Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Arles

L'Atelier Jean-Luc Rabanel

As much an artistic experience as a double-Michelin-starred adventure, this is the gastronomic flagship of charismatic chef Jean-Luc Rabanel. Many products are sourced from the chef's veggie patch, and wine pairings…
Top Choice Market in Arles

Marché d'Arles

Plan to be in Arles for the whopping Saturday morning market. You'll find all of Camargue's best produce: salt, rice, goat's cheese, saucisson d’Arles (bull-meat sausage) and so much more. Stalls line both sides of …
Top Choice Seafood in Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Ô Pica Pica

Fish and shellfish do not come fresher than this. Watch them get gutted, filleted and grilled in the 'open' glass-walled kitchen, then devour your meal on the sea-facing pavement terrace or out the back in the typic…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Camargue

La Chassagnette

Surrounded by a vast potager (kitchen garden), which supplies practically all the restaurant's produce, this renowned gourmet table is run by Armand Amal, a former pupil of Alain Ducasse. The multicourse menus are f…
Top Choice Seafood in Camargue

Le Mazet du Vaccarès

Shuddering along the low ribbed road past flamingos and Camargue ponies is totally worth it for the seafood at this legendary lakeside cabin. Memorabilia from Hélène and Néné’s days as lighthouse keepers in Beauduc …
Top Choice Bistro in Arles

Le Gibolin

After spending three decades plying Paris with their passion for organic wines, owners Brigitte and Luc decided to head south and do the same for Arles. Unsurprisingly, it's become a much-loved local fixture, known …
Top Choice Modern French in Arles

L'Autruche

'The Ostrich', run by husband-and-wife team Fabien and Ouria, is a family restaurant in the best tradition. Market-fresh produce is assured, as is the ability of their Michelin-experienced chef to treat it with skil…
Top Choice French in Camargue

La Telline

A true local favourite, this isolated cottage restaurant with sage-green wooden shutters is one of the best places to sample genuine Camargue food. Summer dining is in a small and peaceful flower-filled garden, wher…
Seafood in Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer

La Cabane aux Coquillages

Attached to the excellent Ô Pica Pica restaurant, this informal little cabane (hut) specialises, unsurprisingly, in coquillages (shellfish): oysters, palourdes (clams), coques (cockles), and tellines (a type of loca…
Bistro in Arles

À Côté

A meal at Jean-Luc Rabanel's nearby flagship restaurant may be too expensive for some, but he knows how to do great bistro dining too. While bearing the Rabanel signature style, À Côté is reassuringly casual, with w…