Villa Jones (1)

We have been to the Villa Jones once before, but not for ten years at least, and had forgotten its architectural purity on a steep hillside north of Bargemon: each of the interior spaces beautifully composed on a grid, all with distant views across the valley towards the Massif des Maures. It’s a homage not just to Le Corbusier and the machine-√†-habiter, but to an older tradition of Edwardian landscape gardening – Cecil Pinsent’s Villa Le Balze above Florence and Shepherd and Jellicoe’s Italian Gardens of the Renaissance. You can rent it and I can’t recommend it more highly.


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