Top Choice Provençal in Avignon

Christian Etienne

One of Avignon’s top tables, this much-vaunted restaurant occupies a 12th-century palace with a leafy outdoor terrace, adjacent to Palais des Papes. Interiors feel slightly dated, but the refined Provençal cuisine r…
Top Choice French in Avignon

Restaurant L'Essentiel

Snug in an elegant, caramel-stone hôtel particulier, the Essential is one of the finest places to eat in town – inside or in the wonderful courtyard garden. Begin with courgette flowers poached in a crayfish and tru…
Patisserie in Avignon

La Tropézienne

St-Tropez’ famous cream-and-cake tarte tropézienne, plus other treats.
Modern French in Avignon

Numéro 75

The chic dining room, in the former mansion of absinthe inventor Jules Pernod, is a fitting backdrop to the stylised Mediterranean cooking. Menus change nightly and include just a handful of mains, but brevity guara…
Restaurant in Avignon

Le Marmiton

Le Marmiton, the super-formal restaurant of Hôtel La Mirande, offers cooking classes (from €90) and a twice-weekly chef’s table (reservations essential). Afternoon tea is served (albeit slowly) in the glittering lob…
Gastronomy in Avignon

Les 5 Sens

Chef Thierry Baucher, one of France's meilleurs ouvriers (top chefs), reveals his southwestern origins in specialities such as cassoulet and foie gras but skews contemporary-Mediterranean in gastronomic dishes such …
French in Avignon

L'Epice and Love

Small things come in perfect packages. There are only a handful of tables here, and they go fast – so book ahead if you want to try its trad take on stews, roasts and other reliably good, home-style French dishes. C…
Cafe in Avignon

Ginette et Marcel

Set on one of Avignon's most happening plane-tree-shaded squares, this vintage cafe styled like a 1950s grocery is a charming spot to hang out and people-watch over a tartine (open-face sandwich), tart, salad or oth…
Supermarket in Avignon


Catch-all supermarket in the centre of Avignon.
Market in Avignon

Les Halles

Over 40 food stalls showcase seasonal Provençal ingredients. Cooking demonstrations are held at 11am Saturday. Outside on place Pie, admire Patrick Blanc's marvellous vegetal wall.