This week, we present to you the “Domaines de Patras”, an exceptional estate located in Solérieux, in the heart of the “Drôme Provençale”.
This 17th century’s building was entirely renovated in order to offer modern confort within refined and authentic surroundings.
Our hairstylists and makeup artists regularly intervene there, and the bride’s preparations take place in the magnificent loft.
Interview with Kéty Breda, your host at the Domaines de Patras
Where does the name “Patras” come from ?
The locality called “Patras” gave its name to the domain, which we decided to keep.
What distingues the domaines de Patras from the other estates in Provence ? Where does its originality come from ?
It is a place of history, and it’s got it all : the ancient stones, the lavender, the truffles, the olive trees, the river, the park, the stables… You can even imagine have the bridal photos taken horse riding !
How many weddings do you host every year ?
We host about 30 weddings each year, many of the brides and grooms being foreigners.
How long in advance should your domain be booked for a wedding ?
At least a year to a year and a half ahead of the event !
Which is your best memory from a wedding ?
I have too many… but I was particularly moved when a bride left us with a tear in her eye.
Which are the most original newly weds you’ve ever met ?
A lovely swiss couple ! The bride and groom filmed each other during the preparations at the “Domaines de Patras” a month before the wedding, with a fake dress. The bride got thrown in the pond…
What is your culinary specialty ?
Firewood oven Truffle Tart and Spéculoos Tiramisu !
In your opinion, which is THE bride’s hairstyle in 2015 ?
Without hesitation, the natural braided bun !
And the best hairstyle you’ve seen ?
A fresh flowers headband. Classical but so beautiful !
Can you quote a few wedding professional with whom you like to collaborate and whom you would recommend to our brides ?
I keep my list a secret ! I only share it with my brides ;)
Is there a message you would like to put across to the bride-to-be who reads this article ?
For an outstanding wedding, surround yourself with the best professionals and above all : trust them !
Thanks to Kéty for answering our questions. For further information about this place, please visit its website.
Photos 1 to 4 : Remy Dupac