Le Phébus & Spa Relais & Chateaux          


 Route de Murs 84220 Joucas-Gordes − France

In the heart of Luberon, 5 star hotel located between Roussillon and Gordes, 

Luxury villa, gastronomic restaurant awarded by one star in the Michelin guide, bistrot "Le Café de la Fontaine" and Carita Spa.  This mas built in dry stone steeped in history, was rebuilt on the ruins dating back to the Knights of the Order of Malta, this jewel of a hotel, nestled in the heart of the Luberon, is a place where everyone feels when the mistral blowing through the "garrigue". Place of relaxation and conviviality made of refinement.

For an exceptional stay in Provence, between gastronomy, wellness and relaxation, Le Phebus & Spa, luxury spa hotel and gourmet restaurant, welcomes you in a dream setting in Gordes, in the Luberon.

Le Phébus & Spa Carita

Restaurant Xavier Mathieu

The rediscovered flavours of Provence

This is the ideal base to explore the Luberon and Provence, but also to relax in serenity. The rooms, suites , independent mas of 150 m2 and luxury villa of 400m², of this 5-star hotel offers an elegant decoration and complete comfort. Some suites overlook the tranquil waters of their own private pools.

Starred in the Michelin Guide, the gourmet restaurant Xavier MATHIEU breathes new life into ancient Provencal recipes and sign a masterly pistou soup. Its Chef, Xavier MATHIEU, regularly shares his passion for gastronomy by organizing cooking classes.

For a stay of pure relaxation, enjoy body and facial treatments at the Carita Spa Hotel. This place of 400 m2 dedicated to well-being is making to discover a range of beauty treatments, but also a fitness room, fitness trail, aqua play area with jacuzzis, hammam and tea herb service.

Our  energizing package completed with a menu balancing the virtues of our land is a perfect complement for lovers of heart and mind harmony.

"Garrigue" double room
Size 23 m² to 33 m². large bed (180x180) or twin beds (90x90).
"Terrace" double room
size 23 m² to 46 m². Terrace on floor or ground floor with direct access to the pool and large bed (180x180) or twin beds (90x90).
"Luberon Suite"
Size 37 m2, large bed (180x180) or twin beds (90x90) and possibility to add one extra bed plus a baby cot.
"Terrace Suite"
Size 53 m² to 60 m ². Terrace with table and chairs for 2 people, separating door between room and living room and large bed (180x180) or twin beds (90x90).
"Junior" Suite with private terrace and private heated pool
Size 42 m2. With terrace, heated swimming room (3x5m), terrace with chairs for 2 people, transats and large bed (180x180) or twin beds (90x90).
"Prestige" Suite with terrace and private pool
Size 50 m2. With terrace, private heated pool (3x5m), table and chairs for 2 people, transats and large bed (180x180) or twin beds (90x90).
"Grand Prestige" Suite
Size 70 m² to 130 m². With large terrace, table and chairs for 4 persons outside and inside, transats, inside bike, fire place and large bed (180x180) or twin beds (90x90).
Family Apartment
Size 75 m². Composed of: 2 "Lubéron" Suites each of 37 m2, located next to each other on the same independent floor. The apartment does not have a terrace, one of the two suites overlooks the pool and views of Roussillon. One bathroom per Suite with bath and shower, independent toilet, flat screen TV. Ideal for families from 4 to 5 people.
The luxury Villa, exclusive and rare
The Villa of 350m², exclusive and rare, offers the must in terms of extreme privacy and ultimate privatization. The dream to feel like at home enjoying 5 stars Relais & Châteaux services. The Villa is including 5 rooms with capacity up to 12 people. Large living rooms with fireplaces, equipped kitchen, large terraces, a garden of 7000m² full of Provençal plants and singing cicadas, heated pool 12 meters by 6 meters ultraviolet processing is very appreciated customers sensitive to the impact on the environment, fitness room, “pétanque” play-ground.
Butler, Head room housekeeper, Cooking Chef, accompany the life of the Villa throughout the stay, on request.
Mas independant composed of 3 rooms
Size 150 meters square. Composed of : 1 large suite of 80 meters square with large terrasse overlooking Luberon, independant entrance with courtyard, fireplace, bathroom with bath and shower, separated wc, television flat screen, bike apartment.
2 rooms of 33 meters square each, independant entrance , each with terracee overlooking Luberon, bathroom with bath and shower, wc indépendants, television flat screen.
The three independant terraces are equiped with deck chairs and outdoor lounge area. Large bed (queen size) or twin beds possible in each room.
Private butler service included.
 

