Les Pinchinats is a charming 18th century Bastide in the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France, offering five bedrooms, six bathrooms, heated swimming pool and fully equipped gym. The 10,000 square foot home features a tasteful mix of contemporary interiors and modern conveniences while maintaining the historic character with its wooden flooring, French style ceilings, and numerous fireplaces. Sitting on 2.3 hectares of tranquil landscaped park separated from the conifer woods by cypresses, Les Pinchinats offers a wine cellar with a wide variety of wine, a cinema room with genuine cinema folding doors, and an equal wide variety of entertainment features.
To stay at this luxurious French retreat, prices range from $2,200 – $3,300 per night, from here.
Chalet Cyanella is a luxurious mountain holiday retreat in the French Alps of Chamonix, France designed by architect Joelle Fichard for Bo Design. Not too long ago we featured another gorgeous mountain retreat located in the Swiss Alps here on 1 Kindesign, in case you missed it, you can find it here. The wood cladded exterior facade of this luxury retreat invites one into the home with lots of terraces to enjoy the stunning mountain views. With an open living concept, the living room with its comfortable seating arrangements is open to the dining and kitchen area, creating an inviting ambiance, perfect for entertaining. With an elegant and sophisticated style this residence offers everything one could possibly want when on holidays. The chalet features numerous bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, cozy living areas, media room, bar, a playroom, spa, workout facility, Jacuzzi, and an incredible Hydro Floors disappearing swimming pool. Be sure to check out the video below of this captivating pool with unique overhead LED lightstrips and let us know what you think!
Situated in a former garage in an industrial district of Bordeaux, France, the loft was completed in 2007 by Madrid-based studio Teresa Sapey Architecture. The house was fully refurbished and divided into two main areas: a public one for interaction with visitors and a private living space. The ﬁrst comprises a kitchen, cellar and guest room. The owners’ private space contains a large lounge lined with bookcases and an inner courtyard. The indoor swimming pool links the gym to the bathroom, which in turn leads to the bedroom through a dressing room. A space with a snooker table on the upper ﬂoor overlooks the lounge.
Created from scratch by its owner, this French farmhouse opens its doors to those who wish to rediscover the magic of the land, the animals and respect for the environment nestled between sea and the mountains in Saint Jeannet, in the heart of the French Riviera. Graine & Ficelle is a luminous farmhouse transformed into a charming bed and breakfast by the owners, set in the countryside available to accommodate guests. After three years to complete, the property also accommodates visits to the farm for school children, with a myriad of activities and workshops. The 2,798 square foot (260 square meters) house is spacious and bright, with few elements and infusing an aged look throughout.
The home was decorated with furnishings belonging to the owner’s family in wood and iron, sofas with linen covers, neutral hues and soft materials. The home features a large double living room, office, kitchen with cellar and four bedrooms, one of which is independent with its own kitchen and access to a private garden, all featuring their own sumptuous bathrooms. The guest rooms open onto the garden with spectacular views over the valley and the sea where guests are served a gourmet breakfast. Emphasis was placed on the 700 square foot kitchen, at the heart of the owner’s passion, to bring in all the delicacies from the garden.
The farmhouse can be rented in its entirety at a rate of $4,168 – $4,950, or you can stay here for the night at a rate of approximately $200 with breakfast, from here.
Chalet Lhotse is a stunning chalet, blending rustic alpine style with reclaimed wood from Mongolia, intricately carved furnishings and designer pieces. Located in the heart of Val d′Isere, France this chalet still retains a feeling of exclusivity and enjoys stunning views of the infamous La Face piste.
This unique chalet is spread over 3,767 square feet (350 square meters), with five beautifully finished bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and balcony, the master bedroom even has a stunning stone bath tub and rain shower. For families with children, there are also two extra beds in a sixth room in the mezzanine. The mezzanine floor is a great spot for kids to have their own space with a TV room and a games console.
A fabulous open plan living and dining area comes complete with a grand piano and bar area as well as hip animal hide sofas and crystal chandeliers, ideal for socializing after a day on the slopes. One the ground floor guests are treated to a stunning wellness area, with an indoor heated swimming pool and state of the art projector screen, dedicated massage treatment room, steam room, solarium, hamman, gym and outdoor hot tub.
To stay at this fabulous chalet, rates start at $21,527 – $61,625 per week, which includes many luxurious amenities, from here.
