The Château de Massillan–a luxurious boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant 40 minutes from Avignon in Provence

romantic chateau hotel in ProvenceThe Château de Massillan is a luxurious boutique hotel 40 minutes from Avignon and 10 minutes from Orange, in the Vaucluse department in Provence.

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.

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)

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