An Enchanting Evening at Hôtel Crillon le Brave

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Tucked away in a small hilltop village overlooking a landscape of vineyards and olive groves, lying in the shadow of Mont Ventoux, and practically bordering the villages of the Côtes du Rhône appellation is an intimate gem of a resort intertwined in the streets of the village. Hôtel Crillon le Brave consists of just 36 rooms tucked away in 8 old village houses connected by secret alleyways and hidden courtyards, along with two beautiful restaurants, terrace lounges, and a small yet gorgeous spa.

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While not staying there ourselves, we sure don’t mind stopping in for a glass of wine, a cup of tea, a massage, or a special meal under the Provençal sky. Bistrot 40K hit the spot! Our evening unfolded as with an artist’s stroke the color of the sky changed moment by moment over the valley.

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Bistrot 40K and its gourmet neighbor, Restaurant Jérôme Blanchet, are passionate about using local, seasonal produce. From the fresh baked bread to the tapenade to the amuse-bouche to an amazing bottle of local Ventoux wine, we were off to a good start.

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From there, we enjoyed appetizers and a delicious le côte de cochon du Ventoux rôtie along with gratin d’aubergine and a cherry tart for dessert.

For an enchanting evening under an intoxicating Provençal sky, we recommend a meal at Crillon le Brave. Other options for extreme ambience are three favorites: Bistrot la Terrasse in Joucas, la Bergerie in Maubec, and le Petit Café  in Oppède-le-Vieux.

À bientôt!

7 thoughts on “An Enchanting Evening at Hôtel Crillon le Brave

  1. It’s a coincidence as we’re staying near Joucas and visited Maubec yesterday for the first time and wondered about La Bergerie for another day! We’ll see if Bistro La Terrasse is open while we’re here… Have a great weekend!

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    • Both restaurants have good food. But it’s more for the atmosphere, sitting outside in the summer, that we go. So they might be more enjoyable on a warm evening. But that’s so nice that you are staying near Joucas. Have a wonderful time!

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