Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux, the owners of this beautiful old village schoolhouse, are architectural photographers by trade. In fact, it was their world travels (searching out the most interesting contemporary homes) that inspired this impeccably rehabbed vacation home, where the playful, modern design in a pastoral setting is intended to make visitors feel super creative. Anne and Jean-Luc used a lot of modular furniture and environments, so that the spaces can be flexible—a reception room can host a cooking class or become a makeshift yoga or painting studio; a set of curvy Volo chairs can be pulled from long tables and grouped around a fireplace. And for an additional cost, Jean-Luc offers private photography courses coupled with tours of the countryside.
La Classe can accommodate up to 21 people at its’ fullest: seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a ton of artful common space indoors and out. Prices start around $2,000 a night for the entire place, so you’ll need to get a big group together.