Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fairytale Provence B & B

On this important day in American (er, WORLD) history, we give you a respite from the sad remembrance.....



There once was an old olive oil mill who lived in the heavenly village of Moustiers Ste.-Marie, PROVENCE FRANCE....

...along came gracious Joel who followed beautiful Genevieve down the hill. Fell in love whilst taking in the lavender-infused air (and who wouldn't??). Married her and together transformed the infamous mill into a luxury b&b which would be coveted by those who travel from far away lands to rest in one of the most picturesque settings in the world.

Alas, the ultimate hosts now spend their days preparing breakfasts and dinners from the organic bounty their gardens magically offer (Jack and his ol' beanstalk are given a good run for the money, honey). Lounge and eat local olives, cheese and freshly-plucked eggs here:


What to do besides relax, hit area marches aux puces (because antiquing is a must and a given, nest' ce pas?) and eat crazy good food and wine?
Oh...I don't know...perhaps hike in the lavender fields of Provence (just to say YOU DID)....

..... swim and canoe in the bluest of blue waters in Ste. Croix Lake, allow your venerable hosts to teach you a thing or twelve about traditional Provincial cooking, meet your neighbors and get invited to harvest grapes....you know, the UUUSH...


Fairytale Excursions now being accepted:

La Bouscatiere in Provence

Chemin Marcel Provence, 04360 Moustiers Sainte-Marie
A mere 3 hrs train ride from Paris to Aix en Provence

9 comments:

Karen (Mike) said...

Wow. talk about making a girl and boy dream. My husband and I both want to go!
The Dellman's from Atlanta

Meg/Garden Designs said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! Is this where you stayed a few months ago? I too am in love iwth it! Those gardens are luscious! Meg

Anonymous said...

I want to go!

Does this blog post come with a phone call to my wonderful hubby to talk him into the benefits of travelling to Provence region? :)
Sally

Tres Belle said...

Simply beautiful!! I have no other words.

Kris

High Desert Diva said...

Ohhhhh man!

*Adds to dream vacation spot list*

Enchanted Treasures said...

Thank you for this beautiful post! Oh my! You've taken me to a very special place to dream about.
Roberta

Lisa Jay said...

I agree with everyone and especially Enchanted Treasures! I now have a place to dream about and keep on my goal list.
Thank you! L

rochambeau said...

Thank you for these photos Kathy.
They make me feel relaxed.
Have a wonderful time.
Constance

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS! I could stay there and paint... great inspiration there! Thanks for sharing!