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Provence FlagProvence, Room #25

Features Include:

  • Open hearth wood-burning fireplace (availability of fire is based on season and temperature)
  • King-size bed
  • Separate whirlpool tub and shower

Provence: lavender fields, fragrances, flowers, olive trees, sunshine, and stone fountains. This romantic region in the southeast of France is bounded by the Alps to the North and borders on the Mediterranean. Settled first by the Greeks, then by Celtic tribes, the strongest influences on the Provençal way of life were introduced by the Romans, who controlled the land for 700 years. With the decline of Rome, Provence was invaded by various Germanic tribes, and then, in the IX Century, by the Arabs and the Berbers from North Africa. After a period of political instability, it was finally incorporated into the French royal lands in the XV Century.

The room expresses the colors of Provence with its soft yellow walls and lavender blue drapes. The iron four poster is flanked by lanterns. The 10-foot beamed ceiling features sloping walls under the corner hip roof. The fireplace was designed after one found in an old bastide Provencale, and the walls are decorated with numerous pieces acquired from the town of Isle sur Sorgue, a center of the antiques trade.

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