Play queen of the castle in Provence

AS I gaze out of my window on to the sprawling grounds, carpeted in the colourful blossoms and bushes that lead up to the elegant entrance to my digs for the weekend, I feel a bit like Marie Antoinette in the Petit Trianon (the less flashy palace she had built in the grounds of Versailles). Granted, the building doesn’t look much like your typical image of a fairy-tale castle but more like the French definition — a multi-storeyed, honey-stoned château. To the right are the former stables, which