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Goult Visit and La Bartavelle the Restaurant to Try

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 picture).

…Continue reading here to read what David had to say about the desserts! La Bartavelle is the name of a small bird. The restaurant offers a choice of menu options and all dishes are prepared with seasonal, local ingredients.

Reserve your Table

La Bartavelle (website)
“Cuisine raffinée au cœur de la Provence”
Refine cooking in the heart of Provence
Owners: Chef Emmanuel Champion and his wife Sylvie
29 Rue du Cheval Blanc, Goult
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 72 33 72
Closed: Sunday nights, all day Tuesday and Wednesday

Exploring (and Eating) in Goult

Goult is a small village in the heart of the Luberon Valley. The residents enjoy a hillside location and beautiful views without the crowds of tourists that invade some of the neighbouring towns. You arrive in Goult on the main street. There is a semi-shaded plaza where you can park before heading out to explore the avenues on foot. Surrounding the square are a few restaurants including La Carillon (terrific food), Café de la Poste (a traditional bar-restaurant with lighter fare) and of course la Bartavelle.

To work up an appetite or to work off your meal stroll along the main street to discover the history of this town.

Walk uphill towards the Moulin de Jérusalem, a windmill that functioned until the end of the 19th Century. After restoration work, the village now maintains the mill. Discover the 11th century La Chapelle Romane de Saint-Véran. Take a look (from outside) at the remains of a medieval era chateau that dates from the 17th Century, and today this is private property.

Tourism website.

Here, is what author Anthony Craig “It’s all About Lunch” has to say about Goult.

Read about the international couple who have settled in Goult and their crafting workshops at Jolie Vintage Atelier.


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David Taylor

It took just one holiday in the Luberon in 2003 for David and Karen Taylor to fall in love with Provence. This lead to owning a village house in Saint Saturnin les Apt - a holiday home. However, after just a few visits they took the radical step of leaving home and work in Surrey, England.

The plan was to take a year off to explore Provence and learn French. However, after just a few months a challenge of a different sort presented itself - property. It was a piece of land in a wonderful authentic Provencal village in the Luberon and they set about planning and building two houses and gites over a two year period.

Today David and Karen have a three bedroom villa with private pool, two gites and a chambre d'hôte room with a shared pool. Now (2015) they are approaching their 7th season with 50% repeat guests, for a season that starts at Easter and runs to mid-October.

Details on the different accommodation options can be found here.

When not carrying out work duties the couple continues to explore the endless beautiful Provencal villages and towns. Recording their visits in photographs and sampling great food & scenery.

Their blog began in 2006 as a way for friends and family to follow our adventures it is now a great resource for anyone interested in Provence.

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