Located just a stone's throw from the centre of the stunning Aix-en-Provence, the Hotel le Pigonnet epitomises the elegance of the 18th century along with the sophistication of modern Provencal style. This boutique hotel consists of 49 individually designed luxury rooms and one Junior Suite. Restaurant “Le Riviera” is open for lunch and dinner offering traditional French Cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean. The lounge and bar are perfect for afternoon tea, an aperitif or after dinner drinks. There is a newly opened spa which uses Sothys treatments and products, a fitness centre and hamman along with an outdoor swimming pool.
The hotel is situated in 3 acres of beautiful gardens, perfect for an evening stroll or to relax in during the day by the pool. Tap into your creative side in this inspirational setting - find the very corner where Cezanne sat to paint the famous Mont Saint Victoire.
Take time to explore the beautiful surrounding area of Aix-en-Provence. Local attractions include; the Granet museum, the Grand theatre de Provence and le Pavillon noir (national Choreographic centre).
Le Pigonnet has 49 rooms and one junior suite. Each room boasts its own individual style in harmonious blends of turquoise, claret and yellow ochre. Original period furniture and fabric wall coverings create a comfortable, cosy atmosphere. Choose between a room with views over the magnificent entrance courtyard or over the hotel gardens and Mount Saint Victoire. Some of the rooms also enjoy a charming private terrace; an ideal spot to relax. Every room has a spacious luxury bathroom.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at Le Pigonnet. However, there are no particular facilities available for them.
Le Riviera, the gourmet restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and exudes a touch of the azure skies with the inspirational Italian decor. The perfect drink for every occasion is served from the elegant and sophisticated lobby bar. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and beautifully well tended gardens to enjoy. The newly opened Spa is a haven of peace and tranquility, providing the perfect opportunity for you to pamper yourself. There is also an excellent fitness centre and WiFi.
The hotel offers a programme of events throughout the year including open jazz, barbecues and food and wine festivals. A range of enthusing spa treatments are available, and tours and excursions of the local area can easily be arranged.
When to travel
Aix-en-Provence enjoys a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. On average, Aix gets 300 days of sunshine each year, with warm but mild temperatures. Summer is high season here, with August bringing the hottest weather and the biggest crowds. Expect Aix to be overrun with tourists and student backpackers this month in particular. Spring is a great time of year, the weather is warm, with temperatures swaying between 16 and 20°C, and the crowds are small. If you want to see lavender fields then it would be best to visit the region in June. In October the weather starts to cool. Autumn is also the start of the wettest weeks of the year. October sees an average of 3.7 inches of rain, with an average of three inches following in November. Still, it never gets all that chilly in Aix, and snow is rare. In January, the mercury rarely dips beneath the -1°C.
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Location and directions
South of France, France
Le Pigonnet is located on Avenue Pigonnet, just a stones throw from the centre of the stunning Aix-en-Provence.
How to get there
The nearest airport is Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), a 30-minute drive from the hotel. British Airways fly to Marseille in a time of 1-hour 50-minutes.