Maison Alain Ducasse in Provence
In 1999, Alain Ducasse decided to renovate the Abbaye de la Celle while preserving the soul of the property. This project was entrusted to Tonia Peyrot, a famous designer. There, you can still smell a delightful fruity fragrance and feel a feminine atmosphere … Indeed, the Abbaye de la Celle was a Benedictine nun convent! The nuns built refined lodges in the park of the abbey and organized intimate encounters with their “dear friends”. When the royal court of Versailles heard about this scandal, the abbey was closed down immediately.www.abbaye-celle.com
Today, the Hostelry of the Abbaye de la Celle comes to terms with its past through an elegant, cosy, feminine decoration and choice of colours. Every room is named after one of these nuns: a tribute to these women who used to stride along the abbey corridors.
The restaurant chef, Benoît Witz, composes his own menus with fresh vegetables and carefully selected local products in season. The pastry chef, Laurent Trocmé, bakes delicious pies, cakes, home-made sorbet … Afterwards, let’s take a relaxing walk in the abbey gardens while admiring Isabelle Barriole’s vegetal sculptures, Isabelle Merlet's paintings and Jean Verrechia's floral motifs.
A member of Châteaux et Hôtels Collection, the Hostelry of the Abbaye de la Celle is the ideal place to stay to discover the Var region. Just around the corner, the house of Côteaux du Var wines is settled in a beautiful building where you taste wines from the region. You can also explore the Celle village, visit Brignoles, a major medieval city,or enjoy sports activities around the Carcès lake… One of the best ways to explore the Provence region.
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