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Happy Days

Make a wish; we will do everything to make it come true

At Château d’Estoublon, we invite our guests to live a unique experience, tailored to their personal preferences. Depending on the season and the number of guests, everyone can follow their own rhythm. You meet up for lunch or a candle-light dinner. In between, we offer you the Provence of Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso…In this land blessed with a gift for happiness, you can sample it all: meditation, yoga, massage, cultural events and physical thrills. Here, in this private kingdom that stands apart from the usual luxury hotels, time is its most exotic offering: time to do whatever you want, time to do nothing…

Winemaker, olivegrower, cellarmaster, miller: the Estoublon estate is home to some of the most wonderful professions working the land in tune with the seasons. Here, you have the rare chance of listening to them, following them into the vineyards or the olive groves, harvesting grapes or picking olives, tasting silky estate wines and learning how to blend an Haute Couture olive oil.

Estoublon just for you

Arles is known as little Rome because after Rome itself, it is the town with the biggest number of vestiges and sites dating from the Roman Empire. The whole region, in fact, bears witness to this glorious past: the Roman town of Glanum in Saint-Rémy de Provence, the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Arc de Triomphe in Orange, Roman aqueduct in Fontvieille.

Roman Provence

Choose a few beautiful black truffles at the famous truffle market in Richerenches; learn all the secrets of the Tuber Melanosporum while biting into a piece of toasted country bread topped with some generous slices of the black diamond of French cuisine; end this winter outing with lunch at La Bergerie, the country bistrot of the two Michelin-starred chef Edouard Loubet at the Domaine de Capelongue.

Black Truffles and the Luberon

 The outstanding quality of this festival is based on the presence, every year, of artists of international renown and of superb or-chestras and choirs. In the purpose-built setting of Le Grand Théâtre, or occasionally, under starlit skies, on the delightful open-air stage of the old Archbishop’s Palace.

Lyric art festival in Aix en Provence

Each town, each village has its own market. Little markets set up on the village square surrounded by plane trees. Bigger ones where master chefs meet at dawn to create the day’s menu. At Château d’Estoublon we have bought a classic 2CV to take you from one market to the other.

Shopping at the village markets

A great season is announced at the Orange Opéra Festival in the impressive setting of the ancient theatre three count’s work are present: Verdi , Rigoletto and Aida. Concerts under the stars

Music & Opera in Orange

Riders, experienced or otherwise, enjoy exploring the 125,000 acres of the Alpilles National Park. In the Camargue region, you can ride the local white horses and take part in the branding of the bulls, before dining under the stars to the sounds of a Gipsy Jazz concert.

On horseback

Rafting, canyoning, canoe rafting, hydrospeeding... The Verdon is a river that rages. It is known world-wide for its spectacular river canyon bordered by limestone cliffs only accessible to rockclimbing enthusiasts.

Whites water sports

Estoublon has a taste for the grape and for the olive, for the perfume of fresh seasonal vegetables and juicy fruits. Here, in one dining room or another, in the garden or in the Great Hall, the table set for lunch and dinner is a sundrenched Medi-terranean feast from a land spoiled by Mother Nature.

Lunch and / or dinner at the Château

From one exhibition to another, from one workshop to the next, it is time to contemplate and experience various forms of artistic expression. Painting, sculpture, photography, singing, flower arranging: Provence will inspire you, and our artist friends organize private workshops for you.

Artistic Workshops

You can criss-cross Provence just by following your nose. In the Camargue and the Alpilles, in neighbouring vineyards, little roads wind through lovely villages, past picturesque little bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants.

Road trip in Provence

Of course Château d’Estoublon has a heliport. The French Riviera is less than an hour’s flight away, Saint Tropez less than 40 minutes. For a flight in a glider, there is a nearby gliding airfield in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Provence is so beautiful seen from the sky…

By Helicopter

Provence has its own cooking traditions quite distinct from other regions bordering the Mediterranean. An authentic style of cuisine featuring simple, joyous, appetizing dishes. Our chef at Estoublon knows just how to pass on all the finer points of making a tapenade or anchoïade, an aioli, baby stuffed vegetables, pesto soup, a bull’s meat stew and a 7-hour leg of lamb...

Provencal cooking class

It takes an entire day to go around les Alpilles either by electric bike, mountain bike or on a racing bike followed by a service car. At lunchtime, rendez-vous chez Paulette in Eygalières or on the Market Square in Maussane-les-Alpilles.

By Bicycle

Take a stroll on the famous Croisette boardwalk during the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Film Festival

Since 1970, Les Rencontres d’Arles, an annual summer photography festival founded by the Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, brings together the very best and most creative contemporary photography.

Photography at Les Rencontres d'Arles

The wetlands of Provence look like the ends of the earth and every visit, no matter how long you stay, a day or a lifetime, is a voyage of discovery. The aquatic scenery, the work of the gardians – the marshland cowboys – the bullfighting traditions and the Gypsy Jazz music…it is an experience like no other, crowned by lunch or dinner at La Chassagnette, one of France’s most exceptional Michelin-starred restaurants. Quite simply unforgettable.

Camargue confidential

Our big swimming pool, the hammam, high-tech sports equipment, coaching by fitness professionals, relaxation techniques... all are at your complete disposal to create a personalized programme.

Coaching

& Cocooning / Blissfull relaxation

From Cézanne to Van Gogh, from Picasso to Matisse, in Provence the great painters found colours and light beyond compare. The art lecturers chosen by Château d’Estoublon know how to guide you to the best museums and natural sites that inspired their works.

The route of the painters

At Estoublon, the bouquets are unmistakably Provencal. They unite roses with white or pink oleander, garden irises and wildflowers, adding flowering thyme, lavender and rosemary. Typically Mediterranean, these armfuls of flowers like to meet up with grape and olive leaves.

Flower arranging in Provence

On vient de très loin pour ses dunes, ses lagunes, ce caractère de "bout du monde".

Les amateurs de kitesurf se donnent rendez-vous sur un espace réservé au sein de ces immenses étendues gérées par le Conservatoire du Littoral.

Kitesurfing in the Camargue

A 4x4 is the best way to explore the trails of the Camargue marshes and drive the length of its vast, empty beaches... Around 1 pm, after a few dips in the sea, our chef will set the table for a chic picnic on the white sand.

In a four-wheel drive

With five hundred acres of land, with hills and trails through the wines, there is no need to leave the Estoublon estate for running or walking every morning. Afterwards, a few lengths in the large French-style swimming pool (20m x 5 m), a massage or a hamman…

On foot

For theatre, music, contemporary ballet… Avignon is the stage for preview showings of avant-garde performing arts. It brings together high-caliber, well-known artists and young talents to watch. 

The Avignon Theatre Festival