[Luxus Magazine] Château de Montcaud: a renaissance at the height of its history!

Château de Montcaud has just been awarded its first Michelin star. Its chef, Matthieu Hervé, delights us with creative cuisine rooted in the terroir. An excellent address for aesthetes looking for a haven of peace in Provence.

 

Close to Uzès and the Pont du Gard, Château de Montcaud offers an enchanted interlude in Provence. It’s an address you’d gladly entrust to friends looking for calm and authenticity when the season is in full swing.

 

This 19th-century jewel nestles in a green setting, offering an idealized interpretation of nature as seen in the paintings of Théodore Rousseau.

 

Rated five stars, this grand aristocratic residence is one of Languedoc Roussillon’s finest hotel jewels. But its past has not been an easy one…

 

A family history through the centuries

 

Alexandre-Eugène Collain made his fortune in the silk trade and bought a plot of land in the small village of Sabran to realize his lifelong dream of owning his own château. Completion was celebrated in 1875. Portraits of the owner, his wife and son can be seen on the first floor. On his father’s death, Florentin Collain took over the Château de Montcaud in the same humanist tradition. Elected mayor of Sabran, he encouraged education and culture, and worked to improve the lot of farm workers and domestic servants.

 

“He loved to organize concerts and balls, inviting people from all walks of life, rich and poor alike. An avid music lover, he kept an orchestra of a dozen or so musicians playing at his parties,” explains our host, Bertille Saudrais-Petit.

 

Several owners succeeded one another at the head of this house, which was gradually falling into disrepair.

 

In the 90s, Rudy Baur acquired Château de Montcaud and transformed it into a charming hotel.

 

In 2016, Swiss industrialist Jürg Witmer bought the Sleeping Beauty at auction. He entrusted the reins to his daughter Andrea and son-in-law, Rolf Bertschi, an internationally successful hotelier.

 

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Featured Photo: Château de Montcaud has just been awarded its first star in the 2024 edition of the Red Guide. Château de Montcaud

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Corine Moriou
Corine Moriou was a senior reporter for the L'Express group for 15 years. Today, she works as a freelance journalist. Her favorite subjects are society, culture, travel and well-being. Never blasé, always ready!

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