Comporta Bliss

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The still little-known city of Comporta offers beaches and picturesque rice fields and fishing villages… There you can meet Christian Louboutin, Jacques Grange and Anselm Kiefer, who have been seduced by this careless lifestyle, where the beauty of the region thrives with sublime simplicity! This book reveals the story behind this region and the most attractive places you can find.

Author: Carlos Souza

Publishing House: Assouline

Publication Date: May 2018

“A thoroughly convincing pitch for booking tickets to visit.” – Vogue

Sometimes compared to the Saint-Tropez of Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, Comporta, with its relaxed pace and artistic community, is the ideal destination for those looking to wander off course. It’s the newfound favorite of personalities such as Jacques Grange, Farida Khelfa, François Dumas, the Espírito Santo family, and Madonna, who shares photographs of taking her kids to the beach and horseback riding in the dunes of nearby Carvalhal on weekends. This fishing village boasts swaths of beaches, patchworks of rice paddies, and an ecosystem filled with storks and frogs, all a serene backdrop for the striking homes found there: rustic cabanas and thatched-roof huts reflecting the carefree lifestyle that has become Comporta’s hallmark. This distinctive setting challenges the minds of architects and designers, yielding unique spaces that delightfully blur the line between interior and exterior. Within these pages, the region’s characteristic cobalt blue is reflected from the sky and sea to the walls, shutters, and design pieces that adorn its homes, both picturesque and bold. Discover the beauty and joy of simplicity with Comporta Bliss.