A Trip to La Pitchoune
March 7 - 14
Former Summer Homes of Julie Child & Simone Beck
Join us for a seven nights and days filled with cooking, sight-seeing, and soaking up the spirit of this beloved home in Provence.
La Pitchoune was built by Julia and Paul Child in the 1960's.
This, their summer home of nearly three decades, was built on Mas Bramafam, the property of Simone “Simca” Beck, Julia’s dear friend and co-author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. “La Peetch” as Julia lovingly called it, was the house “built on friendship.”
Julia and Paul hosted hundreds of famous food influencers over the years.
“Pitchounians,” as friends were called, returned year after year. They were drawn by the magic of the countryside, the food, good company, and of course, the wine. The ambiance of La Pitchoune, as Provence author Luke Barr said, is a bit "freewheeling and a little tipsy," I imagine much like Julia herself.
La Pitchoune literally means “the little one,” and is kept much the way Julia left it, pegboard and all. Typical of southern France, La Pitchoune is an indoor-outdoor living space. The home is charming and comfortable with a pool, fireplace, covered patio, and an open deck in the terraces above the house. Many of Julia's cookbooks are there and we will be using them to prepare meals together.
La Pitchoune is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.
In other words, there is so much to do! We are but an hour away from Nice, the Côte d'Azur, national parks, gastronomic history, medieval mountain villages and more.
Mas Bramafam is a stunning farmhouse which dates back to the 18th century and has been lovingly restored.
Located in the heart of three hectares of olive groves, it stands in a south facing position with breathtaking panoramic views from the house and the infinity pool. There are five en-suite bedrooms spread over 3 floors. Stone walls, wood floors and modern touches make this home an exceptional property. In March, the flowers will just be beginning to bloom. Typically the weather can be mild needing only a light sweater or jacket to slightly chilly, needing a scarf and light down coat. We have reserved both homes.
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