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Simply Prestige Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur


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Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur n the South of France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps mountains, lies the Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur region nestled within stunning natural borders. Here, come and choose from a wide variety of accommodations and outstanding B&Bs. Discover the ultimate in gastronomy with a Mediterranean accent and a contemporary twist, created by passionate Chefs. Infinitely rich cultural heritage unsurpassed beauty of the landscapes, the ProvenceAlps-Cote d'Azur is one of the most sought-after regions in France.

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Contents Map 4 Prestigious 5* hotels

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A selection of Michelin Starred Restaurants

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Aix-en-Provence Area

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Arles Camargue Alpilles

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Avignon Area

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Luberon 12 Saint-Tropez 13 Haut Var Verdon

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Forcalquier Area

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Marseille 16 Cote Provencale

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Charming Guest Houses

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The Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur Wines

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Spa 20 "Carrières de Lumières" in "les Baux de Provence"

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Vip Services

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Some Packages

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Golf Pass Provence

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The Prestige Website

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Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur

different areas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Aix-en-Provence Arles - Camargue - Alpilles Avignon Luberon Saint Tropez Haut Var - Verdon Forcaquier Marseille

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Prestigious 5* hotels

Bouches-du-Rhône area • InterContinental Marseille-Hotel Dieu • Sofitel Vieux Port • Petit Nice Passédat • Oustau de Baumanière • La Cabro d'Or • Château des Alpilles

• Hôtel Particulier • Villa Gallici • Le Pigonnet • Hôtel Renaissance • Mas de Peint • Estelle en Camargue • Vallon de Valrugues

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Var area •L  e Byblos •H  ôtel de la Messardière •L  a Réserve •R  ésidence de la Pinède •L  e Sezz

•H  ôtel de Paris •B  astide de Saint Tropez • Hôtel le Pan Dei Palais • Terre Blanche Hotel Golf Spa Resort

Vaucluse area • La Mirande • Hôtel d'Europe • Domaine de la Coquillade • Hôtel du Castellet • Bastide de Gordes • Mas des Herbes Blanches

•H  ôtel les Bories •L  e Phébus •C  hâteau de Berne •H  ôtel de Crillon le Brave •A  uberge de Cassagne

Alpes de Haute-Provence area • Couvent des Minimes

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A SELECTION OF MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS • Le Petit Nice Passedat • La Vague d’Or - Résidence de la Pinède • L'Oustaù de Baumanière • Le MonteCristo (Hôtel du Castellet) • L’Atelier de Jean-­Luc Rabanel • Edouard Loubet - Bastide de Capelongue

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• Pierre Reboul • L’Epuisette • Chez Christian Etienne • La Fenière • Le Gourmet (Domaine de la Coquillade) • La Bonne Etape • La Chassagnette • Hostellerie des Gorges de Pennafort • Hostellerie Bérard • Abbaye de la Celle (Alain Ducasse) • La Bastide de Moustiers (Alain Ducasse) • Dominique Bucaille

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE

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he graceful countryside surrounding Aix-enProvence shows visitors authentic Provencal bastides and picturesque villages. Wherever you look, Sainte Victoire mountain stands majestically - the subject of countless works by Paul Cézanne. Aix-en-Provence, cultural city, city of water, is a delight to explore, a Baroque capital with shady squares, many fountains and the gracious architecture of its old city mansions.

• Hôtel Le Pigonnet

• Château de la Pioline

• Hôtel Renaissance

• La Bastide du Cours

• Villa Gallici Hôtel

www.aixenprovencetourism.com

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ARLES CAMARGUE ALPILLES AREA

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rles is the most Roman of the cities in Provence, and most of the monuments are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Near Arles lie the Alpilles and the Alpilles Regional Natural Park, preserved land encompassing valleys of olive groves and beautiful, protected villages. The Camargue Regional Natural Park is also part of the Arles area, with its rice fields, wild horses, bulls and pink flamingos.

• Château des Alpilles

• Cabro d’or

• Mas de Peint

• Oustau de Baumanière

• Estelle en Camargue

• Vallon de Valrugues

• Hôtel Particulier

www.arlestourisme.com

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AVIGNON

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nce the city of the Popes and the capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages, Avignon has retained its exceptional architecture, much of which is now part of UNESCO World Heritage, including the Palace of the Popes, the famous Pont d’Avignon, the ramparts. The area around Avignon is famous vine-growing countryside with several appellations including the Châteauneuf du Pape.

