Hotel Crillon le Brave

Provence, South of France, France

At a Glance

  • Stay in a hotel made up from an historical village

  • Admire the stunning views of the vineyards and olive groves which envelop the hotel

  • Explore the local area with one of the hotel's bikes

  • Eat delicious fresh dishes sourced locally, accompanied by the finest of wines

  • Enjoy the variety of activities there is to offer in the region or relax by the welcoming pool

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Provence enjoys a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. On average, Provence 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. 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 and snow is rare. Hotel Crillon Le Brave is closed in January - mid April.

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Insider's View

Enjoy an aperitif on one of the terraces where a live band plays twice a week.
Each of the rooms are different as they are all originally houses. Let us know your preferences whether it be a double bath with a killer view or a cosy room with the afternoon sun and we can find a room to fit you.
Make sure you take in the sunset from the church next to the hotel – soak up the last rays of sun as you gaze across the stunning vista below you.

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Crillon le Brave or take a look at our itineraries to the South of France


Hotel Crillon le Brave is a charming hotel perched on top of a small hill village encompassed by stretching vineyards and olive groves. The hotel has a lovely relaxed and informal atmosphere to give you an insight in to the wonders of Provence.

Hotel Crillon le Brave is a 34-bedroom hotel with staggering views of the surrounding countryside with its vineyards and olive groves. Many of the hotel's buildings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and were once family dwellings but some had other uses such as a school, a lawyer’s office, a priest’s house or an artist’s studio. The hotel therefore has much history tied to it making it a fascinating place to stay.

The guest rooms are spread over nine former village houses and are accessed by a series of bridges, alleyways and hidden court yards. Each of the renovated houses has a unique charm and personality that reflect the history of the village making your stay at the hotel memorable. 

Hotel Crillon le Brave boasts a wonderful restaurant serving locally sourced food and wine to compliment it. The hotel has a mini-spa where you can enjoy a range of treatments.

Provence itself is full of activities to partake in, or not if you would prefer to relax by the pool and in the hotel’s beautiful grounds. However, outside the grounds you can explore the local culture, their food, their wine, their art and their history. If you are the sporty type, you can go hiking, biking or play some tennis. A stay at Hotel Crillon le Brave allows you to do as much or as little as you would like to.

The service at the hotel is second-to-none as the staff are always on hand to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They are attentive yet discreet to make sure your expectations are exceeded.

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Hotel Crillon le Brave has 34 rooms and suites. The rooms either have a view of the nearby Mont Ventoux or the Rhone Valley. The suites are larger than the rooms and each has a terrace with outstanding views. The rooms and suites are simply yet beautifully decorated, each one has a Provincial influence and a unique feel.

There is also a small house called La Sousto which is made up of a ground floor lounge and two small bedrooms above. This is an ideal choice of accommodation if you are travelling with family.

Superior Room

Superior rooms range from 25 to 30 square meters and have superb views of the nearby village.

Superior Ventoux Room

Superior Ventoux rooms range from 25 to 30 square meters and have superb views of the valley amd to Mont Ventoux.

Prestige Room

Prestige bedrooms range from 35 to 40 square meters and most have superb views over the village.

Prestige Ventoux Room

Prestige Ventoux bedrooms range from 35 to 40 square meters.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe bedrooms range from 30 to 35 square meters and have superb views over the village.

Deluxe Ventoux Room

Deluze Ventoux bedrooms range from 30 to 35 square meters and have superb views over the valley of Mont Ventoux.

Deluxe Junior Suite

Deluxe Junior suites range in size from 40 to 50 square metres and can accommodate an extra bed for an additional charge.

Deluxe Ventoux Junior Suite

Deluxe Ventoux Junior Suites range in size from 40 to 50 square metres and can accommodate an extra bed for an additional charge.

Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite

A separate 2-storey house featuring a double bedroom with King bed on the first floor and a twin room on the second floor. This is ideal for families travelling with two teenagers or older children.

The house is just steps away from the hotel's garden and swimming pool. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a shower bath on the first floor and bath shower on the second.

The Suite features a cosy sitting room on the ground floor and has views over the village.

Maximum occupancy is 4 adults.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites feature a King bed and a separate sitting room with views over the village.

The suites measure 65 square meters and can accommodate extra beds for an additional charge.

Deluxe Ventoux Suite

Deluxe Ventoux Suites feature a King bed and a separate sitting room with views over the valley of Mont Ventoux.

