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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Perfect Place to Stay in Provence~ Mas Predon

Just 7 kilometers outside of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France is the tiny village of Saint-Étienne-du-Grès. Here you will find a charming bed and breakfast: Mas Predon.

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It is located on the Avenue d’Arles and a large sign marks the driveway.

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There is a large parking area and a well worn path that leads to a series of buildings. On your right is a small shed and just behind it is separate guest quarters.

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The L’Olivier studio has its own kitchenette, patio and charming shuttered doors.

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However we walked towards the main house where we found our handsome, charming and knowledgeable innkeeper, Francis.Amboise 021

Upon our arrival he gave a tour of the lovely grounds and pointed out that our bedroom would be the room on the upper right.

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We entered through the second door which was flanked by lovely potted olive trees.

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We had booked the “Soleil” room which had two well appointed beds.

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The bathroom was quite modern with numerous amenities.

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There was a dresser as well as a writing desk. The French doors led to a small balcony…

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…and a beautiful view of the manicured gardens.

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At the left of the property was a small cabana that housed an outdoor kitchen to include a refrigerator and grill available to all guests.

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There is also a lovely covered seating area where we enjoyed breakfast one rainy morning.

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Although the pool looked quite inviting, it was still a bit cool. I plan to go back some summer to take a plunge.

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Looking back towards the main house, which is several centuries old, you can see the large flagstone patio. I sat outside here several mornings using Skype so that I could share the lovely view with Mr. Décor.

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My cousin, Linda, and I also enjoyed several lovely breakfasts here as well.

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Béatrice, the lady of the Mas, is a master in the kitchen. Every morning we enjoyed her freshly squeezed juice, a variety of homemade breads and jams, as well as a medley of Viennese pastries accompanied by coffee or tea.

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Mas Predon is extremely quiet and peaceful. Wifi is available. Francis is happy to provide you with travel suggestions, maps and dinner reservations. I would recommend that you have a command of basic French in order for good conversation. Mas Predon does not take credit cards but there is a bank right up the street with an ATM happy to dispense Euro’s. :)

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At the end of the week I felt that I had made two very special new friends. Francis and Béatrice you are true treasures and are missed very much!

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If you happen to visit, please tell them “Laura INGALLS says hello”. They really enjoy “Little House” which is shown regularly in France.


The Mas Predon website can be found HERE.

I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own.

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Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

After the weekend I had this would be a wonderful trip to go on. It looks so beautiful.

lnb said...

Looks like the perfect spot to land for a while...

Karena Albert said...

Laura you and Linda found the perfect place to stay, it is so inviting!

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Christine said...

It would be my pleasure to give complements and a big hello to Guy and Béatrice, if I have the privileged to travel and stay there!!
This series has been such a joy to read.
Thank you!

Susan said...

Oh Laura, it looks like such a delightful B&B. So glad you got to stay there. Tres bien! Susan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this looks like the perfect place to stay and the hosts are so gracious and friendly. So glad you had such a great trip.

Lana L. said...

So beautiful - wish I were there right now! Your pictures are so lovely. Also read your post about moving to Texas - what an exciting new adventure!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Is it does look like the perfect place to stay. I was wondering, did y'all have a car or was it near public transportation?

Sarah said...

Oh, provence! This looks to be a delightful place to call home while in the area. Thank you for the link, Laura. I'm filing this away for future travel.

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful place! And to have such lovely accommodations. How did you ever manage to leave?
Our 17 year old grandson is over in France right now. A friend's family invited him to travel with them to Paris where they are going to a wedding. What a wonderful experience for him to be able to stay with a family right in the city for over two weeks. I can't wait to hear his stories and see the pictures when he gets home. :)

Rita C. said...

Okay, Laura, I have been catching up on your travel series. Your desire to go back and take the "plunge" in the pool does it - you need to be my guide when I go! I love your journal of this trip. I still have a couple more posts to read, but I am loving them all. Thank you!