Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente

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Maison dhotes Stella Cadente Provins

 

Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente

A quirky and luxurious guest house with attention to detail is the perfect place to rest your weary body after a day of exploring the delightful city of Provins.

 

Michel, the manager opened the heavy metal gates to reveal the lush sprawling green lawns and in the distance, a pale coral pink mansion with white shutters. It was then that I knew, I had made the right decision to stay here for the night.

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A short and pleasant walk from the train station to the bed and breakfast offers a taste and an enchanting introduction to the lower part of Provins, with pretty waterways slicing through stone cottages.

 

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Although you cannot gain entry to your room before 2pm, Michel will happily let you leave your luggage behind and show you a side entrance to the grounds that leads up a steep hill, which fortunately has a conveniently placed bench half way up to catch your breath, before exploring the high town of the UNESCO world heritage, fortified medieval town of Provins.

 

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Individually unique rooms, of which there are five, are exquisitely decorated, each with their own quirky charm.

The Puss in Boots room, perhaps the most sober room in the mansion offers a claw foot bath, Moulin Rouge is understandably vibrant red, while the room named Alice in Wonderland is decorated with a black and white tiled bathroom and a four poster bed but it was the Snow Queen room that I had chosen for my one night stay at the Guest House of Stella Cadente.

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The compact yet well designed and luxurious Snow Queen room is completely white.

The only hint of colour, apart from a view of the lush green grounds from the French doors that open above the garden, comes from subtle lighting that reflects colour and shapes from the 4000 glass beads attached to the walls and ceiling.

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The soft rabbit fur rug that covers the very comfortable white linen bed, wi-fi and an offer of a glass of white wine had me wanting to stay put and never leave my white haven.

Mesmerised, staring at the ever changing hues bouncing off the ceiling and walls was a little slice of heaven.

As was the complimentary toiletry products, the fluffy white towels and crisp white robes.

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Gliding down the gold leaf covered walls of the stairwell to breakfast offers a riot of colour throughout the rest of the mansion.

 

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Entering the bright blue breakfast room with a relaxing view of the sun dappled front lawns, plush velvet armchairs, magazines scattered about, although it would be a shame to skim through a magazine when the room itself offers so much detail to explore.

 

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A peacock hides behind the glass doors to the room, a fibre optic light, hanging from the ceiling works its way through a rainbow of colours, adding to the breakfast experience as Michel quietly places freshly squeezed orange juice, a fruit salad, croissants and a variety of breads at my table.

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A trophy hanging off the rich purple walls is the first thing I noticed in the the cosy and dimly lit sitting room, comfortable armchairs carefully placed and a plush soft velvet sofa gave me the impression that elegant men should be sitting around, drinking brandy and smoking cigars in the cleverly named ‘Non-Smoking Room’.

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Ready to wear fashion designer, Stella Cadente acquired the then dilapidated property in 2009 and created a whimsical fairytale inspired, luxury yet affordable retreat.

Michel a former chef, along with his wife Muriel and their two dogs moved to Provins to run the establishment two years ago. He offers dinner in the mansion on weekends.

I stumbled across Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente a couple of years back and finally my dream to spend a night here came true.

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Although Provins can be visited from Paris as a day trip, spending the night in this palatial mansion is well worth it. Especially if you arrive on a Friday and visit the colourful markets the following morning. Or if you are lucky enough to visit in June for Provins’ annual fair offering historical re-enactments, troubadours, acrobats, musicians and banquets, that is another reason to spend one or more nights at Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente and highly recommend it for an affordable, luxury and quirky experience.

I am not in anyway connected to, or received free services from Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente. I discovered the Guest House by researching and paid in full, for lodgings and incidentals.

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Paris Adèle Information Necessaire:

Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente
28, Rue Maximilien Michelin
77160 Provins – Seine et Marne.

Tel : 06 10 22 88 30

Mail : contact@maisonprovins.com
Official Website in English: http://maison-provins.com/en/

Directions from Provins Train station to Maison d’hotes Stella Cadente – MAP

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