Hôtel Crillon le Brave is another exquisite hotel I discovered on Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotels. Hôtel Crillon le Brave a Relais & Chateaux property, is perched high on a hilltop in a historic village east of Avignon, France. The hotel has stunning panoramic country views. A gorgeous pool where we sat sipping our Billecart Rosé Champagne. The hotel is easily accessible from the Avignon train station. It’s surrounded by quaint villages, sunflower, and lavender fields. We scoured the little towns for their daily markets. My favorite was in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where I picked up the most beautiful Provençal table clothes, napkins, and placemats. Driving through Provence is magical, barely any cars on the roads surrounded by majestic scenery. The hotel can arrange wine tasting, local restaurant reservations, and horse back riding through the country side (so fun!). You get the old world charm with the modern amenities at this boutique hotel. Hôtel Crillon le Brave is not to be missed when passing through Provence!
photo: Julie Woolenberg