10, Place du Général de Gaulle 83170 La Celle − France
This charming residence nestled among vineyards adjoins a 12th Century Benedictine abbey; a classified historical monument where nuns once caused a scandal by organizing trysts. Alain Ducasse took over the property in 1999 and renovated it in 2011, with the decorator Tonia Peyrot, emphasizing the abbey's personality and history. L'Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle and its gardens are now an invitation to relaxation.
Intimate and refi ned refuge nestled in the heart of the Coteaux Varois, the Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de La Celle is the perfect place for exceptional moments with family or for professional events. The rooms and suites have kept intact the charm and authenticity of a glorious past. They invite you to a timeless getaway under the sun of Provence. Unique place dating from the 12th century, the Benedictine Abbey is surrounded by a garden of 2.5 acres dotted with chestnut trees. The Romanesque building is also home to a Michelinstarred restaurant, a generous cuisine emphasizing the flavours of the soil. The serenity of the Hostellerie and the proposed activities will leave you with unforgettable memories. In this Provencal haven, each event is tailormade thanks to numerous facilities and services. The diversity of the spaces and the attention of an attentive and discreet sta ensure a personalised stay which you can enjoy in peace.
From the spacious "Garcende de Sabran" to the secret "Sancie de Signes" or even the delicious "Eliette Bourasu", each one of the 10 comfortable guest rooms displays a very individual character.
On the first floor of the Priory, the spacious suite which seduced the General de Gaulle offers a view on the park. Its king-size bed, the bathroom with a bathtub and a beautiful dressing room in clear oak guarantee it a comfort as high as its prestige. French-style ceiling, Dutch desk and Yves Niorets paintings are harmonized in a set of ecru and red. Possibility to bind the communicating suites.
This vast Suite in the Beguine convent has a garden shaded by a wisteria and a winter garden. The beige decor and antique furniture invite one to travel. On the upper floor an Arabesque painted bed head gives the bedroom an oriental feel. On the lower ground, the living room is an Asian dream with dark wood screens and green; harmonizing with the bathroom.
This Junior Suite in the Beguine convent has a private garden with a shaded terrace and teak furniture. Here the spirit can wander, drawn by the vines and the Candelon Mountain. There is a living room and a bathroom with a tub on the ground floor, a bedroom on the mezzanine: the decor's light complexion is livened with aqua green and delicate still lives.
On the first floor, with a view of the park, this Junior suite with beautiful proportions plays sophistication around a king-size bed. Walls limed delicately and inlaid with parma, silk curtains have an elegant combination with XVIIIth century style furniture in walnut. The bathroom in white earthenware of Salernes and the small lounge distil a sophisticated atmosphere.
This mansard Junior Suite has a touch of boudoir. The duplex, in the Beguine convent, has a semi-private garden opening onto the Candelon vines. Raspberry colors rhyme with a light décor of daring and sober touches, blending modern and baroque. A cast iron banister, a patina on the bed - the tiled mezzanine bathroom and bedroom are in light white.
Nested in an alcove, this mansard-roofed room on the second floor of the Priory offers a picturesque sight on the marketplace and its plane trees. Bedhead in clear oak paneling, lounge corner of ancient furniture and delicate veils in the camaïeux of bruises weave a restful atmosphere. In contrast, the bathroom gets dressed of red and yellow earthenware and a on feet bathtub charmingly retro.
This spacious in the Beguine convent enjoys a semi-private garden overlooking vines, the vegetable garden and the Candelon Mountain. Its beige decor is a majestic setting for the four-poster bed. The wood furniture complements the garnet fabric. The bathroom, with both bath and shower, is filled with natural light. Suitable for the disabled.
This room in the Beguine convent has a sitting room and a semi-private garden overlooking the Candelon vines. Go through the purple-toned sitting room and the sculpted-wood bed, made for General de Gaulle, dominates the scene. The floral-patterned silk fabrics and the bathroom with an olive and red-tiled tub typify a lively and warm ambiance.
Rich with a sight on the raised terrace, the ancient amphoras and the aromatic herb garden, this mansard-roofed room on the second floor of the Priory irradiates freshness and joy. Its pure and graphic lines underline with delicacy the furniture of mocked character. The decoration plays on ecru notes , pink and orange aswell. In the diapason with the bathroom and its bathtub, in beige earthenware and apricot.
