More than a hotel, Crillon Le Brave is the heart and soul of the village it takes its name from. This 5-star hide-away facing Mont Ventoux is one of Provence’s best kept secrets. And we couldn't be more pleased to hear it will be reopening on 13 May!
The story of this atypical hotel is rich in Provençal tradition, but it all came about almost by chance some 30 years ago. In the summer of 1988, the English-Canadian couple Peter and Carolyn Chittick were on the hunt for a property to convert into a hotel. It was a case of love at first sight when they came across a large house in the village of Crillon-le-Brave (Vaucluse) at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux, which they transformed into a hotel with 11 guest rooms. Over the years, the hotel expanded to 34 rooms and suites, creating a delightful hamlet at the top of the village. Spread across nine 17th and 18th century buildings, the hotel’s rooms are connected by bridges, passages and discreet courtyards... Each house has its own charm and unique character, reflecting the richness of the village’s history.
40km (25 miles) northeast of Avignon, this 5* hotel, now part of the family-owned Maisons Pariente group, literally blends in with the décor of the village with which it shares its name. Covered in Virginia creeper, its houses reveal a breathtaking panoramic terrace overlooking Mont Ventoux, shrouded in mystery and lunar landscapes. But for an all-round experience, this private club-like sanctuary has always placed the emphasis on the quality of its restaurants: the gourmet La Madeleine and the authentic La Table du Ventoux. All eyes will be on new chef Adrien Brunet when the establishment reopens on 13 May 2021 with him at the helm, ours included!
The hotel also used the lockdown period to fit out a new bar designed by architect and designer Charles Zana. Even in summer, we strongly recommend making the most of the soothing effect of the ancient hearth that’s as old as the village itself...
And we’ll let you in on another tip: try booking the Ventoux suite with its two parallel bathtubs facing Mont Ventoux (naturally) that have made the cover of countless interior décor magazines worldwide. But shhh, that’s our little secret!
Hôtel Crillon le Brave, place de l’Eglise, 84410 Crillon-le-Brave - FRANCE
+33(0)4 90 65 61 61 / www.crillonlebrave.com
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