Chateau de Berne News

The “Berne News” is brought to you by the Chateau de Berne, the exclusive five star Relais and Chateaux hotel and spa located near Lorgues in the Var. With all the latest news from the vineyard and events taking place at the estate, its hotel and its two restaurants. 
The Château de Berne, five star hotel and vineyard, starred restautant, relais-château and spa, is located in the heart of the Var in Lorgues. This Friday, listen to the BerNews (Berne-News) at 7.38, 12.38  and 6.45pm on Riviera Radio to learn more about upcoming events and wine tours. Find out more at chateauberne.com.

15 November - At Chateau de Berne, the famous exclusive five-star Relais and Chateau hotel and spa located near Lorgues in the Var, the Christmas period is always a time to celebrate...
That's why Berne welcomes Christmas markets as early as November. It's a great opportunity for beautiful discoveries, such as traditional and typical goods from Provence and elsewhere, as well as plenty of festive events! Provençal Christmas Markets on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November and World Christmas markets on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November. Free entry from 10am to 6pm. 

1 November - On Sunday 3rd November, le Jardin de Benjamin, the Michelin-star restaurant will propose a gourmet brunch. Chef, Benjamin Collombat will be welcoming you with an amazing buffet with fresh local ingredients carefully selected for this special brunch. This will be a great opportunity to experience the Provençal  lifestyle in an exceptional atmosphere. You'll also find this brunch on next month on December 15th. 

18 October - The Chateau de Berne is the place to be! There, you can enjoy a fabulous Indian summer, as the chateau is the ideal setting for your retreats, as well as for seminars, conferences, team building and cocktail receptions. It is home to fully-equipped meeting rooms that will perfectly meet your business requirements. Easy transfer bookings, 27 rooms, 2 restaurants, a spa and much more to discover, including wine tasting! 

4 October - On Sunday the 6th October le 'Jardin de Benjamin', the Michelin star restaurant will propose a gourmet brunch. Chef Benjamin Collombat will be welcoming you. You will enjoy an amazing buffet with fresh local ingredients, carefully selected for this special brunch. This will be a great opportunity to experience the Provence lifestyle in an exceptional atmosphere. 

20 September - On Sunday the 22nd September, there will be a huge food truck festival at Berne, from 10am to 6pm. This will be an amazing gastronomic world tour, with live music, a raffle and entertainment for children! Entrance is free and there will also be a special menu at 'Le Bistro' restaurant. On Sunday the 29th September, you can join the Berne 2 Run event. It's a one-day race with either a 6 or a 12km run or walk race and 13km bike race. Both are good opportunities to discover the Berne estate. And, for your kids there will be a special 1km race. Make sure to book on the Berne website. 

6 September - Have you been dreaming about a chance to learn more about wine in a fun, upbeat and original atmosphere?  Then you’re in luck! The Ultimate Provence wine estate, or « UP », just opened in La Garde Freinet! This boutique-hotel, restaurant, roof-deck lounge and wine tasting bar delivers a delightfully unexpected experience of Provence. The restaurant & bar serve up a creative variety of tasty concoctions and the 140-seat outdoor lounge features events all Summer long.  Every Saturday evening, the terrace is the place to be, with DJ sets and live music : the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with an amazing sunset over the vines. And every Sunday from 11:30am to 3pm at Ultimate Provence, you can disconnect from the outside world while enjoying the smooth sounds of an electro-lounge brunch. The wine estate is open 7 day a week.

28 June - Have you been dreaming about a chance to learn more about wine in a fun, upbeat and original atmosphere?  Then you’re in luck! The Ultimate Provence wine estate, or « UP », just opened in La Garde Freinet! This boutique-hotel, restaurant, roof-deck lounge and wine tasting bar delivers a delightfully unexpected experience of Provence. The restaurant & bar serve up a creative variety of tasty concoctions and the 140-seat outdoor lounge features events all Summer long.  Every Saturday evening, the terrace is the place to be, with DJ sets and live music : the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with an amazing sunset over the vines. And every Sunday from 11:30am to 3pm at Ultimate Provence, you can disconnect from the outside world while enjoying the smooth sounds of an electro-lounge brunch. The wine estate is open 7 day a week.

14 June - Have you been dreaming about a chance to learn more about wine in a fun, upbeat and original atmosphere?  Then you’re in luck! The Ultimate Provence wine estate, or « UP », just opened in La Garde Freinet! This boutique-hotel, restaurant, roof-deck lounge and wine tasting bar delivers a delightfully unexpected experience of Provence. Open 7 days a week, the restaurant & bar serve up a creative variety of tasty concoctions and the 140-seat outdoor lounge features events all Summer long.  On June 15th, internationally known DJ duo “Zombies in Miami” will kick off the season of Saturday night DJ sets and live music. And every Sunday from 11:30am to 3pm at Ultimate Provence, you can disconnect from the outside world while enjoying the smooth sounds of an electro-lounge brunch. 

31 May - This summer come to the Jazz at Berne festival. Opening the event, will be a glamourous duo composed of pianist André Manoukian and singer China Moses. At the Bistrot de Berne, in the Jardin de Benjamin, service adapts to the pace of the concert and will finish before 9pm. You can also sample a glass of rosé and have a bite to eat by the stage, while listening to swing music. 

17 May - On Sunday the 19th May from 10am to 6pm, join our Classic Car day, a magnificent day bringing together an exceptional collection of classic cars and featuring some of the most emblematic automobiles from various eras. There are also bakery classes in the cooking school where you can learn about the secrets of our top baker. 

3 May -  On Sunday the 5th May, from 10am to 6pm, join our Food Truck Festival Event, a 1-day gastronomic world in the estate grounds. There will be live music, raffles, entertainment for children and a Best Food Truck contest. Enjoy a special menu at the Bistro restaurant. Entrance is free. Another highlight is on May 12th, with the Star Brunch at the Jardin de Benjamin, the Michelin star restaurant. 

19 April - On Sunday, the 21st of April, join our Easter Fair event, featuring a chocolate workshop, children's games, tasting, an Easter Egg hunt and Easter menu at Le Bistrot and Le Jardin de Benjamin. Another highlight is the Arts & Crafts Market on Sunday the 28th of April with unique creations by local designers with the Etsy Team and plenty of fun as always!

5 April -  On Sunday, the 7th of April, join the star brunch at ""Le Jardin de Benjamin"", the Michelin star restaurant. Chef Benjamin Collombat opens the doors of his kitchen for a gourmet buffet with fresh, local ingredients, carefully selected for this exceptional brunch. Another highlight is at our cooking school on Sunday, the 14th of April with a special Macaroon class. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will learn everything about the secrets of our Pastry Chef.

22 March - On Sunday, March the 24th, join the music festival. Pop, boogie and blues repertoire, blues-rock, a new musical event welcoming 3 talented artists who will surprise you ! On March the 31st enjoy the new vintage wine fair: a festive and gourmet line-up for food, wine and Provence lovers alike.

8 March - On Sunday March 10th, join the star brunch at "Le Jardin de Benjamin", the Michelin star restaurant.