A charming and exclusive private residence, L’auberge captures
to perfection the allure of rural France and combines it with
the luxury of a first class resort – creating a unique hotel
that has been awarded Michelin Guide Red Book status for its
Whether for a relaxing holiday break infused with the timeless
spirit of a celebrated French vineyard, or as an inspired
conference venue, L’auberge welcomes its guests as part of the
family – promising warm service, gastronomic cuisine, a host of
sporting and cultural activities and, above all, a genuine
flavour of idyllic Provence.
L’auberge lies just to the north of Lorgues in the heart of the
Château de Berne estate where 550 hectares of woodlands and
vineyards stretch out between the Mediterranean and the Gorges
du Verdon. Basking in seclusion, the estate is, nevertheless,
just a short drive from the glittering shores and resorts of the
Bask in the Provence sunshine before a refreshing dip in the
outdoor pool… Indulge in a pampering Thai massage… Challenge
your skills on one of the excellent nearby golf courses… Both on
the estate itself and within easy reach of L’auberge there are a
myriad of activities:
• Swimming Pool
• Table Tennis
• Wine Tasting and tours
• Arts and sculptare exhibitions
Rooms: Surveying woodland and vineyards, courtyards and
gardens, the views from the bedrooms at L’auberge are truly
breathtaking, but turning away from these picturesque landscapes
you meet with an equally inspiring scene – the warm and
welcoming elegance of your private suite.
While each of the 19 suites are individually designed and
decorated, they all share several common features for your
comfort and convenience, including:
• Balcony or sun terrace
• Fireplace (with the exception of Origan and Jujube)
• A mini bar
• TV and stereo
• Dressing table and desk
• Generous storage facilities
• Traditional Provencal hand-quilted bed covers
Dining: To dine at L’auberge is to indulge in a feast of
the finest Provence flavours as fresh produce from the château’s
organic gardens and delicacies from the local markets are
transformed into gourmet dishes. Enjoy your meal on the terrace
beneath the shade of a pergola, or in the dining room where the
rustic charm of the vineyards is depicted in a hand-painted
frieze arching across the wall beneath timbered beams.
Conference Facilities: L’auberge provides guests with
three air-conditioned meeting rooms for 10 to 30 people, each
room has natural daylight and there is also a fully-equipped
business centre with internet access.
The following activities are available on site: tennis;
petanques; heated outdoor swimming pool; fitness studio; table
tennis; quad bikes and mountain bikes. Extra activities can be
arranged on request including: golf and horse riding.
Wine Interest & Activities
Wine making has been a way of life at Château de Berne since
1750, and 80 of the estate’s 600 hectares are devoted to
vineyards. Every wine is a subtle mix of nature’s influence and
man’s expertise, and at Château de Berne we have perfected a
balance between the two.
The composition and quality of the different soils give our
grapes a unique flavour, while the expertise of our wine-makers
guarantees extremely high levels of quality control.
Our vines are looked after with the greatest of care, and
produce wines which are thought to be among the very best.
In achieving this, we combine age-old traditions with the finest
To accompany the fine food, service and ambience, an inspired
selection of wine is offered, including the château’s very own
vintages, harvested from the traditional Provence grape
varieties: Semillon, Rolle and Ugni-blanc for the whites; and
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet-Sauvignon for
the reds and rosés.
The Vines: Our vines face south/southeast at an altitude
of around 300m where they are exposed to an average of 3000
hours of sunshine and 650 mm of rain each year. In this prized
location the vines flourish, aided by the mistral winds that
remove any excess rain, dew and humidity that could damage the
quality of the grapes.
White grape varieties:
Ugni Blanc, Sémillon , Rolle and Clairette
Rosé and red grape varieties:
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre,
Winery: Today, Château de Berne excels in every aspect of
vine care, harvest, production, storage and appreciation.
Our excellent facilities allow us to produce 400,000 bottles in
our winery and we are always delighted to welcome individual
guests or groups of visitors to our working vineyards, cellars
and Wine School.
Wine Tasting and tours: Winemaking has been a way of life
on the estate since 1750, making Château de Berne the perfect
place for wine aficionados to indulge their passion. From seed
to storage, our resident experts will inspire you with talks and
• Tours of the vineyards, cellars and wine school
• Wine tasting and appreciation
• Guidance on choosing and arranging a cellar
• Grande Cuvée
This full-bodied, racy wine was only produced in a single year,
1999. An extraordinary Syrah crop produced an exceptional wine.
• Cuvée Spéciale
Powerful and classic, these wines are the estate’s finest. The
very best grapes are carefully selected on the vine and
harvested by hand only once they have completely matured. The
grape varieties chosen are known as ‘improvers’ and produce
well-structured red, white and rosé wines with an impressive
depth of flavour.
• Cuvée Terres de Berne
These fresh, expressive young wines are very typical of the area
and are drunk at all occasions.
• Wild Pig
This delicious sparkling rosé wine is an ideal and original
choice for special occasions. Its delicate bubbles reveal hints
of raspberry and strawberry.
• Cuvée Justine
An typical sparkling white Provence wine, Cuvée Justine is
equally appreciated as an aperitif or as a very agreeable wine
to accompany food.
This hotel is just north of Lorgues at the heart of the Château
de Berne domain. 650 hectares of forest and grape vines between
the Mediterranean and the Gorges du Verdon. Far from the
restless world, this domaine is still in close proximity to the
beaches of the Côte d’Azur. The hotel is only 15 km from the TGV
Arcs Draguignan train station, and 80 km from Nice's airport.
Chateau de Berne
Swimming Pool: Yes
Wine Tours: Yes