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Our Top Picks for Bed and Breakfasts in Provence

Let’s face it, anywhere that serves breakfast that you don’t need to make is a great place to start your day. Imagine sitting under the leafy canopy of an old Plane tree sipping your coffee, and deciding what to do in Provence today. That vision could be a reality in Southern France at these bed and breakfasts (B&Bs).

Our B&B Collection

Chambre d’hôte is the French term for Bed and Breakfast, which translates into a room in a host’s house. Most B&Bs are small, with under ten guest rooms. We have visited each of these properties. They are all charming places to explore Provence after breakfast!

Explore Wine Country

Fontaine des Magnarelles is a family-run bed and breakfast located in central Provence, in the famous southern Rhône valley and a short drive from Avignon. The 18th-century Provençal country house, constructed with traditional stone, has five (5) spacious guest bedrooms.

Fontaine des Magnarelles B&B

What’s for breakfast?

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast under the shaded arbour with a garden view. Your hosts, Chantal and Jean-François, provide a variety of bread and pastries from the village baker, homemade jams, local seasonal fruit, fresh-squeezed fruit juices, goat cheese, and cold cuts by local artisans. Breakfast is also the chance to ask for suggestions for day touring according to the desires and the weather.

Fontaine des Magnarelles Breakfast

What is your favourite room?

The Clairefontaine room, perfect for 2-3 people, is a junior suite with a kitchenette and private terrace decorated with an old well. Clairefontaine has a separate entrance and air conditioning located on the ground floor. Set up for outdoor dining with a table and chairs to enjoy al fresco meals. The Fontaine des Magnarelles swimming pool is only twenty meters away, a refreshing option after exploring the villages and countryside of the Vaucluse.

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Vaucluse Countryside Retreat

Le Prieuré La Madelène is the site of a former 12th-century Benedictine priory nestled in Malaucène at the foot of Mont Ventoux. This bed and breakfast with five (5) guest bedrooms and a private cottage (gîte) is just a few minutes from Vaison La Romaine. If you are looking for pure Provencal relaxation, Le Prieuré La Madelène is a charming, intimate guest house ideally located for exploring Provence and the Rhône Valley.

Le Prieure La Madelene-exterieur

What’s for breakfast?

Pick any table; they all have countryside views and privacy spacing. Guests enjoy a hearty breakfast served by the owners, Bruno and Olivier. There is no buffet at le Prieuré La Madelène. Sip on fair trade filtered coffee or tea of your choice as you decide if you want eggs to compliment the bread and pastry selection. Next, nibble on ham and cheese or jams made with the fruit from the neighbour’s trees. Before you finish, try Olivier’s daily cake and espresso for those coffee lovers.

Le Prieure La Madelene-exterieur

What is your favourite room?

The Ventoux room because it is the brightest and one of the most spacious. Renovated in 2021, the room was completely repainted, and a natural wood parquet floor was installed, which warms up the decor. This room has a double exposure south on the courtyard with the soothing fountain and west with views of the surrounding countryside and beautiful sunsets. This room is on two levels: a shower room on the main level and a sleeping area on the second. It also has a sitting area with two comfortable armchairs to take time to read and relax.

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B&B near Bonnieux

Absoluut Valvert is an enchanting property in the heart of the Luberon Valley, surrounded by nature. This Provencal domain is a stone’s throw from historical Bonnieux, a village that was once the summer residence of the Popes. Overlooking the Petit Luberon hills, the estate occupies seven (7) hectares. If you are looking for a quiet B&B, this place is an oasis amid nature where security and hospitality are central to the offering.

Absoluut Valvert B&B Luberon

What’s for breakfast?

Breakfast includes fresh, local baguettes and croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice and a wide variety of cheeses and charcuterie. In addition, there are granola, seeds, nuts, soy, and almond drinks for those health-conscious types.

Absoluut Valvert B&B Luberon

What is your favourite room?

The suspended treehouse offers a unique view over the Petit Luberon and a sensation of quietness and comfort that is hard to beat – even in luxury dwellings. Guests call it a fantastic experience and keep coming back.

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Great Hotel Breakfast

Le Clos du Buis welcomes guests to a family-run boutique hotel in the heart of the Luberon Valley. Located in the centre of the hilltop village of Bonnieux, Le Clos du Buis combines traditional Provencal décor with modern comforts. So while unpacking your suitcase, enjoy the sweeping view of the valley or village life from your bedroom window. They serve a delicious breakfast spread daily. Other meals are subject to demand and time of the year, as Bonnieux has many restaurants.


What’s for breakfast?

A gourmet buffet breakfast awaits you every morning at Le Clos du Buis with an impressive selection. Each morning there is an array of bread and viennoiseries from the bakery, homemade cake, fruit, jams, and savoury items. Enjoy sipping your coffee or tea on the veranda with a panoramic countryside view. The view is picturesque, with Lacoste in the foreground towards Mont Ventoux in the distance.

Clos du Buis Exterior

What is your favourite room?

It’s not easy to choose, but it would have to be the Luberon room. This guest room is spacious and bright, with a scenic view of the garden and swimming pool. There is also a private terrace for those beautiful days or coffee first thing in the morning.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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