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L'Auberge du Chateau de Berne - Luxury holidays to Provence

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends the Auberge du Chateau de Berne as a luxurious base for exploring this part of Provence, with its natural scenery of woodland and vines yet also as a place to discover regional gastronomy, viticulture, cookery and to take part in sports and wellness, including walks and cycling. Golf and riding are available nearby. Yet, its proximity to Nice with the airport being just over an hour’s drive means you can visit the Chateau de Berne for a few days as a fly-drive break.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays suggests that you fly with British Airways from London to Nice but there are also flights from regional UK airports to Nice, making this accessible from Manchester, Bristol and so on. The Auberge du Chateau de Berne is just over an hour’s drive from Nice, but Marseille is also possible at about an hour and a half’s drive. We recommend that you have a hire-car when choosing a holiday to the Auberge du Chateau de Berne.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include a scheduled flight with British Airways from London to Nice, bed and buffet breakfast and hire-car.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a classic double or twin room
    From about £1690 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    FE436

    Our opinion

    L’Auberge du Chateau de Berne is a charming mix of luxurious hotel and rustic character, set amidst vineyards and a wine producing estate in the rolling hills of Provence, between the coast and the Gorges du Verdon. Stay here for a luxurious break in its own right or combine with other hotels in region as part of a touring holiday of Provence, fly-drive or self-drive.

    Hotel description

    Ideal for wine lovers or for those simply wanting to get away from it all, the Auberge of the Chateau de Berne is tucked away in the heart of Provence amongst acres of vineyards, where complete peace and tranquillity awaits you. The Chateau de Berne estate covers 650 hectares of woodland and vineyards, and their wine is exported worldwide. Guests at the Auberge can take advantage of the more specialist aspects of the estate (wine cellar, museum, and open-air theatre) or simply relax in the luxurious surroundings and beauty of Provence. With just 19 rooms and suites, a feeling of intimacy and cosiness reigns at the Auberge. The spacious and elegant rooms are individually decorated using local materials, and all benefit from a balcony or sun terrace as well as a comfortable living area in the room. Special thought has been given to the little details that complete a stay at this lovely property; all rooms have hi-fi equipment and video, a working fireplace for cosy winter stays, and the items from the mini-bar are complimentary. For the more energetic, there is a well-equipped and modern gym with sauna and massage rooms, tennis, cycles for hire, and a beautiful swimming pool that overlooks the vines. Gastronomy is important here and meals can be taken on the terrace in summer months. The estate cultivates its own organic vegetables and works with similar high-quality local suppliers to create the very best of Provençal cuisine. This is an extremely high-quality four-star hotel, where you will receive attentive service amongst the stunning rural beauty of the area.

    Location

    Between Flayosc and Lorgues,Provence

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Closed: 1 January to 1 March and Sundays/Mondays during March/November/December

    Distance from airport

    About 1¼ hour’s drive

    Closest airport

    Marseille

    Room types

    Chateau de Berne offers 27 rooms of the following categories:
    4 Classic double or twin rooms.
    10 Deluxe rooms.
    10 Deluxe Premium rooms.
    1 Family room.
    2 Suites.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Bistrot at the Cellar, the Chef's Table, Michelin-starred Le Jardin de Benjamin Restaurant and terrace, heated outdoor swimming pool, poolside snack bar, Cooking School, tennis, table tennis, boules, cycle hire (free of charge), private parking, Spa Cinq Mondes with steam room and jacuzzi, gym with sauna and massage, cooking school, mountain bike rental, wine tours and tastings, 1,235-acre vineyard, 24-hour room service. Beautiful grounds featuring  a kitchen garden, animal farm, bird hide and Roman remains.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Tennis, table tennis, boules, 6 walking trails and mountain biking.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The Chateau de Berne domaine is set in 650 hectares of grounds, which include Vineyards, Wine-making museum and open air theatre. Provencal market at Lorgues every Tuesday.

    Sports nearby

    Riding (20 minutes), Golf (30 minutes).

    Children

    Children are welcome at the hotel and cots are provided free of charge.

    Minimum stays

    2 nights

    Other information

    Distance in miles Draguignan - 7 miles, Aix-en-Provence - 63 miles, Marseille - 77 miles, Paris - 539 miles, Calais - 713 miles

    Pets are permitted at the hotel for 30 euros per day. 

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