Domaine des Andeols
Escape the tourists in the well known villages of Provence and indulge your senses by visiting the Domaine des Andeols, which is close enough to everything that is Provence, but just far enough to feel like you are discovering a new path. The Domaine des Andéols sits in the heart of the Luberon, perched high on a hill circled by olive groves and lavender fields.
Founded by a couple of fashion-industry insiders from Paris, the Domaine des Andeols is a bit more stylish than the typical Provençal farmhouse hotel. Its owners, Olivier and Patrizia Massart, spent the last 20 years collecting paintings, photographs, furniture, and objects, and then set out to, “create a place where they could share it all with artists, designers, friends, and guests from around the world.”
Today, Domaine des Andéols is home to more than 250 of these art pieces, and each of the property’s 9 villas is inspired by an artwork, color, or theme. If you think the Domaine des Andeols looks like the backdrop to a fashion shoot that is no accident; it is regularly visited by photographers on the run from Paris and Milan!
Michelin-star collector Alain Ducasse oversees the hotel restaurant, La Maison des Saveurs, an impressively chandeliered dining room serving innovative French cuisine in a pebble-floored, glass-tabled space. www.andeols.com