Luxury hotel holiday Bastide du Calalou Provence

The Bastide du Calalou is a cosy, 3-star hotel with just 32 rooms, furnished in regional provencal style situated amidst natural countryside a few miles from the scenic Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix. There is a garden with olive trees and swimming pool. Simple but charming in a natural setting.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Calalou, Provence

Bastide du Calalou is a 4-star boutique hotel in a beautiful, secluded location in 10-acres of national park. Excellent spa facilities, delicious local cuisine and the gorgeous natural surroundings offer guests a tranquil and indulgent stay.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location 20-minutes' drive from the Gorge du Verdon at the lac du Sainte Croix

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Marseille

Distance from airport About 1.5 hours drive

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar and library, Gardens, Outdoor swimming pool in use from April to October, Tennis court, Private parking, Massage, Jacuzzi and Billiards. The hotel is not equipped for handicapped guests.

Out and about nearby

Gorges du Verdon 10 miles away, Local markets, Local festivals in July and August.

Sports nearby

Marked walks, Horse Riding, Fishing, Golf, Water sports at the Lac de Sainte Croix.

The hotel is just lovely - the setting, location, ambience, public rooms and especially the food are great. Every meal we had here - dinner each evening and one lunch - were absolutely delicious, as were the breakfasts.
Mr and Mrs H, September 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,160

Holiday Code FE78

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Calalou, Provence

The charming property of the Bastide du Calalou enjoys an enviable location, nestled in inland Provence in the natural regional park of Verdon, but within easy reach of the Provençal coast and this region`s rugged interior. The friendly Vandevyver family will ensure that your stay here is relaxing and comfortable, and can help organise excursions to local places of interest. The rooms of the Bastide du Calalou are simply decorated in a homely style with period furnishings. They benefit from beautiful views across the Var countryside or a small terrace overlooking the verdant, aromatic garden and olive trees (please state your choice at time of booking). There is a spacious bar and a comfy lounge where you can play chess, read or simply relax. The restaurant specialises in regional cuisine and the half board menu changes daily. There is also a swimming pool and tennis court within the grounds. The Bastide du Calalou is an ideal base from which you can explore some of the very best of inland Provence; the stunning Sainte Croix lake and the wild beauty of the Gorges du Verdon (known as the Grand Canyon of Europe) are less than 30 minutes` drive away, and must be seen to be truly appreciated. The Bastide du Calalou is a hotel in pretty location where you can unwind in the serenity of nature and enjoy friendly, welcoming service.

Room descriptions

Bastide du Calalou has 32 rooms including a Nespresso machine, direct dial telephone and free Wi-Fi.

Comfort Double or twin
Comfort Double or twin with Terrace
Romantic double or twin
Junior Suite
Suite Bastidon with 2 double rooms
The hotel is just lovely - the setting, location, ambience, public rooms and especially the food are great. Every meal we had here - dinner each evening and one lunch - were absolutely delicious, as were the breakfasts.
Mr and Mrs H, September 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,160

Holiday Code FE78

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Calalou, Provence

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to La Bastide du Calalou, our clients fly to Marseille or Nice and then usually have the use of a hire-car for the duration of the holiday, or they arrive in their own car on a self-drive holiday, often as part of a multi-centre touring holiday (we would include a Eurotunnel crossing or a ferry crossing, depending on the itinerary), or they arrive by train, having taken the Eurostar London to Paris or Lille, and then the TGV to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence or Nice. On some dates there is a direct service of the Eurostar from London to Avignon. From the railway station, if you are visiting more than one hotel or want to explore the region, we recommend having a hire-car. We will arrange this for you.

The hotel is just lovely - the setting, location, ambience, public rooms and especially the food are great. Every meal we had here - dinner each evening and one lunch - were absolutely delicious, as were the breakfasts.
Mr and Mrs H, September 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,160

Holiday Code FE78

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Calalou, Provence

About Provence

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Provence, the land which is the ancient province of the Romans, offers a rich tapestry of landscapes, culture and traditions. From the sunflower fields of Van Gogh`s Arles, to the sandy marshes of the Camargue, from the Cezanne like landscapes of Aix inland to the olive groves and lavender beds that surround the perched hill top villages, and finally to the dramatic coastline of the azure Mediterranean where the sandy beaches, craggy corniches and fishing villages have been transformed into a sophisticated holiday playground you experience a multitude of contrasting and complementary senses and images. The perfumes of lavender, thyme, rosemary, citrus, pine and olive mingle in the air and the light is bright and clear. Add to all these sensations a wonderful climate, good food and local wine and unlimited sporting and sightseeing activities and you can understand why Provence is not just an ideal holiday destination but a romantic way of life. Provence still has miles of open road across country, tiny, sleepy villages, dramatic hills and craggy peaks, beautiful, sense enriching panoramas and aromas all waiting for you to explore and enjoy.

Highlights of Provence

Cultural highlights include santons, Souleiado Provençal fabrics, herbs and lavender, wine and olive oil, melons and pastis, boules and berets.

Provence Climate

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: January: 12.2, February: 11.9, March: 14.2, April: 18.5, May: 20.8, June: 26.6, July: 28.1, August: 28.4, September: 25.2, October: 22.1, November: 16.8, December: 14.1. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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