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Peace of Provence

by habituallychic

09 . 25 . 11
The quote on the Moulin du Jardinier website says it all, “from film sets to the peace of Provence.”   The English director of Dr. Zhivago, Sir David Lean fell in love with the 15th-century stone house and restored it and the gardens for his family.  After his death, a young Danish couple bought it from his widow and further updated the old mill house to include a heated pool and even WiFi. They now rent it out so you too can get away from it all.  At $17,000 per week you may not be able to stay a year in Provence like Peter Mayle.  But since it sleeps nine people, you could split the cost for a fun holiday in the South of France.  I’m tempted to recruit eight friends for a holiday.  Anyone care to join me?

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  1. Linda Carswell September 25, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    I know there are some amazing places around the world, but I strongly feel that everyone must visit Provence at least once in their life time…..

  2. Patsy Ann September 25, 2011 | 11:53 pm

    If I go, can I have the red toile bedroom?

  3. BluBabesCreate September 26, 2011 | 1:51 am

    Look at that room in toile!

  4. Carl Barnett September 26, 2011 | 3:52 am

    Amazing stonework. I just sleep on the sofa by the fireplace. We’ll make smores ! Have a great week. ~best

  5. mosaicology September 26, 2011 | 10:30 am

    i am on a really tight schedule but i would have loved to be one of the 9.this is a dream house.perfect.

  6. laughingsalmon September 26, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    Would love to be one of the group…Once in…does France have Squatters Rights?

  7. Stephanie September 26, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    Wow! what a spectacular place. I was sad that I didn’t win that contest for that provence getaway that Abercrombie & Kent offered last year – I wanted to offer to share it with all my best blogging girls!

  8. MJH Design Arts September 26, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    If the house comes complete with a great household staff and pantry filled with necessities, I’m in. Thanks. Mary

  9. Kristina Gulino September 26, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    Wooweee! That is some vacation!

  10. shabbyhouse September 26, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    I want the lightshades in the dining room shot – perfect combination of contemporary and traditional. LOVE French-Castle Chic 😀

  11. Claudia Juestel September 27, 2011 | 12:35 am

    Provence has this captivating magic that draws one back again and again. This certainly is a perfect place to stay close to the Mediterranean.