August 10, 2015

Domaine des Clos Hotel Beaucaire

By In Photographs, Reviews
To the south west of Beaucaire just off the D38 to Bellegarde lies the most wonderful of hotels. A former winery, dilapidated and little more than a shell, has been loving repurposed as a hotel. Domaine des Clos in the Gard region of the Rhone Valley has an eclectic charm and some delightful rooms. Wandering around the estate there are metal sculptures, a tree lined walk, seats and sheltered alcoves, a swimming pool and an olive grove.

The restaurant menu, is proudly regional, homemade and seasonal “Spécialitéesprovençales” – €29 per person for three courses. On our visit, in June 2015, the menu offered an amuse-bouche out on the veranda (before the mistral wind made an appearance and drove us inside) with a delightful rosé followed by an Aubergine and Tomato dish (Papeton d’aubergines au coulis de tomate du jardin). This served with a wine from the estate we had visited earlier that day – Chateau Mourgues du Gres. The restaurant sources as much produce as possible from the local area and from their own kitchen garden. Plans are in place to plant a fruit orchard in addition to the array of vegetables.

Next up chicken with a olive tapenade and Camargue rice (Blanc de poulet avec a la tapenade d’olive et riz de Camargue) served with a delightful Costières de Nîmes red. Dessert was a Lemon Tart. All rather lovely and certainly imparting a ‘homecooked’ feel.

Breakfast is the usual French fare – fresh bread, confiture and superb croissants (served in a highly desirable cloche). This comes extra to the room rate. Several of the rooms have their own or access to a shared kitchenette and dining room and with dozens of seating areas and even a barbeque the options certainly require more than one nights stay.

Rather than attempting to describe the eclectic objets that give the hotel such a unique atmosphere I will let the photos do the talking…

Photo Gallery: Domaine des Clos Hotel Beaucaire

Domaine des Clos – hotel and holiday apartments between Provence and Camargue
911 chemin du mas de la Tour – 30300 Beaucaire – France

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6 Comments
  1. Rosana @ Hot&CHilli Food and Travel Blog August 11, 2015

    amuse-bouche out on the veranda sounds idyllic! and that pool looks good to me! R

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  2. Meeta August 13, 2015

    I am a bit of a sucker for the French lifestyle and this really epitomizes it for me! Just gorgeous!

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  3. Jeanne Horak-Druiff August 16, 2015

    Oh my.. how glorious! Reminds me of some of the places we stayed in the Vaucluse. Some of the decor looks almost Moorish and I NEED that wall behind the blue urn as a photo backdrop. Could you have fit it in your suitcase? ;o) Also feel the need for that tomato aubergine starter in my life…

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    • Andrew August 20, 2015

      I think, actually I KNOW, you would adore the place – photo opportunities around every corner.

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  4. Krista August 20, 2015

    I found your blog from Jeanne’s today, and am entranced. What a gorgeous place! Your photography is stunning. 🙂

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    • Andrew August 20, 2015

      Thanks Krista, hope you will stay around and enjoy more of my stuff – there is also http://www.spittoon.biz if you need a further diversion.

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