Chateau de Massillan in Provence

Chateau de Massillan in Provence

Sarah Coffey
Sep 10, 2010

There's something about this first photo that's so appealing on a Friday evening — the unmade bed, the curtains half drawn, the pillows on the floor, and the robe thrown over the arm of the chair. This moment took place in a historic French chateau near Avignon and Orange, originally built for Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II.

The chateau, now a hotel, is currently owned by French designer Birgit Israel. It has 13 guest rooms, which retain the Old World style of the space — stone floors, exposed wood beam ceilings, arched doorways. Rooms are sparsely but elegantly furnished with a mix of antiques and contemporary pieces.

For a full tour of the place, click here.

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Photos: Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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