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The Hofstadl

A beautiful 18th-Century Tyrolean chalet nestled in the Austrian alps, now on the market. A mid-eighteenth century three story Tyrolean chalet sits nestled in the high valley at the foot of Mount Grossglockner, 2.5 miles from the center of the picturesque Austrian village of Heiligenblut. This gem has been relocated, rebuilt and completely updated by Austrian farmhouse restorers, Austrian-born Wolfgang…read more
Culture, Travel

French Village Fountains

The limestone fountains were a social gathering point where the women worked, washing clothes or vegetables. The men typically came to the fountains to discuss politics or to collect water for the animals or for the gardens. Still today people rest in front of these refreshing and charming treasures to drink the water from the spring or just to admire…read more
Culture, Travel

La Louve Gardens

If you love the gardens you will need to visit La Louve, in the delightful hilltop town of Bonnieux in Provence. This exceptional garden combines garden history and culture in southern France. Nicole de Vesian had designed La Louve for herself in the mid-1990s, but she is also responsible for many gardens in this area of Southern France. Working as a…read more

The Gardens of the Chateau La Ballue

Welcome to La Ballue Jardin, Brittany I followed the winding lanes of the Mont-Saint-Michel countryside which lead to one of the most magnificent gardens in twenty-first century France. This is a charming château, perfectly preserved on the exterior, and grand and elegant on the interior. Situated among dramatic theatrical gardens, the beautiful 17th century château is a symphony of classical architecture, exquisite décor and…read more

Gardens of Bomarzo

Authentic Provence Gardens of Bomarzo
Bomarzo is a town and commune of the province of Viterbo (Lazio, central Italy), in the lower valley of the Tiber, approx. 68 kilometers north-northwest of Rome. The History of Bomarzo and the Park of the Monsters. The bishopric was established around 400 AD, which in 700 gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Ferento. It was a historical fiefdom…read more

The Umbrian Town of Spello

Authentic Provence Town of Spello
In the beautiful Umbrian town of Spello, which is known for Pinturicchio’s frescoes of the early sixteenth century that are inspired by the New Testament, in the Baglioni Chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore church, the Infiorate di Spello takes place during the Sunday after Corpus Domini (Corpus Christi, 26 May 2016). Authentic Provence always attend this event. The ninth Sunday…read more

Sant Ambroeus – Authentic Italian Cuisine in Palm Beach

Authentic Provence Sant Ambroeus
Authentic Provence's absolute favorite Italian restaurant in Palm Beach is Sant Ambroeus. It brings the authentic Milanese cuisine, hospitality, quality service and a beautiful décor to the Palm Beach island, building upon the success of its renowned Madison Avenue and Southampton restaurants. The interior is Art Deco inspired with magnificent large Murano glass chandeliers and wall sconces. The menu includes…read more

Oustau de Baumaniere Hotel & Spa

Authentic Provence Oustau De Baumaniere
As we are often asked where to stay while in Provence, Authentic Provence's team is delighted to share our absolute favorite hotel with you – The Oustau de Baumaniere, a 4 star Relais & Chateaux with a Spa and a 2 star Michelin restaurant. For over 60 years, personalities from all walks of life have been drawn to the indescribable…read more
Culture, Travel

Les Baux de Provence

Authentic Provence Les Baux de Provence
Les Baux is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence. Les Baux-de-Provence is located in the foothills of the Alpilles in the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles 22 km south of Avignon and 15 km north-east of Arles. The defensive capabilities of Baux have always made it an attractive location for human habitation. Traces of…read more