7.11.2009

Travels du Jour::Pool with a View

There are many lovely pools with many lovely views.
A pool at the edge of another body of water .. . be it a lake or
an ocean ... . . doubles the aquatic immersion.
I have great memories of this particular view.
A small hotel in a small village in France.
An area known for inspiring artists such as
Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Chagall, Leger and Calder.
This small hotel was known to be especially appreciative
and supportive of these artists early in their careers ... .
often trading meals and lodging in exchange for paintings
and sculpture. The art remains - - on the walls in the restaurant
& the guest rooms, as well as in the courtyard and around the pool.

To swim in this cool shaded pool and float under the stunning Calder
mobile is perhaps my favorite pool view.

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Many of you may recognize this to be Hotel La Colombe d'Or
in Saint Paul de Vence. Visit their website HERE to learn
more about the history of this charming inn .... . but, know
that July and August tend to be tres crowded, so an off season
visit will allow for a quieter pool experience.

10 comments:

Courtney said...

That pool looks beautiful and relaxing, and I loved hearing about the history of the inn. I am now off to check out their website! Hope you're having a great weekend. xo

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lovely! ... and the website is even more inviting.

thanks for the suggestion ... maybe we need to branch out a little from our favorite lodging!

vicki archer said...

A very lovely Hotel/Restaurant (especially the terrace) and sweet village as well although as you said Judith - July and August are very, very busy. xv

TheKeyBunch said...

What a beautiful pool - just looking at the pic makes me feel calm and serene, it must be awesome to actually be there and experience the views!

Sharon

Chrisy said...

Oh it's heavenly...and obviously the guests have excellent taste!

Celeste Maia said...

That is indeed a special place, we stayed there in February, so no pool, but it was memorable. The whole area around is beautiful, and one eats so well.
We always go in winter, or early spring, or late fall, so usually there are very few people around.
Lovely post bringing back lovely memories.

studioJudith said...

So happy you all find this pool as enchanting as I do ... . truth be told, it's been many years since I've been here: but, it holds a special place in my heart.
Jjjj

Ingrid Mida said...

It looks divine. How I wish I was there right now!

Di Overton said...

I love Saint Paul de Vence just wish I were there right now :(

Mélanie said...

I love this village. But it has been a while since I've been thereand I've never been to the coombe d'or. I would die to swim in this pool , looking the calder mobile