With its fantastic view over the raised terrace and gardens, this mansard-roofed room on the second floor of the Priory cultivates a dreamy and airy feeling. In a green and cream case kernel, the big bed sculptured in clear patina and the furniture in walnut are forwarded by vaporous taffetas. The bathroom in earthenware of Salernes white plays the transparency and the modernity thanks to its glass furniture.
Built on the remains of a Roman home, the swimming pool is open from May to September included. Tucked away in a secluded spot, enjoy a moment of relaxation with a view of the Candelon Mountain and vineyards.
The estate comprises several gardens, vineyards and rows of ancient cypresses. Two natural springs provide water for the fountains and the vegetable garden. The walk to the Beguine convent takes you through the Herb Garden via cherry trees and fruit bushes. An amazing Conservatory of 88 grape varieties is just on the other side of the cypresses.
Just next to the restaurant is the sun lounge, complete with bar, comfy armchairs and view of the garden. A warm and cozy atmosphere.
The boutique is located in a building full of charm - the former chapel whose entrance is adorned with caryatids. Open every day from 8 am to 11 pm, here you will find decorative objects from the region, household linen, deli products (aromatic honey, homemade pasta, olive oil, etc.), and also Alain Ducasse cookery books.
A calm and comfortable sanctuary in the heart of Provence, the Abbaye de La Celle is the ideal setting for your events.
Trained in the art of hosting, our dedicated team will bring all its skill to your project. Work sessions, meetings, conferences, cocktails; together we will examine your event from every angle to find the solution that corresponds to your every need. We will then organize your reception, from start to finish. Given its proximity to the vineyards and its Michelin-starred restaurant, the Abbaye de La Celle offers numerous possibilities for adding a little wine or gastronomic activity to the event.
Hosting is an art. That is why out teams will help you from the initial idea through to the day itself for your dream wedding or function. Their knowledge and skill will ensure it is unforgettable.
The restaurant - Michelin starred since 2006 - offers genuine, seasonal cuisine. A far cry from static menus, here you will discover a choice that follows the seasons and the market stall. The chef is passionate about his vegetables and uses local producers to source the best Provencal products. You can also discover our menus themed around the best seasonal produce.
The restaurant comprises three delightful rooms: Alsacie de Montpellier, Diane de Calluire and Louise de Castellane. Each has its own atmosphere. Moustiers tiles on the walls and wood paneling, sconces in Jean-Claude Novaro blown glass and a dinner service from the Ateliers du Soleil. The private Lovers room enjoys an intimate ambiance.
Nicolas Pierantoni was born in Brignoles and grew up in the village of La Celle. When he was a teenager, his dream was to work at L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle. Right after he finished his study, he joined the team that opened the establishment in 1999. Three years later, Alain Ducasse sent him to the Louis XV, his restaurant in Monaco. Nicolas had the opportunity to learn from the Executive Chef Franck Cerutti. He came back to L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle in 2006 as the sous-chef of Benoit Witz.
In 2016, Alain Ducasse appointed him as the chef of this inn.
Our vegetable garden follows the seasons. Planted out after the "Ice Saints" have passed (mid May), we use natural fertilizer to ensure quality, rich products. Here you will find 25 varieties of tomato, 15 varieties of basil, four varieties of zucchini and four varieties of squash and eggplant. And there are also peppers, strawberries, persimmon, fennel, beet and Swiss chard.
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From Nice (1.5 hrs) and/or Marseilles (1 hr) by the A8
Take exit 35 for Brignoles.
At the first roundabout turn right (towards Toulon).
At the second roundabout go straight on (towards Abbaye de la Celle and Toulon).
From Toulon by the A57 (40 mins)
Follow the highway: Draguignan, Fréjus, Nice, Hyères.
Take exit 10 for Brignoles and carry straight on for 21km.
At the roundabout take the D405, Route de Brignoles, towards Celle.
Toulon (45 mins) / Marseilles (1 hr)
Aix-en-Provence (45mins) / Marseilles (1 hr)