Friday, June 14, 2013

Our 'Mas' in Provence

     Now that you've seen our apartment in Paris, I'd like to show you our 'Mas' in St. Remy in Provence.  First of all, Provence is a region in southern France.  It is famous for its lavender, wine, fabric, olives, and soaps.  A mas is a house on a farm or in the country.  Our mas was on the edge of the village of St. Remy.  We rented it for two weeks with Martin's five sisters and brother and sister-in-law.  It had five bedrooms, a large living room-dining room, big French kitchen with a table to seat 10, a covered patio with another long table (eating with friends & family is a big deal in France), and a beautiful garden and pool.  Our mas was a ten minute walk to the center of St. Remy, and a five minute walk to some ancient Roman ruins.  We were also a short walk to the cloister of St. Paul de Mausole where Vincent Van Gogh spent his last year and painted over 150 of his works.  
Front of mas, patio
pool, view from our room upstairs
five sister & me, happy hour

1 comment:

Charlene Smith said...

Pennie, loved your sharing your trip. Beautiful, what a joyful time. Love you friend and miss your face.