LE PIGONNET, AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Le Pigonnet cultivates discretion, tucked away in a residential area, just a few minutes walk from Aix-en-Provence center. Practically nothing gives it away at the entrance – you need to go up the alley lined with plane trees to see the hotel, which feels like going back in time to a Provence of the past.
A few mullioned windows evoke the original 18th century foundations, leaves crawl across the façade and the green shutters ooze timeless charm. A sculpture of Saint Peter holds the key to this garden of Eden, which is the hotel’s most cherished treasure.
The hotel’s history is linked to the revival of thermal baths at the beginning of the 20th century. Things sped up in 1924 when the Swellen family took over the property. For three generations they injected and fostered outstanding character perpetuated by Esprit de France today.
Le Pigonnet currently brings Aix locals and tourists from around the globe together via fine dining and music. Traditions and modern art de vivre are rolled into one, making the hotel an ideal base for touring the south. It is also a destination in itself. Relax to the sound of the water features and walk in Paul Cézanne’s footsteps. No need to go far to escape as you explore the delightful sections one after another.
COVID-19 HYGIENE AND SAFETY PROTOCOL
Hygiene and cleaning measures have been enhanced:
•All rooms, bathrooms and common areas will be fully cleaned before each establishment re-opens.
•Common area cleaning: all handles, switches, lift buttons and room keys will be systematically disinfected after each us
•Possibility for the guest to open the door to his room without contact via a mobile application
•Cleaning equipment will be changed after each room is cleaned (i.e. cloths and microfiber wipes).
•All linen and courtesy products available in the room will be systematically changed before re-letting.
•Only NR EN 14476 + A2 standard disinfectant detergents will be used.
•An antiseptic will be sprayed after each room has been cleaned
•For the well-being of all guests and to preserve the environment, biotechnological cleaning products manufactured locally will be used.
Staff will follow these prevention measures:
Equipment and preventive measures set up for the safety of staff and guests alike :
•All staff will have masks
•Hydro alcoholic gel is available at many points in the hotel
•The teams are trained respecting barrier gestures and make sure to wash their hands as regularly as possible and after each interaction.
AMENITIES & FACILITIES
The pool is heated from Spring to end of Summer. It is on the edge of the garden and surrounded by pine trees to filter the heat of the sun. After a busy day of visits, enjoy a siesta on comfortable deck chairs and listen to the ciccadas’ song.
A cocoon of serenity including Sothys products, energizing or relaxing beauty treatments, plus a sauna and a Turkish bath to truly unwind.
There is a special table for romantic dinners in a secluded part of the garden, away from the terrace. It provides idyllic settings which become magical at nightfall. The service includes a waiter of the utmost discretion who will only intervene on request.
Play pétanque, an extremely popular game which is practically an institution in the south of France! Test your bowling accuracy in the shade of the outdoor bar while making new friends!
Talented concierges share their love of the region and ensure your stay runs smoothly. Let them help you explore the most picturesque sites and suggest the best places to sample authentic products. Babysitting, transport, etc.
THE REGION: PROVENCE
Le Pigonnet is ideally located at only 875 yards from Aix-en-Provence town centre (a 10-minute walk) and therefore close to local entertainment, perfect for combining relaxation, business, cultural outings and even a little shopping!
Aix is a large, charming town, a genuine gem of Provence, bursting with remarkable monuments and architecture, as well as all the typical little lanes. It is a wonderful place to wander round and enjoy, stopping every now and then to admire sites and visit quaint boutiques all year round.
Aix has been a cultural hub since the Romans and hosts an international music festival every summer featuring major opera singers. The neighbouring town Avignon also hosts a highly-reputed annual arts festival.
Le Pigonnet is a perfect starting point to tour Provence and see the sights, such as wild bulls and horses in Camargue, gorgeous creeks at Cassis, country manors made from Luberon stone and lively Marseille.
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