Chef Alain Ducasse’s empire is impressive. Few are aware, however, that this famed French chef also owns two Provençal country-style hotels.
Luxury resorts are combining two of life’s greatest pleasures—food and travel—by offering hands-on cooking classes.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Deep in the heart of the Vaucluse, there is a small city known as L’Isle sur la Sorgue. Over the last 30 years antique dealers have been claiming this as their domain, providing here the second highest density of antiques in all of France, outside Paris.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: To make its signature No. 5 perfume, Chanel only uses the very best Rosa centifolia, which has come from the same fields in Provence for the last 89 years.
Call it a culinary full circle. In 2000, Jean-Yves and Minna Benoit swapped life in France for the Canadian dining scene, opening first L’Emotion in West Vancouver, and then the convivial Le Mistral Bistro in Kitsilano. The Benoits recently opened Mistral Bistro Moderne in the town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in southeastern France.
Chantecaille celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with the release of its new Rose de Mai cream. The ancient Rose de Mai bloom in May in the fields of Grasse, Provence, and are selected for their extraordinary anti-aging properties and enchanting fragrance.