The residency has a similar feeling to Larsson pictures (like this one), and the place has something so inspiring that makes me realize why so many artists have come here.
The hotel itself seems to be the biggest building in the village and artists bring something nice to villagers' lives. Hotel is big and apartments and studios very spacious. Apartments have a kind of summer cottage feeling in them with wooden floors and furniture. One word for you: IKEA. But the apartments are really cozy and very beautiful.
Downstairs there's a fancy lounge and a library and a huge dining hall and a kitchen. There's a big yard with a lot of tables and chairs. The yard ends to a beautiful river.
It is really worth visiting and it is a very good place to work so do apply if you can. Visiting from Paris is also possible, it takes about one and a half hours to get here. On the way there's a beautiful city of Fontainebleau that is a city of kings, starting from the 12th century and Louis VII. Later Napoleon Bonaparte built (or transformed the older castle) to a huge castle there as an alternative to Versailles, with hunting grounds for the king (Bois le Roi). There are also other smaller villages in the neighbourhood.
I feel really peaceful here and working goes really great here. Mixture of the big city of Paris and a small village like this is good. For me there's a lot to photograph and a time like six months is important to see the seasons change.