Restaurants and Accommodation
The flavours of Peyrassol
A well-known enotourism destination in Provence, the Commanderie de Peyrassol has thrown its doors wide open to visitors. Hosting a vineyard of exceptional reputation, Château Peyrassol, the ancient templar commanderie is also an open-air art gallery and at the same time a gastronomic and arty place. It offers authentic and diverse experiences.
For us at Peyrassol, enotourism is not an empty word. Visits to the cellars and wine tasting workshops, a bucolic stroll through the vineyards, on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage, the discovery of the art centre and the impressive collection, everything contributes to making a visit to Peyrassol a memorable moment.
An organic farm
Offering a varied culinary experience to visitors who usually spend at least a day on the estate was an obvious decision.
It was also logical to offer them local, healthy, fresh, high-quality products that would match the elegant and delicate wines produced by the estate. This was the rationale behind the creation of an organic farm. The 5,000 square metre orchards, cultivated in harmony with the phases of the moon, offer an abundance of seasonal vegetables and fruit. The vegetable garden displays a certain poetry, punctuated by the poles that support tomatoes and beans, alongside rows of salads, vegetables, and other aromatic herbs.
Some thirty hectares are devoted to animal husbandry, respecting the animals and their natural development. Enclosures and wooden shelters allow the different species to move around freely. Organic feed and strict health monitoring are the final touches to guarantee tasty and healthy meat. Nothing is left to chance.
The produce and the wine are there, but they need to be exalted. Wines have to be paired, and food transformed into tasty and fine dishes.
Michel Portos, a two-star Chef, who was voted Chef of the Year in 2012 by Gault et Millau, was given the task of creating the restaurant menus for the Commanderie de Peyrassol.
After honing his skills at Le Negresko, Damien Cruchet became Executive Chef at the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez under the illustrious Pierre Ferchaud. Provençal by birth, Damien Cruchet uses her great talent to glorify the Peyrassol produce under the benevolent guidance of Michel Portos, a master of savoir-faire.
Two offers are available to visitors who can choose what suits them best.
Le Bistrot de Lou
During a day visit of the estate, you can choose the Bistrot de Lou for a simple lunch break in the shade of the ‘calade’ mulberry trees.
The Bistrot de Lou offers chic snacks with an assortment of sweet and savoury ‘verrines’. These tasty Provençal morsels combine, according to the season, chickpea mousse, sardines and tuna terrines, cold beef pot au feu, candied peppers or new potatoes. Desserts are not to be missed, with citrus flavours adding an interesting touch to the chocolate notes.
“Chez Jeannette” Restaurant
For a delicate gastronomic experience, take the time for a lunch or dinner at “Chez Jeannette”. Above the vineyards and Daniel Buren’s floating rainbow flags, you will enjoy refined, seasonal dishes with bold flavour combinations.
The magical setting and fine cuisine make it a sought-after destination. Many visitors now come to Peyrassol simply for a gourmet lunch or dinner. A sort of gastronomic rendezvous.
At the centre of the estate or at La Rouvière, situated only 300 m away, charming guest rooms furnished in the quaint Provençal style, will entice you for a longer stay.
For a timeless weekend or a week with family or friends, in the total tranquillity of the untouched natural surroundings, you will enjoy an ideal break. Tastily refurbished in a style in tune with the beauty of this historic place, our rooms offer the comforts of a dream-like family home.
Staying at La Rouvière
Situated slightly away from the lively centre of La Commanderie de Peyrassol, La Rouvière offers room in the serene atmosphere of an unspoiled nature.
Dining room, games room, relaxing lounge, bucolic terrace, and a swimming pool create a posh Provençal house. Just close your eyes to create the illusion of noises from a bygone era: the happy cries of children running down ancient stairs, dogs playing under the trees or the splashes of an improvised swim…
Staying at La Commanderie
On the edge of the estate ancestral calade, a stone’s throw from the mulberry trees that recall the past of this former silkworm nursery, just above the cellars, you will be connected to the rhythm of life at the Château Peyrassol vineyard.
A few rooms welcome you in the same Provencal style as at La Rouvière. Just a few steps from the art centre, surrounded by works by major artists, you will have the feeling of reigning over one of the most exciting collections in the south of France.