Vaucluse Tourism Highlights

New rooms and a spa at the Bastide de Capelongue

Set up on the hills of Bonnieux in the Luberon, the Bastide de Capelongue has reopened, with 57 rooms, a new spa and renovated spaces.

The hotel and the rooms

With its breathtaking view of the hills of the Luberon and the village of Bonnieux, the fragrant garrigue and evergreen oaks which surround it, and its dry-stone buildings and wooden shutters that look like something straight out of an old postcard, the Bastide de Capelongue represents the irresistible charm of a timeless Provence.

Property of the Beaumier group since 2020, it reopened this spring, having undergone a major transformation, with new rooms and facilities, including a spa.

There are 57 rooms and suites, most of which come with a private outdoor area designed with a chic and refined Provençal feel: light-coloured rendered walls, ochre tiled floors, linen curtains on the windows, light-coloured wooden furniture. Lulled by the song of cicadas and birds, there is a gentle countryside feel to the place.


The restaurants

At La Bastide (1* Michelin), chef Noël Berard delivers a local gastronomic cuisine that is both spontaneous and refined. Grilled green asparagus from Mallemort, lovage and fromage blanc; a slice of marinated veal from the Luberon, artichokes and creamed tuna; ice cream made with black olives from Nyons, with textured chocolate and candied olives. The spring menu is centred around local produce and contains surprising, yet delightful, combinations and textures.

La Bergerie has taken up residence in an entirely renovated and expanded building, complete with a terrace with a view across the village of Bonnieux.

From his kitchen, which opens out onto the dining room, chef Mathieu Guivarch serves up a relaxed, sharing-style cuisine. Tuck in to a piece of sea bream, a leg of lamb from Sisteron or rib of pork from the Ventoux, seared over a wood fire in the huge fireplace and paired with a Luberon wine.

Finally, at Café Capelongue, with its village bistro feel and terrace beneath the olive tree, you can enjoy non-stop service and simple sharing plates: courgette flower fritters, crispy panisse and aïoli, fresh goats cheese served with pistou sauce…  

The spa and other facilities  

Surrounded by Provençal countryside, a pool, lap pool and sun loungers make for the perfect environment to relax and unwind. You can also explore the hills of the Luberon on an electric bike, enjoy a game of pétanque or take a moment to yourself, with an outdoor yoga session.  

But the new star facility is, without a doubt, the spa. The newly constructed dry-stone building houses a roman bath, cryogenic bath, steam room, treatment rooms and fitness rooms.  

The more contemplative might choose to borrow a book by Henry Bosco or Marcel Pagnol in the library area (in partnership with an Arles bookshop), look at the stars through a telescope in the evening or simply marvel at the panoramic views over the valley at sunrise or sunset.  
A magical haven nestled amongst hills and garrigue, the newly renovated Bastide de Capelongue is redefining the Provençal way of life.   

Good to know

The Beaumier group also owns the Moulin de Lourmarin and Le Galinier hotels, in South Luberon. 

Useful information

La Bastide de Capelongue 
550 Chemin des Cabanes 
84480 Bonnieux 
T. +33 (0)4 90 75 89 78 

Press contact:   
Melchior France  
T. +33 (0)1 45 51 22 40  

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Prices from €340/room for 2 persons
The hotel is open all year round!

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