Marquis de Sade & Ice Cream in Lacoste

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.  IMG_0017What 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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9 thoughts on “Marquis de Sade & Ice Cream in Lacoste

  1. Joelle commented: Great article, Kim. What a beautiful region! You made me feel like going there very soon.

  2. Very entertaining travel posting, Kim. Still, I prefer vanilla!

  3. That’s on our bucket list since years. Hope we can visit it sometimes. Thanks for this post!

  4. You’re welcome, Easy. Bonnieux and Lourmarin are beautiful and lively towns to visit not far from Lacoste.

  5. Sandy Vann says:

    How yummy Kim….back in Avignon. We go to the Prefecturethis week for the cisa renrewal. How are you both? Keep me posted on the blogging conference svp in Ireland. Maybe we will be going together next year! Will it be in Eire or elsewhere? Hugs, Sandy

    Sent from my iPad

  6. Welcome back, Sandy – good to have you on this side of the pond! Last year’s blogging conference was in Spain (I didn’t go), so it seems they choose a difference European location each year – I’m looking forward to this one. Stay in touch-bisous.

  7. Alex says:

    Love this makes me feel very adventurus for such exquisite flavours

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