History of the hotel

In the much-coveted golden triangle of Mont Ventoux, Dentelles de Montmirail and the Luberon, Crillon Le Brave sits at the heart of Vaucluse, Provence, far from the feverish hustle and bustle that descends on the region every season. A stunning five-star hideout for those looking to switch off from the urban frenzy and reconnect with their deeper truth in an exquisitely authentic natural setting.

Against a backdrop of hypnotically beautiful landscapes sits a wonderful labyrinth of 17th- and 18th-century buildings covered in Virginia creeper. Enter and turn here for a secret passageway, there for a breathtaking panoramic terrace. In the centre of the maze, a hundred-year olive tree stands watch. At Crillon le Brave, the hotel literally merges with the surroundings. More than a concept or destination, it's a private refuge with luxurious heritage.

In spring 2017, the Hotel Crillon le Brave joined the Bertie Albrecht family business which specialises in property investment and high-end hotel development. It was love at first sight for the Pariente family on their first visit to Crillon le Brave. Emotion provides the initial impetus for all projects, calling them towards a unique experience. The Pariente family is already involved in the Apogée in Courchevel in partnership with Xavier Niel, as well as other ongoing hotel projects in Paris, Méribel and Saint-Tropez. At Crillon le Brave, the family is looking to write a new story for this destination – one completely in tune with the expectations of a demanding French and international clientele. 

Some guests come to forget the frantic pace of everyday life, to seek peace, quiet and tranquility and, ultimately, to find themselves. Fill up on nature and get away from it all, with yoga and detoxing upon request.

Some guests come to savour the epicurean joy of Provence's incredible abundance, from southern fruits and vegetables to black truffles. Périgord truffle only.

Some come to hunt for treasure at the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards and collect bottles with prestigious labels, from Beaumes-de-Venise to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Some come to conquer Mont Ventoux by bike. The most ambitious take on the South face on the hotel side, the maddest travel all three routes over the same weekend, while the most contemplative go at a leisurely pace. All dreams come true here.

Some guests come to roam the artist workshops in the surrounding area, the museums or the bric-a-brac stores in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Others come to applaud on or off scenes at the Avignon, Aix en Provence and Chorégies d’Orange Festivals or the La Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival. The show always goes on.

All come to experience a different side of Provence at the Hotel Crillon le Brave. They don't come for people, excessive tourism or roots. They come for a chic, cool, hedonistic quality.   Exclusive to devotees of refined authenticity and total privacy, the ultimate modern-day quest.