Vincent Bœuf

  • A gentleman's life


He was born in a car, somewhere between Coustellet and Cavaillon. Later, as an estate agent with business monikers Luberon Investissement and Aix Invest, he opened a first agency, then another, and a third, and more, but sold them a few years ago. A fair-minded man, fitting in everywhere and in all circumstances, he scours the Luberon in a whirlwind of humour. He can't hide his lively intelligence; it shows in his very slight stutter and the mischievous look behind the big round glasses. Sometimes he disappears to roam elsewhere from autumn to the end of spring, returning to sponsor some artist or other. Because Vincent loves the arts. But Vincent would not be Vincent without Jacques, his neighbour, friend, accomplice and alter ego. The duo say they "get everything wrong" but they cultivate happiness, know the Luberon inside out and love it deeply.

Galerie Kamila Regent
Kamila and Pierre Jaccaud have a special relationship with many artists. In their guest house Chambres avec Vue, a home for art and for artists, the works on show reflect their high standards.
Rue des Bourgades, Saignon
Tél. 06 62 70 51 62

Château de l’Ange
Edith Mézard has turned an old coaching inn into her home and embroidery shop, in homage to her two grandmothers. The meticulous detail and exquisite taste make her household linen collections well worth the detour, as are the favourites she puts in her exhibitions.
Lumières, Goult ­– Tél. 04 90 72 36 41

Bistrot le 5
A simple interior and a big terrace for enjoying drinks, a meal and an unforgettable sunset. Sometimes a themed evening adds to the charm. It's best to book.
5 place Albert Roure, Ménerbes
Tél. 04 90 72 31 84