Our family farm – 330 hectares of preserved farmland
Our family farm is in the village of Lagarde d’Apt, on the high Albion plateau – or highlands – in Vaucluse. Lagarde d’Apt is a tiny village which lies at 1100 meters altitude between the majestic Luberon range and the impressive Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux. The village has some thirty inhabitants. Our farm, “Le Château du Bois”, was built in 1820. The origin of the name is not clear – we know of two plausible theories behind the name. The first one seems to say that the château was named after the wooded area it was built in, and the second says that the château was named after the wood used for its construction.