L’Abbaye de la Celle

  • Location: Countryside
    Golf course: 15km (20 mins drive)
    Picturesque Cotignac and its market: 25km (30 mins drive)
  • Marseille Airport (MRS): 85km (1h drive)
    Nice Airport (NCE): 120km (1h 15 mins drive)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking

This is one of Alain Ducasse’s hotels, make sure to have dinner at the Michelin star restaurant.

You have to reserve at the restaurant before arrival to ensure availability.
The swimming pool is open from May to September.

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An introduction to L’Abbaye de la Celle

How would you describe L’Abbaye de la Celle in a nutshell?

L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle is situated among the Coteaux Varois vineyards in Provence, France. This small luxury hotel and intimate refuge is the ideal place for a gastronomic journey with friends or family and offers the serenity of an old Benedictine abbey from the XIIth century.

Please tell us a bit about the history of L’Abbaye de la Celle.

The hotel is adjacent to a 12th century Benedictine abbey in a hidden valley at the foothills of the Loube, three kilometres from Brignoles. It gained notoriety when Garcende de Sabran, Queen of Provence, took to the veil. For Alain Ducasse, it is the perfect balance of lifestyle and heritage.

What would you describe to be your hotel’s philosophy?

In a world of perpetual change, our quest for excellence demands that we constantly explore new forms of contemporary luxury with the ambition to give each holiday customer an unforgettable experience.

What do you particularly like about life in Provence?

Provence is a way of life: It is all about gastronomy, oenology and nature. It is the perfect area to take time for a holiday and to relax and enjoy life.

How long do you recommend to stay on holiday at an Alain Ducasse hotel?

A romantic evening with dinner or a whole week on holiday with your family. Our hotels are very welcoming for any kind of journey.

L’Abbaye de la Celle
L’Abbaye de la Celle pool area
Appoline Waguelone
Garcende de Sabran
Lucrèce de Barras
Room details
Sancie de Signes
Restaurant by Alain Ducasse
Garden and terrace
Terrace in the evening

L’Abbaye de la Celle rooms & rates

We have 5 rooms and 5 suites at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle. The Lucrèce de Barras Suite, in which General De Gaulle used to sleep, is my personal favourite.

What is very special at L’Abbaye de la Celle is the ambiance and the history of the place. It is a majestic house, where the authenticity and charm of the past have been preserved.

  • Lucrèce de Barras for 2-3 people / 48 m²
    550 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    On the first floor of the Priory, the spacious suite at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle which seduced the General de Gaulle offers a view on the park. Its king-size bed, the bathroom with a bathtub and a beautiful dressing room in clear oak guarantee it a comfort as high as its prestige. French-style ceiling, Dutch desk and Yves Niorets paintings are harmonized in a set of ecru and red. Possibility to bind the communicating suites.

  • Garcende de Sabran for 2-3 people / 31 m²
    550 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    On the first floor of Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle, with a view of the park, this suite with beautiful proportions plays sophistication around a king-size bed. Walls limed delicately and inlaid with parma, silk curtains have an elegant combination with XVIIIth century style furniture in walnut. The bathroom in white earthenware of Salernes and the small lounge distil a sophisticated atmosphere.

  • Béatrice de Villeneuve for 2-3 people / 25 m²
    310 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    With its fantastic view over the raised terrace and gardens, this mansard-roofed room on the second floor of the Priory at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle cultivates a dreamy and airy feeling. In a green and cream case kernel, the big bed sculptured in clear patina and the furniture in walnut are forwarded by vaporous taffetas. The bathroom in earthenware of Salernes white plays the transparency and the modernity thanks to its glass furniture.

  • Cécile d'Evenos for 2-3 people / 28 m²
    370 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Rich with a sight on the raised terrace, the ancient amphoras and the aromatic herb garden, this mansard-roofed room on the second floor of the Priory at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle irradiates freshness and joy. Its pure and graphic lines underline with delicacy the furniture of mocked character. The decoration plays on ecru notes, pink and orange aswell. In the diapason with the bathroom and its bathtub, in beige earthenware and apricot.

