Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Les Baux-de-Provence

L'Oustau de Baumanière

Twice Michelin-starred and luxurious with a capital L, this legendary hotel-restaurant is the most exclusive – and expensive – place to dine in this corner of Provence. Head chef Jean-André Charial revels in the ric…
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 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 Gastronomy in Lorgues

Chez Bruno

If truffles are the most divine of ingredients, then Chez Bruno is their high temple. It's just 2.5km southeast of Lorgues; drive through giant truffle-sculptured gates to the grounds of an 18th-century estate that …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Lourmarin

Auberge La Fenière

It doesn’t get more Provençal than this wonderful farmhouse, run by Michelin-starred chef Reine Sammut, who is gradually handing the reins over to his daughter, Nadia. The multi-course menus are hymns to Provençal p…
Top Choice French in Gigondas

L'Oustalet

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 th…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Lauris

Le Champ des Lunes

Overseen by Jérome Faure, who won his first Michelin star at 30, the stellar restaurant at Domaine de Fontenille has become one of the Luberon's most prestigious places to eat. Expect high-class haute cuisine, with …
Top Choice Cafe in St-Tropez

Le Café

Whetting whistles since 1789, this historic cafe is where artists and painters preferred to hang out back in the days when St-Trop was still a sleepy port. Happily, it has clung on to its no-nonsense roots – you’ll …
Top Choice French in Vieux Nice

Bar des Oiseaux

Hidden down a narrow backstreet, this old-town classic has been in business since 1961, serving as a popular nightclub before reincarnating itself as a restaurant (some of its original saucy murals have survived the…
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 …