Phone us  01392 441245  |  E-news sign up
Honeymoons
& weddings
  
Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.
Authentic
Experiences
  

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.
Spa
holidays
  

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.
Family
holidays
  

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.
Rail
holidays
  

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.
Worldwide
journeys
  

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.

La Bastide de Moustiers - Luxury holidays to Provence

/uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers _TH85537_bastide de moustier_france 17 Feb 14_A.jpg
/uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_6915 terrasse 17 Feb 14_A.jpg
/uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_7096 Aviary 17 Feb 14_A.jpg
/uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_7198 17 Feb 14_A.jpg
/uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers Bastide de Moustiers - piscine HD David Bordes 17 Feb 14_A.jpg
/uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-terrasse_7875 17 Feb 14_A.jpg
/uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_5440 17 Feb 14_A.jpg
  • /uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers _TH85537_bastide de moustier_france 17 Feb 14_B.jpg
  • /uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_6915 terrasse 17 Feb 14_B.jpg
  • /uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_7096 Aviary 17 Feb 14_B.jpg
  • /uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_7198 17 Feb 14_B.jpg
  • /uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers Bastide de Moustiers - piscine HD David Bordes 17 Feb 14_B.jpg
  • /uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-terrasse_7875 17 Feb 14_B.jpg
  • /uploadedImages/Content/Destinations/France/Provence/La_Bastide_de_Moustiers_EXH1499/ImageGallery/EXH1499 La BAstide de Moustiers bastide-moustiers_5440 17 Feb 14_B.jpg
  • About this holiday

    With a dramatic alpine backdrop rising behind, the five-star La Bastide de Moustiers occupies a traditional farmhouse property within four acres of parkland in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region. With a Michelin-starred restaurant, country-style guestrooms and an outdoor swimming pool among beautiful gardens, La Bastide de Moustiers promises the simple pleasures of the region.  

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London Heathrow to Marseille, hire car and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for La Bastide de Moustiers are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1440 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

    EXH1499

    Our opinion

    La Bastide de Moustiers is a traditional and comfortable boutique hotel in a striking rural setting.

    Hotel description

    With a dramatic alpine backdrop rising behind, the five-star La Bastide de Moustiers occupies four acres of parkland bristling with fragrant lavender, ancient olive trees and towering cypresses. The building itself is the embodiment of Provencal authenticity, its traditional farmhouse structure guaranteeing rural simplicity. It is one of Alain Ducasse’s country inns, which he stumbled upon on his travels in 1994 and made his home before opening its doors to others. It is apt then that the feeling of La Bastide de Moustiers is of an enchanting private home, which is emphasised by the effusive mood of the close-knit team. Where the hotel’s exteriors are rugged and rustic, interiors are a breath of fresh air, particularly in the varied settings of the four dining rooms: Le Salon Cheminee, Le Salon des Faienciers, La Bibliotheque and La Salon des Amoureux. You choose your preferred dining venue, while Chef Christophe Martin chooses the daily menu based on what’s fresh in the vegetable garden and on the local market stalls. For the simple pleasures of the restaurant at La Bastide de Moustiers, the restaurant has gained the honour of one Michelin star. For more casual dining, seek the sun-streaked patio terrace, where tables are shaded by the leafy canopy of a grand, age-old tree. Also within the grounds, a smart swimming pool beckons on warm days. The 13 unique rooms and suites offer homely comfort at La Bastide de Moustiers, and each is personalised by an individual name. Exposed stone work, beams and floorboards complement the freshness of white-washed walls and antique furniture to create cosy, country-style interiors filled with fireside warmth. The most luxurious accommodation though belongs to the exclusive Bastion Suite, which is a self-contained Provencal villa with a bedroom and living room. With the beauty of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region on your doorstep, the La Bastide de Moustiers experience is one filled with the simple pleasures of rural life.

    Location

    Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    1 March to 31 October. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between March and mid-April.

    Distance from airport

    1 hour and 30 minutes' drive

    Closest airport

    Marseille Airport

    Room types

    La Bastide de Moustiers offers 11 rooms and 2 suites with air conditioning, internet, satellite TV, DVD player, music system, Ipod docking station, safe and minibar. Room categories are as follows:
    Chambre Superieure
    Chambre Deluxe
    Suite Olive - with living room, fireplace and terrace
    Bastidon - with private garden

    Hotel facilities and services

    Michelin Star Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor heated swimming pool (mid-April to mid-October), 2 terraces, Lounge, Library, Massage room, Treatments, Bicycles, Business facilities, Garden, 4 hectare park, Disabled access, Helipad, Boutique, Private parking, Petanque, WiFi.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Verdon Nature Park, Gordes du Verdon. One hour and 20 minutes from Aix-en-Provence and an hour and 40 minutes from Marseille.

    Sports nearby

    Hiking, Canoeing, Rafting, Paragliding, Horse trekking.

    Children

    Baby cots and extra beds can be provided for a supplement. Extra beds can be added from the Deluxe room category and up.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

  • OUR HOLIDAYS

    • Rail holidays

      Rail holidays and train journeys, tailor-made.

    • Garden holidays

      Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups

    • Family holidays

      Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.

    • Cookery holidays

      Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy

    • Spa holidays

      Rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing, good for the body and the soul; spa and well-being worldwide

    • Authentic experiences

      Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.

    • Worldwide journeys

      Luxury tours for individuals around the world

LATEST NEWS

  • New Marine Biology Centre at Kanuhura

    A new Marine Biology Centre as opened at Kanuhura in the Maldives.

    Find out more Read more

  • New Grand Suites for the Venice Simplon Orient Express in 2020

    Three new Grand Suites will be introduced for 2020 on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

    Find out more Read more

  • Six new Cinnamon suites at Mount Cinnamon

    Mount Cinnamon will be introducing 6 new Cinnamon suites in time for the festive season.

    Find out more Read more

  • Renovated Crusoe suites at Soneva Fushi

    Ten newly refurbished Crusoe Suites at Soneva Fushi will be ready to welcome guests in December

    Find out more Read more

  • Hotel Botanico introduces new Wellness Programme June 2019

    The Hotel Botanico in Tenerife is introducing a new ‘Slim and Wellness Programme’ from June 2019

    Find out more Read more

  • Luxury Al Andalus rail holiday departure dates 2020

    The luxury Al Andalus train departure dates for 2020

    Find out more Read more

  • Cookery Holidays at Eremo della Giubiliana Sicily

    The Eremo della Giubiliana has announced the themes for its cookery lessons

    Find out more Read more

  • New Family Aqua Park at the Westin Resort Costa Navarino

    The redesigned Aqua Park at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino opens end of April 2019.

    Find out more Read more