Villa Mon Plaisir is an ancient estate, built on the ruins of a Roman fort, and perched on a mountainside looking across the valley to the Chateau of Lacoste. The current house was built in 1750, in the traditional Provencal style of stone walls, beamed ceilings and terracotta tomette tiles. Villa Mon Plaisier has long been home to writers and artists, and provides the perfect setting for sustained creative work.
Each writer will have their own bedroom, with ensuite bathroom and writing space. Some rooms have deep iron bathtubs, others antique four-poster beds, embroidered curtains, monogrammed linens and traditional French quilts. All bedrooms have sweeping views across the valley. Fellows can also enjoy the beautiful gardens of Villa Mon Plaisir, which are full of places to read and dream. There is a saltwater swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen and eating areas. Electric bikes are available for writers who wish to ride to the local boulangerie or further afield, and there are beautiful walking routes everywhere.
Meals will be prepared by a local chef, with a focus on seasonal, organic produce, as well as the various delicacies and specialties of Provence. All wine is from the surrounding vineyards, and liqueurs are made by the monks at the nearby Abbaye Valsaintes.