Buzzing with bare-footed, overly bronzed, sarong-clad beach lovers with a fondness for bathing in the nude and piercings in the most unexpected of places, this sizzling beach restaurant has cuisine is straight from the sea. Flamboyant, and not a sign in sight to tell you it’s here, dining is around four or five tables on the sand or on a wooden deck above the water.
Deep terracotta walls hide this blue-and-white-tiled fishing cottage dating from 1913. Now into its fourth generation, the beachside restaurant cooks up just one thing over a wood-fuelled grill: fish. From the D93 follow signs for Bonne Terrasse; it's 4km north of Ramatuelle.
In the old town, this friendly place, characterised by colourful murals, serves French fare including frogs' legs and the like. If you missed out on bouillabaisse in Marseille, this is your chance to make up for it (minimum of two diners; order two days before).
Eclectic and hip, this imaginative beachside space is the place to dine and/or drink. Loll on cushioned seating beneath the trees or pick a table on the terrace with nothing between you and the deep blue sea. Cuisine is fish- and market-fuelled.
Cannes’ most famous seafood brasserie, this is the place to indulge in oysters, mussels, prawns, crayfish and other delightfully fresh shellfish with a glass of crisp white wine. The restaurant is full every night, so make sure you book.
Opened in 1938, La Mère Germaine is a quintessential Villefranche address. Seafood, fish and more seafood is the order of the day. Bookings are essential for one of the prized tables on the water’s edge. Fabulous selection of white wines.
Rebuilt each summer for the new season, this beach restaurant is shaded by a typical reed loupio . The catch of the day can feel pricey but stick to a finger-licking bowl of moules frîtes (mussels and chips) and value is guaranteed.
Overlooking the quaint fishing harbour of Vallon des Auffes from an apricot-hued dining room, this third-generation-run peach of a place also specialises in poisson à l'argile (fresh clay-cooked fish, flavoured with aniseed).
With its elegant red-and-blue nautical decor and port-side terrace within grasp of the bobbing yachts, Le Sloop is a cut above the rest on this popular restaurant strip. Its seafood and shellfish are uberfresh and good value.
Run by two brothers (one fishes, one cooks) this locals' favorite offers everything from a humble plate of sardines with a glass of white (€13.90), grilled fish or a bouillabaisse (€38.90). No credit cards.
This pocket-sized fish shop has crates of crustaceans piled high inside and a gaggle of sea-blue chairs outside. A glass of dry white and half-a-dozen oysters costs a mere €8.50.