Visit Château la Coste Art Wine
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

Visit Château La Coste for Art, Architecture and Wine

Nestled among rolling vineyards between the historic city of Aix-en-Provence (14km) and the stunning Luberon Valley (21km) you will find Château La Coste. Purchased by Irish real estate developer Paddy McKillen in 2002, the ordinary has been transformed into the extraordinary. Château La Coste is now a stunning domain set within 600 hectares, dedicated not just …

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Chateau la Coste Vineyard
Guest PostTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau La Coste New Discoveries at the Vineyard

It has been almost two decades since Anne-Marie Simons and her husband Oscar decided to uproot their Washington, D.C. lifestyle and spend their retirement years in the South of France. They eliminated other alternatives (continents, countries and cities) and chose Aix-en-Provence for its “quality of life.” The city’s attractive combination …

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Artist Ai Weiwei at Chateau la Coste
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Plan to Visit the Artist Ai Weiwei Installation at Chateau La Coste

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Permanent installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at Chateau La Coste It’s entitled Ruyi Path after the ceremonial sceptre that symbolises power and good fortune in Chinese history; and the artist has followed the shape of the sceptre for a new pathway that weaves between the trees of …

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Chateau la Coste @ChateaulaCoste #Provence #Wines
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Blending Wine and Art at Chateau La Coste in Provence

After a four-course cooking class, we visited Chateau La Coste. The La Coste vineyard is located outside of Aix-en-Provence and owned by a wealthy Irishman. Find out about the vine, the art and the architecture at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: Blending Wine and Art at Chateau La Coste in Provence.  

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Liam Gillick Multiplied Resistance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau la Coste a Go Casual for Lunch

Chateau la Coste beckoned! It has been at least two years since my last visit to the vineyard owned by Paddy McKillen, an Irishman with a love for Provence, wine and contemporary art and architecture. I made up for my lack of attendance with two lunchtime visits this summer.

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Dinner La Bartavelle Goult
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Goult Visit and La Bartavelle the Restaurant to Try

Contributor blog post by David: We enjoyed another fine meal at La Bartavelle in Goult. Their prix-fixe menu gives a choice of three starters including local seasonal asparagus, in the spring. Whilst main courses included a fish choice (wild Turbot), Beef or Rabbit which I had, and it was superb, (see …

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Provencal Lavender by the Chateau in Lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A video tour of the Provence’s perched villages of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: Explore the picturesque ‘villages-perchés’ of Provence’s stunning Luberon Valley. Starting in Lourmarin, join this video tour through this breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Meander through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards and discover the charms of these captivating historical villages (and these are just some …

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Lacoste #Luberon @AnthonyCraig
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Goult and Lacoste Hidden Gems in the Luberon

After a 45-year business career with some of the largest corporations in the world, Anthony Craig called it quits. It was a milestone moment when he resigned from nine corporate boards, and he and his wife relocated to Provence. Craig is now a published author, his book It’s All About Lunch shares their story of renovations …

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2CV Touring Classic Cars Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Long Weekends and Short Breaks in Provence

Provencal Getaway With long weekends on the horizon, why not plan a short break in Provence? Gather some friends or family and head south for some warm weather, blue skies, gourmet food and sightseeing. Touring Ideas in Provence Late June through August, Provence treats her visitors to flowering lavender and …

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Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei Show at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Ai Weiwei and Marseille This is a highly political show – highly personal too. Much is about the artist’s relationship with his father (Ai Qing) whose ship from Shanghai back in 1929 docked right next to where MuCEM is today. Indeed it was France that inspired …

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