One school of thought, when it comes to country escapes, is to seek out rustic atmosphere; Provence, especially, is famous for its farmhouses. But a good modern building should have a sense of place as well. There’s nothing at all rustic about Hotel B Design & Spa, that much is obvious — but from poolside, surrounded by lavender fields, you’d be hard pressed to argue that this low-slung modernist structure is any less connected to the countryside than any of the South’s more traditional estates.
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The owners themselves designed the building, and when it came time to furnish the interiors they were lucky enough to have a friend in Christophe Pillet, a Parisian designer whose work is well represented in Tablet’s selection. The resulting suites are a reminder of how fresh and impactful a minimalist aesthetic can be — they’re all about color and texture, with an uncomplicated spareness that’s calming to the extreme.
Calming, of course, is the order of the day — for a country spa escape it’s more or less written into the job description. In addition to the three treatment rooms there’s another pool, this one indoors, used for water-based treatments. Add to this a restaurant serving contemporary cuisine made from the region’s famous produce and you’ve got a remarkably self-sufficient experience — and one that’s Provençal through and through.
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Hotel B Design & Spa is located in Paradou, a small town in France's Provence region. The hotel is located 30-40 minutes (by car) from the Nimes and Marseille airports. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.