Photos courtesy of Château de Trigance
10 rooms, including 2 suites
Double rooms: 117–160 euros
Tower room: 190 euros
Suite: 205 euros
Open: early April through October
Trigance is near the Gorges du Verdon, about 44 km northwest of the city of Grasse. Located on highway D-955, the castle is well signposted.
Nearby: tennis; fishing; rock climbing; mountain biking; hiking; golf; Gorges du Verdon
Perched high on a hill, with endless views of the valley below and mountains in the distance, you’ll feel like an eagle in its aerie in this wonderful castle hotel (and one of my favorites).
The medieval stone-vaulted guest rooms come equipped with comforts such as modern bathrooms, canopy beds, and carpets on the tile floors. Each has an outside entrance.
Winding stone stairways and small terraces lead to the warm, cozy lounge, where you are greeted by the gracious and friendly staff. This is the perfect place to talk to other guests or read a good book, perhaps while sipping an aperitif.
From the lounge, stone steps lead to candlelight dining under a 10th-century vaulted stone ceiling. The menu emphasizes regional cooking that is well prepared and elegantly served. Upon request, the staff will bring breakfast to your room in the morning.
Authentic medieval atmosphere