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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 …
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…
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. …
Bistro in Vallée de l’Ubaye

La Rose Noire

You can expect zingy, creative food at the Black Rose, a local's tip down one of Barcelonnette's little backstreets. The portions are generous, and the food makes creative use of fruit and vegetables to give maximum…
French in Digne-les-Bains


Classic French food, friendly service and a pleasant parasol-shaded street terrace make this one of Digne's better dining options. Expect dishes such as thyme-infused lamb and confit duck leg – and if in doubt, just…
Pizza in Vallée de l’Ubaye

Le Patio

A relaxed, friendly and quite stylish diner overlooking Barcelonnette's handsome main square, place de la Mairie. Pizzas and pastas are the speciality, but it does heartier mountain fare too.
French in Digne-les-Bains

Le Chaudron

Beamed, small and snug, this unassuming restaurant in the old part of Digne makes a decent stop for Provençal staples and flame-grilled meats.