A chic country retreat, L'Oustau De Baumanière is located in the middle of the lavender fields and the odours of sun-drenched vegetation, of the giant sunflowers and the green grapeyards, rise up high from the unique rocks of the Baux de Provence, a charming medieval village overhanging the valley.
Founded by his grandfather, Raymond Thuillier, l' Ousteau de Beaumanière is an earthly paradise, heaven on earth, where André Charial brings Provence to your delicate palates, with such dishes such as his mouth-watering lamb square, or his lobster salad with white beans freshly picked from the kitchen garden, and to finish, his famous orange-soufflé pancakes.
A commune in the Bouches-du-Rhone department in southern France in the province of Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence is spectacularly located in the Alpilles Mountains atop a rocky outcrop overlooking plains and crowned with a ruined castle. The name of the village comes from the aluminum ore Bauxite, which was discovered in the area in 1821. The commune Bouches comes from the Provencal term for rocky spur, bauç.
A very attractive and picturesque village, Les-Baux-de-Provence is a popular tourist destination with a rich royal history, just minutes away from Arles, Avignon and Saint Rémy de Provence. The medieval village is made of rocks, stone and cobblestone and has plenty of terrace cafes and souvenir shops. One of the finest places to dine here is at L’Oustau de Baumanière.
Famed for its French cuisine, L’Oustau de Baumanière is a luxurious five-star hotel and gastronomic restaurant with clienteles that include celebrities like Pierre Arditi, Bono, Hugh Grant, Jean Reno, crime-writer San Antonio, and Queen Elizabeth. A legend in its own right, L’Oustau de Baumanière has been around for over 60 years and is now managed by Chef Jean-André Charial and wife Geneviève. The two-Michelin starred restaurant serves French haute cuisine featuring foie gras, caviar, and a wide array of premiers grands crus.