Charming Mediterranean Hotel
Try the unique experience of a stay in a charming hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
The adoptive city of Vincent Van Gogh welcomes you to one of its hotels in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles.
Ideally located in the city center of Saint-Rémy de Provence, a few minutes from Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, the Hotel Gounod will seduce you with its authentic charm, its spacious and comfortable rooms and its cozy atmosphere .
This place, comfortable and very pretty, draws its charm from a magnificent architecture representative of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region and a chic and refined decoration that preserves the spirit of the place. Indeed, the lounge of our charming establishment is a space steeped in history, one of the many treasures of the Provençal heritage. In the time of Nostradamus and until the time of the stay of the Dutch painter, this former coaching inn received the carriages of Saint-Rémy de Provence.
It is here, at the foot of these mountains which majestically dominate the Mediterranean Sea, that in 1863 the composer Charles Gounod found his inspiration to create Mireille, an opera based on the great poem by Frédéric Mistral in the Provençal language: Mirèio. After the meeting of the two men in Saint-Rémy de Provence, the musician invited by the writer settled in the area of Ville-Verte (Green City), which will be called Hotel Gounod many years later.
So he stayed at the hotel that will bear his name and was delivered a piano to compose his score. The charm of this epic poem that evokes the Provençal traditions of the nineteenth century through the story of the upset love of two young Mediterranean has provoked in his time the enthusiasm of Alphonse de Lamartine. Mireille is followed, desperate by her parents' refusal to allow her to marry Vincent, who wanders from Baux-de-Provence to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, crossing the Camargue. This race under the burning sun of the Mediterranean has also been translated into fifteen languages, a sign of great critical and popular success.
In our establishment, sometimes still called Green City, floats a delicate perfume of lavender, Mediterranean and verb of yesteryear. Noble materials, great benefits quality (air conditioning, swimming pool, spa, parking ...), a stylized garden in the sublime inner courtyard and a staff at your service make this charming hotel a perfect place of relaxation and discoveries.