At the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, the famous tenor Jean François Lafeuillade was the owner of this wine-making estate on the banks of the River Lez. This tenor, a member of the Opéra de Paris, would come to Le Mas de Lafeuillade to relax by strolling through the rows of grapes and, so they say, singing as he did so.
Afterwards, the esteemed Grasset family moved to Le Mas de Lafeuillade. Imagine, in the early 20th century, medical professor Joseph Grasset telling his nephew Bernard about his research on the nervous system. Equally, imagine this young man, who had gone to Paris to set up his famous publishing house, talking about his meetings with Proust, and later Mauriac, Montherlant, Cocteau, Malraux and many other writers whose work he published.
“Here, all is order and beauty, luxury, calm and pleasure.” so said the famous poet Baudelaire of this enchanting place.
Le Mas de Lafeuillade still has many old and weathered sculptures, such as the bust of Diderot, but recently three artists of the Support/Surface movement, Vincent Bioulès, Alain Clément and Bernard Pagès have installed some of their recent works here. With their vertical nature, rough aspect or luminosity, they have truly livened the grounds. This modernity is also expressed through the creations of the firm A+ Architecture, who have designed buildings that stand in the park, such as the contemporary, high-end residence “Le Domaine de Lafeuillade”, sponsored by the Helenis company and the head of A+ Architecture.