If you are among those who share the conviction that, as far as country living is concerned, the passage of time is enriched by the beauty of horses, then the Mas Pichony is your Provencal bed and breakfast destination of choice.
A vocation of Laetitia and Laurent Desbordes, the owners of the Mas Pichony in Pernes les Fontaines, is the raising and training of show jumpers.
The graceful and beautiful horses graze in pastures on the expansive property, which is bordered by vineyards. The intelligent and playful creatures endow the property with an aristocratic air.
The Mas (farm house) is distinguished by a huge plane tree, which provides shade for an open courtyard and dining area.
There are five charming rooms decorated in colorful Provencal style with bathroom and shower. Three of the rooms have double beds, and the other two have two single beds.
A Provencal breakfast is served on a terrase under the shade of the 300 year old plane tree between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. A Table d’hote is available for a minimum of six on Fri., Sat., Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The architecture of the pool area is both aesthetically and functionally pleasing.
Set back from the main house on the grounds, the large swimming pool is framed by an enclosed lounge with comfortable couches, and a pool house with a frig and cooler with an area for snacking and lunching at a large table.
There is a nearby shaded area for reading and relaxing. Bordered by vineyards, trees and a spacious lawn, this small complex is a calm oasis.
A culinary note: Silvain Freres in Saint Didier produces the best nougat in Provence, and its sealed packets make great gifts.
Mas Pichony, 1454, route de St Didier, 84210 Pernes-Les-Fontaines, Contact Laetitia and Laurent Desbordes, Tél: 04.90.61.56.11 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website
Directions: The Mas Pichony is on the road D28 between Pernes le Fontaines and Saint-Didier, near Carpentras. The location is convenient for visiting Avignon, the wine areas of the Vaucluse, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and the Luberon and its perched villages.