The suites measure between 65 to 70 square meters and can accommodate extra beds for an additional charge.

Prestige Ventoux Suite

The Prestige Ventoux Suites measure between 70 and 80 sqm (753-861 sqft) and benefit from a bedroom with king bed, a separate sitting room and some have their own private terrace. The suites benefit from views of the beautiful Mont Ventoux Valley. An extra bed can be added if required, for an additional charge.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel Crillon le Brave. However, there are no specific facilities available for them. Babysitting can be arranged if required. La Sousto provides the ideal accommodation for families with its lounge and two bedrooms.


The hotel has a marvellous restaurant which offers locally-sourced, fresh produce to its diners. Their main focus is on quality and freshness to produce the most delicious dishes and wine. Fine local wines are served in the restaurant such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The restaurant is a renovated goat’s stable, this combined with its elegant décor gives it a sophisticated rustic feel. Breakfast on the terrace is a fantastic way to start your day, especially if you time it to watch the sun rise.


Activities on site at the hotel include an inviting swimming pool, an authentic boules court and a nearby tennis court. There is also a mini-spa where you can indulge in some pampering.

There is something for everyone in Provence. You could enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village to acquaint yourself with the locals, or head out a little further on a walking trail. The hotel has bikes that you can borrow to explore the surrounding vineyards and villages. If you are feeling arty, you could head to the antique market in l'Isle la Sorgue on the weekends or visit the art galleries in Aix-en-Provence. There are many local markets which take place throughout the week where you can get a taste of some of the local delicacies. For those interested in wine, this is the perfect area to become involved in some wine-tasting with the vineyards that surround the hotel.



Claire Medlock (Staff)

Crillon Le Brave is a Francophiles paradise. A stunning location in the middle of a sleepy village perched on a hill, it is so easy to succumb to the idea that life here can revolve around delicious food, fine wine and the seemingly never-ending sunshine that bathes the hotel in a gorgeous light. One of my favourite things about the hotel were the endless hidden paths and cosy seating areas that mean you are able to spend quiet moments away from other guests should you wish for privacy. I loved strolling around the hotel and village, taking one picturesque path after another before returning to the hotel for a glass of wine recommended by super-sommelier Benoit and inventive canaps.


  • Crillon for Two

    The Crillon for Two package is an ideal escape for couples looking for romance and relaxation in the stunning hilltop setting of Crillon le Brave.

  • Cycling in Provence

    In the shadow of Mont Ventoux, the fabled climb synonymous with the Tour de France, try your hand at a more gentle bike ride through the gorgeous countryside of Provence.

  • Truffle hunting and wine tasting in Provence

    Set out on an enchanting adventure into the forest and experience truffle hunting alongside an expert 'Trufficulteur', before enjoying a rustic lunch and truffle cooking demonstration with the resident chef.

  • Visit Gordes

    Gordes is arguably the prettiest village in the Luberon region and seems to cling on to the rock face overlooking the Vaucluse plateau. The village is a mass of winding lanes, terracotta rooftops and church towers.

  • Walking tour of Avignon

    On your walking tour of the beautiful city you'll see highlights such as the Palais des Papes (Popes Palace), the Pont d’Avignon (bridge), the Museum of the Petit Palais and the Avignon Cathedral, Notre-Dame des Doms as well as the medieval ramparts.

  • Wine tasting at Crillon le Brave

    A must for all oenophiles, enjoy a wine tasting with the chef-sommelier at Crillon Le Brave in a turret complete with delicious charcuterie.

Holiday Ideas

  • France by luxury barge

    Lyon, South of France & Provence

    from £6600 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • All inclusive holidays include meals, wines and activities
    • A chance to see the 'real France', away from roads and crowds
    • Great for families, couples and parties of friends
  • Ultimate France

    Provence, St Tropez & Cote d'Azur

    from £3800 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Enjoy some wine tasting at the vineyards of the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    • A superb honeymoon itinerary, perfect for couples looking for a cultural road trip
    • Enjoy a delicious culinary experience in a Alain Ducasse restaurant

Location & directions

Provence, South of France, France

Crillon le Brave is located in a small hill village about 25 miles northeast of Avignon in the heart of Provence.

How to get there

It is a 2-hour international flight from London to Marseille. Hotel Crillon le Brave is then an approximate 1-hour 30-minute transfer by road from the airport.

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