Wherever you are in the Hotel Le Pigonnet, a luxury secluded escape in central Aix-en-Provence, it’s easy to see why Cezanne loved the region.
The sun-baked Provençal landscape that was his favourite subject is a constant backdrop. The hotel has perfected ‘Made in Provence’ luxury. The service is friendly and flawless; the Mediterranean cuisine is full of local flavours; there’s an outdoor pool, hammam and sauna; and the ambience is closer to a home than a hotel.
All 44 rooms have been designed elegantly in ochre, turquoise and beige to reflect Provence’s natural palette, but it’s the Presidential Suite that steals the show. It has its own private terrace with views over the gardens and Mount Sainte-Victoire. Time to invest in an easel.