Nestled in the hills of Provence lies the dreamy and floral paradise of Le Mas De Pierre, a gorgeous Relais & Chateaux property, set in the historically elegant medieval village of St Paul De Vence. Having been there almost a dozen times in the last couple years, it is safe to say it is was one of my favorite hotel spots in the south of France. This time around, Gregory and I chose to stay here for one very good reason: to keep away from the madness of the Cannes Film Festival. Jam packed, sunny days filled with schmoozing gets draining so there was no better way to decompress than to come back to a total Provence sanctuary.
Though St Paul De Vence is essentially a 45 minute commute to Cannes, it’s worth hopping on the toll road with the top down, basking in the French Riviera sun, wind blowing through your hair. Plus it’s a mere 15 minutes away from Nice Cote D’Azur airport.
Le Mas De Pierre has recently gone under room renovation. As part of a promotional sale, we were fortunate enough to nab a rate of 220 EUR; normally the rooms go for well over 400 EUR/night.
The room was supplied with Fragonard beauty and bath products so off the bat, I was a happy camper. I love Fragonard; it's my favorite perfumery. After all, Grasse is the perfume capital of the world - have you been?
The bed is ultra comfy, crisp and clean. A dream to plunk down on after an exhausting day of walking up and down the croisette with the sun beating down on our faces.
There was ample closet space and a huge safe. By the way, does anyone ever use the hotel safe? I frankly don’t because the ONE I time did in Los Angeles, I forgot and left my passport!!! Luckily the hotel was all over it and overnighted it to me because I needed it the next day to travel abroad. I definitely learned my lesson. Also, is a safe every really SAFE especially since any hotel staff member can crank it open? But I digress...
The bathroom is crisply modern but a little too modern for my taste. When I visited in October 2015, I was in a suite with a gorgeous French charm of a freestanding bathtub placed beautifully in the center of the bathroom, like it was a centerpiece. Observe below.
Now it's been renovated to this...
Do you see what I mean? Hey, at least there were soft bath robes to luxuriate in. Definitely a huge plus.
But would you look at that view?! Picture perfect. A symphony of the most angelic bird chirps surrounded me every minute, every hour of the day. Heaven on earth is the South of France, indeed. Natural light flooded the room perfectly throughout the day.
The Hotel Restaurant