Maubec—Pure Enchantment

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While I love the popular Luberon villages as much as the next person, I’m always on the hunt for the authentic, remote, captivating places that one just dreams about for years to come. I kept hearing mention of Maubec as a small, authentic French village and had it on my list of villages to visit one day. I was not disappointed. It made our top memorable evening experience of the trip! In fact, we returned two more times in a two-week period.

Old Maubec, sitting at the foot of the Luberon, is quiet, mysterious, peaceful; yet it is just minutes away from the bigger villages. It’s the type of place one would love to return to at the end of a day of sightseeing for peace and serenity.

For an unforgettable experience in ambiance, it is an absolute must to arrive in the evening for a simple, delicious meal at la Bergerie, which is a pizzeria with an outside terrace overlooking the vineyard and the picturesque baroque edifice illuminated at night. It is pure enchantment!

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La Bergerie might not be a Michelin-starred restaurant, but the food is very good. Serving delicious, creative pizzas and hearty regional dishes, it’s the kind of place where locals go. In fact, we recognized the cook from a café in Gordes who was there eating with his family. But again, it’s the enchanting ambiance that is memorable.

Make sure to arrive before dinner to walk the mysterious cobblestone streets around the belfry. You will feel like you have gone back in time.

Pure enchantment indeed. À bientôt!

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