Open the Door to Your Dream Holiday in the Village of Lagrasse

Lagrasse. Photo by Kay Baumhefner.

Several years ago, while on a long-overdue holiday in the deep south of France, Don & Kay Baumhefner unexpectedly discovered the plus beau village of Lagrasse and a riverside medieval balcony gîte they immediately recognized as home.

Kay & Don Baumhefner.

Read Our Story

A preface to the Balcony Gîte discovery,
Kay and Don’s food and wine biographies, plus both the Come Home to Cooking story and retained articles that share an ongoing French connection.

Balcony Gîte main room.

Tour Our Gîte

A guided photo tour through every room in the Balcony Gîte, so you can see for yourself what all it includes.

Amélie Dekker.

Rent Our Gîte

Particular information about rental inquiries with Amélie Dekker, our professional booking agent and property manager, as well as a descriptive list of Balcony Gîte specifics to help answer all your immediate questions.

Kay’s Corner

April 2021

Kay Baumhefner.

Yes, you have arrived at the right place! My Come Home to Cooking website has recently been transformed into this one to more fully support your ability to find out about and start planning a holiday at our Balcony Gîte in the deep south of France.

Although cooking remains core to both my essential being and doing, a natural appetite for life in France and our expanded fresh adventures there in recent years now compel me to shift my focus to inviting you along to share the experience and find ways to make it your own as well.

While we’re not out of the woods yet, we are finally turning the corner to arrive at the beginning of fresh hope in 2021. And with this will come the renewed option and ease in being able to open the door to go out and about, and then even travel again. So let’s keep our bags packed and focus on finding new ways to make the most of life’s opportunities!

Don at gite balcony.

Especially after a long year of staying put, Don and I can’t wait to return to Lagrasse, and hope you too will be able to revel in a holiday at our Balcony Gîte there as soon as it makes sense for us all to travel again. It’s always such a gift to have something wonderful to look forward to, as well as the time now to find out even more about what that could provide. Meanwhile, may we all keep embracing safe ways to celebrate, share and give thanks for the ongoing joy in getting to be alive. Right here, right now.

— Kay Baumhefner


A “plus beau village” is officially declared by the French government as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.
A “gîte” is a furnished house, cottage, or apartment for rent in the French countryside.

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