Happy Bastille Day! We love a good reason to celebrate France's proud history, and today, we are highlighting two properties located in distinctly beautiful and historic French provinces. Take a look inside our favorite luxury ski cabin, and a farmhouse that is truly rustic yet also modern.
First off, we have Chalet One Oak located in the charming mountain village of Combloux. For all you ski aficionados, Chalet One Oak is a dream come true. This luxury ski cabin in the French Alps is decked out in beautiful cozy and tasteful design accents such as large chandelier orbs dangling from the living room, as well as plush rugs laid across every floor.
Upon arrival you will be tempted to stop and stare the amazing view of Mont Blanc, which is also viewed from inside the cabin. On the patio, take advantage of the panoramic mountain views of tall green pine trees and beautiful, fresh mountainscapes for endless photo ops. The crisp air is just what you will want to wake up to in the morning as your first step outside.
Since wine and champagne are also included in your packages, you can bet that a gather round the fireplace after a long day of skiing and a tall glass of wine will sure to be on your trip's itinerary. For another social spot on the property, hop in the patio jacuzzi.
We especially love that while Chalet One Oak is its private six suite getaway, it is located only five minutes from the lifts of the famous Megeve Ski Resort. Because it is located outside of the main resort area, surrounded by private gardens and pastureland, there is a feeling of tranquility that hotels and other Megeve ski lodges cannot hope to match. You can stargaze like never before from this location of high altitude and appreciate the natural scenery, while having all the amenities to sleep safe and sound at night.
Find out more here.
If a summer French getaway is more your type, we have the sweetest vacation destination in mind for you. Maison d'Ulysse is a renovated farmhouse in the South of France still standing from the 17th century. It is today maintained by owners Guy and Gauthier who dedicate themselves to accommodating their guests at the highest of standards. This applies to everything from their delicious breakfasts to their knowledgeable recommendations of what to do in the area.
If you are a fan or Airbnb, you will love this "treat yourself" experience while living abroad. With room for up to 20 guests and located between Avignon and Nîmes, at the crossroads between Provence, Languedoc and the Cévennes, Maison d'ULysee is a special farmhouse. It is even listed on the French National Neritage Foundation as a recognized historic site.
Your experience here will be like that of a carefree dream. Fully immerse yourself in the country landscape and always enjoy access to the gorgeous solar heated swimming pool, Turkish bath, spa, and gardens. Some trees you will find dotting the property are ancient oaks, mulberry and fig. This location maintains peace while being within radius of numerous tourist attractions and the sea.
Take a closer look at Maison d'Ulysee here.
With these destinations to choose from for both the warm and cool seasons of the year, it is no wonder we always have France on our mind...
Which place will be your top vacation choice?