Top Choice Bakery in Aix-en-Provence

Farinoman Fou

Tucked just off place des Prêcheurs is this truly phenomenal bakery, with a constant queue outside its door. The different crunchy breads baked by artisanal boulanger Benoît Fradette are reason enough to sell up and…
Top Choice Bistro in Aix-en-Provence

Bistrot Petit Pierre

Now that his flagship address has a new château location outside town, Pierre Reboul’s Vieil Aix bistro is a must-visit for his innovative interpretations of French cuisine. The decor is playful (think acid-bright f…
Top Choice French in Aix-en-Provence

Le Petit Verdot

Great Provençal food and great Provençal wines – really, what more do you want from a meal in this part of France? It’s all about hearty, honest dining here, with table tops made out of old wine crates, and a lively…
Gastronomy in Aix-en-Provence

Restaurant Pierre Reboul

Pierre Reboul’s renowned restaurant has moved out to a new location at the Château de la Pioline, a suitably smart location for his high-class cuisine. His rich, indulgent French fare meets flavours and ingredients …
Bistro in Aix-en-Provence

Le Bistrot

Locals pack into the minuscule dining room of this ultra-traditional diner for the superb-value lunch menus. All the bistro boxes are ticked: red-and-white tablecloths, friendly old-school service, a chuffing coffee…
Bistro in Aix-en-Provence

La Bidule

The long square of Forum des Cardeurs has plenty of places to choose from, but ‘The Thingy’ is an old favourite: cheap and cheerful, with flowery PVC tablecloths, a vast blackboard menu and a fairy-lit terrace. Expe…
French in Aix-en-Provence

Jardin Mazarin

Something of a hidden address, this elegant restaurant serenades the ravishing hôtel particulier in which it languishes. Two salons sit beneath splendid beamed ceilings, but the real gem is outside: a luxuriant gree…
French in Aix-en-Provence

La Cantine

Corsican flavours sing out from the menu at this backstreet wine bar and bistro, from big charcuterie platters of Corsican sausages to a wine list with some of the island’s best vintages. Tartines and salads are als…
Cafe in Aix-en-Provence

Maison Nosh

Posh hotdogs and gourmet English muffins form the core of the lunchtime formules at this bright and welcoming cafe: for €10 you also get a dessert and a drink, plus a side order for an extra €2. Cakes, patisseries a…
Provencal in Aix-en-Provence

Jacquou Le Croquant

Smack bang in the centre of old Aix, this jolly little restaurant specialises in southwestern cuisine, which means copious amounts of duck, rabbit and foie gras on the menu. There’s a pleasing patio for sunny days.