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Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

Julia Child's French country kitchen Author: Sotheby's International Realty

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Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

What better way to master the art of French cooking than by renting this culinary legend's iconic Parisian home.


Fans of Julia Child will be happy to learn that the charming French cottage she once owned with her husband Paul is now available to rent through Airbnb. For $825 per night you'll have access to the entire home and more importantly to Julia's famous kitchen. This includes priceless kitchen utensils once owned and used by the culinary legend herself.

Built in 1963 "La Pitchoune" (or "La Peetch" as Julia called it) is nestled just outside the town of Grasse in France. The cottage comfortably sleeps six and includes three-bathrooms, garden terrace, outdoor pool and an on-site concierge. 

Ready to enjoy cooking, eating and the beautiful French countryside? Then put down your copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, grab your apron and get ready to put Meryl Streep to shame. Bon appetit!

 

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Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

La Pitchoune

Built in 1963, La Pitchoune ("The Little One") was once the former home of Paul and Julia Child.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

Living and dining room

Julia's living and dining area is full of character from the brightly coloured furniture to the exposed beams and grand fireplace.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

Perfect for entertaining

Drink, eat and be merry in the home that once hosted (what we're sure were) some of the most wonderful dinner parties.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

Julia's kitchen

Except for the stove, the kitchen remains exactly as Julia left it. Modeled after the kitchen in her Cambridge, Massachusetts home a replica can also be found at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

The kitchen pegboard

The original outlines Paul drew for Julia can still be seen on the kitchen pegboard. Imagine cooking dinner using some of Julia's original utensils (which are also still in the kitchen).

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

Kitchen counters

Fun fact: The tall counters in the kitchen were created to accommodate Julia's 6'2 frame.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

Master bedroom

The master bedroom includes lots of natural light and a walk-out to the terrace.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

The red bedroom

We love the gorgeous Chinoiserie-print fabric found throughout this bedroom, including the window coverings and on the footboard.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

The blue room

Another beautiful fabric (this time in blue) is used in the third and final room of this cottage.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home

Celeb home tour: Rent Julia Child's charming French country cottage

The cottage grounds

Surrounded by olive trees and local herbs, a walk through the cottage gardens would make the perfect afternoon activity.

By: Samantha Battistone Source: Sotheby's International Realty Credits: Style at Home


Want to know more? Check out the Airbnb listing here.
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