La Bonne Étape

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Var

Located in Château-Arnoux Saint-Auban between the towns of Manosque and Sisteron, La Bonne Étape is the place to go for breaks full of gourmet delights and green views.

Hotel Summary

Countless generations of the Gleize family have looked after this 17th century post house. The balconies, the mosaiced walkways and the almond-green shutters are the work of Jany, the latest in the line.

The family-run hotel welcomes travellers and foodies from around the world seeking some rest and recreation in the great outdoors. In a setting that seems to come right out of a Provençal novel.


The 4-star hotel has 18 charming rooms, equipped with modern comfort and decorated in different styles with vintage furniture. You can enjoy a varied gourmet continental breakfast in the dining room, or in your room if you prefer.


Awarded a Michelin star for its outstanding cuisine, the gourmet restaurant “La Bonne Étape” serves up dazzling creations drawn up from the seasonal produce of Haute-Provence. Discover elegant signature cuisine in the intimate setting of the dining hall. The classic menu is a blend of French gastronomic tradition and the inevitable Provencal dishes. The setting – a fine local bourgeois building – only adds to the pleasure.

The bistro “Au Goût du Jour”, the hotel’s second restaurant, will also transport you on a gourmet adventure with simple yet nourishing regional cuisine.

Hotel Activities

Enjoy cookery lessons with the Michelin star chef and discover the great flavours of Provence. The chef will share with you a cuisine with strong roots in the local countryside. Lessons with Jany Gleize will teach you how to cook - and enjoy it - in a friendly, accessible and generous fashion.