Farewell Provence and Le Mas D’Hermès

Our final days in Provence were spent at the spacious and beautiful B & B called Le Mas D’Hermès in the village of Plan D’Orgon. There aren’t enough superlatives to properly describe this wonderful place to stay. The charming stone farmhouse dates to the 1890’s and has been lovingly and comfortably refurbished with three rooms for guests. The grounds are spacious and have an abundance of varied trees and gardens. The provided breakfasts are always varied and plentiful with homemade baked goods and fresh local fruits.

But the most important attribute is the supremely gracious hostess and owner, Emmanuelle Housseau. She not only speaks fluent English but goes to extremes to make her guests feel at home and to provide any needed assistance. We came as strangers and left feeling like family. On our last day, we just stayed on the premises and enjoyed the surroundings and hospitality. I was able to do two drawings while we were there and, in thanks for her hospitality, I gave one of them to Emmanuelle.


Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

3 thoughts on “Farewell Provence and Le Mas D’Hermès”

      1. It definitely was beautiful and seemingly endless but alas it did have to end, for us at least. I hope we can return to the area at some later time. It was magical.


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