Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hotel: Chateau de Mazan



A beautiful spot in Provence.

To start: a spritz of perfume of Italian bergamot, notes of cinnamon and pepper, rice flower, jasmine and ylang ylang, sheer amber woods and vanilla bean, and I'm there.

I felt supremely warm inside. The same warmth of pure August sunshine. My eyes changed my mind and what was left was a new understanding... a new refreshment. And as I write this, tears brim with longing... longing for that very same feeling. One that may never repeat, but may only be felt again, in a new way—like meeting with a good friend after some time has passed. Different, yet the same, with a fondness of heart. Scent takes me back, but my mind's theatre replays the details... back to this lovely place called Chateau de Mazan...






A walk through the hotel: A grand, yet very inviting 4-star hotel and gourmet restaurant full of history, located at the foot of Mont Ventoux in Mazan, Provence. (near Avignon, Carpentras and Nimes) The chateau offers thirty beautifully appointed rooms in a range of colours and styles... in tones of warm stone, peach or apricot, combined with luxurious and comforting linens, artwork, gracious antiques, and thoughtful touches...
















There is a choice of spacious suites with "flower filled terraces, rooms opening onto private gardens, rooms with steam-showers or with splendid views over the tiled roofs of the village." And as you wander through the the hotel, starting with the inviting entrance, filled with blooms in Henry Dean glassware, through lovely areas for reading, writing or lively discussion, to the dining areas, with incredible ceilings, doors and windows, you may step outdoors. There you will find a picturesque outdoor courtyard and pool, surrounded by incomparable scents of Provence vegetation and a lovely rotunda, perfect for dozing in the shade of mulberry or centenary olive trees...

Images/Quote: Chateau de Mazan | 09, 13, 14 by David Arias | permission granted, please do not re-post

15 comments:

  1. Spectacular. Can you just imagine lunch or dinner there after a lazy day of antique shopping...heavenly, no?

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  2. Thank-you for stopping by and commenting, sorry to hear about your loss, but sounds like you will be welcoming a new adition to your family soon!I have a huge chandalier fetish so this selection is making me very happy! Sharon xx

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  3. omg this place looks amazing... oh wish I could go there some day... have a beautiful day, darling! xo

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  4. Gosh, to hang out there right now... What a dream! Hope your August is just splendid.

    Just a Silhouette

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the funny little crab or was it a lobster on the glass. Fantastic food presentation.

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  6. What an absolutely gorgeous setting for a dinner for two...fabulous!!

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  7. Looks amazing Sarah! I'm heading to provence next month ... I've made notes and will definitely stop there if I find myself in that neighbourhood. Anything I can bring you back?

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  8. It looks absolutely amazing, I am definitely making a note of it for future travels. Love all the special details and the garden, sigh...

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  9. Layers and Layers: of goodness me, you will adore it there... if you do stop in Mazan, there is a lovely little spot to eat at. The local Pizzeria is fabulous! As is, of course, the restaurant in this beautiful chateau :)

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  10. You know, because of you I have a wonderful library of stored bookmarks of places to visit when I travel the world.. thank you!!

    Hope all is well with you, Sarah and that you are enjoying this beautiful summer!

    Linda, xo

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  11. Lovely lovely. Iespecially love the big terracotta urns against the crisp green of the grass...

    Andrea x

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  12. Linda: wonderful! Travel is such a wonderful part of life, I feel, and so inspiring...
    xx

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  13. Gorgeous... and totally divine... xv

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