Oozing charm, Auberge de Cassagne & Spa is a five-star hotel that occupies a country manor on the outskirts of Avignon. It combines luxurious guest rooms and amenities with vintage furnishings, wooden mantelpieces and ornate fireplaces to create an atmosphere of indulgent comfort. Two swimming pools and a pampering spa with steam room and sauna are among the leisure facilities while an internationally renowned gourmet restaurant dishes up authentic Provençal cuisine.
The Auberge de Cassagne & Spa is a 15-minute drive from Avignon and the Gare d’Avignon Centre, from where trains depart for destinations across France. Avignon is famed for the immense Palais des Papes and its medieval stone ramparts, together with a fine selection of cultural, history and art museums. The Avignon – Provence Airport lies just 20 minutes’ drive south of the hotel while the hiking trails of Alpilles Natural Regional Park are 30 minutes away. If you’re visiting during the summer, the majestic beaches and untouched coastal landscapes of the Camargue are just an hour by car.
The Auberge de Cassagne & Spa‘s gourmet restaurant is internationally renowned, with chef Philippe Boucher at the helm. The menu features typical Provençal cuisine drawing on locally-sourced produce, with meals (including breakfast) served either in the elegant dining room or on the sun-dappled terrace overlooking the garden. An exceptional wine cellar ensures guests are treated to the best vintages, with a fireplace bar where you can enjoy a range of other beverages.
The Auberge de Cassagne & Spa is styled on a classic French country house, with pastel shades and floral prints that reflect the colours and spirit of Provence. Old-world-inspired furnishings combine with contemporary decor in the rooms and suites, which boast all the modern comforts you’d expect of a five-star hotel. The surrounding gardens create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, with climbing vines and beds filled with fragrant lavender.
Each of the rooms and suites is luxuriously appointed, with en-suite bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, minibars and tea/coffee-making facilities. The Home Room is ideal for single travellers while there’s a little more room to spread out in the Home Comfort Room. A private terrace and views of the garden are added in the Park and Luxury rooms while the suites feature separate lounge areas and jacuzzi tubs.
Families can be accommodated comfortably in the Junior, Swimming Pool or Garden View suites, with various bedding configurations available. Babysitting and child-minding services are available for an additional charge while there are also plenty of board games, puzzles, books and DVDs to keep young guests entertained.
The Auberge de Cassagne & Spa has a number of accessible rooms featuring lowered bathroom sinks and grab rails for travellers with limited mobility.
The outdoor swimming pool offers views of the surrounding olive grove from its comfortable deckchairs, with a heated swimming pool forming part of the Auberge de Cassagne’s Spa. Aside from an enticing menu of massages and beauty treatments, it also houses an overflow jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room infused with eucalyptus. There is a fully-equipped fitness room and a Provençal bowling pitch, together with walking trails that meander through the picturesque gardens. A concierge service offers tour bookings and local information, with complimentary Wi-Fi also available throughout the hotel.