Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Bastide de Moustiers

A legendary table of Provence, founded by chef supremo Alain Ducasse. As you'd expect from this Michelin-starred, much-lauded restaurant, it's a temple to French cuisine – from the playful amuses bouches to the rich…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Ferme Ste-Cécile

Just outside Moustiers, this wonderful ferme auberge (country inn) immerses you in the full Provençal dining experience, from the sun-splashed terrace and locally picked wines right through to the chef’s meticulous …
Top Choice French in Vallée du Haut Verdon

La Ferme Girerd-Potin

Five kilometres from Allos at an altitude of 1700m, this working farm is a wonderful spot to try true mountain food – all of it homegrown, farm-raised, self-baked or home-cooked, from vegetables to bread, meats and …
Provencal in Pays de Forcalquier

Café de Niozelles

For just-like-mama-made-it French cuisine, it’s worth the 5km drive from Forcalquier to this apologetically old-school bistro in Niozelles. You’ll need an appetite, and a taste for all the traditional trimmings, lik…
Provencal in Pays de Forcalquier

Les Petites Tables

This Provençal restaurant at the Ecomusée l’Olivier near Volx is only open for lunch, but it's well worth a detour (and if you're visiting the museum it's a must). Delicious platters come with a choice of fresh sala…
Hostel in Vallée du Haut Verdon

Refuge du Lac d'Allos

What a spot this lovely lakeside inn has, plonked at 2220m by the water's edge, with mountains on all sides. In situ for more than a century, it's a classic stop for walkers with hearty mountain food and dorm beds f…
Hotel in Vallée du Haut Verdon

Le Martagon

A smart modern restaurant-with-rooms in the quiet village of Villars-Colmars, perfect for a lunch or dinner stop, with mountain specialities such as cheesy tartiflette, duck breast, locally cured ham and so on. Upst…
Provencal in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Grignotière

Hidden behind the soft-pink facade of Moustiers' Musée de la Faïence is this peaceful garden restaurant. Tables sit between olive trees and the colourful, eye-catching decor – including the handmade glassware – is t…
Bistro in Forcalquier

Aux Deux Anges

Beside a fountain in Forcalquier's old town, this homespun place is as traditional as it gets. All the dishes are made to timeworn recipes comme à la maison (like you'd have at home) – hearty stews, slow-cooked lamb…
French in Vallée de l’Ubaye

Poivre d'Âne

On Barcelonnette's main shopping street, the Donkey's Pepper is the place to stuff yourself silly with mountain sausages, cheesy tartiflettes (potatoes, cheese and bacon baked casseroles) and even cheesier fondues. …