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Luxury Hotels In Provence
- (Luxury hotel) A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including
- are like a small towns in themselves. Luxury refers to combination of facilities and style and something which one don't normally experience at home.
- (provencal) of or relating to Provence or its people or their culture
- A former province of southeastern France, on the Mediterranean coast, east of the Rhone River. It is now part of the region of Provence–Alpes–Cote d'Azur
- (provencal) the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
- a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur
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France (13) - Bouches - du - Rhone - Saint Remy de Provence - Hotel Chateau des Alpilles - Departementale 31 B.P2 - 13 210 Saint Remy de Provence - Tel: 04 90 92 03 33 - Mention Obligatoire In the heart of the Alpilles, at the end of a drive lined with hundred-year-old Sycamores, this vast 19th century residence has, over the years, recovered its glamour of old. Now, original mouldings and mantels happily mix with Cassina armchairs and Knoll tulip tables. In the rooms, fires crackle in the fireplaces; the fine cuisine can be enjoyed by the poolside; fountains gurgle on the vast grounds. But all this would just make it any old luxury hotel without the unique and warm welcome offered by your hostesses, Francoise and Catherine...
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This luxury five-star hotel is part of the Adriatic Luxury Hotels group, offering breathtaking views of the sea and of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, protected by UNESCO, just a 5 minute walk away. Gourmet dining varies from exceptional Japanese Sushi to traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
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In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Luberon with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhone Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provencal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.
Who hasn't dreamed, on a mundane Monday or frowzy Friday, of chucking it all in and packing off to the south of France? Provencal cookbooks and guidebooks entice with provocatively fresh salads and azure skies, but is it really all Cotes-du-Rhone and fleur-de-lis? Author Peter Mayle answers that question with wit, warmth, and wicked candor in A Year in Provence, the chronicle of his own foray into Provencal domesticity.
Beginning, appropriately enough, on New Year's Day with a divine luncheon in a quaint restaurant, Mayle sets the scene and pits his British sensibilities against it. "We had talked about it during the long gray winters and the damp green summers," he writes, "looked with an addict's longing at photographs of village markets and vineyards, dreamed of being woken up by the sun slanting through the bedroom window." He describes in loving detail the charming, 200-year-old farmhouse at the base of the Luberon Mountains, its thick stone walls and well-tended vines, its wine cave and wells, its shade trees and swimming pool--its lack of central heating. Indeed, not 10 pages into the book, reality comes crashing into conflict with the idyll when the Mistral, that frigid wind that ravages the Rhone valley in winter, cracks the pipes, rips tiles from the roof, and tears a window from its hinges. And that's just January.
In prose that skips along lightly, Mayle records the highlights of each month, from the aberration of snow in February and the algae-filled swimming pool of March through the tourist invasions and unpredictable renovations of the summer months to a quiet Christmas alone. Throughout the book, he paints colorful portraits of his neighbors, the Provencaux grocers and butchers and farmers who amuse, confuse, and befuddle him at every turn. A Year in Provence is part memoir, part homeowner's manual, part travelogue, and all charming fun. --L.A. Smith