There’s something about the village of Marsanne that I fell utterly in love with the first time we visited, over a year ago. We arrived at 11pm in the dark, stayed just one night and left the next morning after breakfast but I knew it was somewhere I wanted to spend more time. When we were planning our “mini-moon” around the South of France it was a given that we would spend at least one more night at Le Clos Marquise, with its wonderful owner Sylvie. If I could adopt Sylvie I would, she’s like a long lost French aunt who is not only an excellent host but a wonderful chef, too. When we first visited, Le Clos Marquise had only been open a month, now its four rooms are booked up well in advance. It’s such a special place, I know we will return again.
On this occasion we stayed four nights and ventured beyond the beautiful walled gardens. In the centre of the village is a wonderful little restaurant, hotel and shop called L’Atelier à Marsanne. At first I was confused, should I order lunch or scour through all the amazing homeware pieces in the shop. Dan was there to help me see sense, so we sat down and ate first. I ordered the most incredible (and huge) plate of scallops tartare with fresh nectarine. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so many scallops in one go, it was delicious. After lunch Dan and I looked through the Jars ceramics I’d had my eye on in the shop and picked out a few pieces for us and a few to take home for friends. I’ve been using the bowls and mugs we bought nearly everyday since we got back.
Can’t wait til our next visit to Marsanne.
Second Female Off-The-Shoulder Top (sold out, similar here)* | Mango Denim Skirt (sold out, similar here) | Penelope Chilvers Valenciana Espadrilles (similar here) | Missoma Engravable Initial Necklace in Gold* | Straw Bag (bought on Île de Porquerolles) | Super by Retrosuperfuture Paloma Black Matte Sunglasses* | Larssen & Jennings Liten Watch c/o Farfetch*
IRO Paris Yante Broderie Anglais Dress (sold out, similar here) | ATP Atelier Rosa Sandals in Black | Ace & Tate Sebastian Sunglasses in Bio Black* | CFconcept Tusk Necklace in Gold | Vintage Belt | Straw Bag (as above) | Larssen & Jennings Liten Watch c/o Farfetch*
AYR Slip Silk Camisole* | Mango Denim Skirt (as above) | Mango Leather Sandals in Tan (sold out, similar here) | Hush Spanish Dancer Scarf (sold out)* | Ace & Tate Sebastian Sunglasses in Bio Black* | CFconcept Tusk Necklace in Gold | Straw Bag (as above) | Larssen & Jennings Liten Watch c/o Farfetch*
UNIQLO Stripe Linen Shirt (sold out) | Topshop Straw Boater (sold out, similar here) | Super by Retrosuperfuture Flat Top Sunglasses in Havana*