Celebrated 18th-Century Provençal Château, Provence, France


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From its scintillating peacock salon to its home cinema, the Château in Provence bedazzles you from the moment you arrive. The fairy-tale vision bedecked with fountained gardens basks in splendor amid perfumed fragrances of sweet-smelling jasmine. At ?rst sight almost too perfect to be real, it greets you with a trio of opulent reception rooms ?lled with European and Asian art. Presenting dining options are the palatial dining salon, a French-doored heaven of a room, as well as an informal dining room and sunny alfresco courtyards. Another highlight of the glorious public areas is a regal library which commands the gardens with a majestic presence. From these symphonic settings, hallways and the grand staircase lead you to the luxe private realms. Echoing the architectural grandeur of the reception rooms but orchestrated on a more intimate scale, each of the bedrooms embraces you with welcoming French-doored romance. Three large master suites, one on the ground floor and two on the first floor, are complemented by six additional bedrooms on the second floor, all with their own charming Provençal-tiled bathrooms. An adjacent farm building has been converted to provide guest facilities, a conference and business center, sports complex, and seven guest bedrooms with such delightful names as Maison Rose and Maison Jaune. All seven farm bedrooms have en-suite baths and overlook a beautiful cloistered courtyard adorned with a fountain and various sitting areas. Perhaps what stands out above all, though, about the château is that it not only pays a glowing tribute to the past with its ravishing French 18th-century architecture but that it pampers those fortunate enough to enter its enchanting grounds, glittering salons, and sumptuous suites with all the dazzling comforts, high-tech marvels, and luxuries of the twenty-first century. Never losing sight of its original purpose, it remains a comforting home that was created to inspire its owners with beauty. Reflecting the heritage of Provence, the celebrated château greets its guests with a formal entranceway adorned with a sweeping staircase embellished with ornate ironwork. Another legacy is the chapel, a splendid testament to the artistry of a bygone era. As distinguished as the architecture of the château is, however, it is the bucolic gardens that take the breath away. Perfectly manicured lawns flow out melodiously in every direction from the dwelling’s jasmine-covered walls and from fountained inner courtyards and exotic aviaries that are scented with lemon trees. A host of other surprises await: tennis and basketball courts, croquet, badminton, and volleyball lawns, and a professionally equipped Technogym. Less sportive guests can savor the day beside a superb mirror swimming pool that is accompanied by generous catering and reception areas, all of which have been created for memorable occasions.

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