John Taylor's daughter, who was married to Lord Montagu, sold the house after the Second World War to Robert LABBE, an ironmaster in Pont-à-Mousson. Labé, who was very fond of fashionable parties, took advantage of the majestic setting of this beautiful property to organise fashion shows and host celebrities such as The Rolling Stones, who stayed here for a year during the 1970s.
In 1996, Odette and Jacques Chibois acquired this old house to create a country retreat in their image, one with a friendly, family ambience. They were very careful to maintain its authenticity, using ancient methods to restore the property, to keep its character, and to give it new lease of life.
Four years later, La Bastide Saint-Antoine became a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, obtaining its fifth star in 2009 and entering the highly selective group of French 5-star hotels. Holder Gault & Millau “toques”, Jacques Chibois’ restaurant is a member of Les Grandes Tables du Monde and is widely lauded by people the world over, who come here to sample the Mediterranean way of life in all its glory.