Séraphine de Senlis is the inspiration for this apartment. This accommodation possesses the incredible charm of a small artist’s studio, and is set out with a separate bedroom, a kitchen, and a toilet. A feature of this adorable apartment is that the shower and washbasin are directly in the bedroom, adding even more flair to this highly original place to stay. This delightful apartment is located on the second floor of Villa Augustine.
With its sloping ceiling, this charming homestay accommodation in Normandy will delight you with its exposed beams, its cozy volume, its old timey decoration, but also with its comfort. Immerse yourself in a sublime burgundy color (Brinjal 222 from Farrow & Ball)! The bedroom features a very comfortable, generously sized bed (queen size 160X200). In addition to the bedside lamps, each headboard is equipped with reading lights for you to pursue your reading interests. You will also find a closet and a small desk that invites you to write and read poetry.
The kitchen is fully equipped to allow you to prepare your breakfasts and meals, to create your own gastronomic experiences in Normandy. While the shower and washbasin are in the bedroom, the toilets are of course separate and private.
Bed linen and towels are included with the rental of this apartment.
The surface area of apartment Séraphine is approximately 24 m2 at floor level (apartment with sloping ceiling). For your convenience, a washing machine and a dryer are available in the laundry room of Villa Augustine.
But who actually was Séraphine?
Séraphine Louis, known as Séraphine de Senlis, was a young orphan, a maid in a convent and then in bourgeois families. Instinctively and without any formal training, totally outside artistic circles, she began to paint wonderful, large-format canvases, and created more than a hundred paintings between 1905 and 1932.
She used to say: “Painting is my life. It is the light. And to live, I have to do housework.” She called that her “black work”. Self-taught, she paints exclusively fruits and flowers, her painting has a real mysticism. Legend has it that she sang hymns, very much out of tune, while painting.