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22

I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.

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the art of the renaissance aix-en-provence hotel

Renaissance Aix yellow chairs

I told you about the beautiful Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel yesterday and promised you a pictorial of some of my favorite features.

Because the space was created as an art gallery, the whole hotel is a feast for the eyes. We were there at Easter time, which was celebrated with this giant egg and cute chicken.

Renaissance Aix chicken

Speaking of eggs, this is a signature piece of the hotel. My blurry picture does not do it justice!

Renaissance Aix hands with eggs

Michael had his eye on these the whole time we were there. Any one of them would look great in our house.

Renaissance AIx lampsOn our last night, we discovered this amazing space downstairs.

Renaissance Aix downstairs

It’s like my dream Anthropologie room! Just look at these light fixtures!

Renaissance Aix birdcages

They even provide these comfy lounges so guests can relax and admire the sights.

Renaissance Aix lounges

Or, if you don’t want to stretch out, there’s this cool seating arrangement.

Renaissance Aix white chairs

The hotel has a lovely garden in the back, which is perfect for weddings and special events.

Renaissance Aix green plant

Renaissance Aix purple plant

Some of my favorite works of art appeared at breakfast every day. How pretty is this presentation?

Renaissance Aix breakfastAnd then, there was the edible art. I’m not even going to tell you how many of these chocolate croissants I ate every morning (and packed into my bag for snacks).

Renaissance Aix croissantsThere’s one more feature of the hotel I will show you because it goes with the photos above.

Renaissance Aix gym

Needless to say, we only stepped into that room to take a photo. We seem to have perfected the art of denial.

I will leave you with one last picture. It’s how Chef Arnaud Davin ended our meal, and it represents exactly how we feel about the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence.

Renaissance Aix kisses

Comments

  1. Robin Masshole mommy says:

    It’s really the little things, isn’t it? Love all the cool art there 🙂

  2. How cool. I’m loving that bird cage lamp and the lips! How fun is that? Very nice!

  3. Love the modern art! Looks like a great place.

  4. Catherine S says:

    This is such a neat hotel. I would have eaten a bunch of those chocolate croissants.

  5. This is such a cool place. I love the modern art. Great pics!

  6. This sounds like a place my daughter would love. Hopefully we can make it out there at some point!

  7. I love the light fixtures in that downstairs space! What a beautiful space to just “be” in. I would be busy taking everything in!

  8. Ohhhh. I LOVE this!! Staying there would be half the fun of the trip! Great pics!!!

  9. Wow- love the whole feel of this hotel. Stunning and so creative. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  10. I love that it was created as an art gallery. Thank you for sharing pics. I need to add this hotel to my bucket list!

  11. What a fun and creative place to stay! Truly unique! I’ll have to tell hubs about this!

  12. Love the lips! And the egg-holding hands, blurry pic and all. Such a fun and colorful place, it seems.

  13. This is very cool. I would LOVE to go myself sometime

  14. Very unusual. The art is very out there.

  15. Wow, what a cool place. I love all the little touches too. Would love to check it out sometime.

  16. Wow, what a beautiful hotel. I love the hanging chairs in that one room.

  17. Debbie Denny says:

    As if the decor was not enough. the chocolate croissants did a good one on me. I wanna go.

  18. I love how vintage and unique the art is here. These pieces are definitely conversation starters.

  19. Oh my gosh I’d love to stay there. How chic and modern! You have the best taste in hotels and restaurants!!!!

  20. Oh my goodness what a fun place to stay! I love the floating chairs and the birdcage lamp!

  21. Very cool! I really love the bird cage light fixtures. So much fun!

  22. Angela Weight says:

    what a fabulous place! I love the Anthropologie room. Those hanging basket chairs are too cool.

  23. Oh so chic and a flair of modern too – love the feel of this place and I would love to visit.

  24. This looks awesome! I would love to go there, love the ones hanging down . Everything is unique

  25. I have not had a French Croissant in such a long time. The artwork is so different from anything I’ve seen lately. Beautiful.

  26. Rachelle J says:

    What a fun looking hotel! I love hotels that are different. We have a local hotel here that has a pet goldfish for every room and duckies to float in the tub!

  27. Wow, how beautiful. I even love the glasses they served juice in!

  28. This place looks amazing! Wow is all I can say!

  29. The French have mastered the art of living well, don’t you think? Adding this to my travel list. Thank you for sharing the fun pics!

  30. Beautiful Space .. It looks so luxurious. The Food looks great

  31. I love everything about this and I do mean everything. Too funny about the gym. LOL! Seems denial is not just a river in Egypt. ;0)

  32. I loved this, but especially loved that you were there!!

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