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.
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.
On the first floor, with a view of the park, this 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This vast Junior 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 spacious mansard 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.
Services & Facilities:
- Flat screen TV (Canal +, satellite)
- DVD player (on request)
- Air conditioning
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Chamber maid service twice a day
- Free Wi-Fi
Services & Facilities
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.
L'Abbaye de la Celle
A Romanesque abbey from the 12th century, classified a historic monument in 1886. The Roman-style Benedictine convent was closed by Cardinal Mazarin in 1660. Although it is currently being renovated, L'Abbaye de la Celle can still be visited on request.
Between the Verdon, the Sainte Baume and the Sainte Victoire nestles an oasis of sunny tranquility - the Var’s roots. A secret shared between friends; here you get a taste of the Provencal art of living. Wild landscapes and heritage are intimately entwined. It is these forests, valleys, medieval towns and singing springs that give Green Provence its characteristic color.
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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)
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