My visit to the town of Lacoste, home to the former castle of the Marquis de Sade, was indeed flavorful! One of many perched villages in the Luberon: Gordes, Menerbes, and Roussillon, Lacoste is small, with a population of only about 400 habitants. But don’t let that fool you – this town is host to the Savannah College of Art & Design, which offers classes in fine arts, architecture, design, fashion, film, photography, sculpture, and theater. This town is also home to the fashion designer, Pierre Cardin, who bought the chateau and surrounding area.
There are art studios and cafés, one being the Café de Sade where I ate lunch. What I first noticed was the art-sy placemat and the great selection of menu items – wait, is that lavender ice cream?! Lunch was delicious, but I ws looking forward to tasting this flavor of dessert. It was very creamy and full of lavender flavor – not even Fennochio in Nice compares (which I tried after returning home). It was absolutely the best flavor of ice cream I have ever tasted (my opinion)!
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