Villa La Coste, the art of serenity

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In the heart of vineyards, olive groves, almond trees and a unique artistic journey, Villa La Coste, a five-star hotel with the luxury label, cultivates the art of living in Provence. Between contemplation and well-being.

By Christian Marchand

Here, time seems suspended, conducive to meditation and rejuvenation. In osmosis with nature, Villa La Coste, in the heart of a 200-hectare estate, offers its guests an environment and services to savor the moment.

intimate palace. Slightly elevated, revealing the Luberon hills and vineyards, Villa La Coste features twenty-eight brightly colored villa-suites, ten of which have a private pool. Bringing together Provençal tradition and contemporary materials, these generous and light spaces are carefully personalized with the help of photographs, books and works of art.

Gastronomy of Hélène Darroze. Seduced by the opulence and diversity of the vegetables and fruits of Provence, Hélène Darroze chose to give them prominence. From appetizers to end-of-meal delicacies, they lead the dance from start to finish, prevailing over meat and fish to the title of the dishes. Throughout the year, the newly starred restaurant “Hélène Darroze at Villa La Coste” is organized around the different spaces of the hotel and its terrace, so that guests can choose where to taste them.

The magnificent swimming pool of Villa Costa
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The four tables of Château La Coste add pleasures to the palate: La Terrasse (salads, savory and sweet pastries, etc.); the Tadao Ando restaurant with Mediterranean accents, in the art center; Vanina, Italian table; and the Mallmann, the only European address of Argentine chef Francis Mallmann. The master of fire, trained in France with the greatest, works meat, fish, vegetables or fruit in his clay oven.

natural spa. Open to the landscape, the spa is a true breath of fresh air, an invitation to let go and meditate. Greeted by a portrait of Picasso in a sun-colored bathrobe, guests walk among light woods and white stones before choosing the appropriate treatment in the hammam, Roman baths or cabin. On the menu: massages based on French natural clays, exfoliation with Brittany or Himalayan salts, precious facial and body treatments with oils and creams based on plants and Provençal flowers. Spa Villa La Coste uses an exclusive line of products in which only organic materials are used.

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Declined in bright tones where white is essential, 28 villa-suites, 10 of them with private pool.©DR

green art. Beneath the hotel, among tall trees, vineyards and fields, more than forty great works of art and architecture line an open-air route, from a giant Louise Bourgeois spider reflected in a room of water to an ipe wood sculpture by Kengo Kuma that filters the sun, from Yoko Ono’s “Wishing Tree” planted in the orchard to a “tomb of secrets” by Sophie Calle, through a symbolic path traced by Ai Weiwei with cobblestones from the port of Marseilles. The architectural creations signed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Frank O. Gehry or even Renzo Piano host a series of events and temporary exhibitions.

Las Vides, heritage of the Romans

Since ancient times, the vineyard has flourished at Château La Coste. From now on, all vine plants are grown biodynamically and benefit from the organic farming label. The grapes are processed in the hemispherical cellar designed by Jean Nouvel. Château La Coste produces still wines in all three colors, as well as a sparkling rosé. They feature prominently on the menu at the various tables at Villa La Coste and Château La Coste. Visits, tastings and oenological workshops are regularly organized.

INFORMATION
Villa La Coste, 2750 route de la Cride, 13610 Le Puy–
holy reparation
+33 (0)4 42 50 50 00 – www.villalacoste.com
reserva@villalacoste.com
From 700 euros per night.

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