Provence Travel

Escape to Crillon Le Brave

December 4, 2015

I had the opportunity a few weeks ago, to visit one of the most dreamy luxe hotel venues in Provence complete with a guided tour. My mission was to uncover one of the most raved about gems in the region.

The Hotel Crillon Le Brave is quintessential Luxe Provence. The Relais and Chateau property has been constructed from several old stone village houses and properties, dating back to the 15th century. The beautifully restored hotel is discretely tucked into the village offering gorgeous perched views from a variety of angles of Mount Ventoux and the valley below.


The origins of the village of Crillon Le Brave, date back to Roman times when it was known as Crillonium. A long line of dukes ruled Crillon throughout the period leading up to the Revolution, but it drew its full name from the most legendary of its dukes, Le Brave Crillon (1541-1615). Crillon, was known as one of Henri IV’s fiercest generals during the wars of religion that swept through France in the late 16th century. The same Crillon family also gave its name to the famous Hôtel Crillon on Paris’s Place de la Concorde.

This quaint luxurious property has been updated with great care and offers authentic fine architectural details, peppered with the modern amenities. It won’t be difficult to properly unwind within the adult-only grounds. Take in sunset and your aperitif on the terrace with fire pit, or with a relaxed game of petanque overlooking the elegant pool area.

We were taken great care of by the lovely Lucy, who offered us a guided tour of the property and its spacious, well designed suites. We had a fabulous, lazy gastronomic lunch on the Crillon’s sunny terrace overlooking the undulating valley beneath us.

The hotel’s concierge works closely with many lovely local tour providers and Provence vineyards to offer its guests tailored seasonal activities from truffle and culinary tours, to guided bike adventures and wine tastings.

For locals or tourists alike, The Crillon Le Brave and the beautiful region offer instant relaxation, peace and authenticity. We appreciated finding such a charming, luxury hotel with an attentive staff that was as warm and inviting as its surroundings.

We will be going back soon to the area to visit some of the recommendations offered by Lucy, including the appealing Chateau Unang on our next visit.

Photograph credits and thanks to: Crillon Le Brave (hotel property) 

Blog Post by: Tarik Koivisto


Hotel Crillon le Brave
Place de l’Eglise Crillon le Brave 84410 France
Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 65 61 61

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