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Maison Lacordaire: a favorite French monastery

"I used 'The Guide to Lodging in France's Monasteries.' Maison Lacordaire was my favorite. It's composed of two renovated villas surrounding the Chapelle du Rosaire, the last work of Henri Matisse."

La Maison d'Accueil Lacordaire, 466 Henri Matisse Ave., Vence Cedex, France; 011-33-4-93-58-03-26, Doubles from $46.

--Rod Golden, Santa Barbara, CA

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