Near Aix-en-Provence, a Chateau and a Farmhouse

Near Aix-en-Provence, a Chateau and a Farmhouse owned by the same family for several centuries are going to be restored and rebuilt invisibly to lose none of the original charm and patina. Alexandre Lafourcade is taking the necessary measures to give a coherence to all the buildings while thinking of the function of each room, every tiny corner, to bring in the light, to enhance the fluidity, to adapt the modernity to an ancient building.

Vineyard La Croix Valmer – Var

Château de Chausse is well-known for the quality of its wines which are served at the table of many starred restaurants in Provence. In 2016, an American couple Mr and Mrs Charles Cohen purchased this wine estate of 15 hectares of vineyards. “The new owner remembers sunny stays in Saint-Tropez and in Antibes, bottles of rosé he tasted with his parents and grand-parents. Business lawyer French film producer and distributor in the United states, recent buyer of Pagoda, famous Parisian cinema, seasoned business man, Charles Cohen purchased Château de Chausse in order to have good time with his family” .

The Chateau de Berne (Relais & Châteaux), Lorgues, Var.

The transformation of the ideally located Chateau de Berne has been ongoing since 2014 with the current works involving an extension to the hotel buildings and the restoration of the castle itself. Alexandre Lafourcade has hugely enhanced this famous Relais & Châteaux property, magnifying its historic presence in the Mediterranean countryside. Dominique Lafourcade has created four hectares of gardens which communicate with the buildings while naturally integrating the bucolic site into the Var landscape.