• Auberge de Cassagne

• Hôtel la Mirande

• Hôtel d’Europe

www.ot-avignon.fr

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LUBERON AREA

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he Luberon range, now a Regional Natural Park, is an entire universe of colour, scents and savours, home to rich historical heritage. Many preserved villages ranked among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, hilltop castles, ochre cliffs… much of the magic of Provence.

• La Coquillade

• Hôtel les Bories

• Le Phébus

• Hôtel de Crillon le Brave

• La Bastide de Gordes

• Mas des Herbes Blanches

www.provenceguide.com

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SAINT-TROPEZ AREA

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he absolutely stunning location makes Saint Tropez irresistibly alluring for lovers of the sea, enthusiasts of art and history, and celebrities of all kinds. Breathtaking views of the gulf coast, the porphyry cliffs and the islands everywhere you look.

• La Réserve

• Hôtel de Paris

• Le Sezz

• Résidence de la Pinède

• Le Byblos

• La Bastide St Tropez

• La Messardière

• Hôtel Pan Deï Palais

www.ot-saint-tropez.com

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HAUT VAR VERDON AREA

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he Verdon River Canyons are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna in scenic landscapes and to the Verdon Regional Natural Park, the natural boundary between the French counties of the Var and the Alpes de Haute Provence. Nearby, the Haut Var is where faience and ceramics have long been made in picturesque villages with rich history and architecture.

• Château De Berne • Terre Blanche Hôtel Golf Spa Resort

www.visitvar.fr

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FORCAlQUIER AREA

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he heart of Haute-Provence, land deeply attached to tradition, cradle of the transhumance. Here the snug villages built of drystone architecture are ranked among the Villages and Cities of Character. Lavender dominates the beautiful landscapes in summertime, illuminating the air with its purple shimmer, filling the air with its heady fragrance. 

• Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa

www.forcalquier.com

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MARSEILLE he oldest French city with 26 centuries of history. A major Mediterranean port, the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille remains strongly attached to its traditions. Le Vieux Port, the Panier, JF Kennedy cornice with the magnificent views it affords over the Vallon des Auffes, the Château d’If and Frioul Islands... All contribute to Marseille’s inimitable reputation. Marseille has set the objective to becoming a major Euro-Mediteranean Metropolis.

• Sofitel Vieux Port • InterContinental Marseille-hotel Dieu • Le Petit Nice Passedat

www.marseille-tourisme.com

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COTE PROVENCALE AREA

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he Provençal coast stretches from Marseille to the gulf of St Tropez, a series of towns and villages and small ports, all sources of delight, full of charm and character - the very reason behind the draw of Provence. The coast has retained its authenticity and beauty - the pine forest, vineyards, terraced fields and Mediterranean shore are unrivalled. 

• Hôtel du Castellet

www.visitvar.fr

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Charming

Guest Houses

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rom the Luberon to the Queyras, from Aix en Provence to Salon de Provence from Marseille to Arles, charming suites and rooms, bed & breakfast in private mansions all over the Provence area.

• La Maison sur la Sorgue • Le 28 à Aix • Le Clos Saint Saourde • La Maison du Guil • Les Terrasses de la Presqu'ile

www.prestigetourismepaca.fr

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The Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur

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he geographical wines appellation in the region are the Côtes de Provence, the Coteaux Varois, the Côte du Rhône, the Coteaux d’Aix, the Coteaux des Baux, Cassis, Bandol, Côte du Luberon and Côtes du ventoux appellations. Towards Nice, the Bellet appellation controlée produces excellent wines. The Rosés de Provence are among the most famous Côte de Provence and account for 75 % of the production. The red Côte de Provence are also very distinguished.

www.vinsdeprovence.com www.vins-rhone.com www.routedesvinsdeprovence.com

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range of beauty treatments and venues, with a well-being/Spa destination and thalassotherapy.

www.prestigetourismepaca.fr

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"Carrières de Lumières"

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in "les Baux de Provence" n the heart of Alpilles, the monumental "Carrières de Lumières" host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world. Spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. We are now using twice the number of video projectors in order to cover twice the wall area. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images. Different areas within the impressive architecture of the quarries, offering venues for memorable receptions.

