Basking in the eternal sunlight of southern France, close to the famous and picturesque hillside village of Lacoste, La Marquise nestles on 24 verdant acres laden with luxuriant olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards. What excites you the most when you arrive is the poignance of the panorama facing you as you look out over the hills and feast on the majestic Luberon Regional Park—a scene that suffuses every setting with natural splendor. Hewn by artisans in the 18th century, the ravishing villa radiates provençal charm at every turn. Sturdy walls etched with the patina of time and adorned with pale-green shuttered French doors and windows welcome you. Inside the extensive mas, cheerful reception areas, a well-appointed kitchen, and an assortment of congenial bedrooms and bathrooms fill the 6,135 square feet with endearing areas that brim with comfort and luxury—as well as set a most fashionable stage for elegant countryside entertaining. The focal point outdoors is a 43-by-20-foot turquoise swimming pool that floats amid a sunny terrace next to the house, overlooking the surrounding hillsides and park. Beyond, terraced gardens and manicured grounds sequester a small cottage for the guardian. A place of beauty and inspiration, a place where peace prevails and the cares of life melt away, La Marquise nurtures the heart and soul—as it has for over two centuries now.