammut is among the very first to create non-gluten gastronomy [8], with local wines to match, in a quintessential Provençal setting. It’s a treat to dine then stay the night at their well-priced inn where you’re treated like one of the family.

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE

Coucoo Grands Cépages [9]

You won’t find anything quite like these totally secluded contemporary eco-bungalows set on – or in – a beautiful turquoise lake 10 minutes from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Each bungalow has a hot tub, (one with a sauna), terraces and total privacy. Meals are delivered by golf cart to your door at the hour requested.

GARGAS

Stunning Coquillade Village boasts an award-winning spa and a reputed winery. Image © Coquillade Village

Coquillade Village [10]

With a history dating back to the 11th century, this hamlet amidst 42 hectares of vineyards, forest and lavender fields, overlooks the Luberon national park. With an award-winning spa, Coquillade Village boasts 63 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bars and is home to the critically acclaimed Aureto winery.

BONNIEUX

Restaurant Edouard Loubet [11]

Botanist, sportsman, wine aficionado and two-Michelin star chef Édouard Loubet creates a Provençal cuisine of originality and finesse in a dream setting overlooking the Luberon massif. At the adjoining stunner of a hotel, the Domaine de Capelongue, expect astonishing views and contemporary elegance, plus a pool and spa.

LA-ROQUE-SUR-PERNE

Château la Roque [12]

A romantic ambiance with hospitality to match at this perfectly located, lovingly restored five-room château on beautiful grounds with panoramic views of Provence. Gourmet meals can be prepared at your request.

WHERE TO EAT 

L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE

Teatime’s a treat at Pâtisserie Jouvaud. Photo courtesy of Pâtisserie Jouvaud

Maison Jouvaud [13]

An institution on the “island” for its head-spinning array of stupendously delicious pastries, handmade chocolates and traditional sweets, especially the renowned local apricots, strawberries and other fruits candied whole.

17 Place aux Vins [14]

If a glass of local wine is one of your favourite things, this is the perfect spot for sampling some, alongside a few nibbles, either in the restaurant or on the spacious outdoor terrace.

GIGONDAS

L’Oustelle [15]

If you treat yourself to one blow-out meal in Vaucluse, make it this one. Sit in the handsome dining room, the favourite of local winemakers, or out under plane trees in the lovely village square. Tip: If the all-truffle menu is available, go for it.

ANSOUIS

La Closerie [16]

At this Michelin-star restaurant set in an old post office, you’ll dine like a king on dishes concocted with the finest local ingredients while enjoying stellar views over the Luberon. At €54, the seasonal chef’s menu is a bargain.

Want to be inspired by more French foodie experiences and enjoy classic French food, wine and recipes? Head to our sister website, Taste of France, here [17].

VAUCLUSE ESSENTIALS

GETTING THERE

BY AIR 

Vaucluse is within an easy 70km drive of Marseille Airport [18], which has connections with several UK cities, as well as Montreal, Canada (Air France).

BY TRAIN

The TGV [19] from Paris to Avignon takes 3.5 hours.

TOURIST INFORMATION

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