Provence Road Trip IV – Crillon le Brave

For our last stop in the South of France we made our way through the narrow roads east of Avignon, climbing higher and higher until we came across a fairy tale-like village, Crillon le Brave. Crillon-le-brave

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is situated high above town with eight buildings providing breathtaking views of vineyards and olive groves.

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We checked into our room which was stylishly decorated in relaxing blues and whites. The casual luxury was the perfect refuge from the mid-day sun.

Room

While we had no need for a fireplace at this time of year, it would be perfect for a romantic winter getaway.

Room

The room included an immaculate bathroom with a large bathtub and separate shower room (not pictured, but every bit as nice).Room

And my favourite part of all, the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in! There are no words!Room

The main terraces connected the buildings and looked out to the most amazing views. We enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and cocktails out on this terrace to take full advantage the scenery!

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Having spent some time in the car we decided to take the hotel’s bikes out to explore the area. Biking in Provence

We didn’t venture too far down the hill as I quickly realized how painfully out of shape I was and the further I went down the more I would have to bike up! It was fun, however, to spin around town and watch the serious cyclists whiz by me.

Provence Road Trip IV - Crillon le Brave

We cooled off with a glass of rose before I was off to check out the spa!

Spa

I was greeted by the sweetest ladies when I walked into the lavender scented room. The therapists, lead by Pauline Ballot, were top of the line and the Bamford organic products smelled incredible.

Spa

Fresh and relaxed from the spa, we found ourselves a couple of aperitifs and decided to check out the French game of Petanque.

Pétanque

We read through the rules and it got competitive very quickly! Several other hotel guests joined us in the fun.

Pétanque

Pétanque

As the sun began to set we headed up to dinner. We debated between the 40k restaurant (which serves  food that is found within, you guessed it, 40 kilometers of the restaurant) and the gastronomic restaurant, Jerome Blanchet.

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Sunset Crillon

Feeling adventurous we chose the gastronomic restaurant and ordered the Chef’s tasting menu.  Here I am listening attentively to a description of one of the many courses.Restaurant Jérôme Blanchet

Each course that came out was more beautiful and more flavourful than the next. It was one of the most memorable meals I’ve had in the most romantic cave-like setting.

Restaurant Jérôme Blanchet

And just when it couldn’t get any better, they brought out the cheese tray. Let’s just say it wasn’t easy to decide what cheeses to try!Restaurant Jérôme Blanchet

If you’re looking for the perfect destination to take a romantic holiday, honeymoon, or relaxing anniversary trip, look no further than Crillon le Brave!

 

Jenny Dolphin

Jenny Dolphin hails from across the pond in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. While Minnesota will always be home, she has spent the last 10 years bouncing around the world living in Australia, California, New York, Colorado, Italy, Rhode Island, and Florida. She has travelled to 40+ countries, visited nearly all the States, and worked as a flight attendant based out of San Francisco. Having to pack for multiple climates in one small carry-on as a flight attendant taught her a few things about packing smart.



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