The Vaucluse region in France is a must-see, and the iconic Château de Massillan is a must-stay in the area. Its location near the Côtes du Rhône vineyards makes this luxury hotel south of France the perfect place to explore nearby iconic Châteauneuf du Pape and historic Avignon.
Built 500 years ago as a hunting lodge for King Henri II and his lover Diane de Poitiers, the 4-star Château de Massillan is situated in some 10 hectares of beautiful parkland including majestic trees and a peaceful lake.
Owner Didier Pérréol’s passion for the environment means that everything is designed to be in balance with nature, meaning everything is to the highest ecological standards to help guests relax.
Each of the 25 unique rooms with private terrace, family rooms, or suites have been designed along feng shui principles for maximum relaxation, using the finest materials and fabrics.
This environmental concern continues outside, where the hotel’s 4,000 sq m certified ECOCERT organic vegetable garden supplies food to its gourmet restaurant. Burgundy rabbits and dovecote pigeons are reared onsite, and egg-laying hens receive an organic diet.
In the kitchen chef Frederic le Bourlout and his team reinvent gourmet dishes dependent on the season. Guests can join a kitchen course or workshop using the garden’s produce, seeing at first hand what makes the Château such a fine luxury hotel south of France.
The Château de Massillan’s Bio Spa has been created in harmony with the surrounding natural wonders, ensuring an environment to rejuvenate tired bodies and spirits. Experts use the best organic products to offer a range of bioenergetic treatments, sophrology (yoga), a range of massages and beauty remedies.
While the Château de Massillan may be the finest luxury hotel south of France in which to relax, it's perfect if work cannot be avoided. The Bastide is a magnificent reception room of nearly 250 sq m that can be used for seminars and events. Adjoining rooms and a bar and lounge can also be sealed off to offer a total 420 sq m of space, helping ensure business or family events go off without a hitch.
Where better than a château built for a great French love affair to have the wedding of your dreams? The exception parkland setting, terraces and lake offer a stunning and unforgettable start to your fairytale marriage. The Cour d’Honneur (courtyard) can hold.