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Provençal cuisine is often called "the cuisine of the sun". For what? The quintessential Provençal ingredients - olives, tomatoes, garlic and herbs need lots of sun to ripen. Their intense, sun-ripened flavors are found in all the famous dishes of this region: ratatouille, stew, pistou soup and many more. It is a richly agricultural region, and the fields and orchards of Provence provide fresh fruit and vegetables for dinner tables all over Europe. Melons and apples, artichokes, figs, peaches, cherries, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and, of course, grapes are all grown locally. One of the pleasures of staying at Les Olivettes is buying ripe, seasonal products and preparing them at home, with our own olive oil of course!


Strawberries from Lourmarin

Typical products in Provence, Strawberries!

Next to Les Olivettes you will find the Domaine la Corée, one of the best producers in the region. to feast on seasonal fruits and vegetables.


Pesto Soup

Provençal soup, traditional en Provence, a mixture of vegetables cut into cubes where the famous Pistou (sauce made from garlic, basil and olive oil) is added at the last minute.

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The Gibassier of Lourmarin

Le Gibassier is a Provençal bakery specialty. It is a galette, with a golden and crunchy crust, similar to shortbread. It is one of the 13 desserts in Provence and resembles the famous oil pump. Be careful not to confuse the two!


"This Closerie is a hymn to Provence! At the piano, the chef composes recipes rich in flavors with very fresh products, which are accompanied by good wines from the South of France. A sweet melody that gourmets do not fail to appreciate, especially since the welcome is charming."

The Closerie, a Michelin Star restaurant in Ansouis


The Inspector's Word

Michelin Guide



The villages of the Luberon, including Lourmarin, are surrounded by vineyards. Driving through this stunning countryside, it feels like there are vines literally everywhere. Of course, there are plenty of other agricultural products in this completely unindustrialized area, but the lion's share of the land is, indeed, given over to wine production.


There are indeed more than forty vineyards in the territory of the "Côtes du Luberon". One of the best-known estates, Château Constantin, is actually our next door neighbor. Their vines start just opposite Les Olivettes, just beyond the olive trees and next to the cherry orchard.


Fontenille Castle

The passion of Stéphane Defraine

“Passionate, we are guided by our desire to share a land, a culture, a vision of the place of man within these values. We are aware that we are only a link in an adventure that began almost 10 centuries ago and will continue long after us. »


Constantine Castle

Château Constantin is a family estate nestled between vineyards, forests and olive groves. A little corner of paradise at the gates of the famous village of Lourmarin, in the charming Luberon region. This 20-hectare organic property extends over a variety of terroirs, red clay, limestone clay and rolled pebbles which give their wines complexity and freshness!


Chateau Fontvert

It is in the commune of Lourmarin, that the vineyard of Château Fontvert extends. The existence of the domain is attested from 1598. For more than three centuries, it was shaped and operated by a single Huguenot family. He knew how to preserve until this day the requirements and the taste of the meticulous work of his founding family. It now covers around twenty hectares, cultivated organically and biodynamically. 


The AOC produces wine red and White wine, but it is above all the first that has made its reputation throughout the world. The Chateauneuf-du-pape rouge can be made from multiple grape varieties (13 in all). This is Grenache which dominates by delivering a blend of finesse and power that is the sign of the greats wines. For the record, the village having become the summer residence of the papacy in 1314 under Clement V, it was his successor John XXII who gave access to the wine produced to the denomination of "Vin du Pape", whose orders quickly increased during the festivities and with foreign embassies. 

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