Right in the lovely historic centre of Arles and originally a Renaissance duke's mansion built on the ruins of medieval buildings, themselves superimposed on Roman ruins, this truly magical hotel is a history lesson in itself.
The welcome is warm, the level of comfort high and charm oozes out of every stone and wooden beam. Each room - 47 in total - is individually styled and decorated with classic Provencal antique furniture, all are with bath or shower, wc, telephone, minibar and free wi-fi. There is a cosy bar, lounge, terrace and heated swimming-pool in the garden. Buffet breakfast with fresh local produce which can be taken in the peaceful inner courtyard as the medieval duke might have done.
Hotel is closed between 10 November 2013 & 31 March 2014