Lorgues is a small Provencal town in the Var back country of the French Riviera in the South of France. While many might not have heard of this town, Chez Bruno and his delightful restaurant based around the truffle is enticing gastronomy fans to visit from all over the world.
Chez Bruno is run and owned by Clement Bruno who is the master of the truffle, a fungus that grows underground near trees, and has become “the diamond of the French kitchen”. Edible truffles are held in high esteem in French, Spanish, northern Italian and Croatian cooking, as well as in international haute cuisine.
Clement Bruno is a super chef who aims to please visitors to Lorgues and the South of France with his truffle menu which changes three times a week. He created Chez Bruno from an estate given to him by his grand-parents. His ambition is to make the restaurant unique by mixing great cooking, love, passion, and sheer determination. He believes that luxury has no social boundaries; it is merely about pleasing others in a beautiful location. In this goal, he has triumphed; with guests to Chez Bruno including the president of France Nicolas Sarkozi, Lionardo di Caprio, Pavarotti, and Robert De Niro, who sit along -side home owners from Lorgues as well as visitors from all over the world. The restaurant is simply decorated in white table clothes and bone china.
Bruno and his Michelin star restaurant has made Lorgues famous for not only the truffle, but also a region where you eat well, and you can enjoy life. This has brought British, and North European visitors to the South of France to buy houses and villas in Lorgues. Property prices over the last decade have increased hugely, and old rambling French farmhouses have been refurbished into beautiful estates worth 1,000,000€ plus. The hard work Bruno has put in, has comes back to him, as there is an increasing well-to-do clientele who like good food, and have the money to eat out in excellent restaurants like Chez Bruno.
Bruno believes these people come here not only for the haute cuisine, but also because it is an unique location and a wonderfully pleasant situation. Lorgues is a large medieval village, and has the amenities of a town while having the relaxed atmosphere of a
village. Not far from Aix en Provence, and Draguignan, and having excellent accessibility via the A8 to Nice, Toulon and Marseille Airports, owners can happily fly in and out for long weekends and holidays. Rental rates are also excellent and can offer superb real estate investment opportunities. Property for sale in Lorgues includes apartments and town houses in the village, as well as villas and estates for sale in the countryside. Prices for apartments start at 150,000€ and can start at 700,000€. Coast and Country, the France real estate immobilier in Lorgues, has a tasty collection of houses to buy in Lorgues, and are happy to help those interested in re-location or second homes in Lorgues.