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October 2015
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Mas de L'Amarine, Saint-Rémy de Provence

Le Mas de l'Amarine © C MOIRENC @Plume Voyage Magazine

In terms of lifestyle, Beatrice Monnier and Bernard Coloma have no lesson to learn. Having orchestrated for 5 years what makes the Murtoli Domain today, in Corsica, an exceptional and unique experience of its kind, it has nevertheless been necessary to renew itself. And find this time, on their behalf, a refuge to match their requirements. Love at first sight was immediate and the opportunity too good: an artists house facing the Alpilles! Just think … An old farmhouse from the seventeenth century, turned into a house where creation was queen. Result? One can still admire the sublime color mosaics of the painter Roger Dezombes, friend of Paul Gaugin. For the rest, design alongside the old stones. The colors collide and everything dresses this old house with a beautiful freshness.
What room ? The orange suite, for its size – you can stay with two children – and its direct access to the park.
What we like: The gardens in terraces, facing the Alpilles and the very arty and different decor in each suite.
What we love: the pigeons house converted into a pocket-handkerchief spa.
What makes the difference: the guest table and the faultless wine selection by Alice – a graduate of the hotel school in Lausanne – who loves to share small discoveries of her terroir.
Good to know: bicycles are available for exploring the surrounding area, a petanque field invites to ‘pointer’ at the cocktail hour …
What to do around? We meet the winemakers, and bring back one of the best olive AOC oils purchased at a domain and (re) discover the Baux de Provence, the day after Saint-Remy, without the summer hordes.

From € 190 the double room. 18 km from Avignon train station and 70 km from Marseille airport. www.mas-amarine.com

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