Which are the best hotels in the Verdon natural park? The offer of hotels is very rich and extensive in the Verdon. However, it may sometimes be difficult to know where to look. First of all, do not forget to visit the Verdon Secret website! But, in the meantime, here are some tips for visiting the splendid “Natural Park of Verdon”. Sportsmen, nature lovers or Provence lovers, whatever your preference, you will find ideas for accommodation hereunder.
Where to stay in the Gorges du Verdon?
First of all, the most famous place to stay in Europe (among rock-climbers) is the village of La Palud-Sur-Verdon. This small village of climbing enthusiasts is located on the plateau that dominates the Verdon.
For hikers, it is the best starting point for many itineraries, including the legendary Blanc-Martel trail. And for motorcyclists, La Palud is also the starting point of the Ridge Road (la route des crêtes). This famous road allows you to admire the Verdon Grand Canyon, its fauna and flora from dizzying heights! Other less well-known roads will lead you to some of the most beautiful viewpoints. Let’s consider, for example, the road to Chateauneuf Les Moustiers, this abandoned village in a magnificent site.
The “Hotel Provence”, recently acquired by a family that has been cultivating the art of entertaining for 3 generations, offers nineteen rooms overlooking the hills of the village. You will also have the possibility to rent a villa with three rooms for groups or families.
The best hotels in Verdon Gorges
For a more upscale stay, Hotel and Spa Gorges du Verdon is a perfect compromise between services and location. First of all, it is directly situated on the Route des Crêtes. It offers an unobstructed view to its occupants. In addition, when you return from the Blanc-Martel trail, you can relax and recharge your batteries in its “Cinq Mondes” Spa. And why not take care of yourself in your beauty salon? Its restaurant with its homemade local cuisine, labeled “Maitre-Restaurateur”, is worth a visit on its own.
For a stay full of emotions, there is no better place than the Grand Canyon Hotel du Verdon in Aiguines. This one is placed, like a balancing act on the Sublime Corniche 300 meters above the Gorges du Verdon. This hotel will also offer you, from the panoramic bay of its restaurant a magnificent and unforgettable view of the largest canyon in Europe!
Where to stay to enjoy Lake Sainte-Croix?
Whether you are a lover of idleness or looking for thrills on the white waters of the Verdon, a stay at Lake Sainte-Croix will necessarily satisfy you. In addition to a very wide choice of activities in the surrounding villages and water sports centers, you will find on the website Secret Verdon our selection of the best accommodation in this little piece of paradise. Here are our tips for two of the best hotels in Verdon that will allow you to enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake!
First of all, our first favorite is the Auberge du Lac. In a resolutely Provencal setting, it welcomes you to the pretty village of Bauduen, just a few meters from the blue waters. This post house with its rustic charm has a restaurant with a view of the lake. Not to mention the refined regional cuisine!
Then, located between Bauduen and Sainte-Croix, the hotel restaurant The Cavalets offers rooms with balconies and a view of the lake. You can enjoy this splendid setting from the hotel’s terraced swimming pool. For nature lovers, the lake’s beaches are within walking distance of the hotel in just 10 minutes.
Two beautiful alternatives … among the best hotels in Verdon
The Auberge des Salles offers a choice of rooms with a breathtaking view of the lake or a view of the village’s alleys. With the view of the village, you can admire the real postcard Lake St. Croix. Open access deckchairs are also available for holidaymakers who like to take their time. In addition, people with reduced mobility will have access to the entire facility.
Finally, it is impossible not to mention the hotel “Le Moulin du Château” located 10 km from Lake Sainte-Croix. For a slightly higher price, enjoy carefully decorated rooms and suites in a quiet and splendid setting. Two lovers of Provence hold this superb old oil mill. It has kept its millstone and chapel presses. A kitchen and a warm welcome will leave you with an unforgettable memory of your stay.
Where to stay in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie?
The hotel “Le Relais” is located in the heart of the village. Each room is different. What a pleasure to walk through the alleys of this exceptional village!
For groups, at the entrance of the village, “La Bonne Auberge” (The Great Inn) is very pleasant with its garden and swimming pool dominated by the cliffs of Moustiers …
To please yourself, go to La Bastide de Moustiers. This hostel by Alain Ducasse offers rooms with exceptional comfort and decoration. If you do not stay there, go for the kitchen of chef Frédéric Garnier!
Which hotel will offer you the best view of the gorges?
The Sublime Point Inn (l’Auberge du Point Sublime), as its name suggests, is located close to the Sublime Point. Magali and her adorable team will welcome you to a unique place. From the hotel’s terrace, you can admire, blissfully, the entrance to the gorge and the sumptuous Samson corridor. Moreover, after a delicious meal, it’s a dream night in the atmosphere of the Verdon Canyon!
From the hotel, you can access the Sublime Point via a small path in just 600 meters. The rooms enjoy an exceptional view and the restaurant’s cuisine is authentic. You will taste traditional recipes with Provençal scents. In addition, the chef is called Maître Restaurateur and the cuisine is labeled Pays Gourmand, so go ahead with your eyes closed!
What about staying in Tourtour or Moissac?
The area of Aups is a few steps away from the Verdon. However, the Provence style villages of Moissac and Tourtour should be visited not only for their beautiful hotels. First of all, La Bastide de Calalou at Moissac-Bellevue is famous for its comfort and gastronomic restaurant. Indeed, you are in the truffle region and you will enjoy the menu of the chef.
On the other hand, Tourtour is known as the village in the sky! Many artists have found there a heaven for creativity. Don’t miss a visit to the restaurant “Les chênes verts” where the chef Paul Bajade welcomes you with one star in the Michelin and Gault et Millau guides!
You should spend the night in La Bastide de Tourtour, one of our favorite 5 stars hotels in the Verdon Gorges.