Chateau de Berne, Provence

France & Corsica

Fine dining and elegant surrounds in the heart of French wine country.

Chateau de Berne sits in 500 acres of unspoilt wilderness in the Var Hills of rural Provence. It’s an ideal region for sports enthusiasts, especially cyclists. Head up through the scrubland to where a little lane winds its way through row upon row of grape vines, and you’ll come to the rambling stonework of the 18th century Chateau buildings. Still a working vineyard today, its lost none of its Provencal charm, and in fact the rooms were all recently renovated in Provencal fashion. The airy suites feature fine furnishings and bright, light colours that make the most of the long sunny days. From the tall windows, you’ll have views out over the manicured gardens, vineyards and forest.

As you’d expect from a five-star hotel in the south of France, the food at Chateau de Berne is excellent. Head Chef Benjamin Collombat is Michelin-starred, and serves up traditional Provencal cuisine in Le Jardin de Benjamin. If the weather’s good (and it usually is), you can dine on the terrace in the shade of the olive trees. Or for something really special, try the Chef’s Table and be served by Benjamin himself.


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Chateau de Berne is around 80 minutes’ drive from Marseille International Airport.

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