Hotel Le Pigonnet          

 5, Avenue du Pigonnet 13090 Aix en Provence − France

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Luxury Hotel Aix en Provence

Paul Cézanne loved walking in the hotel’s garden with his easel and paint admiring by far the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. In the heart of this magnificent park, situated a few steps away from the city center of Aix en Provence, we have the pleasure to welcome guests wishing to discover Aix-en-Provence as well as the local residents wanting to experience an authentic, humble and elegant luxury.

We are delighted to implement our expertise to carry on the dream and the magic that surrounds this mythical hotel and by sharing with you our vision of luxury “made in Provence”. Our goal is to genuinely create your home away from home, where you may find a flawless quality service but above all a friendly and sincere environment.

Hotel Le Pigonnet

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A 90 year old family mansion history

The Hôtel Le Pigonnet is known to be an unconditional institution in Aix-en-Provence, a family history that since 1924 managed with influence this elegant mansion.

It all began with four-bedrooms, an 18th century Provencal property that the Swellen family transformed and extended into an elegant hotel. Regular guests, for holidays and local residents, were loyal to their gatherings to play their tarditional "bocce ball" game, enjoying the swimming pool and the delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

The family-run hotel vocation endured until 2014, when the actor Christophe Lambert and the family company Lebon and Esprit de France took over with the aim to pursue this unique spirit leading to its incredible success.

Our teams make up the identity of the Hotel Le Pigonnet. Whether at the restaurant, in the rooms, at the bar or at the front desk, all our teams strive for you to live an unforgettable service experience, a mix of authenticity and elegance. Some members of the staff have been working for the hotel for over 20 years and share their passion with our faithful guests. Our philosophy, evidently, is to satisfy our guests throughout their stay but always simply, spontaneously and genuinely.

An invitation to joyful senses

Take great delight in tasting and appreciate the looks of La Table du Pigonnet dish suggestions.

You may have lunch on the sunny restaurant’s terrace or have dinner in the elegant stylish dining room overlooking the garden. Chef Thierry Balligand wish to portray a generous and simple cuisine. He offers original recipes inspired by Provencal flavors and respecting the best seasonal products.

Take pleasure in having a drink at our chic and relaxed Garden Lounge Bar during the summer breeze, or during the cooler days at our new cozy inner bar with a British club like atmosphere.

Bastide Room

The Bastide Rooms offer all type of amenities to make your stay comfortable and is available for one guest only.

The rooms face the hotel’s entrance and you will find a 120 sqm size bed, a bathroom with shower, an office table, a dressing, a free access to the Wi-Fi and air conditioning (14 sqm).

Classic Room

Find comfort in a Classic Room situated in the hotel’s main building and west aisle, and where all rooms have their unique style.

These rooms have an elegant environment with a courtyard view and include double beds, bath or walk-in shower, a dressing, free WiFi, air conditioning (17 to 26 sqm).

Superior Room
garden view

The Superior Rooms are situated in the hotel’s main building and west aisle, and where all rooms have their unique style.

These rooms have an elegant environment with a stunning French-style garden view and centenary chestnut trees lane. You will find double beds, bath or walk-in shower and a dressing, free WiFi and air conditioning (20 to 26 sqm).

Deluxe Room
garden view

All Deluxe Rooms are situated in the hotel’s main building where all rooms have their unique style.

They are spacious, with queen or king size beds, modern bathrooms with either bath or walk-in shower and separate toilets. In some cases you may enjoy a romantic balcony with the stunning view of the swimming-pool and the garden. They also include free WiFi and air conditioning (26-32 sqm).

Junior Suite
garden view

The Junior Suites are spacious and contemporary in style. The rooms include king size beds or the possibility of twin beds, as well as a bathtub and a separate shower.

They are 40 sqm with a private terrace of 60 to 100 sqm and have stunning views over our French and Provence-style gardens, centenary chestnut trees lane and the Sainte-Victoire mountain which rose to fame through Cezanne’s paintings. The room can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (convertible sofa). You will also find an iPod/iPhone docking station in addition to free WiFi and air conditioning.


