Guests staying at Lou Marronie were treated to a very special trip, organised by Sissa of Provencereiser. Up in the Verdon Gorge mountains past Castellane, the group met up with local farmers and their truffle hunting dogs, seeing how the precious ‘black diamonds’ are found. Dogs are preferred to pigs as they normally don’t eat the truffles. These dogs seemed to like the smell and taste?
Sissa made contact with the farmer a while back, and they’ve been chatting about organising these days out for a while. His primary concern is that guests tread lightly on the land, enjoy the beautiful scenery and marvel at what nature provides. The sun gods shone upon their first outing together. Hope you enjoy this video impression made by Marcel of Tours and Tales.
Set in the heart of Provence, Golf de la Sainte Baume is nestled amidst the pines and the garrigue at the foot of the Sainte Baume Massif. A diverse course, offering various aspects of the game of golf with it’s water obstacles, raised tees and greens … it’s adapted to all standards of golfer.
Training facilities include a tuition bunker, putting green and pitching green. The driving range has 60 postes dont 15 couverts. Self-employed Pros on the premises: Dominique Ménard, Bruno Cloutrier, Olivier Fritz et Rudy Lucas.
Download the Golf de la Sainte Baume score card (pdf)
Half an hour’s drive from Cotignac, lies the fabulous Barbaroux Golf course, hotel and spa.
Barbaroux is one of the rare golf courses where every hole is ‘unforgettable’ and where the greens are fast and honest. If I was to spend the rest of my life playing the same French golf course, it would be Barbaroux.” ~ Peter Haslam, independent expert of Golf World magazine
“Designed by the American architects Pete & P.B. Dye who have given their characteristic signature, notably the presence of wood beams retaining the lakes. The course unfolds in the var Mediterranean forest, beginning with a par 4 where the first difficulty is to decide how much of the lake you will cover, don’t be too greedy. The 3rd hole is an “adventure” needing a long iron or fairway wood to play a blind shot to the green far below, the 4th is difficult and interesting par 3 where you will pass through a tunnel under the green.”
Golf de Barbaroux
Route de Cabasse
83 170 BRIGNOLES
Tel 04 94 69 63 63
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.barbaroux.com
Jan and Mirjam offer guests at Lou Marronie a fabulous experience. They’ll come and cook for you in our kitchen, serving delicious local produce and wines. Here’s a photo gallery of a recent 4-course dinner they did for other guests, who were thrilled with the experience. If you would like them to cook for you, please contact them via their website, Pure Home Cooking.