Art of Picasso, Matisse and Legere decorate the walls and terrace of this old farmhouse that was once a gathering place for Impressionists. Yves Montand and Simone Signoret tied the knot here. Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir used to sit together for hours, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and contemplating their existential angst.
Today La Colombe d'Or is a hotel/restaurant where you may see international film stars and supermodels. Food is excellent, and served with Cotes-de-Provence wine. Dine either in the intimacy of a room warmed by a cozy fire or on the patio with its ivy-draped walls.
Favorite Dish: My parents ate here and loved it. We tried to see a menu but either they did not understand us (my friend Sara speaks French though) or they were very rude.
On the right as you walk toward the village is the Cafe de la Place. Known for it's large petanque area, on two sides of the cafe, this makes a good place to take a break, have a glass of wine and a snack, and watch the players in action.
Across the street you see this impressive wall, leading up ot the village entrance.