Passionate about sport and the culture of Provence, the hotel owners want to create an experience of sharing and exchanging.
At the hotel, the watchful shadow of Frédéric Mistral, Provence’s most famous writer, is always present (indeed, so is the very spirit of Provence). You’ll see the stained glass window based on Mistral’s poem “Vincent et Mireille”, quotes in the local Provençal language, santon figurines, paintings, photos and, of course, the lounge named after Mistral. Outside, the spirit of Mistral and his beloved Provence can be found in the leaves of the olive trees or on the cobbled Place Jeanne de Flandreysy with its authentic village fountain. Every 23rd June, the square invites numerous people to celebrate the traditional festival of the Feux de la Saint-Jean with the folk group Canto Cigalo.
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Around a hundred friends of the hotel are invited each year to the Feux de la Saint-Jean bonfire celebrations in the square.
Ask him which piece of work he’s most proud of, and artist Marcel Bracq won’t hesitate to mention the “Vincent et Mireille” stained glass he created for the hotel. At 4 m², this impressive work of art welcomes guests upon entry.
Emmanuel Fouque, famous creator of traditional Provençal santon figurines, has created a unique and well-sized (70 cm) terracotta figurine of Provençal writer Frédéric Mistral, found in the room bearing his name.
Every year since 2015, 2 “Terre de Provence” cars have participated in the Circuit de Serre Chevalier race. One of them won in 2015 and 2016, and came 5th in 2017. The second has allowed ill children from the Association Les Hirondelles charity to act as co-pilot, allowing them to experience something unforgettable.