The Hôtel des Dauphins, a 3-star hotel
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Hotel Les Quatre Dauphins was awarded its 3rd star on 17 January 2022, in recognition of our efforts to improve the comfort of our guests. This rating, issued by an auditing firm certified by Atout France, is based on a series of 200 questions which examine various aspects of the hotel: reception, service, room facilities and equipment, security and sustainable development.
Thanks to the quality improvements we have brought to the Hôtel Les Quatre Dauphins, we have been able to obtain this rating to move upmarket and offer you superior services.
A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Aware of the environmental challenges and the impacts of our actions on the planet, we are strongly committed to sustainable development every day. The management of energy and water involves the use of low-energy lightbulbs in the rooms and common areas, the setting up of a staff awareness plan on saving waste, water and energy, and information for our customers on the environmental impact of washing linen.
Our positive actions for the environment also involve the use of recycled paper at reception, and the use of eco-certified cleaning products.
Ambassador for the local economy, we favour direct distribution channels, and are committed to promoting regional produce and the know-how of local craftsmen.
Art within easy reach of the Hôtel Les Quatre Dauphins
From the Hôtel Les Quatre Dauphins, you can make your way around the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence very easily and visit the two essential museums 100 metres away: the Hôtel de Caumont, an 18th century townhouse which has been turned into an art centre with temporary exhibitions devoted to many of the leading names in the Art world, an original film devoted to Cézanne at the Pays de l’Art which is broadcast continuously. When the weather is fine, take a seat at the terrace of the Café Caumont in the shade of the trees to savour a gourmet break.
On your artistic adventure, be sure to visit the Granet Museum, one of the most important museums in the region. Awarded the title of "Musée de France", this museum presents 750 works offering a vast overview of artistic creation as well as international exhibitions.
The Hôtel de Gallifet also has an art centre where permanent and temporary exhibitions are organised, as well as a restaurant serving fresh and refined homemade meals.
Immerse yourself in the work of Paul Cézanne at the Atelier Cézanne and feel the painter's presence through the objects that were so dear to him (located on the Lauves Hill, access by bus number 5 from the boulevard du Roi René).
A wonderful tourism destination
On your sightseeing tour, be sure to visit some of the typical towns of the South: Cassis, a small Mediterranean port with its magnificent limestone cliffs (the "Calanques"), Bandol, the jewel of the coast, one of the oldest seaside resorts in the area. The symbol of Provence and a source of inspiration for each up and coming Cézanne, the Sainte-Victoire massif, to the east of Aix-en-Provence, offers many hiking trails for nature lovers.
Continue your exploration even further to Avignon, the Popes' city, Arles and its amphitheatre, Nîmes and its arenas. Built on or against the Luberon and Monts du Vaucluse massifs, with olive trees, vineyards, orchards and Mediterranean forest as their background, the charming villages of the Luberon will delight you as you enjoy a stroll around their narrow streets.
Do not miss an intense experience and visit the lavender fields of Valensole, which stretch into the distance as far as the eye can see and dazzle you with their magnificent purple hues and their powerful fragrances. The best time to admire this display is when the lavender is in flower, between 1 and 15 July.