What used to be a getaway for Diane de Poitiers has come under the management of Babylon Design, a firm based in London that has transformed an ancient chateau into a evocative hotel that mixes history with modernity. This imposing 16th century castle has been given a subtle and elegant design overhaul. The superb period furniture has been upholstered in harmonious, rich colors; the walls in the salons are hung with giant mirrors that reflect Murano crystal chandeliers and beckoning armchairs and sofas.
In the rooms, a delicious mix of traditional and contemporary design. Stately chandeliers mix with contemporary furniture and antique objects. In the bathrooms, claw-footed bathtubs are placed next to ultra-modern sinks and fixtures…
Head chef Frederic Le Bourlout helms the gourmet restaurant, whose menu features southern French cuisine; the wine list boasts a hand picked selection of the best Rhone Valley wines Outdoors, a spacious courtyard offers tables for relaxing or dining, farther on, a partially-covered sitting room, and in the back, a pool for guests’ enjoyment. Nine hectares of grounds, including woodlands, fields, and a small lake, surround the chateau; fields of lavender and sunflowers encircle the grounds. Château de Massillan, a magical setting for a sophisticated, modern sejour, a harmonious combination of elements that are both chic and timeless.

room in the chateau, four star hotel in Provence


romantic room in the chateau near Avignon in Provence

Château de Massillan
English spoken
12 rooms and 1 suite with air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, Wi-Fi
1 handicap accessible room
Massages by appointment
Gourmet restaurant with wine and food matching
Gourmet meals served at dinner; refreshing salads served at lunchtime; the restaurant is closed Mondays
Outdoor unheated pool
Bike rental on request
Private guest parking

Near Château de Massillan
Wine route, winery visits at Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Beaume-de-Venise…
Ardèche Gorges and river activities: 21km (15mn)
Historic and artistic towns, with numerous monuments and museums: Orange (9km, 15 min), Avignon (40km, 30 min)
Guided visits of olive oil mills

Events near Château de Massillan
Festival Chorégies à Orange dance festival in July: 9km (15 min)
Avignon Theater Festival in July-August: 41km (40 min)
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, International Antiques Fair at the beginning of April and the weekend of 15 August: 60km (55 min)

Location:
84100 Uchaux
Orange : 12km (15mn)
Bollène : 8km (12mn)
Chateauneuf-du-Pape : 25km (32mn)
Avignon : 45km (40mn)
L’Isle -sur-la-Sorgue : 60km (60mn)
Uzès : 70km (60mn)
Aix-en-Provence : 113km (1h20)
Marseille airport: 112km (1h30)

Rates* :
Room and suite D


Chateau de Massillan