Le Moulin: Architect-Designed Lodgings in Provence

“In Lourmarin, Provence, sits Le Moulin, an old mill transformed into a hotel and village shop. Sitting opposite the chateau, it is a place to meet people and stay the night, a spot for locals and you.”

So reads the website of Le Moulin, lodgings transformed by the architects Marine Delaloy and Paula Alvarez de Toleda of the firm Jaune and the design team at Saint-Lazare. We’re enamored of every detail: the plaster walls and sisal floors; dashes of Provençal ochre all over, on glossy tiled tabletops and simple sink skirts (fitting for a firm whose name literally means “yellow”); and bundles of dried flowers. Have a look around.

Photography by Gaëlle Tronquit via Le Moulin.

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Above: Make like Camus, once a resident of Lourmarin, and have a pastis en plain air. (His pseudonym, according to the hotel’s site, was Mr. Terrace.)
of the design perspective, the hotel writes: “there is no nostalgia 15
Above: Of the design perspective, the hotel writes: “There is no nostalgia, but rather an intentional sobriety, a way of directing the gaze to the village.” In Le Restaurant du Moulin, easy woven rugs mix with a dramatic arched ceiling.

Above: An asymmetrical window offers views of the garden. The woven chairs are by French company Midi.