When You Visit Ménerbes Make Sure to Try Chez Auzet
Hungry during the afternoon when restaurants and grocery stores are closed in Provence? Then head up to Chez Auzet at the top of Ménerbes for the most delicious quiche for just five euros! If you want to splurge, you can spend seven euros and get a salad with your quiche.
There are two choices—either quiche Lorraine or quiche Provençal—along with a selection of croissants, pain au chocolat, and biscuits to choose from.
Original article by Cheryl of Cobblestones and Vineyards with photos and how they got the local’s treatment at Chez Auzet after just a couple weeks, helped by the fact that they frequented this café daily. The chef/owner is a talented baker from Cavaillon and even co-published a book with Peter Mayle.
Ménerbes Visitor Information
Considered one of Les Plus Beau Villages de France, it’s probably no surprise that Peter Mayle and his wife Jennie chose to settle in Ménerbes in 1987. Their story of restoring a run-down farmhouse became creative material for his bestseller “A Year in Provence.” However, the Mayles were not the first to discover this hilltop village in the Luberon. Among the famous, were artists Pablo Picasso and Nicolas de Staël and cookbook writer Elizabeth David (see below).
- Atelier des Couleurs – artist workshop
- La Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon
- Le Musée du Tire-bouchon
For tourist information for Ménerbes consult this website – Office de tourisme intercommunal Pays d’Apt Luberon, or the town’s official website here.