staying in the south of france – le mas de la rose

by Sharon Santoni


detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france

With many people planning their spring and summer breaks right now, I thought you may like to hear about a hotel I stayed in last year in the south of France,  and absolutely loved.

detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france

detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france

Le Mas de la Rose is ideally situated for visiting Avignon, Aix, and St Remy, while enjoying the calm of the countryside.  When I was there in October, I was with a client buying brocante and we found it a great spot for driving to various fairs and dealers.

detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france

The beautiful hotel was originally built in the 17th century as  farm buildings and  barns.  The soft colours of the stonework, surrounded by olive trees and fields of lavender are a perfect fit to the ideal Provençal property.

detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france

The grounds are extensive and very well maintained by a team of gardeners.   The area nearest the hotel’s restaurant is given over to a large potager which produces organic vegetables for the resident chef.

Guests are greeted by Fabienne Huppert, the tall and elegant French lady who owns and runs the hotel.  She and her staff are always on hand to keep their clients happy, be it tea in one of the sitting rooms, cold drinks by the pool or champagne on the terrace.

Madame Huppert, owner of the Mas de la Rose hotel, south of France

My visit in the fall was for work, but the calm and peaceful surroundings were wonderful to return to at the end of a long day, and the beauty of the grounds, especially in the morning mist, magically wiped out any fatigue.

detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france

The breakfasts were quite delicious, and in the evening, we either ate at the restaurant at the hotel, or made the short drive to Eygalières, where there were plenty of alternatives to choose from.

detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france

I certainly hope to go back here one day, not for work, but just to enjoy the area and make the most of  a totally relaxing stay.

Le Mas de la Rose

Route d’ Eygalières . 13660 Orgon

detail from the la mas de la rose hotel in southern france


Tina white January 26, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Thanks so much for sharing this , the hotel looks truly amazing and such styling! I’d love to stay there and especially when I could visit local brocantes as you did! I can’t see a link that works though:( can you post one please? Thanks again, love your blog x

Lorraine Wafer January 26, 2015 - 10:08 pm

So beautiful , we stayed for a week in a great rustic apartment in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue when we visited France in 2011 and we absolutely loved Provence and all the little towns. So natural and reasonably untouched. We had a car and wandered each day through beautiful,countryside. Amazing markets, history, art, food and wine…magical area and pat his hotel would be a perfect base. Some days ….We would buy baguette for breakfast and then fill the rest with fresh produce and make our picnic lunch and stop wherever we desired in the valleys. Must return….my favourite place outside Australia.

Lorraine Wafer January 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Woops sorry about typo…..and this hotel….

The Enchanted Home January 26, 2015 - 10:23 pm

What a stunning place…..I can almost smell the scent of the heavenly flowers, it is all so beautiful. I would love to be there now instead of here in NY bracing for a historic blizzard heading our way!

Karena January 26, 2015 - 10:32 pm

It looks absolutely serene and beautiful Sharon, just the kind of place I would like to visit one day!

French Artist Frederique Chemin

Vicky from Athens January 26, 2015 - 10:34 pm

Oh my! I’ve sent this on for my sister to check out. It definitely looks like a place we’d like to visit – hopefully this Spring!

Maria January 26, 2015 - 11:04 pm

Marvelous!! (Like the background song). Looks like a perfect place! Great property, for a Vacation in Provence. Thanks! for posting.

La Contessa January 27, 2015 - 12:23 am

THAT WORKS FOR ME!!!!!!!!!LOVE the name too!!!

Marlene Stephenson January 27, 2015 - 2:28 am

Thank you ,looks wonderful,will put that on my list.

Miss Diane January 27, 2015 - 3:54 am

Très invitant! Faudra retenir l’adresse pour une prochaine visite! Merci et bonne semaine chez vous!

Marian from UK January 27, 2015 - 9:01 am

Delightful! Just the sort of place we would love to stay! It will go onto my list for retirement!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Diana January 27, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Thank you Sharon! I have been wondering where to stay when we travel to Provence this June, I shall be contacting Madame Huppert very soon!

Sally Hayes January 27, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Some friends of ours stayed here last Spring and told us how wonderful and peaceful it was. Another one on the bucket list!!
Thank you for the beautiful pictures


Heather in Arles January 27, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Ah, you were SO close and yet so far! 😉 But I am so glad that you featured the Mas de la Rose. There are, unfortunately, quite a few tourist traps in this beautiful region – or at least a lot of places where service is not as important as the Euros that are being earned! This hotel has always had a great reputation.

Now we just need to get you back down here so we can meet…

Colleen Taylor January 27, 2015 - 5:36 pm

What a beautiful & oh so restful looking place to stay Sharon! Thank you for sharing this & something to keep in my head for the future. X

Dixie January 27, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Stunningly beautiful!

Lynne Birchard January 28, 2015 - 12:54 am

Sharon, it looks beautiful!
My husband and I are coming from Canada to explore Normandy in late April (actually visiting our son in Antwerp, Belgium where he’s on University exchange.) Do you still offer your guest cottage for rent? If so, can I get further details from you? I would so much love to stay at your guest cottage for a night or two if possible.
Kind regards, Lynne

manon January 28, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Certainement le plus bel endroit des Alpilles ma fille s’est mariée dans ce magnifique mas.



splendid market January 29, 2015 - 2:06 am

This looks lovely, all of the soft gray, especially the bedding, is so inviting.

Elizabeth January 31, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Such rustic elegance with a touch of sophistication – my favorite combo. This place looks so cozy and serene at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

Carole Barnett May 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm

I just love your site, newsletter and fabulous posts! Such great insights into French culture and style….there is really nothing to compare! Visited France several times and would love to invest in a small place for summer vacations in a country setting.


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