The rooms in the back that look out on the garden and the swimming pool are the most desirable.
In Empress Eugénie's time, Mexico was all the rage, which explains the Colonial style of this white building with wrought-iron balconies, patio with luxuriant exotic plants, gurgling fountain, and an alluring state of Venus. All of the highly comfortable rooms incite pleasant dreams, but the ones in the back that look out on the garden and the swimming pool are the most desirable. The luckiest guests sleep in the eighteenth-century Couvent des Herbes, with its superb décor: old paving stones and exposed beams, a fire in the hearth ready to be lit, fabrics by Frey and Canovas, dried-rose sachets for the bath, and so on--pure voluptuousness. There are all sorts of package deals: off-season, fitness, relaxation, nature, and diet cuisine. Thermal spa. Beauty treatments. Relais et Châteaux.