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Hotel Maison Gonzagues, Provence

La Maison Gonzagues

Cotignac, Var

A rare original town-house hotel in the Var province of Provence

Double rooms from £ 91
5 rooms
Guest Rating: 9.0 / 10
B & B Maison Gonzagues, Provence

Built in 1747, Hotel La Maison Gonzagues sits under some cliffs which lead to the remains of a feudal castle. Owners Stéphane and Martine have designed a wonderful little village hotel, letting their guests be perfectly primed to explore the Provencal landscapes that surround Cotignac. Antiques and old furniture abound in the 'maison' (or house), and Martine is a collector of old costumes which she has placed on mannequins throughout it. As one of the last remaining large town houses in Cotignac, several high-profile families once stayed here, and there is an ancestors' gallery containing various portraits.

Many guests like to wander the narrow streets, and conversely explore the enormous open spaces of the nearby Gorges du Verdon or stroll along the banks of the Cassole river. At the end of a day on one's feet, the fresh and comfortable bed linens are most welcome. Because of the nature of this historic town house, the bedrooms are spacious too, particularly 'Jouy' at a whole 40m2.

Evidently, being a town house there is no swimming pool or garden, but a pool can be found merely a few miles away, and the Var region is just one vast natural garden.

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Double Room

Jouy- 40m2. The largest room, with a fireplace, spectacular bathroom, separate toilet and cupboard. 'Toile de Jouy' fabrics have been used.

Louis XIV- 35m2. Named after the king's visit to Cotignac. Features a fireplace, a large four-poster bed, Salernes-tiled bathroom and separate toilet.

Marseillaise- 19th century Marseille-style room, with canopied bed, Salernes Ivory-tiled bathroom and separate toilet.

Marie-Louise- Provencal colours with impressive wooden beams.

Monacale- the most sober style of the rooms, Monacale features furniture such as a 'litoche' (a bed that is typical to the region) and a 'radassier' (a wooden canapé kind of double armchair with a straw back), as well as a 'souillarde'-style of bathroom.

Tasty table d'hôte dinners are served (please order in advance), and the hosts are knowledgeable about wine, so you'll be sure to be able to get excellent advice on this.

Verdon Gorge
River Cassole
Sanctuary of Notre Dame des Grâces
St.Joseph Abbey

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"Beautiful authentic 17th century hotel conveniently located near the town square of Cotignac. Made for a great location to explore surrounding countryside. Owner had a rouring fire going upon our arrival with wine followed by a wonderful 5 course meal. Highly recommend having dinner at the hotel. The owners put a lot of thought in fine details of food service both for breakfast and dinner. We loved the extra detail with the beautiful table & bed linens, all which were crisp and smelled of fresh lavender! Our room was the largest and most spacious we have had vacationing in France with beautiful furnishings, nice artwork, a wine cellar and wonderful private bath facilities. All of which added to the experience. The owners were very helpful with assisting us with reservations and travel guidance for the area. Also, they are well versed in wine. The hotel is immaculate and provides a wonderful authentic provincial experience of staying in the Var region. We can't say enough good things about our hosts and this wonderful hotel experience."

"The owners are absolutely lovely people and can't do enough for you. We were sorry to leave. The little gem of a hotel is situation right in the heart of the town, walking distance to several restaurants."

"Hosts Stéphane and Martine Le Flammanc are the nicest people imaginable, plus he's a wine professional and an excellent cook. Try to have dinner there at least once during your stay- ask for table d'hôte- and prepare to be fed very well and served excellent wines before climbing the stairs to a spacious and beautifully furnished room."

Guest Rating: 9.0 / 10
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  • Dining Room
  • Salon
  • Internet access

In your room
  • Television
  • En‑suite bathroom

We Say

The rooms are a delight, and it is within Stéphane and Martine's nature to “go the extra mile” for their guests. Note the house is on four floors, so you may get some exercise ascending to your room each time.

A Word From the Owner

La Maison Gonzagues is delighted to welcome you into its grand old town house (hôtel particulier) which dates back to the 18th century. Located in the heart of Cotignac, a superb village from the higher regions of the Var, it is a true family home dating back to 1747. Here you will enjoy being cast back into yesterday's world, looked over by the numerous portraits which figure in the ancestors' gallery.

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