Enjoy a majestic escape to the French countryside at Domaine de la Baume, a 15-room estate that overlooks 40 hectares in Provence and provides a luxurious back-to-nature experience. The large property includes a wine cellar, French gardens, a vegetable garden, an equestrian farm, an olive grove, where the Domaine makes its own olive oil, beehives which provide the property with honey, tennis and petanque areas, and a terrace to take in the panoramic views that include Mediterranean to Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the mountain frequently painted by Cézanne.
Domaine de la Baume sports a striking look that fits in with its wholesome surroundings; the façade is dominated by a neutral ochre and punctuated with complimentary touches such as sky-blue shutters. Inside, the property is inspired by France in the 18th century and the interior design includes brown, dusky pink, and pale jade green tones with saffron echo prints that pay tribute to the Indian-printed fabrics that were popular in the 1900s. Guests will also find Cabriolet and Bergère armchairs mixing with antique furniture and antique items that recall the romantic period of the East India Company and world travel.
The beautiful surrounding scenery also inspires the meals at Domaine de la Baume. The kitchen uses fresh ingredients found at the market during the height of their season or from small producers. The property also produces its own honey, olive oil and some vegetables.
The simple, wholesome outdoor experience at Domaine de la Baume is enhanced with an indulgent spa that includes a hamman, heated indoor swimming pool, natural pools and rivers with swimming areas, and a natural waterfall, where guests can take their treatments in the summer. The estate also has Wi-Fi, a concierge, and room service.
1606 route d’Aups, Tourtour; 33-4/5090-6339; en.domaine-delabaume.com; doubles start from US$583 and includes breakfast and dinner served with the estate’s wine.