The more than 400 year old "Mas" (Provençal for farmhouse) has been owned by the Bon family for two generations. In 1994 part of the farm was converted into a small, very personal hotel, but life on the 500 hectare farm with its bull and horse breeding as well as its organic rice cultivation remained.
The family cultivates a natural, holistic agriculture and strives for a life that is as autonomous as possible. The Mas de Peint is a luxurious 5 star country hotel - but the basic idea of the family remains to convey the joy of simple things. You are warmly and warmly welcomed here and immediately feel at ease with first-class but not stilted service.
Anyone staying here will immediately be drawn into the spell of the large, beautiful garden that surrounds the hotel. Plants, shrubs and trees typical of the Camargue grow in the garden, providing protection for many animals. Typical and rare birds nest and live around the pond in the garden. If you get up early, you can spot flamingos in the morning sky, as well as gray and little egrets and numerous other birds. During the evening stroll you can come across fox, wild boar and other animals.
The white Camargue horses graze on the meadow next to the black Camargue bulls. Here you can take long walks and let your thoughts run free. A ride with the "Gardians", the Camargue Cowboys, is a very special experience that no guest should miss. Experienced riders can even help with the bulls. Or you can explore the area by bike or on foot on one of the numerous hiking trails.
Then you can enjoy a massage, relax by the swimming pool or relax with a good book. The lounge with fireplace is like a private living room with library and is also the bar of the house. In other different salons there are corners to relax. In the small restaurant, organic products from the farm are cooked in front of the guests and served on the very idyllic terrace in good weather.
|Double room||from245 €|
ArchitectureThe over 400 year old manor is a typical building for the Camargue: the manor house is in the middle. Barn with bread oven, workshop with smithy and stable were converted into a hotel in 1994. Unplastered stone facades, sandstone floors and roof beams characterize the building. In the Camargue, houses were traditionally only built with what the earth had to offer. The stone from which the "Mas" was built comes from local quarries. Even today, all renovation work is carried out exclusively by local craftsmen. In keeping with the typical Camargue farm, the design is simple but elegant. Each room is individually decorated and has its own charm. The junior suites all have a private terrace, some with a fireplace, others with a living area. Overall, there is a warm and friendly atmosphere. The small hotel is furnished like a private house. The eight rooms in the main building are cozy and comfortable, often with exposed wooden beams. The independent junior suites have an independent entrance and their design combines modernity with tradition. Wine and wisteria provide shade on the terrace in front of the restaurant. Most of the furniture was found from antique dealers.
FoodTomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, practically all vegetables come from the farm garden, chickens from the farm's own stables, and the beef comes from our own farm and the organic rice from our own farm. The Camargue provides the other ingredients: from salt to fish and AOC Camargue oysters. Authentic local dishes are served from these delicious ingredients in the charming kitchen-cum-living room, which serves as a restaurant. In the evening there is no menu, but a single menu with fresh Provencal seasonal ingredients. Slow Food? In the Camargue, time stands still either way ... A recommendation is the beef fillet from the own farm, as well as the red and black rice from the farm is an absolute must for gourmets. Guests are asked to inform the hosts about specific food requests or restrictions. The chef will be happy to prepare a vegetarian or vegan menu on request.
The hotel employees are committed to the Mas de Peint project. “Although it sounds trite, the team is actually a bit like a family. We also meet regularly after work at the barbecue or when we are out on the farm, ”say the operator. The "Mas de Peint" and the chef Riccardo Valore are also involved in the "Conservatoire Grand Sud des cuisines" association, in order to inspire our regional cuisine and to pass on their knowledge.
EnvironmentThe "Mas de Peint" is located in the heart of the regional nature reserve "Parc naturel régional de Camargue" and is committed under the trademark "Valeur Parc" to protecting the diverse natural and cultural heritage of the region, to preserve and pass on traditions and to add local characteristics promote. With the "Valeur Parc" brand, the "Mas de Peint"; also supports the "Europarc Charter" for sustainable tourism. The guests of the hotel are encouraged to act in an environmentally friendly manner, such as using towels and sheets for several days. The garden is irrigated with the water of the Rhône. Wastewater is cleaned with plants ("phytoepuration"). It is planned to install a solar panel to generate your own energy. Garbage is separated and recycled. The vegetable kitchen waste is put on the compost or in the chicken coop. Reed is used to cover the "Bergerie" (former sheepfold), which is now used as a guest room for seminars, conferences and family celebrations. The operators are committed to sustainable and sustainable, ecological agriculture, out of respect for the earth, in order to protect the land and natural heritage of the Camargue. Bicycles are rented free of charge, and the rental of an electric car to guests is planned.
Well-BeingMassages are offered at the hotel. Yoga classes are planned.
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The Mas de Peint is about 25 km from Arles. It is 116 km from Marseille, 100 km from Aix-en-Provence, 69 km from Avignon and 55 km from Nîmes. You will receive the exact address and directions on booking.
A bus line runs from the train station in Arles to the hotel, "Mas de Peint" stop. However, the Mas de Peint is 25 kilometers from Arles. To discover the Camargue and Provence independently, it is recommended to rent a car.
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