Recently mentioned in The Amazing Race, the Benvengudo Hotel is a family run hotel and restaurant located in Les Baux de Provence, France. Founded by a loving couple in 1967, the 4-Star Benvengudo gets its name from a local French word, meaning welcome. Guests truly feel welcome when they see the hotel that preserves local Provence traditions, and features modern construction. The beautiful property is lined with lavender, sunny gardens, and olive groves that represent what French country living is about.
The Benvengudo is made up of locally quarried stone that make up the main house, and varying cottages there. Though designed in a classic French style, the Benvengudo features contemporary furnishings and antique art from dealers in Les Baux. Accommodations include 19 rooms, 6 suites, 2 small cottages, and a large house that is big enough to host a large family holiday. Further complementing the old-style of the Hotel are modern amenities like, satellite TV, air conditioning, electric car chargers, and Wi-Fi.
Get into a relaxed mood by taking a dip in swimming pool or have an aperitif in the beautiful private gardens that are visible from every window. Get yourself in a sporting mood, play a tennis match on the Benvengudo’s tennis courts, or take part in a French bowling game of sorts, called Petanque. Not a person who likes to stay in your room on vacation? Then take a little trip to the shops at Provence, visit Servanes golf course for a game, see the Alpilles Mountain range complete with rare bird watching, or let the staff at Hotel Benvengudo point you to a fitting adventure.
Surely your day needs a little fuel, so have breakfast, lunch, or dinner at La Farigoule Restaurant and Bistro. The restaurant prepares meals with ingredients from nearby markets, and aromatic herbs from the hotel’s own vegetable garden and olive grove. French culture, classically appointed rooms, and the landscape of Les Baux de Provence is truly a treat for the traveler who is looking for a true getaway from the bustle of conventional living. Find yourself right at home at Benvengudo Hotel & Restaurant.
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