Room Les Roses
Access to this little paradise is via the hall stairway, which features an ornate wrought iron design of an olive tree, that much-loved symbol of Provence.
On the first floor is a cosy bedroom, which pays tribute to the flowers that Michèle adores. She has successfully created a décor characterized by understated elegance. The main feature in the room is a very fine wardrobe with a carved pediment representing 2 intertwined roses. The room is spacious and light and is decorated in shades of pink, fuchsia and purple in the shape of its armchairs, soft furnishings and the bed canopy. Underfoot is a chevron pattern parquet floor that creaks gently under guests’ footsteps. The bed linen is delicately scented with the sweet fragrances of provence France, beckoning you to slip between the sheets of the king size bed and dream sweet dreams. The curtains are genuine toile de Jouy designs from luxury fabric-makers Pierre Frey, chosen by the mistress of the house. Her attention to detail can be seen in the matching designs on the wall-fixed lights. A selection of old wall-mounted engravings add a final decorative flourish to the bedroom.
A small area separates bedroom and bathroom, an alcove carved out of the stone that houses an elegant wash-hand basin, making an ideal setting for afternoon tea or a light meal. Michèle always ensures guests have a little something to drink or nibble on – locally sourced, naturally – such as calissons (candied fruit/almond-based confectionery) and berlingots (hard candy). Gastronomy is part of the way of life at Le Vallon.
The bathroom is very light and is as romantic and comfortable as you could wish for, featuring a cast-iron clawfoot bath and a very large enclosed shower. This means that relaxation is guaranteed, whether you choose bath or shower, with the experience being topped off with the shower and body care products that your hosts have chosen for you. The paintings of angels, the finely-worked light fittings and the red tile flooring are a testament to the efforts Michèle and Fred have made to recreate a really cosy Provençal ambience in this room. Above the two wash-hand basins hang a couple of delicately-carved mirrors that bear the traces of time and which were bought from antiques dealers.
A stay in the ‘Les Roses’ room of our guesthouse will enable you to appreciate to the full the peacefulness and easy-going pace of life at Le Vallon. Let yourself be roused from your sleep by the sun’s rays flitting through the shutters, in the distance, a cockcrow reminds you that you have a wonderful day ahead of you, full of new experiences and people to meet. However, to help prepare you for all this, you’ll need a hearty breakfast!