L'Hôtel Particulier Hotel, Arles
The allure of Arles is not limited to its famous bullfighting arena and the Roman portal of the church St-Trophime, but has recently been augmented by the addition of the Fondation Vincent van Gogh, opened in April 2014. In 1888, the Dutch painter let himself be inspired by the city of Arles, its colour, and its special light. During the 16 months he stayed here, he created nearly 200 paintings, including "Night Café" and "Café Terrace at Night." On Place du Forum, you will find the small café depicted in van Gogh's painting – unfortunately, it is just a tourist trap. Then again, the handsome L'Hôtel Particulier more than lives up to its name, and is a genuine find for us in Arles. This 18th century city palace of Baron de Chartreuse with a scenic inner courtyard hides behind an inconspicuous entrance portal. On the ground floor, the white parlour with its bar and gift shop encourage you to linger, but the loveliest place to be is among the shade trees in the garden. A genteel spiral staircase takes you to the awesome rooms and suites. You will feel right at home here, where the light works its magic until – who knows – you grab a brush and palette and start painting like van Gogh of yore. While tempted, we settle for a "selfie."
Hotel Price range
One night for two in a double of the lowest category during the off-season will cost approx.:
- Below € 250
- Below € 400
- Above € 400
In the heart of the lively town of Arles, this picturesque courtyard with its old-growth trees is a wonderful place for having breakfast and taking it easy.
The use of the small spa is not included in the room rate.
Location, ambience, room, service, and wine list:
6 = one of a kind
5 = excellent
4 = good
3 = satisfactory
2 = imperfect
1 = poor
6 = superior culinary art (normally 3 Michelin stars)
5 = extraordinarily creative culinary performance – often awarded one or two Michelin stars
4 = excellent cuisine, high quality, and consistency
3 = great cuisine, out of the ordinary
2 = unambitious cuisine
1 = best not to dine here
6 = unique resort or restaurant that satisfies (nearly) every need and desire
5 = top-of-the-lot in its category, as-new infrastructure, with lavish attention to detail
4 = swank restaurant or thrilling hotel with restaurant, bar, indoor or outdoor pool, gym, and spa
3 = elegant restaurant with patio, or small-but-refined hotel with restaurant
2 = harmonious restaurant without terrace or a luxurious B&B with swimming pool
1 = simple restaurant or charming B&B without swimming pool
Located in a bucolic garden inside a courtyard, quiet and yet only a five-minute walk from Place du Forum.
An intimate, thoroughly styled cocoon. The splendour of a manor combines with contemporary chic.
Outdoor pool (not heated), breakfast room, bar, gift shop with wonderfully scented candles by Elisabeth de Feydeau, a small spa including hamam and treatment room, valet parking.
A rich breakfast is served at the table, short orders from a snack menu may be ordered all day. While there is no restaurant at the hotel, it is a moot issue because you will find a number of restaurants within walking distance. We recommend in particular: "Chez Caro" and "A Côté" – the bistro of Michelin star-winning chef Jean-Luc Rabanel.
17 bespoke rooms and suites decorated with a lavish attention to detail are spread across two buildings – the main building and the side building "33." The 7 rooms and suites in the genteel main buildings are particularly charming, while the rooms in the side buildings have modern interiors and furnishings. Bathrooms are stocked with the "Eau d'orange verte" line of cosmetics by Hermès. Complimentary WiFi.
Brigitte Pagès de Oliveira and her team are fully dedicated to the well-being of their guests.
Location: Arles | Provence
4, Rue de la Monnaie · 13200 Arles
Phone +33 4 90 52 51 40