The olive groves, lavender fields and chalky hillsides of Les Baux are a dream of a setting for this Provence-style hotel, roofed with reclaimed terracotta, sheltered by cypress and oleander. The hotel reflects owner Isabelle’s passion for sustainable tourism, she is a respected contributor to the local economy and every detail has been carefully considered: food from local producers, local artisan furniture, painted and waxed walls, homemade tiles round the fabulous pool (it has a gentle slope for little ones and a hot tub). Furnishings are fresh, local, designed for deep comfort. Bedrooms are gorgeously coloured, country-style with an elegant twist, some have their own grassy sitting area, the suite has a private patio, the road is discreet. Filled with flowers in the summer, the bright and cosy living-room has a rustic fireplace. The Achards love to provide guests and their children with the best and that includes a superb well-being and massage room, delicious lunches by the pool, electric bikes for the hills. One of the crème de la crème of Provence’s ‘hotels au naturel’ – near oh-so-pretty Les Baux.