Thank goodness places like this still exist! Our recent trip to Provence was great, but I regret that our stay here was so short. There are a few things that the management could do to improve Roussan, but its beauty, charm and tranquility are so far beyond what "modern" hotels can match that these flaws seemed basically irrelevant at the end of the day.
The Chateau is over 300 years old, and to say it has aged gracefully would be an understatement. The interior and exterior of the Chateau are absolutely gorgeous, as are the large grounds and gardens. We stayed on the third floor of the main wing and we were very happy with the room (good air con, comfy bed, nice bathtub, good water pressure on the shower and very spacious all around)
It is also conveniently located less than 2km from St. Remy, a very nice town. The restaurant is also excellent! We had breakfast, lunch and dinner there, and the food was better and more traditional than in one we had in a highly rated place in Avignon on the following day (the atmosphere may have skewed my view though (beautiful view and a surprising lack of foreign tourists eating there.)
As for the shortcoming of Roussan, I can list a few (which still didn't detract from our overall experience). 1) The internet was not functioning at all due to maintenance. Not sure if this is a frequent issue. 2). No swimming pool. Not necessary here but would have been a nice bonus. 3). Restaurant was understaffed, but then again so are most places in France during the summer.
Overall, a fantastic and very memorable experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only the XIIIth century could offer such a charming mansion, only 2km away from Saint‐Rémy de Provence. As you’ll slowly walk down the elegant alley of centennial plane trees, you’ll discover the “Château de Roussan”, designed by a brilliant French architect. Enchanted by his creation, he offered it a façade decorated with an elegant balcony overlooked by a majestic front wall; in the manner of a theatre stage set. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Roussan Hotel St-Remy-De-Provence