Modern luxuries planted in the wild Provençal garrigue… pines, olive trees, aromatic shrubs, a beautiful dark lap pool ten metres from a drystone ‘capitelle’ (historic shepherd’s hut), a brand new eco-house built of chunks of local pine, street art lurking among the old trees in the garden: sustainability can partner with indulgence and design. Invisible, inaudible, each of the three lodges has a Jacuzzi and sauna on its private terrace, an acoustic guitar in the big room, and lots of glamour among the 20th-century musical references. Manuel and Elodie care for the details – designer lighting, classic modern furniture, high-quality bedding – and bring an organic breakfast hamper to your door each day. Lounge on the muslin-draped sofas by the lovely dark lap pool and barbecue in the summer kitchen; or set off for the humming cultural hub that is Nîmes where Roman monuments rub walls with new museum architecture and seriously good restaurants; or explore the Cévennes or the Camargue wildlife reserve on Manuel’s bikes. You can order hot or cold platters, too, for supper by the pool or in your private space.