L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle

Hideaway, sophisticated, serene

3 Place de la Mairie, 83170 La Celle, France

33 4 98 05 14 14

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At a Glance

Located in between of Aix and Antibes, this tasteful country inn with an outstanding restaurant is a worthy destination for any food lover.

Indagare Loves

  • The Lucrèce de Barras suite, the most elegant option on property
  • The fantastic cooking class led by the Michelin-starred chef Benoit Witz
  • Strolling through the beautiful grounds, made up of vegetable gardens, vineyards, and ancient cypresses


This 10-room country inn, built alongside a 12th-century Benedictine abbey, is a short drive from the main road but feels a world away. Alain Ducasse, the multi-Michelin starred master chef, took over the property in 1999 and oversaw its full renovation in 2011. Like all Maisons Alain Ducasse, Monsieur has a hand in all aspects of the hotel’s decor and operations, resulting in a very intimate and thoughtful hotel.

As to be expected, the heart of property lies in its cuisine. At once highly sophisticated and inviting, the state-of-the-art kitchen is a chef’s dream workspace. The incredibly talented, Ducasse-trained chef, Benoit Wetz, uses all local products—grown on the grounds whenever possible—and teaches cooking classes. Just off the kitchen, the dining terrace was made for long, lingering lunches, with its big canvas umbrellas and views overlooking the sculpture garden and surrounding vineyards.

Each room is different, but all are comfortable, airy and tasteful. The suites are particularly lovely with high ceilings, large windows and antique furniture. Families and couples alike enjoy the secluded pool, built into the abbey with views to the vineyards.

Who Should Stay

Honeymooners, foodies, or anyone looking for an iconic Provencal experience on their way to the Riviera.

Written by Allison DiLiegro

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