Château La Coste, in Provence in the wine resort which is an open-air museum

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There is a place in Provence where three elements marry in an indissoluble bond: wine, art and nature. In the lands of Cézanne, in Aix-En-Provence where the air smells of lavender, there is Chateau La Coste. Two hundred hectares of countryside, of which one hundred and thirty are planted with vines and an open-air museum created by the wealthy art collector and businessman Paddy (Patrick) McKillen.

World famous artists and architects have been called by the latter to create a path of architecture and sculptures that is unique in the world. The park, open since 2010, is a work in progress which every year is enriched with new works and suggestions. Among the other archistars and artists who have left their testimony on these splendid hills there are Renzo Piano, Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Tadao Ando, Richard Rogers, Liam Gillick, Andy Goldsworthy, Guggi, Kengo Kuma, Paul Matisse, Larry Neufeld, Sean Scully and many others.

the 28 Suite Villas of Château La Coste they all have a patio and a private terrace with panoramic views over the Luberon valley and the expanses of the La Coste vineyard. At dawn they reveal a natural spectacle thanks to the Luberon climate. The SPA offers a journey of the senses that embraces colors, scents, oils, clays, salts extracted from the earth and reinvents relaxation in Provence.

There are two restaurants at the Château: Hélène Darroze at Villa La Coste, is the restaurant of the Darroze, award-winning star chef who offers cuisine that sublimates the local produce of Provence and the best that the season has to offer. And the Argentine restaurant Francis Mallmann which stands out for its black and white décor that evokes a hacienda. Looking for a classy retreat one step away from home? There he is.

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