A few kilometres from Montpellier in Aigues-Mortes, you will find sanctuary in the old chalk-coloured stones and the protection of the thick walls of this three-star hotel located within the fortifications of the town. It keeps you cosy warm in winter and offers shady respite from the sweltering heat of summer. A former 18th-century merchant's house, it has been transformed by the owners into a comfy cocoon, decorated here and there with travel souvenirs and antique furniture, such as the old, slightly worn club chairs that you will find in most of the 12 rooms. The comfortable, bright, and spacious rooms will make you feel right at home.
The shaded patio and swimming pool, again in rough stone, invite you to relax and let go, while the ancient olive trees and slender cypresses make you forget the presence of the nearby city. The restaurant, too, mustn't be missed; feel free to succumb to its excellent wine list…
Hotel Les Templiers
23 rue de la République
+33 (0)4 66 53 66 56
Rooms: from 140 EUR