To barely returned and the desire to leave is already felt. Especially since the temperatures remain fine as soon as you cross the line separating the north from the south of France and the tourists have mostly deserted the place. All that remains is a vast playground and with it the opportunity to discover haunts and addresses for insiders who, from Périgord to the shores of the Mediterranean via Provence, promise idleness in the garden, lunches on the terrace and last let’s dive into the big blue before the arrival of autumn. Selection.
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Casa Sallusti, Alpes Maritimes
Farm, hotel, restaurant… Casa Sallusti is all of these. With the added bonus of a well-established ecological awareness, since this enclave in the hinterland of Nice has had the Ecocert label since 2002. Isabella, its owner, cultivates orchards and vegetable gardens there in permaculture, lets her hens roam in the open air and devotes herself to natural beekeeping. Here, we sleep in a bed under the stars or in cocooning mode in a lodge, we savor cuisine “from the picking to the plate”, we learn about meditation, we learn to identify edible plants as well as design a vegetable garden. In short, we reconnect with nature.
From €350 per night in lodges for 2 to 8 people, www.casasallusti.com
Capelongue, VaucluseAfter many years spent in the loving hands of chef Édouard Loubet (2 Michelin stars), Capelongue has begun a new story this season under the leadership of the Beaumier collection, to which we owe in particular Les Roches Rouges, in Saint- Raphaël and L’Alpaga in Megève, and which is investing the Luberon for the first time. To do this, the group has used the services of Atelier Lamarck for the gardens and the Yellow cabinet, in collaboration with Saint-Lazare, for the interior design. Objective: to draw inspiration from everything that makes Provence, but without falling into pastiche. Result: 37 rooms, two restaurants, two swimming pools and a spa carried by a decoration where the outline and the light wood mingle with the colors terracotta and pink earth.
From €350 per night. Such. : 04 79 33 01 04, www.beaumier.com
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La Tartane, VarBarely pronouncing its name, La Tartane (former small Mediterranean boat) invites you to travel. In the heart of the Riviera of the 1930s – here, the houses bear the names of Gabrielle (Chanel), Scott (Fitzgerald), Peggy (Guggenheim) or Pablo (Picasso) – but also in the heart of the region, the hotel cultivating the charm of Provencal hamlets, close to the beaches and the village of Saint-Tropez. This new signature, the 5-star owes it to Jordane Arrivetz and her agency Notoire, which, from the rooms to the lobby, through the restaurant and the swimming pool, distill a retro atmosphere but well in its time, where rattan headboards , carved wooden furniture, vintage objects in golden yellow, old rose and celadon compete with coral motifs, terracotta benches, reed pergola, fringed parasols and beach hut-style bar.From €590 per night. Such. : 04 94 97 21 23, www.latartane-hotel.com
La Grange 18, Dordogne
Seven years ago, Émilie Ergoll left Paris and her former life for this typical 18th century farmhouse.e nestled in the heart of the Périgord noir, near Sarlat. In less than a year, she and her friend Marie renovate, transform and breathe here and there their taste for china and beautiful things. Bel Estiu (“beautiful summer”, in Occitan) was born and, with it, three bedrooms, a garden, a swimming pool and a holiday home atmosphere that we appropriate from the fitted kitchen to the many rest areas. Since this summer, the address has been enriched with a gîte in the renovated barn, La Grange 18, which also combines personalized decoration and the charm of the old.From €120 per night in the guest house and €200 in La Grange 18. Tel. : 06 50 69 4404, www.belestiu.com
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