Kathy Morris and I again had the pleasure of staying with Beatrice Navarre at her beautiful bastide in Saint Albergati during our antiquing trip. The main house, with eight antiques-filled bedrooms and private baths, is available for both individuals or families. The property covers several acres, is convenient to Avignon, and has a large pool and cabana. The bastide, once an operating mill until the early 20th century, has been in Beatrice's family since the late 1700s. All the furniture in the house is authentic and offers visitors the opportunity to see how French families have lived for centuries. (Coming home to my very ordinary 21st century retirement cottage would be near impossible if my husband wasn't there!)
Kathy and I always prefer to stay in the private guests quarters behind the main house which has its own entrance and courtyard. Did I mention that a lovely canal runs beneath one of the bedrooms? I always call 'first dibs' on that!
|Small canal running through the property|
|View of the exterior of the guest quarters from the bridge|