Tag Archives: Bonnieux

Bonnieux: Clos d’Estallan (au lieu d’un Gite)

Is there any terrestrial paradise where, amidst the whispering of the olive-leaves, people can be with whom they like and have what they like and take their ease in shadows and in coolness? – Ford Maddox Ford, The Good Soldier … Continue reading

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Pierre Cardin Surges Ahead with Film Studio in the Gare de Bonnieux and New Purchases in Lacoste; “Mon luxe, c’est le travail.”

Pierre Cardin’s Film Studio Complex in the Gare de Bonnieux “Mon luxe, c’est le travail,” Pierre Cardin is fond of saying. And he has travail à gogo (in abundance) this year in the Luberon after getting turned away in 2010 … Continue reading

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Luberon Eats: Four Casual Spots in the Calavon Valley

A tacit culinary assumption is that one does not dine posh everyday. Here are four budget-respecting joints in the Luberon to pop into this fall: Restaurant de la Gare, Quartier de la Gare, Bonnieux, Serves lunch only every day from … Continue reading

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Edouard Loubet, Chef and Owner of the Domaine de Capelongue, Awarded A Fifth Toques by the Guide Gault & Millau 2013

For those who cherish the tradition of great French gastronomy, any visit to the Luberon demands booking a table at the Domaine de Capelongue in Bonnieux to revel in the immense inventive culinary talent of Edouard Loubet, the Domaine’s chef … Continue reading

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BONNIEUX: EDOUARD LOUBET / DOMAINE DE CAPELONGUE HOSTING 19TH TOURNAMENT OF THE STARS (MICHELIN); CHARITABLE EVENT, DONATIONS APPRECIATED

Michelin Star Chefs and their culinary teams will take to knocking a soccer ball around at the 19th Tournament of the Stars at the Domaine de Capelongue (Michelin two stars) in Bonnieux on Sunday, September 30 and Monday, October 1. … Continue reading

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DESTINATIONS APART: LE PIGEONNIER AT THE DOMAINE DE CAPELONGUE IN BONNIEUX

“Live all you can: It’s a mistake not to.” — Lambert Strether, in The Ambassadors Things being just as awesomely superb as they are supposed to be soothes your palate and your spirit at the Domaine de Capelongue, such as … Continue reading

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A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ

“…the tourists occupying, by prearrangement, all the tables at a sidewalk cafe and drinking rosé, which they have been told is a typical Provencal aperitif.” Adapted excerpt from “La Bella Lingua” By John Cheever In the Cheever quotation, rosé replaced … Continue reading

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CHEAP EATS: BONNIEUX AND SAINT DIDIER

A tacit culinary assumption is that one does not dine posh everyday. Here are two budget-respecting joints hidden from view with no roadside markers that are a quick jog to local wine co-ops: Restaurant de la Gare, Quartier de la … Continue reading

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EDOUARD LOUBET’S PROVENCAL CUISINE

Bonnieux — In a nervous fall light in the courtyard of Pierre Cardin’s splendid chateau in Lacoste, Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber (JLSS) spoke about how “short-termism” and a mania for acceleration in every aspect of life erode concentration and prevent clear thinking. … Continue reading

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