La Bastide de Moustiers is a romantic country inn located where Provence, France, encounters the Alps’ rugged foothills. It features airy, elegant rooms which delicately showcase local craftsmanship from teacups to the sheets.
The La Bastide de Moustiers offers 13 rooms in all including two suites. The four Superior rooms are individually decorated and sleep two adults. The Chambre Deluxe sleeps two adults and also offers additional sleeping with one extra bed or a crib.
And for those looking for something a little more unique, the La Voliere (translated aviary) includes decorative touches like antique birdcages hanging from the ceiling. This room is painted in warm burnt-orange tones, is furnished with a four-poster bed and features French doors leading to a patio.
For a look at all one-of-a-kind rooms be sure to visit their website.
Restaurant and Bar
La Bastide de Moustiers’ onsite Michelin-starred restaurant is relaxed and comfortable but with an eye for glamour. Food doesn’t get any fresher than vegetables, herbs and edible flowers selected straight from the inn’s gardens to ornament delectable dishes like roasted young pigeon with polenta, beetroot and turnip.
For couples looking for a romantic dinner, the intimate Salon des Amoureux (lovers’ salon) has just one table providing perfect privacy for just the two of you.
Along with the restaurant, the inn features a cozy, well-stocked bar furnished with a bar made of antique carved wood and decorated with silver ice buckets, green glass lamps, and an open fire.
Amenities offered by this small inn include an outdoor pool that faces the vineyards and is shaded by a wall of tall pines. While at the pool, guests can take advantage of a poolside massage, too. Other outdoor amenities include hammocks by the greenhouse, a private park, gardens, and for those who plan to arrive via helicopter, a helipad.
Inside, amenities include free Wi-Fi, though the signal at this remote location can be spotty, and in rooms: flatscreen TVs, DVD/CD, iPod dock, and minibars.
This is a beautiful destination which offers a perfect blend of countryside charm and luxury.
Photo credits: Alain Ducasse