This is a selective guide to the best places to stay in Provence. All of them have been visited personally, not written up from press releases or the hotel websites.
We've had a jolly good look round on our "inspections" and stayed in some ourselves.
But remember: hotels can change hands, be totally refurbished, go to rack and ruin or even close down altogether. For this reason we have noted at the bottom of each review the date(s) when we visited.
You can book some (though not all) of them through a link to one of our affiliate partners, such as booking.com, who offer a wide range of hotel and hostel rooms, gîtes and villas and apartments.
By making a reservation through them you can often get a very good bargain while helping us cover the running costs of the website.
The other, increasingly popular, option is, of course AirBnB, which is very well entrenched in France (though, as elsewhere in the world, hoteliers are lobbying against it).
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The Grand Hotel Beauvau is one of the oldest in Marseille and superlatively located for tourists. The view over the Old Port could barely be bettered, the tourist office and dozens of restaurants and shops are close by and the metro is a few metres away.
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