The Silver Fox

A couple of years ago when Maurice and I did the Orient Express trip we talked with the chef after one of the splendid meals and he told us he had a B&B in Provence. I noted the name because I thought it would be really great to stay there so when we were going to be in the area we were able to book a room. We had a lot of trouble finding it as it is on a very narrow dirt road outside of a small village called Marnas but it was worth the trip. It is called l’Atelier du Renard Argenté, the Silver Fox.

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The entry.

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The grouunds were large with lavender and fruit trees everywhere and chairs set up to enjoy the view.

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There was a swimming pool too.

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Here is the view from upstairs looking down into the living room. It was all decorated by the chef’s wife, Gail, who once worked in Paris at The George V. She had such good taste and there were lovely things everywhere. Our room was lovely too.

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The table set for dinner. The chef, Christian, was there to cook since it was the week-end, otherwise he would be on the Orient Express. He has been the chef there for 34 years.

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Breakfast. Such attention to detail. We were so full from dinner that we could hardly do justice to it. Just an elegant, peaceful place. We may go back in the autumn for a truffle week-end.

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