Julia Child lived in France full-time for just a short time, from 1948 to 1956, but she and her husband Paul vowed to return to the country as often as they could. The couple built La Pitchoune – The Little One in French – a 140-squere-meters (1,500-square-foot) cottage in Provence, as a vacation house, and now it’s on the open market for the first time. The asking price is €800,000 ($880,000), according to the New York Times, which first reported the listing.

“You could almost say we’re selling the kitchen with the property thrown in,” Alexander Kraft, the chairman of Sotheby’s International Realty France, told the Times, explaining that the kitchen remains almost exactly the way Julia left it (only the stove has been changed). “It’s really got the same look and feel as the one in the Smithsonian. Whoever buys it is really buying a true piece of Julia Child’s history.”

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New York Times – The House That Julia Built – It may come as a surprise to learn that Julia Child, America’s quintessential French chef, lived in France for only a short time. But from her first breathless arrival in the fall of 1948 to her departure less than six years later en route to her husband’s diplomatic posts in Bonn and Oslo, few Americans had immersed themselves so deeply in the country’s cuisine…

Photos Courtesy: Sotheby’s International Realty

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