by Lisa Grimaldi | April 01, 2007

L’Andana Tenuta la BadiolaWhen the owner of a property is a world-renowned chef, it’s practically a given that the meals will be of outstanding quality. France’s Alain Ducasse has four rustic-yet-luxurious properties known as the Alain Ducasse Country Inns ( The highlights:

L’Andana Tenuta la Badiola
Grosetto (Tuscany), Italy
(011) 39-05-64-944-800

Formerly the Duke of Tuscany’s hunting lodge, the 33-room inn (pictured above) features a sybaritic Espa spa.

La Bastide de Moustiers
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (Provence), France
(011) 33-4-92-70-47-47

The tiny, 12-room La Bastide de Moustiers was formerly a master potter’s home.

L’Hostellerie de L’Abbaye de la Celle
La Celle (Provence), France
(011) 33-4-98-05-14-14

This 10-bedroom inn is housed in a 18th-century mansion.

Une Auberge en Navarre
Bidarray, France
(011) 33-5-59-37-91-91

This 22-suite inn, part of which is a 17th-century estate, is in France’s Basque region.

Le Domaine des Andéols
Provence, France
(011) 33-4-90-75-50-63

This lovely Provençal hamlet consists of nine suites, each housed in its
own building.