Bastide Saint Georges
Peachy provençal property in the Luberon hills
You couldn't find a more appealing little place for soaking up the relaxed provencal lifestyle than Bastide Saint Georges, just outside the Luberon village of Forcalquier.
Know It All
Hit the spot
A mile from the medieval small town of Forcalquier.
Come here for..
● Chic simplicity in the Luberon. ● A refreshingly un-touristy corner of Provence. ● A nicely relaxed vibe.
There's an outdoor pool – nicely heated in the cooler months – a flower-hung terrace for breakfast or drinks, and a restaurant.
Good to know
It feels more like a relaxed villa than a hotel.
17 rooms and one apartment.
Most rooms have a private terrace or little garden. The whole ethos here is to make yourself at home.
Bed down in Amélia, done up in shades of gold and gunmetal. Or stable down in Bergère, with its chic lamps and driftwood tables.
Eat & Drink
The Bastide's terraced restaurant looks out towards the Luberon hills. Virtually everything on the menu comes from local suppliers, and chef Joel Juglaret makes full use of the region's natural larder, with locally reared pork and lamb and home-grown produce. Tuck into croustillant de Banon aux herbes du marché, or grilled monkfish served with a mushroom coulis and tian of vegetables.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10:30am.
Available morning and afternoon.
See & do
There's no need to rush around here: play pétanque while sipping an aperitif or rent a bike and pedal off into Forcalquiers.
Head west and explore the hilltop villages of the Luberon, or venture to historic Avignon. See the lavender fields in full bloom in early July, and wander around nearby Apt or the the village of Saint Michel l'Observatoire, where you can cross the River Largue to reach the ruins of the 12th-century priory at Carluc. Further afield are the spectacular Gorges du Verdon, while you're just a two-hour drive from both the Alps and the resorts of the Riviera.
The Luberon jazz festival kicks off in late May with gigs in a number of the area's towns and villages.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 90 - 195Check In
12:00 middayMinimum Night Stay
Three nights between July – September.Open/Closed
Closed December – late FebruaryAir Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
Welcome, for EUR 10 per dayWedding License?
Route de Banon, 04300 ForcalquierParking
There is free guest parking.Trains
Aix-en-Provence (TGV station) – 40 minutesTaxis
Around EUR 160 from Marseille AirportAirport
Marseille – one hour