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Cannes, France( CNN) Walking around La Colombe d’Or, a casual eye places it among the many inns dotting the French Riviera. This Provencal auberge wears its rustic appeal like a badge of honor, or perhaps armor, warding off the dull trappings of the 21 st century.

Whitewashed plasterwork, scratched and scuffed, provokes simpler hours. The inn’s many nooks and crannies speak of a building that has lived, exhaled and grown over the years, before settling into reassuring, unrefined normality.
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