A place lost in time.
One of those discoveries and a true example of the laid-back elegance only world travellers and tastemakers can create while making an extraordinary difference in this beautiful region of Gascogne, known as the French Tuscany and still a bit off the radar.
Sylvia Heri and François Heitz transformed the former hunting lodge of Henry IV, a remote and rotten ruin into an unbelievable gem called MAISON DUROY and now one of the most exclusive boutique hotel adresses in the region. A stylish mix of vintage collectibles, mexican artwork, woven-reed lamps from a woman collective in Morrocco, cool shelves from a Berlin based design firm combined with rare midcentury modern findings, bringing understated luxury and originality. A fully equipped library, the spacious dining room, a cute little wintergarden with scented geranium and a large open space terrace are embracing and lifting up to the ultimate “La Belle Vie” combined with the delicious culinary creations by the chef himself. The bohochic suites draw design inspiration from the couples numerous trips yet making you feel at home and arrived instantly. The fruitful and creative design collaboration invites guests to slow down and take a load off, to facilitate introspection and freedom of thought. The property sits on a little hill with views over golden vineyards and meadows and is imbued with an easy breeziness inspired by the rich landscape of Gascogne.
A place where I just want to stay and watch the world passing by.