European Escapes: La Bastide de Marie27.10.10
This heavenly escape, La Bastide de Marie, is located in Menerbes, France of the Provence Region. It is the location of the photo shoot Marion Cotillard was featured in for July Vogue. If you dare to explore this place, I guarantee you will be transported to a place of peace and tranquility. The 18th century building is set upon gardens of lilac lavender, olive and lemon trees. Surrounded by 24 hectares of vineyards, It invites you to experience the true essence of Provence.
Each room is designed in balance with it's surrounding nature. Warm tones of spring summer and fall, antiques, and plenty of wrought iron beds, tables and chairs add to the character and charm. Canopy beds with soft floral bedding and exposed stone walls are absolutely breathtaking. The Main Lounge ( with Fireplace) offers exceptional views of the vineyards. Rates range fro 450 to 780 Euros per person per night, and include 3 exquisite meals, aperitifs and regional wines. Did I mention they have a spa? Yes. A full service indoor outdoor spa. Now all we have to do it get there!