Harper’s Bazaar

Crowned the 2017 European Capital of Culture, Aarhus is emerging from Copenhagen’s shadow.

Home to an array internationally renowned galleries – including the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, inspired by Dante’s The Divine Comedy and shaped like a cube – this thriving university hub is also worth visiting for it’s historic architecture, picturesque canal and enchanting cobbled streets.

Villa Provence is one of Denmark’s prettiest boutique hotels. It is set around a tranquil courtyard garden featuring a tinkling fountain, lime-trees and plant pots blooming with hydrangeas and roses, and has four cosy suites and 35 rooms decorated with Provencal furnishings.

From the vintage French movie posters on the walls to the antique chandeliers, every inch is brimming with character, making it the perfect pit stop after a day artistic exploration.