Living in California for the past 30 years, Yves was visiting his family in August 2012. This is when he met Sheila who was the chef at the restaurant IN VINO. Sheila, born in Mauritius, settled in the region about 20 years ago.
They got married in Forcalquier on September 2013. After a few more months in Los Angeles, the couple decided to move back to France. They fell in love with this historic property and started to restore it. They opened the restaurant in July 2014 and the B&B in May 2016. In 2018, they were featured in the TV Show "Bienvenue chez nous" and in 2019 the TV show "Les plus belles vacances" both on the TF1 channel.
In the spring of 2019, they inaugurate, as extension to the B&B, a Wine bar & Lounge. Delicious dishes as well as breakfasts are served there. Le Lounge also features a library (with french and english books), a fitness area, and an american pool table...
In October 2019 a private club is created, le "Pradaous Lounge" allowing some local people to take full advantage of the Domaine all year long.