Fodor's Expert Review Mas de la Fouque

Rte. du Petit Rhone, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, 13460, France

With stylish rooms and luxurious balconies that look out over a beautiful lagoon, this upscale converted farmhouse, just 2 km (1 mile) from deserted beaches, is a perfect escape from the rigors of horseback riding and bird-watching. Outside are acres of sculpted land, inside is comfort personified: cool elegance, plush carpets, large baths, and prompt service. Every Saturday night Roma musicians play flamenco in the lovely bar area. Sprawl out in front of the large stone fireplace and drink in the splendid views over the Camargue. The food is certainly no slouch either: dive into a mean leg of roasted lamb or savor the tender catch of the day after a refreshing dip in the large heated pool. And all the while, you can feel consciously green: the Mas is fully equipped with state-of-the-art solar panels and geothermal power.

PROS

  • excellent spa
  • in the heart of nature, with all the wildlife to prove it
  • eco-friendly ethos

CONS

  • no nightlife for those who need to be entertained
  • expensive (but worth it)
  • breakfast not included in rate

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
GreenViews
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–90–97–81–02

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan., No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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