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A Provence Chateau Of Gatsby-Ish Proportions

Master Pétanque in This 1731 Manse That Makes Its Own Wine

By Eric Twardzik ·
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Summering in the South of France.

2018 will be the year that you finally make that happen. 

And you're going to make it happen right.

No matter how many lavishly appointed bedrooms, home cinemas or on-site olive oil mills it takes…

Your goal: Chateau de Provence, a grande dame of a French chateau that has at least one of all those things we just mentioned, now booking stays for the spring and summer. See the slideshow.

This super exclusive, 10-bedroom beauty was first built in 1731. Of course, some things have changed since then. Recent renovations added all sorts of enjoyable, post 18th-century amenities like a home theater, private gym and heated pool for your pleasure. They know you so well.

So when the mood strikes and you're out of the pool, you'll put on some sort of loose-fitting, comfortable garment to inspect the rest of the 200 hectares that this property sits on. What's out there? Just expansive lounging areas, terraces, olive orchards and working vineyards. It goes without saying that a private wine tasting and a stop at the old olive oil mill can be arranged.

Just don't overindulge. You've got to bring your A-game to the pétanque court.

It's like bocce ball. Just Frencher.

Eric Twardzik is often misidentified as a Dane. Embroidered pants and green Chartreuse are the two things that get him out of bed every morning.

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