FRANCE – SAINT-REMY-DE-PROVENCE
Head for Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to discover the delicate and discreet Domaine de Chalamon. Almost 15 hectares in size, it features six exceptional gardens and vast fields of olive trees, as well as pine, laurel and cypress trees. In the midst of this majestic natural setting, an ancient 16th-century bastide has found a second life in the hands of Frédéric Biousse and Guillaume Foucher. A Maison d’Hôtes d’Exception, with a Cézanne-style atmosphere, combining simplicity and authenticity. The ninth jewel in the Domaines de Fontenille crown, the bastide is surrounded by “salons de verdure”.
Dominique Lafourcade, one of Provence’s great names in landscape design, has sculpted the perspectives and tamed the streams to create six tableaux, ranging from cypress esplanades to alternating greenery and antique-style pilasters.
Behind the walls of the bastide, visitors will discover salons in celadon green and faded pink, inhabited by ample linen sofas, as well as hanging lamps by Margaux Keller that will delight lovers of contemporary design, not forgetting pitchers and bottles in coloured clay by Paola Paronetto.
In the rooms, with their refined style ranging from aniseed green to pale blue, embraced by the blondness of rattan, but also the texture of stoneware ceramics by Vicalvi. Peaceful worlds awakened by botanical plates pasted on sheets of 19th-century wallpaper. On the table, Domaine de Chalamon offers bistro-style cuisine with a southern accent, with a seasonal yet contemporary menu focusing on plants, herbs and freshness.
Domaine de Chalamon
291, chemin Chalamon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence