L'Oustalet

Top choice french in Gigondas

For a slap-up spoil, this Michelin-starred wonder owned by the wine-making Perrin family is the place. Using produce from his own kitchen garden, chef Laurent Deconinck creates delicious, refined dishes rooted in the flavours of traditional Provençal cooking. The dining room is smart, decorated with modern art, but the gorgeous olive-shaded garden is where you want to eat. Reservations essential.

It's possible to overnight, too, with three sophisticated rooms (doubles €160 to €210) full of designer style, tasteful furniture and wooden floors. The family suite even has a mezzanine for the kids. There's also an on-site wine shop.

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