About the Residence

Artist residency @ La Magnanerie de Seraphin

The house is an old stone ‘mas’ which had been abandoned for 19 years until renovation began, two years ago.

As many as possible of the old features were retained, including the magnificent “voutins,” a succession of ceiling vaults throughout the house. The spaces were completely opened using large steel exposed beams and a new polished concrete floor was poured, giving the old mas a brand new lease of life.

The ground floor is now a complete open plan kitchen, living and dining room. The large kitchen bench lends itself to gourmet cooking and the long table and benches offer the perfect setting to enjoy meals. The kitchen opens up onto a large back patio where breakfast can be enjoyed in the early morning sun.

The living room baths in light with its three sets of French doors opening out onto the front terrace, where you can enjoy an ‘apero’ contemplating the sunset before dinner.

Amongst the out-buildings are two small buildings which will be future residency accommodation, a two-storey barn which provides plenty of studio space and the back half of a long open garage which is currently used as a sculpture studio.

One third of the main house is still unrenovated but is now partly used as a painting studio and will one day become future artist residency accommodation and gallery space.

The house is an old stone ‘mas’ which had been abandoned for 19 years until renovation began, two years ago.

As many as possible of the old features were retained, including the magnificent “voutins,” a succession of ceiling vaults throughout the house. The spaces were completely opened using large steel exposed beams and a new polished concrete floor was poured, giving the old mas a brand new lease of life.

The ground floor is now is a complete open plan kitchen, living and dining room. The large kitchen bench lends itself to gourmet cooking and the long table and benches offer the perfect setting to enjoy meals. The kitchen opens up onto a large back patio where breakfast can be enjoyed in the early morning sun.

The living room baths in light with its three sets of French doors opening out onto the front terrace, where you can enjoy an ‘apero’ contemplating the sunset before dinner.

Amongst the out-buildings are two small buildings which will be future residency accommodation, a two-storey barn which provides plenty of studio space and the back half of a long open garage which is currently used as a sculpture studio.

One third of the main house is still unrenovated but is now partly used as a painting studio and will one day become future artist residency accommodation and gallery space.

THE ARTIST LIVING QUARTERS

The guest bedroom is the room dedicated to the artists during their residency. Oriented to the north, it is a very fresh room, full of light and looking over a courtyard  and the sculpture studio. Furnished with vintage pieces, it has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, and a small sitting area with its own writing desk. Vintage concrete tiles make for a cool floor in the heat of summer. There is also a large walk-in wardrobe to store your belongings and suitcases out of your way during your sojourn.

The artist’s quarter is indeed a charming, very quiet and inviting environment for a siesta to rest, read, write or simply meditate!

This room also has its own private en-suite bathroom. Fitted with a vintage ‘baignoire sabot’ (a sit-in half bath), in which you can soak or have a shower (or both!)

Vintage concrete tiles cover the floor and walls and a tiny window, recently reopened after decades being bricked in, lets the light in and provides a breeze throughout!

This bedroom is adjoined by a delightful little quiet space with a comfortable couch/sofa bed, another place to relax, read or write.

THE ARTIST LIVING QUARTERS

The guest bedroom is the room dedicated to the artists during their residency. Oriented to the north, it is a very fresh room, full of light and looking over a courtyard  and the sculpture studio. Furnished with vintage pieces, it has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, and a small sitting area with its own writing desk. Vintage concrete tiles make for a cool floor in the heat of summer. There is also a large walk-in wardrobe to store your belongings and suitcases out of your way during your sojourn.

The artist’s quarter is indeed a charming, very quiet and inviting environment for a siesta to rest, read, write or simply meditate!

This room also has its own private en-suite bathroom. Fitted with a vintage ‘baignoire sabot’ (a sit-in half bath), in which you can soak or have a shower (or both!)

Vintage concrete tiles cover the floor and walls and a tiny window, recently reopened after decades being bricked in, lets the light in and provides a breeze throughout!

This bedroom is adjoined by a delightful little quiet space with a comfortable couch/sofa bed, another place to relax, read or write.

Explore the Residence

Meals at the Residency

Local and seasonal ingredients are sourced regularly to be able to provide you with simple but delicious meals, many based on specialties of the Gard and nearby Provence, often accompanied by fresh salads and deserts.

Breakfasts offer a choice of home-mixed muesli, eggs and toast, and the obligatory morning coffee on the terrace comes with croissants or pains au chocolat.

You will certainly not starve and will be well prepared for your days of creativity!!

The other obligatory daily event is the “apero” and that, together with the wine accompanying dinner, will ensure you have a relaxing and fun evening and a good night’s sleep.

Meals at the residency

Local and seasonal ingredients are sourced regularly to be able to provide you with simple but delicious meals, many based on specialties of the Gard and nearby Provence, often accompanied by fresh salads and deserts.

Breakfasts offer a choice of home-mixed muesli, eggs and toast, and the obligatory morning coffee on the terrace comes with croissants or pains au chocolat.

You will certainly not starve and will be well prepared for your days of creativity!!

The other obligatory daily event is the “apero” and that, together with the wine accompanying dinner, will ensure you have a relaxing and fun evening and a good night’s sleep.