Posts Tagged “wine tasting”

Harvest in Provence des papes

Harvest in Provence des papes

September is harvesting time, when the whole countryside seems to suddenly fill up with tiny tractors transporting huge amounts of grappes and the air fills with aromas, it is a very special time to experience. We are lucky to live in a serious winemaking part of Provence: there is of course famous Chateau-Neuf-du-Pape nearby… Some…

Summer festivals in Vaison-la-Romaine

Summer festivals in Vaison-la-Romaine

We are lucky to have a rich cultural scene in Vaison, highlighted in the summer by outdoor shows in the Roman theatre, as well as in more intimate scenes like the one set in the Roman ruins, and in the cathedral. Below some shows we have had the chance to enjoy over the years, just…

Summer

Summer

With summer, comes the lavendin in full bloom in our little field, you don’t have to leave the property to do that instagramready shot!    Summer is also synonym of lazy summer afternoons, long meals (made a bliss by the kitchen garden steps off the kitchen that gives out it’s summer bounties!) … and far…

Diner with l’Aromat

Diner with l’Aromat

Chef Sylvain Robert, from the restaurant L’Aromat and his head waiter Damien came to La Baye des Anges for a blissful evening! Starting with the aperitif by the pool We are given a master class in Champaign sabering, by Luc Trottier, the Bear Foot Bistro sommelier who is visiting us and nearby Chateau La Nerthe…

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Very often, it starts with a Petanque. All are welcome, and our Japanese friends are most excited to learn a new game Pind pong under the wisteria is another big draw But of course, it all ends around the pool.. This was a lucky evening: chef Sylvain Robert, from l’Aromate in Marseille, cooked for us…

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

Sylvain Robert, L’Aromat’s chef and his wife Virginie cater for our summer fiesta this year, the brief is to cook from our kitchen garden’s production: tomatoes, courgettes, courgettes flowers, aubergines; spring onions, and a variety of herbs… the result is awesome and wiped out within minutes! Sylvain Robert is Maitre Cuisinier de France, you can…

Chateau-la-Nerthe

Chateau-la-Nerthe

Chateau-la-Nerthe is a must, not only for the discerning oenophile, but also as a sight worth seeing. If the Chateau is XVIIIe century neoclassic, part of it’s cellars date back to medieval times.        

Grocery shopping in Vaison

Grocery shopping in Vaison

Food shops in town are outstanding, so don’t miss on out that experience, you won’t regret it! Lou Canestou, Fromagerie Has to come first, it’s Vaison’s institution. Josiane Deal, the cheese monger, received the medal of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, a very highly regarded distinction, in the early 2000. She has an endless choice of…

Carawine

Carawine

Or friends and neighbours from up the road, a family of hard working and party animal vintners, make excellent the excellent Cote du Rhone wine: Mas Pouperas. The “Carawine” is their latest and greatest idea: a caravan is set in one of their vineyards, and works as a food truck, every evening from mid July,…

Echanssonerie des Papes

Echanssonerie des Papes

Like Burgundi, Bordeaux, and many other appelations, Chateau-Neuf-du-Pape has it’s own intronisation ceremony. It usually takes place at the village’s chateau. During the chateau’s refurbishment, the ceremony was once hold at Chateau-la-Nerthe, in the ancient cellar, to everyone’s delight..  

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Time flows gently at La Baye des Anges. Life is centered on very simple needs like eating, sleeping, spending time with loved ones. It’s all about what we shall have for breakfast / aperitif / lunch / dinner, endless meals, lounging by the pool and various activities around the garden. Rarely do our guests leave…

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