This place was opened by my friend Stanislassiya Klein. You may have heard about her – a wonderful designer, founder of a fashion house Stella Cadente. She prefers not to call her establishment a hotel, she prefers the word “boarding house”. Because the hotel, according to her, is associated with something faceless and standard. When she told me this, I, as you understand (especially if you are not reading my notes for the first time), objected to her. But the essence of the matter does not change much. And the bottom line is this: Stanislassia managed to create a really very pleasant place that has its own unique character and, I’m not afraid of this word, soul. Meet Maison D’hôtes Stella Cadente, Provins.
But first, a few words about Proven. Provins is a small provincial town near Paris. In the old days, it was famous for its fairs and minstrels, and now it is just a quiet and cozy place where it is very good to come to relax on the weekend from the bustling Paris. The guesthouse is housed in a beautiful three-story 18th-century Paladian mansion, which, in turn, is hidden in a large shady park. Already good, right?
You are greeted by a semicircular marble staircase and two suites of small rooms. Small in principle. Stanislassia hates meaningless voids. But the main thing is that she arranged everything in such a way that any woman, once here, will certainly recognize herself and exclaim: “This is what I dreamed of! How do they know!!!? I may be exaggerating about “any woman”, but my friend Katerina, with whom we came here for the weekend together, said these exact words to me …
Take, for example, the room called the Moulin Rouge. Hanging in a crimson bathroom, a mirror in a carved wooden frame, referring to the Baroque era, reflects a magically transparent shower stall – pink, like all the secret dreams of young girls (even if they don’t want to admit it to themselves, I already know what it is). So). Under it is the same blood-pink shell, as well as an elegant table on thin legs. Everything is made according to the sketches of the hostess! Or the Alice in Wonderland suite, with its checkered tiles in the bathroom (chess!) – also wonderfully reflects the world of female logic.
And here is the children’s room in the Anastasia suite – in pale blue romantic tones … Or here is the “Scheherazade’s Bedroom” – modest but genuine antique furniture and light walls create a dreamy oriental flavor … And in the “Snow Queen” room you can find as many as forty shades white. Surprisingly “cold” (cool, as the Americans would say) and … surprisingly cozy.
There is also the Titanic suite, the Sleeping Beauty, the Princess and the Pea. I think you have already guessed that Stanislassia decided to pay tribute to her most beloved books and films. The most romantic and fabulous.
I felt in this female kingdom as a guest, but a very pleasant guest – you know, like a beloved friend or even a mother. However, there are also corners with a rather masculine mood. For example, a recreation room with a stuffed mountain goat on the wall and vintage furniture. Or a salon with a dark lilac mood.
All in all, this is an incredibly stylish hotel with a very French feel, full of extravagance and magic. You can book, for example, here. I highly recommend it to everyone, especially girls.