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L'Oustau de Baumaniere

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A room at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Provence


L'Oustau de Baumanière

L’Oustau de Baumanière in Provence

Originating in 1945, this quaint Provençal retreat is made up of three distinct dwellings: L'Oustau, La Guigou and Le Manoir. Though the architecture may reflect the past, many of the interiors are contemporary and beautifully styled with singular details — in one suite, a tree has been planted right in the middle of the room! The grounds feature a kitchen garden, with produce that contributes to the subtle flavors served at the house restaurant. For those who want a hands-on culinary experience, cooking classes are offered every Saturday morning. And for those who prefer to leave their meals to the chef and spend their spare time relaxing, the striking Spa Baumanière is a destination unto itself, with its ethereal indoor pool and tranquil treatment rooms overlooking a secluded garden.


Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.