A sculpture of the Coat of Arms for the Chateau Nans des Pins in the "Jardin de Relaxation."
Choosing this place for our south of France destination was the result of a purely random Google search. Sight unseen and with no recommendations, it turned out to be a perfect choice. It was out in the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but not all that far from the civilization of rustic, French village life. A comfortable room, much larger than anything we'd experienced in the city. And for 1/3 the cost. The ambiance was perfect for relaxing and soaking up the scenery, reflecting on life, reading...lots of reading, writing, picnicking, and wine sipping. There was only one thing missing, but not for long.
Having arrived in the late afternoon, it was near 1630 by the time we checked in and got semi settled in our room. About 1630 I place a phone call to Tongue in Cheek. However there was no answer at that time but later, just before dinner, we did make contact and the rest of that story is the piece-de-resistance for this week of the trip.
Then it was out to survey and explore the grounds and just get a feel for the place. I'll put up some photos and you can investigate with us. (Click to enlarge.)
This tower housed on the first level the office, and the second level housed our boudoir of Room #1. The third level was Staff quarters.
Entry to the terrace dining area with the green house dining room visible inside the wall to the left.
rel in a daily ritual, albeit in different locations form day to day and depending on the time of day. He was like a sunflower....following the sun. ;) Sometimes the beverage container was a coffee cup!
Corey of Tongue in Cheek and her "French husband" joined us for drinks after diner in the greenhouse and the stage was set for fantastic week of pleasant adventures, encounters, and building of friendships.