From Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages

Our country hotel has an eventful past. In the 2nd century BC, today’s Romantikhotel was used as an oil mill. Afterwards, it served as a country residence for a wealthy patrician from the – then Roman – town of Vasio (today Vaison-la-Romaine). The house eventually became the seat of the Order of the Temple and part of the Commanderie of Roaix. According to legend, Emperor Barbarossa stayed here for a few days before being crowned King of Burgundy in Arles. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the house was used as a plague hospital. At times it was the property of the popes of Avignon and the counts of Toulouse. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the domaine was a farm.

Domaine La Tulisse today

Privately owned by the current host, the Domaine La Tulisse was extensively restored between 1980 and 1996 before being converted into a hotel in 2016. When you stroll through the park, you will encounter history at every turn: flint building structures, column remains, amphorae and ceramic and terracotta vessels adorn the greenery. The largest pre-Christian masonry deep well in France was also found in the estate’s park.