Le Château d'Eza - La Vignette Haute, Auribeaus/Siagne, France


Let's leave the Riviera to visit the hinterland of Cannes, and let's discover a peace haven with medieval accents at Auribeau-sur-Siagne: la Vignette Haute. Antique furniture and olden works of art decorate the rooms and the restaurant which opens up on a sheep-fold. And the chief Bernard is at our entire disposal to make us share his simple and fine cooking. Between Cannes and Monaco, there is the delightful and picturesque village Eze which shows as a real eagle's nest to the exotic gardens clutching at the rocks. From the terrace of the Eza Castle overlooking out on the bay, we can but come in such an astounding sight on the coast. It is within this fine and neat frame, the walls of which are history-laden, the castle which the Prince of Sweden inhabited, that André Signoret tells us the secrets of Provençal cooking full of sweet fragrance and fresh scents.