Villa Gallici France
18 Avenue de la Violette – 13100 Aix en Provence
Date of Creation
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5-Star Relais & Chateaux
History & Story
Villa Gallici is a beautiful retreat built with local stones hidden among rose laurels and lavender where cicadas are singing: it is on this place that three friends, Daniel Jouve, Gil Dez and Charles Montemarco, all of them aesthetes, decided to build the Villa Gallici. The moment the Villa Gallici opened, its international train of visitors made it soon famous. At present, the Villa Gallici is the preferred retreat for celebrated people. During the Opera Festival, you can meet there the most famous conductors as well as many artists.
Paul C.zanne missed Aix terribly whenever he left, and never ceased to be inspired by its beauty.
Many after him succumbed to the charm of this town and the ambience of this Florentine residence. The rooms are sumptuously decorated, and open onto a private garden filled with the fragrance of lavender. The cuisine pays tribute to Provence with dishes like saut.ed loin of lamb and aubergine caviar with olives, black garlic sauce and fried basil. Try the famous local speciality of Calisson, sweets flavoured with melon and orange. Villa Gallici offers a special “Cézanne package”, which includes a visit to the painter’s studio.
In 2015 Villa Gallici has been object of renovations works that included the creation of a new Spa, a Solarium and a Wine tasting cellar.
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Main Strengths, Special Touch
Villa Gallici is a 18th century Provençal house rich in antiques, fabrics and sumptuous in every detail. In this splendid enchanting residence where time seems to have stood still, you can experience a truly exclusive getaway where history and nature merge to give rise to unique emotions and atmosphere. Breakfast, dining, teatime, sleeping, the retreat of the poolside: every experience here has a charm of its own.
Located in the heart of Provence, close to principal attractive villages like Cassis, Gordes, L’Isle sur la Sorgue and Avignon, Villa Gallici is a short distance to the town centre of Aix-en-Provence, the ancient and famous city founded by the Romans. Surrounded by the enchanting scenery of Provence, a warm refined welcome awaits guests among the noblemen’s mansions and castles.
Key sites/activities in the area
Aix-en-Provence is the place where the famous painter Cezanne was born, and whose colors inspired him to start painting. It is a city full of art and history where life takes place mainly outdoors, also thanks to the mild climate, in the typical squares, cafes and street markets. After a visit discovering Aix architectonical beauty and fountains (and tasting the delicious Calissons), the city is the perfect base for a lavender tour or to discover the surroundings region with its villages, castles and vineyards.
During a stay at Aix-en-Provence you cannot miss a visit at the Cezanne studio, 10 minutes walks from the hotel. If you book the “Cezanne and his world of painting” experience the visit at the atelier is included together with a tour on the footstep of the painter. Eating at La Villa Gallici’s gourmet restaurant, beneath the plane trees on the terrace, is an experience that is worth a visit at La Villa Gallici.
Babysitting service on request.
A « home from home » spirit with velvets, canopies, damask fabrics, elegant wing chairs and filtered lighting is the overwhelming style found in La Villa Gallici’s rooms. The rooms’ interior design immerses you in a highly romantic atmosphere, between Rococo and Baroque, enhanced by the view over the garden scented with lavender. The suites offer a private garden or terrace overlooking the large grounds surrounding the villa.
Number of rooms in all: 23
• 3 classic rooms, garden view, balcony.
• 1 superior room, garden view, balcony.
• 7 deluxe room, garden view, private balcony or terrace.
• 6 junior suites, garden view, private terrace.
• 6 terrace suites, garden view, private terrace.
Restaurants & Bars
The restaurant offers a rich menu consisting of local Provençal, French and Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Christophe Gavot. In Summer, meals are served under the plane trees on the terrace or by the swimming pool, and in Winter in the elegant dining room or beside the windows or fireplace.
Heated swimming pool dipped in a private garden by flowers and secular trees, surrounded by sculptures and reliefs, Spa with jacuzzi, cryotherapy and sauna, fitness centre.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Mediterranean cusine, lunch on the terrace, private swimming pool, exclusive setting for your guests on the occasion of private parties and celebrations.
The glow of candles is reflected on each table in the cozy dining rooms, where dinners is shared between family and friends seated on large sofas.
During fine weather, the terrace, protected from the sun by trees, is a perfect setting to welcome-your guests for cocktails or banquets.
An omnipresent nature: 3- hectare garden and a private swimming pool where the century old cypresses are reflected. An emotional and magical place, ideal for cocktails and appetisers.
This property can be rent for exclusive use upon request for meetings, weddings and private gatherings.
Extra Notable Features
• Golf 30km away driving from the hotel
• Exclusive wine Cellar for Wine tasting
• In town theater, concert, lyrical festival each month of July since 1947
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Conde Nast Traveller : 10th Hotel in France
• CNN.com : one of the 20th best hotel in Europe.
• Travel and Leisure Awards 2016. 2nd Best Resort Hotel in France
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