Château de Mazan,
Description: Château de MazanChâteau de Mazan is the former residence of the Marquis de Sade; it is grand, elegant and set in beautifully landscaped gardens; it has been lovingly restored and renovated, and is suitably sumptuous without being excessive.
Located in the pretty village of Mazan, the Hotel Château de Mazan is within easy reach of the great cultural hub that is the city of Avignon and close to the many wonders of Provence and the south of France.
Set in stunning landscaped gardens, Château de Mazan was built in 1720 and many of the original and later features are still apparent: the wonderful staircase, the 19th century tiled floors, the Franck brothers' Enlightenment creation, the impressive Marquis' library, the old Provencal casement windows, the Empire chimney...
The Hotel Château de Mazan offers 25 rooms and suites, a lounge-bar, gourmet restaurant, outdoor pool, terrace and gardens, a rotunda and various elegant events rooms. The dining room was the very room where the Marquis de Sade launched the first theatre festival of France, no less!
Château de Mazan is a luxury boutique hotel with all the right ingredients: a dramatic history, refined interiors and a philosophy that prioritises 'welcoming, welcoming and still more so!'
Type of rooms: Château de MazanThe Hotel Château de Mazan offers 25 charming rooms and suites, each uniquely designed and tastefully decorated with antique furniture and luxury furnishings:
Suite: Spacious room with king-size bed (180 x 200) or beds, private lounge with sofa bed, large private terrace overlooking the garden, bathroom with bath and shower cabin.
Junior Suites: 6 large rooms with a private lounge in the room, king-size beds (180 x 200) or twin beds, some with sofa bed, garden view, bathroom with bath or Jacuzzi.
Private Garden Rooms: 6 rooms, with double or twin beds, all with private garden or terrace, bathroom with bath or Jacuzzi or shower.
Superior Room with steam-shower: 2 large rooms with twin or queen-size beds (160 x 200), garden view, bathroom with steam-shower cabin.
Superior Rooms: 2 rooms, with double or twin beds, garden view, bathroom with bath.
Charme Plus Rooms: 2 rooms with twin or queen-size (160 x 200)beds, view over the village roofs, bathroom with bath.
6 Charme Rooms: with one double bed (140 x 190cm), view over the village roofs, bathroom with shower or bath.
Additional information: Château de Mazan
Restaurant: Fine-dining from the respected chef Franck Pujol, either on the beautiful elevated terrace under the shade of centuries-old trees, or in the grand dining room, the original location of Sade's famed theatre festival.
Conference Facilities: Four beautiful rooms with natural light, the terrace and the bar are all available for events and seminars, catering for up to 60 persons.
Sport activities: outdoor pool, 2 x 18 holes golf courses within 30 minutes, tennis nearby. On the Mont Ventoux: mountain biking, quad, hiking. In les Dentelles de Montmirail: climbing, hiking. On the Sorgue River: kayak, fishing. Other: hot air balloon.
Cultural activities: Vaison-la-Romaine, its Roman district and medieval town; Orange and its antic theatre; Luberon; Avignon; 5 villages rated amongst the top 100 prettiest villages in France; The Wine Route: Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Rhône, Gigondas, Vaqueyras and Chateauneuf du Pape; wine tasting and introduction to oenology.
Outstanding natural sites: The Mont Ventoux, The Dentelles de Montmirail, The Luberon National Park, The Gorges de la Nesque, The Gorges du Toulourenc, Fontaine de Vaucluse, The Provencal Colorado.
Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Number of rooms: 25
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1720/2002.
Languages spoken: French, English.Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club.
Restaurant closed: Open daily, except Tuesdays.
GPS Coordinates: 44° 3' 22.17'' N 5° 7' 37.71'' E
Nearest airport: Caumont (AVN) - 24.5 km.