Villa La Coste embodies the meaning of „Art de Vivre”, the art of living, in every way. This 17th- century farmhouse fringed with beautifully landscaped gardens and historic stone buildings with contemporary additions, is not your average bastide hotel. Its idyllic charm, in addition to its breathtaking beauty, masterfully curated art collection, and biodynamic vineyard gives Villa La Coste a one-of-a-kind soul. With its bespoke design, unspoiled natural surroundings and focus on well-being, Villa La Coste is a work of art on its own.

Location

Where is Villa La Coste located? What other towns are nearby?

Nestled on 600 acres of art-filled slopes, Villa La Coste is located halfway between the historic town of Aix-en-Provence and the famous Luberon Natural Park in the South of France. This Provençal hideaway is an international destination for all things art, architecture and natural beauty. Perched on the hillside, the property is surrounded by verdant gardens, aromatic herbs and beautiful flowers that creates a scene that dreams are made of. Located in the heart of the biodynamic vineyard Château La Coste, the resort is the perfect location for wine lovers.

Key Facts

  • Villa La Coste is located only minutes from the Luberon Nature Park
  • the hotel rests on 600 acres of parkland, vineyards and gardens
  • Aix-en-Provence is only 15 minutes’ drive away

What is special?

  • stroll through the vineyards and take in the timeless landscapes as you make your way to the state-of-the-art wine-making chais conceived by French architect Jean Nouvel
  • avid cyclists can pedal their way through the lavender-clad landscapes of Aix-en-Provence, just 15 kilometers from the hotel
  • adventure to Calanques National Park, a 20-kilometre stretch of coastline with emerald waters and rugged white cliffs

What do the guests say?

  • the art walks and the location make this space very special
  • the views of the vineyard, mountains, and valley and the changing light are both mesmerizing and relaxing
  • the setting, which overlooks the Chateau’s vineyards, couldn’t be prettier

Accommodation

How many villas are offered at Villa La Cost? What does the interior look like?

You won’t find any ostentatious designs at Villa La Coste; instead you will find muted tones with a modernist-inspired flare. The hotel’s 28 sun-drenched villas are stylish and hyper-luxe with panoramic views that offer a sanctuary for Zen and refined comfort. Your villa doubles as your own personal art gallery and is complete with a library of books for your reading pleasure. Choose from four categories of villas that suit your needs, but whichever you choose surely will not disappoint.

Key Facts

  • the hotel features 28 spacious villa suites
  • all guests receive a complimentary bottle of wine and a welcome fruit plate in their room upon arrival
  • the top suites at Villa La Coste boast private plunge pools

What is special?

  • the villa suites with secret courtyards, plunge pools and floor-to-ceiling windows framing the vineyards may make it difficult for you to ever want to leave
  • drink in the views in a bathtub overlooking the breathtaking landscapes in your marble-clad bathroom
  • enjoy ravishing meals in the comforts of your room with 24-hour room service

What do the guests say?

  • I love that the hotel’s public areas are wheelchair accessible, and there’s a lift in the hotel gallery that runs to the spa and restaurants
  • the open-plan room is immediately welcoming – contemporary without being cold or impersonal
  • the littlest details were thought of and nothing was spared to give it a real home feel

Pools & Spa

What is the spa facility like? What type of treatments are available?

Embark on a journey of the senses at the Spa, which uses natural elements from the Earth and reinvents relaxation. Therapists will welcome you to indulge in one of the seven treatment rooms, which also features a double cabin designed for signature treatments. In the Japanese-style spa you can enjoy a serene hot-spring onsen bath and hammam. The treatments at the Villa La Coste Spa are designed to liberate, stimulate, enlighten and inspire. Whatever blocks you enter with will dissipate at the hands of the trained therapists.

Key Facts

  • Villa La Coste offers spa therapies inspired from the Luberon region
  • the hotel features a heated outdoor pool on the edge of the vineyard
  • on offer at the hotel is a gym with a personal trainer, Pilates, yoga and various fitness classes

What is special?

  • the Spa serves up almost deliciously aromatic massages of lavender, jasmine, olives and apricots
  • relax on the huge lounge beds, framed with olive trees, as you soak up some sun and in between dips in the heated pool and sips of the signature rosé
  • feel rejuvenated with a “Signature Rituals” treatment that uses Himalayan salt scrubs and hot mud

What do the guests say?

  • highlights of my stay were meditation in the chapel and the spa treatments — we will be back I expect many many times
  • I had body scrub and massage at Villa La Coste and it was probably the best massage I’ve had so far
  • the Spa and its services are personalized to your needs

Culinary

What are the dining options at Villa la Coste? What types of cuisines do they serve?

Suspended over a moated pool, Restaurant Louison is the signature restaurant at Villa La Coste and is overseen by Michelin-starred chef Marseille-based Gérald Passedat. Louison serves up sensory delights with modern Provencal dishes using organic ingredients grown on the estate. Down at the chateau, Villa La Coste also features the first European restaurant by Argentine chef Francis Mallmann. These simple, but soulful, dishes are slow cooked in an outdoor fire pit and wood oven — an ode to Chef Mallmann’s Argentinian roots.

Key Facts

  • Villa La Coste features two restaurants and a pool bar
  • breakfast is included in the room rate
  • the two restaurants are inspired by Provence’s culinary traditions and uses organic ingredients grown on the estate

What is special?

  • dine anywhere you like, whether in the gallery, library or on your private terrace
  • the estate sources ingredients from its own beehives, vineyards, olive groves and organic gardens to delight you
  • the bar is wherever you are — enjoy sumptuous sips by the pool, in your suite, on the terrace or wherever you would like

What do the guests say?

  • trying the wine is a must: a great place to start is La Bulle, the Château’s sparkling rosé
  • the bar offers a cool, calm selection of music in the background – neither too loud or catchy – so you can discuss artworks with ease
  • the Louison was the best Michelin experience during our stay in France

Activities

What kinds of activities are offered at Villa La Coste? Are there things to do nearby off property?

There’s more than enough to keep you entertained at Villa La Coste. Explore the grounds and galleries of the hotel’s expansive art collection that includes works from famous artists such as Paul Matisse, Damien Hirst and Ai Weiwei. You can also enjoy generous inclusions and complimentary experiences such as weekend live music, delicious wine tastings, vineyard tours and architecture strolls. If you want to explore more of the natural beauty of the area, make your way to Calanques National Park or Aix-en-Provence’s beautiful historic center.

Key Facts

  • complimentary activities are available for guests to enjoy during their stay 
  • the children’s corner features a game room
  • the estate has a Range Rover on hand to drive you to and from activities, should you desire

What is special?

  • nature lovers can explore the Luberon National Park, a hotspot for amateur and professional cyclists alike
  • relax in the library with a glass of red wine and thumb through the pages of a good book
  • get a glimpse of Aix-en-Provence from a bird’s eye view via an exhilarating helicopter ride

What do the guests say?

  • the walking tour of the vineyard estate is a must-do activity!
  • it is helpful and convenient that there is an iPhone in your room at your service with all information and activities, tours or spa
  • the concierge was incredibly helpful with booking activities during our stay

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