Fabulous dinner at La Bartavelle in Goult
The 2016 season has begun, a sure sign of which is the reopening of many of our favourite restaurants. La Bartavelle is a small cosy restaurant seating about 20 covers in the back streets of Goult. The menu at 45 € offers an amuse-bouche followed by a choice of two starters. Continue reading here for details (and photos) about David and Karen’s meal at this charming Luberon restaurant.
Restaurant La Bartavelle
Rue du Cheval Blanc
Telephone: +33(0)4 90 72 33 72
Why Visit Goult?
Despite its authentic charms, this village is not overrun by tourists. However, that is not to say that in peak season, it’s quiet, but Goult with single road access, the village is not one you can simply drive by. Goult is well worth a stop for a stroll and a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.
Goult is small relative to neighbouring villages with a permanent population of barely over 1000 people. Whether by design or municipal decree, the village buildings remain relatively untouched on the exterior, although many have been restored and renovated. There are several parking lots in Goult, and the town is pedestrian-friendly.
Stroll past the main square, following the principal road towards the hilltop. Passing through an entry in the medieval ramparts, the 12th-century Château built by the Agoult family comes into view. The castle is privately owned.
Continue to the top of the village via one of several minor roadways that seem barely large enough for most cars. The Moulin de Jérusalem sits at the top of the hill. Once owned by Marquis de Donis, the mill operated until the 19th century. After his death and the ravages of World War II, the mill was in ruins until 1947. The National Geographic Institute acquired it to make it its Astronomy Teaching Centre before donating it to the commune of Goult in 1990. The windmill is restored and highly photographed. Keep reading about Goult the Luberon’s best kept “secret.“