www.carrieres-lumieres.com

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VIP SERVICES Privilège limousine www.le-privilege.com  Vip Service Provence www.vipserviceprovence.com France On Wheels www.france-on-wheels.com France Montgolfières www.franceballons.com Abys www.abys-yatching.com Bartabas www.saint-tropez-bartabas.com

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SOME PACKAGES rom La Haute Provence to La Camargue during one of nature’s most beautiful seasons. Pick your own perfume roses, create your own perfume, meet a family of real Camarguecowboys and enjoy the unique privatisations of museums and monuments. www.kairos-travel.com rom Luberon to the Mediterranean sea the Provence Symphony includes a program to visit the most famous cities of Provence like Avignon, Saint Rémy de Provence, Gordes, Moustiers Sainte Marie, Saint Tropez. www.france-on-wheels.com

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GOLF PASS PROVENCE

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olf more in Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur with the 17 “Golf Pass Provence” partner courses! The “Golf Pass Provence” opens the doors to 17 beautiful golf courses in 5 different areas of the PACA (ProvenceAlps-Cote d’Azur) region.

How do I get the Pass? 1. Book on line at Golfpass.eu The Golf Pass will be ready to collect at the first course on your list. www.golfpass.eu 2. Book with Golf Parcours Voyages www.parcours-voyages.com 3. Book directly at the golf club! Prices (price in €)

3 green fees 5 green fees

Low season

High season

€135 €225

€165 € 275

www.golftourismepaca.fr

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THE PRESTIGE WEBSITE www.prestigetourismepaca.fr • Accomodation Relais & Châteaux, Leading Hotels of the World • Michelin Stars and Gault & Millau Restaurants • De luxe guest houses • Well-beeing/Spa • Leisure • Vip Services • Special offers from DMC • How to come, where to go

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See you soon in Provence Alps Cote d'Azur

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More information about the Prestige tourism in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Area Promotion & Marketing Service Mrs Anne-Marie CARRIERE am.carriere@crt-paca.fr www.prestigetourismepaca.fr

magalirogliano@gmail.com - ©: CRT PACA - Couv : Manuel Zublena - P2 : C. Moirenc - B. Bodin - P3 : Hôtel Particulier - Hôtel Sofitel Marseille (Fabrice Rambert) - Hôtel le Castellet - P5 : Le Byblos (Marcel Jolibois) - Le Château de la Messardière - Domaine de la Coquillade (Brice Toul) Le Petit Nice Passédat (D. Bordes) (Jean Fondacci) Bastide de Capelongue - P6 : Hôtel Les Bories - Hôtel du Castellet - Mas des Herbes Blanches - Abbaye de la Celle - P7 : Restaurant la Vague d'Or - Bastide de Capelongue (Jean-Marc Favre) - Oustau de Baumanière (P. Chaff) La Celle (D. Bordes) - P8 : Abbaye de la Celle - La Bonne Etape - La Coquillade (Brice Toul) - P9 : Villa Gallici - P10 : Oustau de Baumanière (Patrick Wallet) - Château des Alpilles - Cabro d’Or (Grégoire Gardette) - P11 : Hôtel la Mirande - RMG - Hôtel d’Europe P12 : Bastide de Gordes - Le Phébus (Richard Mathieu) - Hôtel Les Bories - P13 : Hôtel Pan Deï Palais - Résidence de la Pinède - Le Sezz (Manuel Zublena) - P14 : Château De Berne - Terre Blanche Hôtel & Spa Resort - P15 : Le Couvent des Minimes (Baradel) P16 : InterContinental Marseille-Hotel Dieu - Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port (Fabrice Rambert) - Petit Nice Passedat (Jean Fondacci) - P17 : Hôtel du Castellet P18 : Les Terrasses de la Presqu'ile - le 28 à Aix - La Maison sur la Sorgue - la Maison du Guil - P19 : Domaine de la Citadelle - CIVP (F. Millo) - (T. Seray) - Châteaux de Berne - Château Sainte Roseline P20 : Hôtel B design & Spa - Spa du Sofitel Marseille (Fabrice Rambert) - Spa de Baumanière - la Réserve Spa Ramatuelle - P21 : Culturespaces - P22 : Privilèges Limousine - France Montgolfières - P23 : Kairos Travel - France On Wheels P24 : les Domaines de Saint Endréol Golf & Spa Resort - VM Ware - (Mathieu Verdeil) - P27 : Philippe Caresse.

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