A dream apartment in Paris, France, architects Isabelle and her partner Matthew from design studio L’Atelier d’Archi, met the challenge to transform the top floor of a building into a cozy house, with lots of bright ideas and dark colors. They gutted the small 753 square foot apartment and redistributed the spaces. They wish to expand gradually when neighboring apartments become available. Everything was custom made in the apartment, kitchen shelving, fireplace, stairs, and shelving in the lounge, the buffet under the stairs and the stair railing. The couple works hand in hand with artisans fulfills their unique desires. The architects infused dark colors in their design, they wanted to enhance their small space and felt that the darker tones would create warmth. Large windows illuminate the spaces with light throughout as well as skylights in the upstairs and glass panels in the floor.
Photos: Louise Desrosiers
In the picturesque small market town of Brantôme, is this ivy-clad mill, hotel Le Moulin de L’Abbaye, one of the most delightful places on the Dordogne region of France. The vista takes in the right-angled bridge, a 16th century masterpiece, the monastery garden, the medieval tower, the Renaissance pavilion and the famous abbey founded by Charlemagne. This picturesque landscape is the ideal place for a charming stay and a warm welcome is guaranteed. Founded in 1978, with the aim of creating a base from which to explore the region’s charms, the Moulin de l’Abbaye comprises three historical houses, with the rooms being split between the three buildings. The old Mill is the main building of the hotel and houses Reception as well as the Moulin de l’Abbaye restaurant.
The mill originally milled the town’s grain, weaved its wool, and by the turn of the last century, provided electricity for the townsfolk. The rooms and lounges are both elegant and inviting, the light-filled dining room opens onto a shady terrace on the river banks. There are several different room categories, perfect for couples up to large families, making an ideal base to discover the heart of the Perigord. Rooms range from Classic and Traditional Rooms, through Superior and Deluxe Rooms to elegant Junior Suites, a new Caractere room with private terrace, heated Jacuzzi overlooking the Dronne, and a spacious and luxurious Apartment. At the “Moulin”, the “Maison du Meunier” and the “Maison de l’Abbé”, where the famous Abbot of Brantôme, Pierre de Bourdeilles, once lived, the stage is set to enjoy this romantic, magical setting.
To stay at this spectacular retreat, prices range from approximately $200 – $800, from here.
This rustic barn was refurbished into a home full of energy and unique style in Burgundy, France by Josephine Interior Design. With concrete flooring, whitewashed walls, high ceilings and exposed beams, punctuated by contemporary art, bold colors, a layering of textures and rustic-modern mixed with vintage and whimsical detailing exudes charm. A large built-in concrete island in the kitchen features open shelving for dishes to be easily accessible. The 4,305 square foot (400 square meters) open floor plan is airy and spacious with beautiful chandeliers hanging over the kitchen, dining and living areas. A metal grated catwalk resting on the aged wooden beams links the upstairs mezzanine levels on either side of the house, with bedrooms on one side and a lounge on the other. This is a wonderful home for entertaining family and friends on a beautifully landscaped property.
In the peaceful natural setting of the Luberon hills of Provence, France sits this authentic Provencal noble house called ‘La Bastide des Chenes’, built between the 15th and 17th centuries. While respecting the historic and handsome original architecture, the villa has been remodeled to create a contemporary, spacious place to relax.
The main house contains 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room and an office. The farm house offers 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, living room with fireplace, office with queen size bed and a family room with fitness equipment. Access between the two buildings is through an enclosed courtyard.
Outside, whether in the gardens or interior courtyards, you’re welcomed with splashes of sunlight or quiet corners of shade, depending on the time of the day. Additional outdoor features include an outdoor living area, alfresco dining, summer kitchen, fountains and swimming pool. An attentive staff will contribute to an unforgettable stay where you’re left free to enjoy the tranquility of the environment, the beauty of the surrounding region and certainly the opportunity of indulging in the tastes of French cuisine carefully prepared by them.
To stay at this heavenly retreat, prices start at $3,847 per night, from here.
Domaine Laurentine is an old farmhouse that has been converted into a luxurious house in Luberon, Provence, France. The main house features four bedrooms with four bathrooms, professional kitchen, dining room and salon with a fireplace. Attached is the guest house with a salon, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The guest house is attached to the main house but has a separate entrance. There is also a small chapel for reception or a wedding. The houses are nestled in one hectare landscaped garden located in a secure 40 hectare estate shared with the owner who lives nearby (independent and separate access).
Outside is a huge heated and electrolysis treatment swimming pool, equipped with a countercurrent. There is a separate shallow swimming pool with a fountain for children. There is also a tennis court, child friendly garden, and a lovely and very well equipped pool house with summer dining room, fully equipped kitchen with pizza oven, fridge, oven, microwave, BBQ, a bathroom with a shower, toilets and wash basin, garden furniture. The tennis court is only 200 meters away with night lighting and a ball launcher.
To stay at this heavenly French retreat, prices range from $5,240 – $5,242 per night, from here.