All is Lovely in Aix-en-Provence.

While in the Southern Provence area of France, I stayed at this adorable and beautifully designed ‘hotel particular” called 28 a Aix. It’s located in town center of Aix-en-Provnce, an area of France known for it’s love of art and it’s association with water. As the tourism board heralds, “all is colour and sensation: the light of the sky, the golden stone of the facades, the transparent green of the fountains, the shade of the plane trees”. They are so right!

Our stay at 28 a Aix will never be forgotten. I hope to return again.  Michael and Sophie were so warm and welcoming from arrival to departure, and truly perfect hosts to us during our three night stay. This row house-turned-inn has four gorgeous rooms that are in high demand. Look at my pics and you will see why!

Bonjour Michael (look at the upper left window!) The front facade at 28 a Aix.

Bonjour Michael (look at the upper left window!) The front facade at 28 a Aix.

We bunked in Room #2 which has 14 foot high ceilings, two windows looking over the back courtyard with bamboo furnishings, a koi pond, old wall, and so many photo ops… such a treat for the trigger-happy gal that I am!

The to-die-for backyard was just underneath of window and such a treat!

The to-die-for backyard was just underneath of window and such a treat!

The room is the best part! Sheer white drapery covered the lower 2/3 of the walls which made us feel like we were sleeping on a cloud.The bed was covered in custom labeled ’28’ sheets and cases, while a corner wood burning stove, a huge Bang & Olfson flat screen, large closet, and large bathroom with modern shower flanked other sides of the large room. I love the two Ikea lamps hanging above the bedside tables (these inexpensive hanging lamps looked great in that room).

Our adorable home for three nights! Lots of natural light!

Our adorable home for three nights! Lots of natural light!

Breakfast was delicious. Each morning, Michael entertained us with his humourous tales and helpful hints for making the most out of the city and surrounding areas of Provence. While French show tunes played in the background, we feasted at intimate tables in the front parlour room on fresh fruit cups, assorted pastries, fresh OJ and aromatic coffee. The dining room is littered with beautiful interior design books and is decorated with soft rose and gold colors intertwined with sage green.

Mornings were a treat amoung music, scented candles, and delicious homeade food.

Mornings were a treat among music, scented candles, and delicious homemade food.

The large and inviting living space has an awesome assortment of design books.

The large and inviting living space has an awesome assortment of design books.

Fresh floral breezes from the flagstone courtyard was sleep inducing. I absolutely loved it. If I have the luxury of returning to Aix-en-Provence, I’m snuggling up in this perfect Provincial home.

The lush back courtyard with lanterns, a winding staircase, bamboo furnishings and a koi pond. Lovely.

The winding staircase leads up past lanterns to the living space.

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