LE DOMAINE DES ANDÉOLS
Location : Parc Naturel régional du Luberon, Les Andéols, 84490 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, France
Téléphone : +33 4 90 75 50 63
At Luberon in the heart of the Provence, Olivier Massart and his wife Patrizia built one of the most beautiful boutique hotel’s in the region and in France, The Domaine des Andéols.
« Olivier a renowned artistic director in France, was born and raised inside the Domaine des Andéols, that was owned originally by his grandfather a dentist who happened to also be a sculptor in this free time, creating some of the fountains and mosaics that are still in the estate. As he inherited the domaine with his wife they decided to create an aesthetically unique hotel building 11 exceptional Villas, each one decorated under a theme that was related to their travels, inspirations and passions, each house is in a way is a « dream house » they built to share their world and welcome you in it as a close friend. Baptized with a name, inspired by a theme, every house has been built with the dedication the couple would put in a guest house for their close friends, reflecting a cultivated taste, love of art and refined living. The soul of their philosophy is « Se sentir chez soi », feel at home. Each house has a soul of its own featuring cutting edge design and an eye on art expressed through amazing photography, paintings and sculptures, all put together to tell a story and create an unforgettable experience. Their names: Maison Rouge, Maison Blanche, Maison de Amoureux, Maison du Voyageur, Maison des Cascades, Maison d’Ailleurs, Maison du Voyageur, Maison de l’Artiste, Maison des Amis and recently added to the family the suites Nature and la Maison Alice give you an introduction of what the story will be about. »
Maison des Amoureux
“Facing the Petit Ventoux, far from the madding crowd and prying eyes, a place to cocoon oneself from the outside world.”
MAISON DE L’ARTISTE
“Light-drenched, serene, a universe conducive to inspiration, but also a gentle haven of rest.”
Domaine des Andéols/ Design Hotels
At Domaine des Andéols, the organic shapes and colors that define the Provençal landscape take on new meaning in juxtaposition to its pure lines, bespoke spaces, and very personal collection of art and furniture. Each of its 14 villas has its own unique character—from Maison Toujours, which embraces a delicate palette of pale pastels and art that celebrates the female figure, to Maison Amoureux’s concrete grey walls, which provide the perfect background for Bertoia’s bright red 1952 Diamond chairs.
Outside, oversize daybeds hide from the sun under triangles of stretched white canvas. Down the hill, a landmark tree is experienced from multiple perspectives: immense from below, but enveloping from within—where guests are invited to dine seven meters above ground in Domaine des Andéols’ tree house. Later in the evening, the carefully delineated angles of an illuminated indoor pool play against the endlessness of a starry night sky.
A LIVE-IN GALLERY
Paintings once found in museums now hang at Domaine des Andéols, while exhibitions, organized in collaboration with Parisian gallery Kammel Mennour, surround guests with the work of photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Daido Moriyama.
Klieg lights making a fitting design touch in a hotel that can feel like both a showcase gallery and a warm, welcoming home to its appreciative guests who journey here from around the world.
Olivier And Patrizia Massart
At first, the idea was to turn Domaine des Andéols into a philanthropic venture to support artists. “In the summer, we would make it work as a hotel—a maison d’hôte—and in winter, as a foundation,” says Olivier. “We have so many friends who are painters, photographers, sculptors,” says Patrizia. “We’re also enthusiastic collectors. So we knew there’d be reason for such a concept.” “But we also soon worked out that an idea like this would require much more money than we had,” says Olivier, laughing. “Maybe we will go back to the idea one day, but for now, Domaine des Andéols works just as it is—an aesthetically unique hotel that inspires in people a real passion for the visual arts. We want to share this point of view with as many like-minded guests as we can.”
It is this spirit of connection, of genuine hospitality, that makes Domaine des Andéols different from your run-of-the-mill five-star. “How can I say it?” says Patrizia. “It’s a house. Except it’s not just a house. It’s a way of living—a different sentiment, like being in a home without the bad parts, where you don’t have to worry about the mundane. It’s about feeling good, relaxed, about being comfortable among family.” This effect owes much to the sheer beauty of the place: the buzz of crickets, the smell of dry heat on the lavender fields, the ducks that come back every spring to breed on the lake. It is the seductive simplicity of an architectural shape, a waft of rosemary-scented lamb emanating from the kitchen, the meal enjoyed under the canopy of a centuries-old plane tree. It is the changing light, the history—ancient and recent—in the buildings’ bones. And it is the searingly fresh look that brings together Harry Bertoia’s bright red 1952 chairs, created together with Florence Knoll, and photography by Daidō Moriyama.
Domaine des Andéols
Les Andéols 84490 Saint-Saturnin-lés-Apt France
Tel : +33 (0)4 90 75 50 63 Fax : +33 (0)4 90 75 43 22 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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