In Lourmarin, Provence, sits Le Moulin, an old mill transformed into a hotel and village shop. Sitting opposite the chateau, it is a place to meet people and stay the night, a spot for locals and you. Here, you can enjoy a coffee while listening to the sounds of the market, go for a dip in the pool, and head out on a bicycle along nearby trails, before returning for a well-deserved local snack on the terrace or joining in at the tea dances at Le Galinier.
A VILLAGE IN PROVENCE
Authentic Luberon is everywhere: in the bluish-green garrigue landscape, with its dry-stone walls, jagged cypress alleys, blazing sun, and icy rivers, in the villages, such as Lourmarin with its sun-baked facades, friendly cats, Friday market, and lively streets. Real Provençal life.
With their terracotta tiles, sisal floors, untreated plaster walls and Provençal fabrics, the rooms at Le Moulin are filled with the soul of the south. There is no nostalgia, but rather an intentional sobriety, a way of directing the gaze to the village. And there it is – the view over the chateau, the roofs and the winding streets. Lourmarin, in all its glory!
ROOMS FOR LIVING
Sleep soundly, travel through the rough Provençal landscape with local authors, taste the region’s delicacies, be transported by the art on the walls, listen to the sounds of the village drifting into your room. At Le Moulin, each room is an invitation to share the real Provence.
Designed like an invitation to enjoy Provence in your own style, a room or suite at Le Moulin provides both a space to relax and a base from which to explore. The choice is yours.
28 rooms, 2 of which are adapted for people with reduced mobility.
Le Moulin strikes a fine balance between authenticity and style. In a palette of earth colours and white, the interior design is inspired by its location: the sisal on the floor matches the walls, perforated ceramic light fixtures suggest the past, while handmade chairs by Midi are inspired by local traditions. A new, more comfortable Provençal style is revealed.
Dotted around the hotel – in rooms, the bar and restaurant – are books by the authors who wrote and rewrote Provence: Jean Giono, Albert Camus, Marcel Pagnol, Frédéric Mistral, and Henri Bosco. Their words are filled with lilting sun and colour, invitations to escape.
The Restaurant du Moulin and the shop, Les Commissions, bring place, people and time together. Because Le Moulin is place for mixing: Provence and beyond, nature and culture, visitors and locals, the raw and the cooked, produce and prepared dishes, the present and the past.
LE RESTAURANT DU MOULIN
The day’s harvest and catch decide what’s on the menu, the price of absolute freshness. Constantly evolving, it provides surprises on the terrace and in the dining room. Provençal classics, cooked on the barbecue and stove, are revisited with spices and influences from afar, for a cuisine that is the definition of traditional modernity.
At the grocery shop Les Commissions, opposite Le Moulin, locals and guests alike can discover the best products from Provence and elsewhere, sip a coffee and enjoy a pâtisserie, grab a quick sandwich, or stock up for the evening’s aperitif. A friendly welcome, all day long.
Through his desire for classic French cooking, Thibaud Chadebec reveals a love for the cuisine of his native Provence and a passion for family meals.
BREAKFAST AT LE MOULIN
Jams by Laure and Alain Berlengue in Lourmarin, homemade granola, cheese from the region, specialty coffee from Lomi, eggs from Rians – the first meal of the day is in step with the times and the local region.