Enjoy the beautifully peaceful surroundings
Close your eyes and feel the gentle breeze rustling the leaves of centuries-old plane trees
Savour Chef Mathias Dandine’s gourmet cuisine
Stroll around the grounds
Fall asleep in a delightfully unique room
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Superb and simply elegant Provençale country house

Hotel and Restaurant in Gémenos, near Aubagne in Provence

La Magdeleine hotel and restaurant in Gémenos offers a unique natural setting in which guests can enjoy the ultimate Provençal hospitality.

This grand 18th-century country house is in the centre of the town of Gémenos in the heart of Provence.

Close to stunning countryside (the Sainte-Baume mountains and the hill of Garlaban) and the sea: the cliffs of Cassis are just twenty minutes away and Marseille is fifteen kilometres away.

A property with character

With a history which stretches back more than two centuries, the boutique hotel of La Magdeleine has long been an iconic building in Gémenos. Its old stones, which have been worn over the years and are covered by climbing plants which create a beautifully elegant effect, have witnessed the comings and goings of generations of local residents, including Marcel Pagnol…

Young and old alike have taken a stroll in the vast grounds, leaving their mark on the terracotta floor tiles, marble and parquet floors. Beautiful centuries-old plane trees, changing colours with the passing seasons, have sheltered countless visitors for a day.

Simple and elegant, the property is intertwined with the history of Gémenos, in this stunning spot in Provence.

The owners

Chef Mathias Dandine and his wife Christel are the owners of this property, renovated to reflect their vision and inspired by their mantra: “a beautiful place for a fantastic time enjoying great food”.

Enjoy a convivial, sociable stay here: Mathias Dandine and Christel will be thrilled to welcome you for a weekend in Provence, a break in Marseille or a holiday in the south of France.

Boutique 4-star hotel

Once owned by the Marquis d’Albertas, before becoming a hospital and an orphanage, La Magdeleine is now a boutique hotel in which guests can enjoy the very best of Provence.

Enjoy the incredible comfort and rustic elegance of our 28 rooms and suites, each of which offers unique 4-star accommodation, and bask in the incredible peace and quiet of its grounds, disturbed only by occasional birdsong.

Experience the simple and unrivalled pleasure of a stay in Gémenos, near Cassis.

Mathias Dandine’s gourmet restaurant

Every day and in every season, the gourmet restaurant of La Magdeleine hotel in Gémenos pays tribute to the flavours and aromas of Provence with local produce which has been carefully chosen by Chef Mathias Dandine.

Experience the incomparable rustic elegance of this restaurant in Gémenos, at the foot of the Sainte-Baume mountains.

Seminars and weddings in Provence

La Magdeleine hotel and restaurant is a unique venue in which to organise a seminar, a professional event, a wedding or a family party.

Close to major cities (Marseille, Aix-en-Provence), in the incredibly peaceful town Gémenos, surrounded by impressive grounds, this superb country house has several well-equipped rooms and a wide range of venues to suit your event, whatever the season, in addition to its professional teams and gourmet restaurant.

There’s everything you need for a successful event.

Le Grand Café at La Magdeleine in Gémenos: changing with the seasons

With its outdoor summer set-up, diners can enjoy a sun-drenched and colourful Provençal menu featuring roasted meat and grilled fish.

In the heart of the beautifully cosy library, it serves delightfully old-fashioned home cooking in winter with dishes which are made to be shared. 

Le Grand Café is closed on Sunday evenings and on Mondays. Sunday at midday: brunch from October to April

La Magdeleine Moments

Throughout the year, whatever your interests, enjoy La Magdeleine’s Moments: relax, indulge and feel good.

Services and facilities