Nestled at the heart of France’s sun-kissed Luberon Valley, Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa epitomizes the quintessential tranquility of a Provençal retreat. After an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation, the charming Relais & Châteaux affiliated retreat will soon reopen, and we know it will be better than ever before. The re-design will unveil a new Lobby; a new exclusive Bar Lalique; newly updated and re-named restaurants Avelan and Cipressa; as well as a new events spaces, Salon Papillon and the Grand Gloriette next to the hotel’s beautiful potager for special celebrations.
“After a long hiatus we are thrilled to welcome back our guests in the serene and safe Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa.” says Alain Bachmann, General Manager of Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa. “While there are many refurbished spaces and exciting novelties to discover, Coquillade Provence remains true to its heritage and for delivering an exceptional and continuously evolving guest experience.”
Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa: Dining in Style
Coquillade will reopen with three newly refreshed restaurants and a hotel bar, showcasing authentic Provencal cuisine, gourmet tapas, Italian specialties, and an array of international classics. Helmed by Chef Thierry Enderlin, the former fine dining Restaurant Coquillade will reopen as Avelan, where guests can indulge in the pairings of regional flavors with international classics for a gourmet trip around the world. The rebrand includes all new interiors from the lighting to the layout, along with a new a la carte menu designed to showcase a culinary affair of French and Japanese cuisine. The family-friendly Italian restaurant Cipressa (formally known as Il Ristorante) sits poolside, serving homemade “pasta fresca” and tasty wood-fired pizza. The new furnishings and textural additions bring Sicily to the South of France with hues of blue, yellow, and lemon tree backdrops. The vineyard facing restaurant Les Vignes has been enhanced with Provençal tones of grassy greens and radiant yellows, serving seasonal cuisine that draws on local produce from the Luberon region and Provence. The new and exclusive Bar Lalique which was inspired by master glassmaker Lalique, offers an array of delectable bites from pastries to sushi, and creative cocktails to sip around the fire at nightfall.
The cuisine at Coquillade is expertly paired with full-bodied vintages from the estate’s acclaimed Aureto winery. The Aureto vines flourish across nearly 90 acres of hillside vineyards, producing a range of cuvées reflecting the soul and authenticity of the renowned Luberon area. Aureto is also the only winery in the region to offer wine tastings and tours in the nearby ancient Broux Mines, providing a sensational glimpse into the region’s history.
Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa: An Ideal Location
A veritable cycling mecca, Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa attracts Tour de France aficionados with its postcard-perfect routes and on-site BMC Cycling Center equipped with an unrivalled selection of famous Swiss BMC bikes. From scaling the legendary Mont Ventoux, to pedaling peacefully around the breathtaking region of the Luberon, options are bountiful for seasoned cyclists and recreational riders alike. Guidance from experienced cycling coaches and test center facilities are also available.
Coquillade is located at the crossroads of many world-renowned festivals and sporting events, providing an unparalleled backdrop for corporate retreats, micro-weddings, and post-pandemic celebrations. The 5-star getaway is complete with two heated outdoor swimming pools, tennis and pétanque courts, hiking trails, a comprehensive kids club, and “Very Important Pet” program for four-legged guests. Guests can rest assured they are in good hands with the highest standards of hygiene in place, with each even being gifted their own personal goose feather pillow to rest their head and take home to remember the hotel by.
Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa: Spa in Style
Guests can relax and unwind at the Spa Coquillade, the largest spa in the region. Named ‘Best Luxury Spa Retreat in France’ by 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards, the Spa & Wellness Center spans 21,527 square feet including 11 treatment cabins, an ice fountain, hammam, Kneipp treatments, and a whirlpool facing sweeping vineyard views.
Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa: Environmentally Conscious
Respect for the environment has been a priority since the estate’s inception, a fact which led the estate to achieve the European Ecolabel for environmental excellence in 2012. The property grows its produce on-site, is powered with green electricity including geothermal heating and cooling, and the vineyard flourishes through sustainable agricultural practices. Coquillade will also re-open as a member ‘It must be NOW!‘, a platform focused on boldly advancing sustainability, to transform the impact and future of travel to be a force for good, for people and for the planet. The property is also in the process of becoming ‘Forbes Verified’, ensuring guests can book with confidence at a hotel that has consistent and robust health safety procedures in place.
Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa: Getting There
Coquillade is located 30 miles east of Avignon, a three-hour TGV ride from Paris, a 2.5-hour drive from Nice International Airport, or just over an hour drive from Marseille Provence Airport. For those flying privately, arrive at Avignon Airport for a quick 30-minute drive to the property.