Have you heard of Julia Child? If not, why not? A renowned French chef, born in 1912 who sadly passed away in 2004, she brought French cooking to life for American audiences.
Like her contemporary Paul Bocuse, she was known for being one of the first TV chefs, inspiring millions in France and the world.
If you’re interested in learning more about this incredible woman then what better way than to check out her house, the place where she cooked and entertained her husband and friends.
Here is everything you need to know about Julia Child House France.
A Paradise in The French Countryside
Unlike the Sharon Tate House or Jame Franco’s house, Julia Child’s house hardly looks like the home of a celebrity. In the heart of Chateauneuf-Grasse in Provence, it is a modest cottage.
Bigger houses in the city generally need these industrial windows. But being in the countryside, Julia Child’s house can afford to have single-pane glass.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities such as France or Lyon, it is tucked away in the countryside and not at all flashy and contains just three bedrooms. But that’s not to say it isn’t an amazing place to stay.
It is quiet and surrounded by trees and even has an outdoor pool. In the summertime its the perfect place to spend a few lazy days to get away from it all.
Indeed the property is available for rent on sites such as Air BnB. Julia Child and her husband Paul left the home in her will to her good friends Simca Beck and Jean Fischbacher.
They, in turn, sold the property over to an American lady called Kathie Alex who began using the cottage to run cooking classes, a legacy Julia would be proud of before she sold it on to another American who rents it out. The new couple also holds cooking classes in the cottage.
What every person considering renting it out wants to know about is the kitchen. The hallowed ground where Julia cooked up her world-famous dishes.
It is cozy and not all modern. There is a wooden tabletop and a wooden table in the center of the room that is surrounded by windows that let in the light. Hanging on the walls are all the pots and pans Julia used to use.
And there is a small open cabinet brimming with an array of spices and other condiments that can be used to cook up a storm.
Julia Child House France — Get Away From It All
Sadly even the man who discovered Julia Child has now passed away. But Julia’s legacy lives on when you look around the Julia Child House France. You can picture Julia in the kitchen, enjoying life. There are no distractions here, no noise and there is no stress.
Her house is tucked away from it all and lets in lots of natural light making it seem like a happy place. And today Julia Child fans and foodies alike can rent it out and discover for themselves the passions of the world-famous woman who once lived here.
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