La Bonne Etape

Provence, France

up to -49% today On selected offers.


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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 small sweet treats per person, per stay.

Please note that a city tax of €2.00 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.

Complimentary parking is available.

This hotel is pet-friendly. One dog is welcome for a supplement (payable directly to the hotel; please contact the hotel directly prior to your 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. An example of our top discount is:

On 18/05/2019, two people may book a one-night stay in a Superior room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £132 per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of £260 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 49%.

The discount, price and availability stated above were checked on 23/11/2018.

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


For a heady dose of olive trees, lavender fields, vineyards, postcard-pretty towns and villages, iconic landscapes and unforgettable sunsets, there’s nowhere quite like France’s irresistible Provence. So it’s no surprise, then, that this Relais & Châteaux charmer in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban is such a crowd-pleaser; not least for style-conscious guests and A-listers (George Clooney raved about this “oasis” after staying here in 2011).

La Bonne Etape has been owned by the Gleize family for generations, everything at this former 18th-century post house screams luxury. There are only 18 guest rooms and suites, all of which lure with French design flourishes, sophisticated colour tones, rich fabrics, and museum-worthy antique furniture.

The hotel's unique guestrooms and suites pile on luxurious appeal with sophisticated colour tones, rich fabrics, and antique furniture. Superior rooms come with a king-size bed (or twins), en-suite bathroom with bathtub and/or shower, flatscreen TV with satellite channels, and Wi-Fi access. Opt for a Junior suite for all this, plus more space, a separate living area, and views over the garden or pool and surrounding hills.


- Air conditioning
- Flatscreen TV with satellite channels
- Bathrobe
- Wi-Fi
- Hairdryer
- Minibar
- Safe


Perhaps the finest in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Michelin-starred flagship restaurant offers a reliably good seasonal menu courtesy of chef-owner Jany Gleize. Expect a fresh take on centuries-old Provençal recipes – all of which are created with organic fruits, vegetables and plants straight from the landscaped kitchen garden.

Equally worthy of your attention is Au Goût du Jour – an associated bistro that offers simpler fare at more wallet-friendly prices. Both dining spaces come with a sommelier who’ll help with food pairings and also propose some of the best wines from the cellar. For budding gourmands keen to learn Gleize’s culinary tricks and techniques, cookery classes are available on selected dates (charges apply).


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.

Good to know

Please note that the flagship restaurant will be closed on Sunday evenings between 1 November-31 December 2018; it will also be closed Monday and Tuesday between 1 October-31 December 2018. Please also note the swimming pool is open from the end of April until October only.

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

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We like

  • The ravishing setting in the Provençal town of Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
  • Impossibly good food in the restaurant that’s been Michelin-starred since 1964
  • Relaxing on comfy sun loungers by the outdoor pool when the weather’s nice

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