  • Sancie de Signes for 2-3 people / 28 m²
    370 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Nested in an alcove, this mansard-roofed room on the second floor of the Priory at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle offers a picturesque sight on the marketplace and its plane trees. Bedhead in clear oak paneling, lounge corner of ancient furniture and delicate veils in the camaïeux of bruises weave a restful atmosphere. In contrast, the bathroom gets dressed of red and yellow earthenware and a on feet bathtub charmingly retro.

  • Angélique de Champigny for 2-3 people / 26 m²
    370 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This room in the Beguine convent at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle has a sitting room and a semi-private garden overlooking the Candelon vines. Go through the purple-toned sitting room and the sculpted-wood bed, made for General de Gaulle, dominates the scene. The floral-patterned silk fabrics and the bathroom with an olive and red-tiled tub typify a lively and warm ambiance.

  • Appoline Waguelone for 2-3 people / 24 m²
    490 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This mansard Junior Suite at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle has a touch of boudoir. The duplex, in the Beguine convent, has a semi-private garden opening onto the Candelon vines. Raspberry colors rhyme with a light décor of daring and sober touches, blending modern and baroque. A cast iron banister, a patina on the bed - the tiled mezzanine bathroom and bedroom are in light white.

  • Eliette Bourasu for 2-3 people / 26 m²
    490 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This Junior Suite in the Beguine convent at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle has a private garden with a shaded terrace and teak furniture. Here the spirit can wander, drawn by the vines and the Candelon Mountain. There is a living room and a bathroom with a tub on the ground floor, a bedroom on the mezzanine: the decor’s light complexion is livened with aqua green and delicate still lives.

  • Perpétue de la Celle for 2-3 people / 36 m²
    490 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This vast Junior Suite in the Beguine convent at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle has a garden shaded by a wisteria and a winter garden. The beige decor and antique furniture invite one to travel. On the upper floor an Arabesque painted bed head gives the bedroom an oriental feel. On the lower ground, the living room is an Asian dream with dark wood screens and green; harmonizing with the bathroom.

  • Etiennette de Sault for 2-3 people / 29 m²
    370 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This spacious mansard in the Beguine convent at Hostellerie l’Abbaye de la Celle enjoys a semi-private garden overlooking vines, the vegetable garden and the Candelon Mountain. Its beige decor is a majestic setting for the four-poster bed. The wood furniture complements the garnet fabric. The bathroom, with both bath and shower, is filled with natural light. Suitable for the disabled.

Included in the rates
Rates include taxes.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Extra cot for babies is available at EUR 30 per night. Extra beds for children are EUR 50 per night.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 12:00
Check out time
before 10:00
Closed January, February and every Tuesday and Wednesday from mid October to mid April

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • Babysitting on request
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Room service
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Business facilities
  • Toys for kids
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Iron & Board
  • Pets welcome
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

The main feature at the hotel is of course our Michelin-starred restaurant with chef is Nicolas Pierantoni. We also offer cooking classes and we have a wine conservatory in our garden and the wine house, which is adjacent to the hotel. Other hotel facilities include the park, the Abbey vineyards and our heated swimming-pool. Finally, there is also a complimentary electric car available on request

Things to do in Provence & La Celle

  • Art / Culture
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding

You can enjoy a massage on-site or participate in a cooking class. We offer wine tastings and vineyard visits. You can walk among the vegetable gardens, the herb garden or the conservatory of 88 grape varieties. We have a Pétanque course in the garden or you can have a pique nice in the garden which we are happy to prepare. Massages and treatments are also available on request and we have yoga sets in all the rooms.

Hiking or biking tours of the area are also very exciting holiday activities. Bikes are available on request. There is a tennis club in the village and a golf course only 15 minutes from the hotel.

The location of L’Abbaye de la Celle

In the heart of the Coteaux Varois vineyards, L’Abbaye de la Celle is located between Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Tropez in Provence, France.

When is the best time to visit Provence?

Come in winter for a magic Christmas, in autumn for the fantastic colours, in spring for the perfect weather, or in summer for a holiday bathed in lavender scents and sun.