Decorated with refined taste, the 29 Rooms, executive Suites, Independent Mas of 150 m2 and Luxury Villa of 400m², some with their own private swimming pools, welcome you during your stay in Provence.

In this charming hotel situated in the Luberon and Provence, reigns a subtle atmosphere of elegance and relaxation, that reflects the lifestyle of the privileged from around the world who appreciate unique and exclusive locations.

All rooms come with air conditionning, mini-bar and private safe

Equipement Depending Categories

Free Wifi access, multi channels television with flat screen, telescope, Velo apartment, Nespresso coffee machine, DVD, I pad / I pod stations, bathrooms equipped with bath and shower and private heated swimming pool.

Tourism and Leisure in Luberon 

Not to miss...

Le village des Bories in Gordes, constructions of dry stones in a very well protected Provençal natural place. (Visit all year around every day from 9.00 a.m. to setting sun). 

L'abbaye de Sénanque in Gordes, this is a very nice Cistercian abbey founded in 1148, partly still lived in. (Guided visits all year around.) 

Le musée de la lavande in Coustellet, story of distillation and utilisation of lavender through stills exposition. A nice shop there is selling many products made with lavender. 

Le conservatoire des Ocres et pigments appliqués in Roussillon, this ancient ochre factory proposes you guided visits, workshops, thematic expositions. 

Open every day all year around. 

La forêt de Cèdres in Bonnieux, you will find there hundred years old trees and a botanic footpath with explanations of Luberon flora. 

Le Musée du Tire bouchon in Ménerbes, presentation of over one thousand pieces from 17th Century till today. 

Le fort de Buoux, listed on the Historical Register, opened every day, all year around from rising to setting sun. 

Fontaine de Vaucluse, listed on the Unesco Register, this spring of secret origin is giving rise to the "Sorgue" river. 

Isle sur la Sorgue walk on the Sorgue riverside and antique market every sunday (all day)

Character Villages

Joucas, Murs, Lioux, Gordes, Roussillon, Saint Saturnin les Apt, Rustrel, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Oppède le Vieux, Lourmarin, La Roque d'Anthéron, Cucuron, Céreste, Saignon, Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Beaux de Provence. 

Apt (Candied fruit capital), Avignon and Palais des Papes, Arles, Camargue, Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Uzès.

 

Activities on Spot

Spa,

18 meters heated pool,

tennis court (synthetic grass),

« pétanque » playground,

fitness trail, 

kid's club

Activities Arround

Bikes rental (delivery at the hotel) 

Tennis lesson with a professional coach 

Balooning (departure from Roussillon) 

Air plane over the Lubéron (departure from Avignon airport) 

Canoë and trout fishing (Fontaine de Vaucluse) 

Horse riding (Joucas) 

Original rambling with Martine Tempier (local guide) 

18 holes golfs (Provence Country Club in Saumane, Golf Grand Avignon in Vedène, Golf de Chateaublanc in Morières les Avignon)

Cooking Classes in Gordes, Provence

With Chef Xavier Mathieu

Program:

Initiation and Tasting

Provençal and creative cuisine cooking classes are presented by our chef to small groups of ten people in the kitchens of the Hostellerie gastronomic restaurant, in one afternoon ended with a gourmet dinner. Great Chefs meet each others at Le Phébus.

The program runs in half a day including a meal of several different preparations according to a theme. Aperitif, selected wines, mineral water and coffee are included. This is a course of two to three hours making proposing and demonstrating recipes.

An oenological complement is proposed by our wine water during the meal.

A summary booklet and a degree are given to each participant after the course.

Rates:

The number of participants is at least 5 people minimum and a maximum of 35 people. The price is € 70 per person for the course only without the meal and € 310 per person with gourmet meal beverage and selected wines.

