For $628 A Night You Can Cook In The French Cottage Where Julia Child Cooked

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If you’re the kind of person who’s read and tried every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (or you’ve at least seen that movie about the woman who did) you’ve already gotten pretty close to the legendary Julia Child. But now you can get even closer: you can rent out the chef’s cottage in Provence and cook in her kitchen (or sleep in it, if you want).

Airbnb is currently listing La Pitchoune, or La Peetch, Child’s summer cottage in the Provencal village of Châteauneuf for $628 per night.

The home is owned by an American couple that want to honor Child’s legacy, Bloomberg reports, with ideas for the place including private Airbnb rentals along with all-inclusive culinary and yoga retreats, starting in 2017.

Child’s presence can still be felt in the house with touches like a black book filled with instructions on how to deal with the home’s idiosyncrasies and where to find the best butcher in town.

And then there’s the kitchen, perhaps the biggest draw for food fans out there: it’s exactly how Child left it, including her pegboard walls.

“The kitchen has been maintained impeccably,” author Luke Barr, who lived in the home for a month while writing Provencal 1970, told Bloomberg.

In case any foodies get grabby with those kitchen tools or other household fixtures, the owners have added one thing Julia didn’t need: hidden cameras. Which can easily double as TV cameras, if you’re feeling inspired.

You Can Now Rent (and Cook in!) Julia Child’s Provence Cottage [Bloomberg]

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