As I wandered the cobblestoned, tree-lined boulevards of Saint-Rémy-de Provence, I couldn’t help noticing the legacy of Nostradamus that lives on. What I didn’t know, was what a courageous legacy it was, a story of a man who continued on his path, even though many found him insane.
For most who visit the villages of Provence, Apt is just a place to pass through. A town in the Luberon Valley that seems industrial at first glance. It wasn’t until I did a tour into the old city that I really saw it’s charm, and understood why it’s known as one of the most Provençal towns.
Château La Coste is a wonderland, hidden in the foothills of the Luberon Valley of Provence, France. A property that combines art, architecture, wine, nature, and dining all in one magical experience.
‘Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls… the big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.’
How is it the French are able to make everything so chic? During my time in Provence, I quickly discovered a very important part of French culture. The vide grenier, which literally translates to ’emptying the attic.’
While living in Provence I was lucky enough to be let in one of the best kept secrets: Cassis. A little fishing village on the Côte d’Azur (the French Riviera). While tourists around the world flock to sun in St. Tropez, Monaco, or to the famous film festival in Cannes, the French go to Cassis.
Last year while spending time in the South of France, my sweet friend Juli took me out for one of the best dinners of my life, La Villa Madie in Cassis, France. Perched high in Cassis’s surrounding hills, La Villa Madie is a Michelin star restaurant with magnificent ocean views and dishes to match. From where Juli and I sat on the gorgeous terrace, we can see Cap Canaille, the highest sea cliff in Europe. The rusty red rock is spectacular agains the colours of the sun setting over the mediterranean sea.