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Sep022014

SLEEPING IN THE PAST

The opportunity of staying in a Middle Age monastery doesn't come along very often, especially in one that has been gorgeously transformed into a luxurious hotel. "What we wanted for Fontevraud was not the classic hotel and restaurant experience, but something unique; a journey between tradition and modernity that reinterprets the story of Saint-Lazare for the future, marrying emotion, sensual pleasure and poetry," explained designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku of Agence Jouin Manku who steer headed the stunning renovation. With a simple palette of wood, metal and fabrics the creative duo created a serene atmosphere that complements and brings forth the history of the building. Simply put, this hotel is a heavenly place to kick back and relax.

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Reader Comments (2)

I am astounded at the absolute beauty of Fontevraud. The contemporary modern furniture pieces and lighting blend so nicely with the middle aged architecture. It would truly be a privilege to stay there.
Sep 25, 2014 | Unregistered Commentershelley beckes
I have no words to explain the tenacity of architects who have designed such marvellous and eye catching buildings. Keep posting such blogs.
Oct 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames

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