5. La Bastide De Moustiers- Alain Ducasse Country Collection., Provence, France
In the Alps of High-Provence, at the foot of the village of Moustiers, the legendary restaurateur Alain Ducasse opened his first country inn:
La Bastide de Moustiers. Once the country house of a master potter, La Bastide has been restored and renovated to perfection, with 11 individually designed rooms and one luxury suite, each charmingly named to evoke a particular Provençal theme:
Lavande. L’Olive. Framboise (raspberry). L’Abeille (bee).
Paragliding, kayaking and rock-climbing are just a few of the recreational options that await thrill-seekers in the surrounding countryside, and the resulting sore muscles can be soothed with a tempting menu of Ayurvedic massage treatments back at La Bastide.
Yet no one could blame a guest for choosing to simply relax by the heated pool, or on a hammock in the shade of the trees, whiling away the hours with a book or a refreshing aperitif. A unique experience with the inviting warmth of home away from home.