A Well-Being Experience In Provence at The Carita Spa

In the heart of Luberon, for your best pleasure, the Carita spa of our luxury hotel, offers body and facial treatments to enjoy a relaxing moment, real invitation for an inside and outside travel. During your wellness stay in Provence, discover a wide range of beauty treatments developed according Carita expertise: scrub with essential lavender and salt oils, wrap with shea butter or hot stone massage are proposed on our care list.

The Spa of our 5-stars hotel is composed of: three treatment rooms including a duo, a relaxing area, tea herb service, hammam, aqua play area with jacuzzis, shop, gym (elliptical, treadmill guided load equipment, bicycles) and fitness trail.

The art of deep relaxation being the key word in our Spa hotel in Provence, our starred Chef also offers energizing menus, combining the virtues of our land with exquisite flavors.

Face 

Cinetic Ideal 

Hydratation des Lagons    1h30     130€

Hydratation infusion for replenished and luminous plump skin.

Pureté Poudrée  1h30    130€

Intense purification for smooth, fresh and matte skin finish.

Douceur de Coton  1h30    130€

Delicate restorative and repairing care for intensely soothed and homogenized skin.

Anti-Ageing concentrates

Néomorphose

Is a personalized transformative program that corrects all skin irregularities thanks to different treatments, in terms of timing and benefits.

Le Grand Soin Néomorphose   1h45     150€

All the Néomorphose benefits in one treatment (resurfacing, refilling, regenerating) for an inimitable new skin effect.

Fermeté Jeunesse Originelle    1h45    140€

Reshaping and contouring facial to restore definition & firmness.

Parfait 3 Ors Sculptant 1h45    150€

The ultimate treatment for deep rejuvenation, radiance & firmness.

Specific Men Face Treatment

L’Homme Idéal « Frais & Pur » 1h00    100€

Super charge on replenishment and skin energy for a refresh and healthy complexio

Body

The Essentials

Massage Sur Mesure 0h30    65€

Targeted massage on the area of your choice.

Le Rénovateur 0h30    65€

Professional body scrub, remove dead cells and smooth skin texture

CARITA Body

Soin Confort 1h00   120€

Comforting and enveloping Massage.

Modelage Energie 1h00   120€

Deep and tonifying, it relieves tension and bring a new vitality

Intense Body Harmony

Massage Balinais 1h00    120€

Deep smooth and stretching motions bring sensation of suppleness and lightness.

Massage Ayurvédique 1h00    120€

Ancient Indian massage, this aims to create harmony within the body by the combination of energising and relaxing motions.

Massage Pierres Chaudes 1h00    135€

Massage with volcanic stones that soothe muscular tension, for deep relaxation.

Massage Signature 1h30    170€

Deep relaxation thanks to the enveloping movements.

Massage Sur Mesure 1h30 160€

Full customized body massage.

Chef's Suggestion

Douce Provence 2h00 195€

Access to our wellness area, lavender flower scrub followed by our Signature Massage, for a unique sensory relaxation in the heart or Provence.

Targeted Reshaper

Soin Minceur ou Fermeté 0h30   75€

Slimness or Firmness treatment

Beauty

Hands and Feet

Mini - Manucure or Pedicure 30€

Manicure or Pedicure 55€

Nail polish  17€

French manicure polish  25€

Waxing

Eyebrow 16€

Lips or Chin 13€

Underarms 22€

Bikini 22€

Brazilian Bikini 32€

Full Bikini 45€

Half legs 35€

Full legs 50€

Back  35€

Additional Information

The Spa Carita is open from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm.

We advise you to arrive 15 min minimum before your treatment in order to get settled and enjoy our facilities.

A locker with a robe, towels, slippers will be provided at your arrival.

The management does not accept any responsibility for personal belongings left within the Spa.

The Spa has a double room that can be reserved in advance for an extra fee of 22€.

Children under 18 are not authorized to access to the Steam room.

Arriving late will reduce the duration of your treatment. The price of the treatment shall remain unchanged.

Please give us 24 hours’ notice of any modification or cancellation to avoid being

Charged for your reserved treatment

Restaurant Xavier Mathieu

In the heart of Luberon 

A starred gourmet restaurant in Provence

Nestled in the heart of the Luberon, in the heights of Gordes in Joucas, Xavier MATHIEU's restaurant is taking place; this high gastronomic place awarded by the Michelin Guide, combines conviviality and lifestyle.

