Benvengudo 4* is a luxury country-house hotel hidden in the heart of Mediterranean garden in the picturesque Baux-de-Provence in the South East of France.
The story of the hotel starts in 1967 when Maryse and her husband, Daniel Beaupied, Michelin-star Chef de Cuisine at the Riboto de Taven, built an authentic family hotel in Les Baux-de-Provence. When their daughter, Carole and her husband Viktor took over, they decided to perpetuate the heritage by bringing their personal touch, upgrading Benvengudo to modern and luxury standards, while preserving the Provençal traditions and especially the family soul of the establishment.
Thought as a large house, this charming hideaway is composed of several buildings built up with the white stones of Les Baux. 28 rooms & suites are all uniquely decorated with delicate hues and soft shades of beige. Provencal furniture, paired by Maryse Beaupied while she was still the mistress of the place, marry beautifully with the contemporary luxury of the interiors. Colorful paintings of Yves Boussin, a local artist and friend of the family, adorn the walls.
Cooking is an art in Benvengudo gourmet restaurant. Here the young Chef Julie Chaix, who had practiced at the kitchens of the greatest Chefs, puts all the colors and flavors of the South on your plate. Daughter of market gardeners and native of the country, she strives to give her fresh and daring creations a local flavor, the one of Provence. Julie sources herself fruits and vegetables at local producers, picks up the aromatic herbs in the organic garden of Benvengudo and dresses her dishes with olive oil extracted from the fruits harvested directly on the estate. The family restaurant of Benvengudo offers thereby a simple and authentic menu with sophisticated dishes accompanied by a fine selection of wines, including neighboring wine estates.
Appreciate the idyllic surroundings of the Mediterranean garden with its hidden nooks to evade and indulge, the refreshing pool, the bar to take an evening drink before enjoying the restaurant… The hotel also has a pétanque court, as in a novel of Marcel Pagnol. Benvengudo, which means “welcome” in Provençal dialect is your sunny passport to an elegant, gastronomical, and refined stay.
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How to get there & what to do
Deemed as one the the Most Beautiful Villages of France, Les Baux-de-Provence is a preserved site where one can roam without the disturbance of cars. You will find here all the charm so particular to the provençal villages: small squares, shaded terraces, narrow streets lined with boutiques. You can also explore the castle and the citadel, both dating back to the 10th century. Come and explore the castle of the Baux and the citadel, both dating back to the 10th century. Their location, at 245m altitude at the summit of a rocky plateau, offers exceptional views on the valley and the Alpilles region.
The situation of Benvengudo in the very heart of Alpilles is also perfect to discover the region - you may easlily visit St Rémy de Provence, Arles, Avignon and even Marseille, situated in one hour drive only.
Vallon de l’Arcoule (D78F), 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence - France