La Mirande was once a 14th-century cardinal’s palace from the adjoining Palais des Papes. It now boasts an additional 7 centuries of fixtures and features in one gloriously palatial package. The hotel’s owners are not from the hotel industry, and it shows. Guestrooms are no-expense-spared collections of locally sourced antique furniture, Carrara marble, authentic Chinoiserie, and Murano chandeliers. The courtyard chairs, for example, used to belong in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Yet traditional meets modernity at every turn. Head chef Florent Pietravalle proposes a 5-course, completely vegan menu every day, alongside seasonal and organic ingredients sourced from local meat and vegetable producers. All-organic afternoon tea—featuring homemade madeleines, thick hot chocolate, and kombucha—is served daily on the patio or terrace.