Constantly looking for the best, Xavier MATHIEU subtly draws its inspiration from the recipes of his Provencal's land that he reinterprets with elegance and creativity depending of the seasonal markets.

His cuisine, blending subtle flavors, textures and colors, invites you to a gourmet travel through the heart of Provence, sublimating the sometimes forgotten classics. Regularly, this starred chef shares his love of Southern gastronomic cuisine though cooking classes which take place in the kitchen of its restaurant.

The gourmet restaurant, located in a unique setting of a sumptuous dry stone country house, has large rooms and large terrace overlooking the Luberon Valley, inviting to enjoy delicious moments of relaxation and definitely Provencal culinary discoveries.

Closing day Tuesday noon, Wednesday noon and Thursday noon.

Booking through the calendar only possible for gourmet restaurant.

From the treasures of our orchards 

Tothe secrets of the Mediterranean

Pistou soup, «traditional Provencal»     33€

Freshness of decapod flesh, acidulated cucumber, grape and sea water. Satellite of egg macerated in surprise of cress     48€

Compression of red mullet and liver, Elixir balsamic of Modena refined 12 years in oak barrels.     65€

Unlikely and obvious, CaviarOsciètre, crustacean veil, Pigsof the Mont Ventoux     95€

En apesanteur.

Imagine an Aioli, Heart of cod fillet and liver of cod in a salt crust, and cod eggs, delicate potato tian of Velleron spring garlic,Petitgris snails Provence     44€

Mediterranean catch, bonito, Gratedbottarga, roasted and fondue carrots of Goult, in a fresh coriander salad in the field      36€

The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue rainbow trout with almonds, Loriol-du-Comtat turnip fries smothered in a golden salt crust Horseradish, lemon      42€

GamberiRossi cooked with beeswax from our hives, Gnocchi of lamb's feet glazed with the juice heads,  Lace of squid ink powder savory      65€

Filet of duck,Leg of lamb of Provence, Sweetbreads, Beef tongue, pigs of the Ventoux

Sunday lunch memories, 

Theleg of lamb Provençal cooked in its hot sand of arid garrigue, Whitebeans in their juice with thyme (Minimum 2 people)     78€/pers

Dried fruits breaded sweetbreads, Zestand lemon flesh, Purpleartichokes in barigoule      65€

Fillet of duck, cherry chutney, Thighconfit with green olives, Potato with melted olive oil.     52€

Pigs cheek of the Mont Ventoux Withhops flavors, Greentomatoes, dried grapes     48€

Language of frozen beef,  Sauce of Uncle Charles, Multicoloured Bombec Provencal.     44€

Our selection of fresh and matured cheeses, Goat, cow and sheep

25€

Sweets

End of meal treats 

Boiled egg illusion, Almonds, saffron, melting soldi

Classic now! Choco-coco-curry

Remembrance of my great-grandmother "Rose". Egg with rum, Iced soufflé with red fruits from our garden.

Cottage cheese of the herd of Patricia in Goult. Ice green wheat of the plain in Goult. Fruits of the season "in a corner of the garden."

Provençale origins candy trolley.

30€ Net price

Gourmet tasting in the heart 

"Only Vegetables & Fish"

The surprise to open your appetite.

Truth, Purity, Emotion

Pistou soup«traditional Provencal»

Freshness of decapod flesh, acidulated cucumber, grape and sea water.

The egg yolk of the marinated farm, surprised with watercress,salicornia.

Frozen absinthe shot from the Alpes de Haute-Provence

Mediterranean catch, bonito, gratedbottarga,roasted and fondue carrots of Goult, In a fresh coriander salad in the field or The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue rainbow trout with almonds, horseradish, lemon, Loriol-du-Comtat turnip fries smothered in a golden salt crust.

Cottage cheese of the herd of Patricia in Goult. Ice green wheat of the plain in Goult. Fruits of the season "in a corner of the garden."

4 courses 80 € Net price

We recommend this menu for the entire table

Through the markets of Provence, 

According to the seasons

The surprise to open your appetite.

Truth, Purity, Emotion

Pistou soup«traditional Provencal»

Compression of red mullet and liver, elixirbalsamic of Modena refined 12 years in oak barrels,

The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue rainbow trout with almonds, Loriol-du-Comtatturnip fries smothered in a golden salt crust horseradish, lemon.

