Accommodation rating: Good Standard
Situated in Arles, just a short drive from the Camargue wetlands, with its wild bulls, white horses and flamingos, is Hotel Jules Cesar, a former Carmelite convent set in glorious gardens. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel has an imposing pillared entrance, cloistered galleries and an exquisite chapel to enhance its historic feel. Rooms are decorated with pretty Provencal fabrics and antique furniture and have views over the gardens or the swimming pool.
The renowned restaurant serves classic and Provencal recipes, using fresh local vegetables and fruits, seafood from the Mediterranean, country lamb, local cheeses and delicious desserts, all accompanied by a wide range of famous French wines. A number of Roman sites are on the hotel's doorstep, including the Roman Arena, the ancient theatre, the Necropolis and the Constantine Baths. Also, visit the places made famous by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, who lived in Arles towards the end of his life.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.