MAS DE L’AMARINE - THE TASTE OF PROVENCE
LUXURY SEASONAL RENTALS AND ORGANISATION OF PRIVATE EVENTS
AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENTIAL HIDEAWAY IN A UNIQUE ARTIST'S HOUSE IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE, FOR SOPHISTICATED TRAVELERS
We celebrate the art of 'positive luxury'. Come and explore the Mas de l'Amarine, fall to its charms and delight in each moment, losing yourself in experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. This peerless haven arouses inexplicable emotions as great beauty always does; a sense of fluttering lightness will penetrate your whole being ... a magical feeling.
As a refined, creative refuge nestled in the heart of Provence, the Mas de l’Amarine offers the ultimate private getaway to host family gatherings, friendly reunions, intimate celebrations, weddings and wellness retreats. Entirely privatised, this exceptional artist's property becomes our guests' home from home, for a weekend or longer. Like a personal guide, we organise each tailor-made stay down to the finest detail. Attentive to guests' wants and needs, we provide for everything from daily necessities to their most precious dreams, allowing them to savour each moment in its pristine beauty.
The experience is magical, but the philosophy is simple:
Mas (main house)
650 m2 floor space
Heating and air conditioning
70 m2 floor space
4 guests or staff
2 connected bedrooms
Heating and air conditioning
5000 m2 private space
Walking around the Property
The Mas de l'Amarine, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, looks out towards the Alpilles range. Set in 5000m2 of grounds, the 700m2 main house, built on several levels, takes your eye on a journey through the history of art from the 1950s to today.
At first glance you see a big 18th-century Provençal farmhouse standing majestically amid the trees and flowers of the garden, where you'll also spy some amusing artworks – a first hint of the originality of this place, its special identity.
The Mas de l'Amarine is an artist's house, decorated by painter Roger Bezombes in the 1950s with an effusion of colours and mosaics. The style suggests the bohemian life beloved of many artists, hinting at freedom and a touch of talented craziness. A variegated exuberance of colour and design.
Before you take over the keys, let the Mas de l'Amarine open its doors and show you some of its secrets.
The lounges and kitchen
The first room you enter is the big lounge, boasting a magnificent mosaic by Roger Bezombes. Everything in this flamboyant heart of the house is designed to nurture warm moments of complicity. Comfortable sofas await you, around an imposing fireplace whose chimney breast came from the old pope's palace in Avignon. A discreet cigar and champagne cabinet will keep your treats in perfect condition. This lounge flies the colours of the house!
Up a few steps, in the centre of the house, is the landing area where people pass by throughout the day. Glass in hand, coming from the pantry on your way to the terrace, you'll take the opportunity to share a moment with someone. It's also a place for foodie moments, with a stone table and a rotisserie that's perfect for fireside grills. From here you can see the pantry and the open kitchen, both possessing top quality professional equipment hinting at gourmet feasts to come.
A few more steps up and the second lounge comes into view. Its vast picture window opens onto a terrace overlooking the garden and out towards the Alpilles hills. This lounge is big enough for the craziest activities, with projector, games table, bar and drinks trolley, bookcases and reception area.
In the rock-walled dining room, hidden like a surprise in its bright, mineral decor, guests sit around a big glass table. The wine store is carved into the rock!
The six bedrooms
The six bedrooms are all different. Each is named for a colour and is fragrant with a particular perfume by True Grace. These large, light rooms are invitingly dreamy, with big beds, silky bed linen and bathrooms steeped in the emblematic scent of Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte.
The orange room
The orange suite, on the ground floor, is deliciously spacious, south-facing and with a bathroom one could live in. You'll find the Le Corbusier style reading chair perfect for relaxing in the caress of the southern sun. When the sun is high, the room is brightly bathed in the colour it's named after.
The yellow room
A bright, spacious suite opening onto its own terrace overlooking the garden and pool. A framed Hermès headscarf with a firework pattern in shades of yellow is accentuated by the light of the rising sun.
The purple room
This room boasts an outstanding view of the Alpilles, framed by the century-old wisteria with its huge hanging flowers. An especially peaceful room, symbolising feminine softness, with a large, immaculate white bathroom.
The red room
At sunset the view over a landscape of garrigue scrubland seems to catch fire, reddening the entire room.
The black room
It could have been called the room of secrets. Even the bathroom has its mysteries! Über-colourful, in the Christian Lacroix spirit, with a surprising Boucharouite rag rug in black leather on the floor. The small terrace leads directly to the garden.
The blue room
All on its own on the top floor, it's the closest to heaven! With sloping attic ceiling, it's ideal for youngsters and has its own lounge corner.
At your disposal on the first floor landing area is a desk with computer and printer. And as a gently attentive touch for smart feet, there's also an old-fashioned shoe shine unit.
L’Attrape rêve” The wellbeing space
Across the garden is the former dovecote (an integral part of any Provençal mas) where, hidden from view at the top of a flight of stone steps, is the massage and beauty care salon. Like a cabinet of curiosities, a warm, fanciful setting where colours, materials and perfumes invite you to relax and let go for a moment of calm and wellbeing. That's another side of the Mas de l'Amarine and its atypical, authentic approach to the beauty of body and mind, a pathway to self-harmony.
Whether newbie or long-standing adept, L'Attrape Rêves, our dream-catching capsule collection of treatments and massages, is meant for you. Give in to temptation!
Céline Escand's Baum Intégral, 100% natural and organic, 100% Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, is our beauty icon, used in all our treatments.
The converted sheep barn, separate from the house, is the ideal place to accommodate accompanying staff or give teenagers the independence they long for. Its comfortable lounge with open kitchen and its two adjoining bedrooms can accommodate four people.
On the ground floor, with independent access, is a laundry room and ironing room. There is also a pantry with cold room and freezer.
A stroll in the gardens
The fully-enclosed 5000m2 estate borders the Voie Aurélia, the old Roman road along the north side of the Alpilles range. Your first glimpse of the property comes as the big gate opens. In the foreground, generations of nettle trees, pines and mature oaks.
Hidden species create secret places as you stroll around the Provençal terraced garden, with here a herb bed, there a stand of flowering shrubs. Plants grow out between the old stones of the terrace walls; climbing roses and bushes below the walls add graphic effect and wafting scents. Perspectives lead the eye to Land Art works skilfully placed here and there around the garden, or to vistas of the Alpilles beyond.
Ideal for a siesta is the old pond with its water lilies, darting goldfish and three water-spouting sculptures by Max Crueize.
Below the big house are shady terraces decked out as comfortable lounges, wonderful places for coming together and sharing moments of laughter or big conversations.
On one terrace people relax on the grass beside the heated pool. This is the setting for all your holiday fantasies! A swim, a sublime siesta, an evening with drinks by the pool ... barbecues and party nights ... and always that fabulous view of the Alpilles. The pool house boasts a very artsy 1970s oval bar and a summer kitchen – you'll become expert at mixing cocktails and grilling juicy steaks!
And what would Provence be without a pétanque party? The pétanque court is near the pool, a few step further down.