Family Suite

Feel at home in a traditional and intimate residence of 60 sqm separated from the west aisle of the hotel.

You will enter into a large living-room with a convertible sofa for 2. Adjacent to the living-room is an open bedroom with a separate bathroom including a shower. Detached from the living-room, you will find a second bedroom with a bath and a separate toilet. The stunning Provence-style gardens are only a few steps away.

Garden Apartment

In a Provencal style, the 160 sqm Garden-Apartment features 2 bedrooms (either King & Twin beds), 2 bathrooms with bathtubs and separate showers, a living room & dressing room, a fully equipped kitchen & dining room. Its private 40 sqm terrace offers direct access to the pool, and the hotel gardens.

The Garden-Apartment can comfortably accommodate up to 6 persons. It is equipped with flat tv screens 55’ & 40’, air conditioning, Nespresso machine, wine cabinet. Parking and HSIA are free of charge.

Time has come to take care of yourself, relax and unwind

The hotel’s wellness center is a combination of elegance and a modern know-how expertise with the aim to genuinely offer you a sense of pleasure.

The minimalist decor leads you to a peaceful and calm, refined oasis. You may just relax enveloped by the soft color tones of blue grey and beige, the water wall sound at the background, and with the selected perfumed candles. Start here with your sensorial voyage in Provence.

The beauty treatments and products have a soft and caring textures, with awakening fragrances. Alone or in pair, benefit from the well-being rituals, relaxing or revitalizing in a sweet escape.

Within our suite SPA, we thoroughly selected two brands, corresponding to two different worlds, to provide you the best possible care: Dr.Hauschka and Sothys.

Sothys, existing for over 60 years, is distinguished by its extraordinary commitment to research and innovation and is a recognized expert for vanguard cosmetics. The brand offers a sensual realm of excellence and prestige and is present in Beauty institutes and spas around the world.

Dr. Hauschka is a pioneer brand for natural and organic cosmetics since 1967. Formulated with extracts from Nature and medicinal plants, Dr. Hauschka cosmetics and makeup are free of perfumes, dyes and chemical synthetic preservatives, mineral oils, parabens, silicones and PEG. A reputed ethic: Respect for mankind and nature.

You may also use the sauna or the hammam, as well as the fitness room, in order to experience a complete well-being journey.

Organize your seminars

The Art of entertaining with complete peace of mind. Le Pigonnet is an outstanding Provencal country manor surrounded by 3¾ acres of gorgeous gardens next to Aix town centre. The sumptuous settings contribute to the success of all types of events held here (meetings, study days, seminars, press conferences, cocktail parties and product launches).

Treat your employees and clients to all the above. Add top-of-the range entertainment/activities to your event. We design bespoke turn-key solutions in-line with your requirements.


The sales team is available to attend to all your needs, specifications and technicalities. Our seasoned staff are used to managing all sorts of events (ex.: simple breakfast meetings, product launches, training sessions and cocktail dinners to full-board seminars including transport, activities and meals). We make sure your event runs smoothly from start to finish (design, preparation, production and post-production follow-ups). A member of the sales team will be assigned to your project and will be available to help organise everything in-line with your wishes and image.

4 large rooms (80 – 206 sq ft) are available. They all have windows (natural daylight) and individual character. Some include garden access or are outside, like the Côté Jardin’s 1,050 sqft teak patio in the centre of the enchanting grounds, while others are completely different, such as the Salon Cheminée with its cosy fireplace. Regarding accommodation, there are 40 warm rooms and 4 suites, each including a large, private balcony overlooking the gardens and offering unbeatable views of Sainte Victoire Mount. There is also a spacious garden-apartment (525 sq ft), excellent for board meetings, contract signing and other private, confidential meetings.

Organize your private events

Offer your guests exceptional settings for events with family and friends, ideal for large occasions. The sound of waterfalls and the gentle rustle of the leaves of hundred year-old trees in the gardens always delight our customers. Our staff warmly welcomes guests to enchanting settings for unforgettable occasions all year round.

