ferme-auberge in provence
Dear Fellow Chowhounds,
Early this summer, we are spending 6 days in Provence, 3 in Vaucluse area, then 3 in the Grand Luberon. I have a list of great cafes and restaurants to try, but am looking for a farm restaurant to have a casual and unique experience (avec vin!). I already know about Auberge de la Loube near Buoux, but I am hoping someone on this board can tell me about other great casual farm experience that hasn't made it into Rick Steves/Lonely Planet, etc.
All the best,
I don't read Rick Steves or Lonely Planet therefore don't know what has or has not made it into those books, but the only foreigners I see in the ferme-auberges that I recommend below are my party. In fact the owner of one of them was so surprised to see me - Asian - that he came out to ask me how I had heard about the place.
My fave ferme-auberges in Provence are:
- le Castelas in Sivergues,
- le Domaine de Tenon in Violès, which makes it own oil too,
- le ferme-auberge Barbegal near Arles, only 1 km from tje breathtaking Roman mills of Barbegal.
Food-wise, I like Barbegal most, Le Tenon a close second. Setting-wise Le Castelas in Sivergues is out of this world: There's nothing like lunching outside the sprawling sheep farm in front of cliffs, with little sheep jumping on your table.
Here is a list from Bienvenue à la ferme: