Getaways for Gourmets
Restaurant La Bastide de Magnans
Just a short distance from Domaine des Féraud you should stop and have a break at the excellent restaurant of Monsieur Boef, La Bastide de Magnans. It is worthwhile in any case. Enjoy one of the best Bouillabaisse of that region or spend your time savouring the menu “Aux Truffes” while sitting on the beautiful terrace under old big trees. You should complete your experiences with a glass of our Féraud wine. We recommend to make a reservation beforehand because the flair and the food is highly appreciated by the locals either.
La Bastide de Magnans, 32 avenue du Marechal Gallieni, 83550 Vidauban
Tel 04 94 99 43 91. Reservation recommended
3 km or 5 minutes drive from Domaine des Féraud
Les Marchés Provençaux
One or two mornings a week, each town and village hosts markets which are very popular with consumers and tourists. The most famous are those of Saint Tropez on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and Lorgues on Tuesdays. For a few years now, markets where only local producers can offer their products have also been set up in the squares and streets of the little villages in Provence.
La maison des vins aux Arcs
In the heart of the Appellation Côtes de Provence region you will find “La Maison des vins Côtes de Provence”, the “Conseil Interprofessionel des Vins de Provence” and a wine cellar with over 800 wines from the region sold at cellar price. Furthermore, courses in Oenology are offered as well as wine tasting sessions proposing different wines each week. In the gift shop you will not only find products on the theme of wine, such as decanters, corkscrews and hygrometers but also specialities from Provence such as oil, jam, marmalade and honey.
RN 7, 83460 Les Arcs-sur-Argens. Tél : 04 94 99 50 20
Opening hours : 10.00-18.00, July & August 10.00-20.00; June, Sept & Oct. 10.00-19.00.
10 km or 15 minutes drive from Domaine des Féraud
Honey from Draguignan
Not only can delicious honey be bought at the “Miellerie Manard”, one can also learn about beekeeping, making a beehive or harvesting honey. During a tasting session one can taste the variety and richness of the typical plants and flowers of the region. More than 10 different types of honey are available, ranging from chestnut to rosemary or from thyme to strawberry (Miel d’Arbousier). The lavender honey and the flower honey (Miel de Provence toutes fleurs) have both been awarded the “Label Rouge” (red label) guaranteeing excellent quality.
Le Mas de Salles, chemin de Saint-Michel, 83300 Draguignan
Tel : 04 94 68 05 10. Rendezvous by telephone only.
20 km or 35 minutes drive from Domaine des Féraud.
Marmelade and jam from Gassin
Well over 450 different delicious homemade jams and marmalades, ranging from classical apricot to more exotic specialities such as caramel, ginger or vanilla essence, can be found at “La Maison des Confitures on the Route de Bourrian near the hillside village of Gassin. - one of France’s most beautiful villages. The village, with its houses covered in Bougainvillea, narrow dreamy alleyways and a wonderful panorama across the nearby vineyards also make it a visit in its own right worthwhile.
825 Route du Bourrian, 83580 Gassin. Tel : 04 94 43 41 58
Open all year Monday -Saturday from 9.30 to 19.00, Sundays from 10.00-13.00
35 km or 45 minutes drive from Domaine des Féraud.
Truffle market in Aups
A truffle market takes place every Thursday morning from November to February in Aups – the truffle capital of Le Var. On the fourth Sunday in January – the Day of the Black Diamond – the whole place smells of truffles. In every restaurant you will find truffle menus; there is a truffle exhibition where one can find out all about truffles or watch the seldom-used methods of pigs searching for truffles or truffle dog competitions.
Place Frédéric Mistral and Musée de la Truffe, 83630 Aups.
Market day from end November to beginning March: every Thursday 9.30-12.00
Approx. 37 km or 50 minutes drive from Domaine des Féraud.
Chestnuts from Collobrière
In the 19th Century, chestnut trees and cork oak trees were extensively planted in the silica earth of the Massive des Maures. The capital of the Massive des Maures thus became an important centre for chestnut production. Delicacies such as chestnut cream, glazed chestnuts, chestnut liquor, chestnut jam and, in summer, chestnut ice cream can be found, for example, in the ‘Confiserie Azuréenne’.
83610 Collobrières. Tel : 04 94 48 07 20
Open daily from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 6.30 pm
Approx. 40 km or 35 minutes drive from Domaine des Féraud.
Goat cheese from Barjols
Martine & André Luc maintain 40 to 50 goats on their 9 hectares of land and passionately produce different types of goat cheese. The animals live in idyllic natural surroundings and are kept humanely. For example, when the kids need their mothers’ milk during their first weeks this is of course not used for the production of cheese. Milking takes places twice a day at 7.30am and 6pm. The goats can be visited twice a day late morning and afternoon. Produce can be bought directly from the farm or at the nearby markets.
La Chèvrerie des Garagaies, route de Marseille, 83670 Barjols.
Tel : 04 94 77 18 92.
Sale of products daily from March to December 8 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm.
Approx. 57 km or 55 minutes drive from Domaine des Féraud.
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