Relax in 3¾ acres of picturesque gardens with regional treasure Mount Sainte-Victoire in the distance, and maybe enjoy a game of pétanque (type of bowling) or hide-and-seek with the kids. In winter, there is interior cosiness, a wood fire and healthy portions of Chef Thierry Balligand’s gourmet cuisine to appreciate!

Whatever the occasion - cocktail parties, receptions, galas, wedding anniversaries, christenings, birthday teas – take advantage of our experience to make it a success! Make the most of dreamlike settings combined with top quality services.

Organize your weddings

Dreaming of a wedding at an old countryside estate with history? The addition of Provencal fragrances and lush vegetation creates the perfect combination.

Imagine the elegant menu including fine wines and champagnes on the table surrounded with beautiful flower arrangements, exactly as you pictured it….

A night to remember as music and dancing can continue until dawn, before snuggling down in comfortable 5* rooms ready for you and your guests.

Weddings do not have to be huge. The Presidential suite’s spacious balcony overlooking the gardens is also a wonderful place to host small receptions.

City & Attractions

Escape in Provence

What are the main activities in the area?

Ideally situated 800m (10 minutes walk) from the centre of Aix-en-Provence, l’Hôtel Le Pigonnet offers private secure parking on the hotel grounds. The hotel is close to the liveliness of the city centre, you can enjoy a mix of relaxation, business, cultural activity and shopping.

Jewel of Provence, Aix is a city of great charm, with its remarkable monuments and architecture, as well as its little pedestrian cobbled streets, full of character. Walks, shopping and seesighting can be appreciated all year round.

Cultural capital since Roman times, Aix-en-Provence welcomes each year renowned artists during the Lyrical Art Festival

L’Hôtel Le Pigonnet is the starting point for visits of Provence and its treasures, like the bulls and wild horses of Camargue, the sublime calanques of Cassis, the noble stone bastides of the Luberon, and Marseille, so invigorating.

The bar Le 1924

The bar Le 1924, our inside bar with its cozy British club-like atmosphere

Find a club-like ambience with a selection of cognacs and cigars, its comfortable armchairs; have fun with a mirrored game effect, some high-end music background, and yet a team so friendly and at your service.

During the cooler days, sit by our fire-place and join us for our weekly musical rendez-vous.

Taste the delicious home-made cocktails or have a glass of wine selected by our bartender Pierre, to be enjoyed with some light food platters suggested by our chef, in a cozy musical atmosphere.

La Table du Pigonnet

A culinary journey Aix en Provence
Semi-gourmet restaurant, in the most beautiful gardens of Aix-en-Provence

La Table du Pigonnet, an enchanting and easily accessible escape in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. During summer, enjoy lunch on the sunny restaurant’s terrace, overlooking the garden, under the shade of the centenary chestnut trees. During winter, enjoy the bright and spacious restaurant and panoramic views of the gardens.

Chef Thierry Balligand wish to portray a generous and simple cuisine. He offers original recipes inspired by Provencal flavors and respecting the best seasonal and regional products.

Take pleasure in having a drink at our chic and relaxed lounge bar Côté Jardin, or during the cooler days in our cosy bar Le 1924 with a British club like atmosphere.

Côté Jardin

The bar Côté Jardin, casual and chic offering the summer night tempo

Elegantly merged into the hotel gardens, our lounge bar has a superb teak terrace with a spacious bar at the center. There are some cozy private seating areas all around the main bar where you may imagine tasting some classic and innovative cocktails made with love by our barman Pierre and his team. For the gourmet guests, you have the wide selection of Mediterranean tapas to be enjoyed with an exclusive lounge musical background.


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Hotel: Hotel Le Pigonnet

Address: 5, Avenue du Pigonnet 13090 Aix en Provence

Region: Provence

Country: France

Official website:

Telephone: +33 (0)4 42 59 02 90

Fax: +33 (0)4 42 59 47 77

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From A8 or A7: Take exit "Pont de l'Arc - Pigonnet", then follow direction Centre Ville, turn left at the 3rd traffic light, hotel entrance is 50 m on the left. From A51: Take direction "Aix Centre", turn right at the first traffic light, turn left at the second street, hotel entrance is at the top of the street.
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