Les Ateliers de l'Image, St.-Rémy-de-Provence
Tel: 33 4 90 92 51 50
Concierge.com's insider take:
This 32-room contemporary stands out from the pack—by being contemporary in the first place (thanks to architect Roland Paillat) and by having photography as its theme, meaning black-and-white and color art prints in the rooms and exhibitions in the downstairs gallery. Bright white rooms have leaf-green-stained beams, satellite TV, room service, and a/c, but only some rooms have Wi-fi. Get a room in the new wing opened in 2002; some of them have private hammams. The two restaurants are a traditional Provençal eatery and a sushi bar. There are also two outdoor pools set in three acres of gardens, and it's all very handy for Cézanne and Van Gogh tourism.