Le Castelas

Written by Provence Confidential. Posted in Restaurants

Le Castelas

The setting of this several hundred year old sheepfold is so spectacular that we were able to overlook the glacial welcome we received from the proprietor upon arrival. Nestled in the heart of the Luberon just above the hamlet of Sivergues (population 27) rests a rustic hotel and restaurant.

No menu really - just home made goat cheese from the Rove goats you see upon arrival and home made charcuterie from pigs which roam free on the farm.

Large picnic tables are set up in front of the stone buildings and a few inside in case of wind or rain. Lunch costs 19 euros per person. Wine is available at 20 euros a pitcher. Nothing is actually written down anywhere so you may want to confirm prices with your waiter when ordering. Grilled meat is added to the dinner menu which costs 30 euros including wine. It’s a beautiful drive from Bonnieux to Siveregues and up to Le Castelas. Bring your camera as the views are simply breath taking. There are wonderful well posted hikes all around if you felt like a walk either before lunch.

It may be a good idea to reserve by calling 04 90 74 60 89. Chances are Sardinian owner Gianni may be more welcoming if you just don’t drop by like I did.