Hostellerie l'Oustaloun

Well-preserved architectural details characterize this hotel in a sleepy southern town.

By Margie Rynn, Friday, Aug 14, 2009, 11:06 AM

Hostellerie l'Oustaloun

About this Hotel

Price From $86

Though just a few miles away from the majestic and tourist-heavy fortress town of Les Baux, Maussane retains its sleepy southern atmosphere, complete with a butcher, a baker, and a cafe.

The hotel's nine spacious rooms are simple but nicely decorated with family antiques and Provençal fabrics, and an effort has been made to preserve architectural details left from the building's previous incarnation as a 16th-century abbey. (There are a lot of stairs; be prepared to climb.)

In summer, the restaurant spills out onto the church square, where you can eat eggplant caviar with red pepper coulis under the century-old plane trees.

Details Doubles from $86 (€60).