La Bonne Etape

Provence, France

up to -49% today On selected offers.

Chef Jany Gleize

Superior room

Superior room

Junior suite

Junior suite

Luberon Natural Regional Park

Côte d'Azur





Stay at a lush Provence oasis with Michelin-starred dining

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Up to -49% publicly available rate ?
Accommodation in a Superior room, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a welcome drink and sweet treats per person, per stay.

Please note that a city tax of €2 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel.

Parking is available at no extra charge.

This hotel is pet-friendly. A pet can be brought along on request and charges may apply. Please contact the hotel directly prior to you arrival to arrange.

Check-in is at 4pm and check-out at 11am.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 49% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices.

The discount above was checked on 1 May, 2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A fabulous Relais & Châteaux hideout in Provence, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, outdoor pool and gorgeous green surrounds – includes suite and dinner options, plus welcome treats

  • There’s nowhere quite like Provence for a heady dose of olive trees, lavender fields, vineyards, sunshine, postcard-pretty villages, iconic landscapes and unforgettable sunsets. So it’s hardly a surprise, then, that La Bonne Etape, a Relais & Châteaux charmer in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, is such a crowd-pleaser. Even A-listers agree: George Clooney raved about this "oasis" after staying here in 2011.

  • Owned by the Gleize family for generations, this restored 18th-century post house is thoroughly luxe. Its 18 guest rooms and suites boast French design flourishes, sophisticated colors, rich fabrics and museum-worthy antique furniture. There’s a Michelin-starred restaurant for fine dining, as well as a low-key bistro, both of which have a sommelier on hand.

  • Elsewhere, you’ll find a supersized kitchen garden for home-grown produce, a 600-strong wine cellar, a lovely outdoor pool and cooking classes, where you can learn some of chef-owner Jany Gleize’s tricks and techniques.


- Wi-Fi
- Cookery classes
- Michelin-starred restaurant
- Bistrot
- Terrace
- Vegetable garden
- Swimming pool

How to get there

The hotel is located on the edge of Château-Arnoux, 14km south of Sisteron and 40km north of Manosque in the beautiful Provençal countryside. The hotel is 3km from the A51 autoroute. The hotel is one hour from the train station at Aix-en-Provence and five minutes from Château-Arnoux station. Marseille Provence Airport is one hour's drive.

Chemin du Lac, 04160 Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, France

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You’ll be staying in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, the town in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of south-east France. Must-dos include walking around the stunning lake, getting stuck into outdoorsy pursuits such as golf, horse riding, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and hot air ballooning, and visiting the nearby Provençal towns of Manosque, Sisteron, and Lurs.

Further thrills within easy driving distance include visiting the Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d’Avignon, checking out the Roman ruins of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, staking out wild horses and flamingos in the Camargue Wetlands, and marvelling at the ancient stone village of Les Baux. La Bonne Etape is approximately 80 minutes by car from Marseille airport.

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