Sylvie & Andre have « changed life » in 2004 and settled in this small unspoiled corner of the Riviera to open a Guesthouse, which was their goal for 15 years they practiced this style of accommodation in France and abroad.
A full year of work was needed to transform this house into a Southern guest house of charm. Only the walls and roof have been preserved, while the rest has been renovated and modified to provide guests with a refined atmosphere.
Sylvie & Andre have preferred a small structure with few rooms to ensure quietness, independence and allow the opportunity to share with visitors.
André was born in Oran, Algeria. This former Executive officer in a large French company left everything behind to be his « own boss ».
The days that were in the past full with meetings at the 4 corners of the world, are now filled with crafts, gardening to maintain at a high level the Mas Carol garden, but also with leasure like scuba-diving close to the guesthouse.
Any requirement of this former Director of Quality is now made to serve the well being of its guests.
André has kept in touch with industry, being part of a network of « Business Angels » in Toulon.
Born in Nimes of a family surrounded by artists and passionate about everything related to art, Sylvie began painting in 1998: « I had never touched a paint brush … however, painting was a desire buried deep in my mind « .
What attracts her is the « south ». Paintings inspired by Morocco, Asia, Venice and the sea, with a dominant « blue » in her works, her favorite color. « Through my paintings, I try to share a bit of sun, light and cheerful ».
« What attracts me in the painting is the creative side. I am not interested in the figurative. I start with a small black and white picture that I like and then I escape ».
His paintings reflect her personality, sensitive, fragile, it is a real passion. « If I succeed through my paintings, to offer a little happiness, dreams, serenity, this is as much happiness offered to me ».
In 2012, Sylvie & André succumbed to a new passion: sculpture.
Their first production, « Carole », is set in the front yard of the Mas.