Bastide Sainte Hélène
In France, the 14th of July is known as Fête Nationale not Bastille Day which is what Americans have come to call the French holiday. Regardless of the name, it’s the perfect time to post this bastide house called Sainte Hélène in Provence especially since the interior colors of bleu, blanc et rouge reflect those of the tricolor flag of France.
What’s most amazing about the 18th-century bastide recently featured on ArchitecturalDigest.com and owned by a French entrepreneur is that it’s not a home that’s been owned by the current family for generations. The current owners brought it back to life and filled it with antiques and vintage pieces sourced from flea markets and independent dealers.
“There is a story about every piece. This is a family house, which I missed as a child. I wanted a place where we could all just be together. My children love it here, and my daughter wants to get married here.”
I wonder if they want to adopt me.
Joyeux 14 Juillet!