Guesthouse in Provence

Vue du parc.

La Royante is a charming Bed and Breakast in a private country manor ideally located between Cassis, Aix and Marseille. The 18th century “bastide” and its gothic chapel lie in a vast garden with a swimming pool and an olive grove. The park itself rests in a peaceful valley surrounded by ageless pine trees.

La piscine et l'oliveraie.

The choice is yours : listening to the soothing pitter-patter of the fountain and the song of the cicadas; relaxing by the pool; admiring the wind over the olive grove; succumbing to the fragrances of lavender and rosemary; meditating in the coolness of the chapel; indulging a provençal breakfast under the shade of a fig tree; escaping to the Calanques (Fjords) of Cassis; burrowing through antique shops in Aix; hiking in the hills on the footsteps of Marcel Pagnol… You’re out of time, but so deeply in Provence.

Le jardin de la maison.

La Royante features a choice of three charming guest rooms, as well as a kitchen and guest room at the guests' disposal. Sophie & André, back in France after 10 years in Asia, will share with you their passion for the region and help you discover its hidden treasures.

The rooms of la Royante

Three large guest rooms (roughly 30m2) are available for Bed & Breakfast : the Sacristy, Saint Catherine and Saint Thomas.
They feature the following characteristics :

  • Private garden terrace (Sacristy and Saint-Catherine)

  • King size beds: 1,80m x 2m.

  • Private bathroom and restroom

  • Direct and separate access to the park and the swimming pool

  • Wifi and free Internet Access

  • The antique furnishing, acquired here and there in Provence, provides a special atmosphere. Sometimes an Asian souvenir... Breakfast is served on the terrace, in the shade of the fig tree. Our guests can also enjoy relaxing in the guest’s lounge, prepare meals in the guests’ kitchen, or meditate in the chapel.

    The garden at dawn... Breakfast in the shade of the fig tree. The garden. View of the garden. In the shade of the plane trees.

      The Sacristy

      Formerly the priest's apartments,it has direct access to the chapel. Possesses a chimney and a terrace facing the sunset and the century-old pine trees.

    Sacristy interior. The Sacristy. Sacristy Bathroom.

      Saint Catherine

      This large room displays a panoramic view on the garden and the century-old trees. Private terrace, large bathroom and easy access to the lounge. Oil paintings from Cassis, Auriol or Provence complement the atmosphere.

    Saint-Catherine. Saint-Catherine Saint Catherine bathroom.

      Saint Thomas

      The Saint-Thomas is located on the first floor, above the Sacristy, which makes it ideal for families. Its bathroom opens on the chapel’s stained glass window.

    View of the Saint Thomas. Saint-Thomas bathroom. View from the Saint-Thomas Bathroom.

      The breakfast

      Breakfast (included) is served on the terrace, in the shade of the fig tree . Beyond traditional French pastries ( croissant, pain au chocolat or pain aux raisins), you can taste Provence cheeses topped with La Royante’s organic olive oil.

    Les confitures La table du petit-déjeuner La statue de Saint-Joseph, à proximité de la terrasse du pettit-déjeuner.

      Le Salon d'hôtes et la Chapelle

      A large guestroom, games, books to discover the region as well as a foosball are available for the guests.. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, a microwave oven, a refrigerator and crockery for meal preparation
      The neo-gothic chapel integrated within the bastide and the guestrooms date back to 1871 (see Wikipédia) : cool air and calmness, silence far from work and agitation… For a soothing instant while listening to a cantata by Bach or simply enjoying the silence...

    The chapel Saint-Joseph stained glass. The guestroom.

      The garden

      You can also relax in the garden,rest in the shade of the century-old pine trees and enjoy the fragrances of Provence.
      The swimming pool is available should you wish to cool down, or simply enjoy a moment's worth of rest in the long-chairs near the waterside.

    La piscine. The basin. Branche d'olivier