Frozen absinthe shot from the Alpes de Haute-Provence.

Sunday lunch memories, theleg of lamb Provençal cooked in its hot sand of arid garrigue, whitesbeans in their juice with thyme (Minimum 2 people) or fillet of duck, cherry chutney, thighconfit with green olives, potato with melted olive oil.

Our selection of fresh and matured cheeses, goat, cow and sheep.

Classic now! Choco-coco-curry

5 courses 120 € Net price

We recommend this menu for the entire table

Menu Signature 100% Provence. 

Xavier Mathieu

The surprise to open your appetite. 

Truth, Purity, Emotion

Unlikely and obvious, Caviar Osciètre, crustacean veil,pigs of the Mont Ventoux

Freshness of decapod flesh, acidulated cucumber, grape and sea water.

The egg yolk of the marinated farm, surprised with watercress,salicornia.

Compression of red mullet and liver, elixirbalsamic of Modena refined 12 years in oak barrels.

The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue rainbow trout with almonds, horseradish, lemon,Loriol-du-Comtat 

turnip fries smothered in a golden salt crust.

GamberiRossi cooked with beeswax from our hives, gnocchi of lamb's feet glazed with the juice heads, iace of squid ink powder savory

Frozen absinthe shot from the Alpes de Haute-Provence.

Sunday lunch memories, theleg of lamb Provençal cooked in itshot sand of arid garrigue, whitein their juice with thyme (Minimum 2 people) or Dried fruits breaded sweetbreads, zestand lemon flesh,purple artichokes in barigoule.

Our selection of fresh and matured cheeses, goat, cow and sheep.

Boiled egg illusion, almonds, saffron, melting soldi. 

11courses 170 € Net price

We recommend this menu for the entire table

Le Cafe De La Fontaine our Bistro

Xavier Mathieu created his bistro in one of the rooms of the hostellerie and outdoors around a fountain recreating the atmosphere of a place of our charming villages.

We offer a contemporary and simple cuisine based on family traditions with the best products of the region. We present a deliberately short menu frequently renewed, proposed dishes will evolve and change to the tastes of the markets and seasons (prices from 12 € to 30 €).

Open everyday for lunch

Menu Bistrot

Salade Caesar « classique ».     21 €

Caesar salad.

Tomatoes, olives, capers, shallots and fresh goat cheese with basil      23 €

Velvety fennel and mussels with star anise    21 €

Gaspacho. Iberic ham cold cuts, fenel gressini     28 €

Beef carpaccio, Citrino “Terre Bormane” oil, rocket and parmesan    21 €

Fougasse à la truffe. 18 €

Daily fish according to the market     31 €

Grilled Beef filet, French fries, salade    52 €

Salmon tartare with citrus fruits     31 €  

Roasted chicken with curryand lemon sauce,roast potatoes   25 € 

Lamb chop, “provençal” tomatoes      31 €     

Summer truffle risotto ( 20 minutes preparation ) 45 €     

Club sandwich, frites. 21 €  

Spaghetti pasta, witta basil sauce     20 €      

French fries, salad, lemon olive oil      16 €    

 Marseillais Sheep’s tripe and trotters     21€   

Cheese selection from our region and elsewhere     18 €   

Sweets    17 €

Chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream.

Frozen lemon.

Fruits tart according to the market.

Baba with rhum.

Cherry “clafoutis”.

Ice creams and sorbets.

( 12 minutes preparation ) 

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Train Station: Cavaillon (17 Kms.) TGV Avignon (40 Kms.)
Airport: Avignon (40 Kms.) Marseille-Marignane International Airport (85 Kms.)
By car: Take the A7 highway, exit Cavaillon, towards Apt (D2). In Coustellet, towards Gordes, roundabout before Gordes, towards Joucas (D102).

Distance to places you recommend to visit:

  • Le village des Bories in Gordes: 6km
  • L’Abbaye de Sénanques: 10km
  • Roussillon: 5km
  • Bonnieux: 11km
  • Lavender Museum: 10km

0033(0)4 90 05 78 83   Fax: 0033(0)4 90 05 73 61      phebus@relaischateaux.com

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