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21 april 2017

“Tavira Terraces” Another view of the Algarve.

Cécile Sepulchre

Want a light getaway in the Algarve? A wingbeat is enough to rally Faro and the clear waters of the Ria Formosa, a protected ecological zone. Here, the beaches look like Cap Ferré and the migratory birds frolic in peace. We swim on sandbanks sheltered from crowds … A real luxury.

  • This small hidden heaven is connected by shuttle boats to Tavira, a charming historic village in southern Portugal, located on the banks of the Gilao river. The city boasts more than thirty churches and a Roman bridge and beautiful bourgeois houses. At every street turn, the charm of the city leaves a quiet imprint.

  • To discover the corners of this ancient city, while enjoying the beaches, it is best to settle down in the city center for a still trip. The occasion to discover the terraces of a brand new trendy guest house settled in one of the most beautiful houses of the city. “Tavira Terrace” is a funny house hanging upstairs, in the heart of the city but perfectly quiet. It is whispered in Tavira that it has the most beautiful roof top of the surroundings but in fact it is 4 different terraces that dominate the old red tiles roofs.

  • This beautiful bourgeois house with antique woodwork and generous volumes has been restored by a Parisian architect and a journalist for two years. The result is a harmonious but atypical decor, which gently turns away the original classicism of the places. Designer or found furniture, contemporary art paintings and unusual details bring a touch of design to this home of classic craftsmanship. White dominates, awakened here and there by brilliant touches of light: painted wooden ceiling in pale turquoise, an immense wall in green celadon or blue cian …

  • You can book a room, a suite or a small or large apartment decorated with care and treated like so many cocoons. Each suite is different but each one is coiled on itself, quiet, away from the rumors of this bustling city, with drawer entrances, and cool rooms away from the street. Staying in the heart of the city, while being protected, the true art of living is there. The blue suite has a balcony on the large square, but its room seems like folded on a cloud: blue design lights, a suspended mobile of white birds, sky wooderies … The Yellow suite offers Moroccan mosaics and plays it soft while the Graphic Suite prefers the oppositions of black and white. In the same vein, it is possible to rent three apartments for 6 to 10 people. In the evening, everyone finds himself on the rooftop, a glass in hand, to savor the vision of the sky and the skyline of Tavira. Happiness, suspended between land, sea and sky …

    Tavira Terrace, rua Doutor Marcelino Franco 30, 8800. Rent apartments and rooms from 30 euros per night.
    Information and reservations: https://taviraterraces.com

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