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 Camarguais in Camargue Countryside

Le Mazet du Vaccarès

Gorging on fish in this legendary lakeside cabin is a feast for the eyes and belly. Memorabilia from Hélène and Néné’s days as lighthouse keepers in Beauduc fill the restaurant with soul. The jovial couple cook up o…
Top Choice in Menton & Around

Pasta & Basta

Top Choice Modern French in Around Vence

Auberge de Courmes

In the hamlet of Courmes, at the foot of mountains 10km north of Le Pont du Loup, this flowery inn is gorgeous for a long, lazy lunch alfresco. Talented young chef Richard Auray cooks up two starters and two mains u…
Top Choice Modern French in Around Vence

Bistrot Gourmand Clovis

This achingly cool bistro in the cobbled heart of Tourrettes is a stunner – for its stylish contemporary decor and its creative cuisine, honoured with a Michelin star. Chef Julien Bousseau works with only the best s…
Top Choice Camarguais in Camargue Countryside

La Telline

A true local favourite, this isolated cottage restaurant with sage-green wooden shutters could not be simpler or more authentic. Summer dining is in a small and peaceful flower-filled garden, and the no-frills menu …
Seafood in The Peninsula

La Plage des Jumeaux

The top pick of St-Tropez’ beach restaurants, Jumeaux serves beautiful seafood (including fabulous whole fish, ideal to share) and sun-busting salads on its dreamy white-and-turquoise-striped beach. Families are wel…
Restaurant in St-Raphaël

Chez Gaston

Blackboard menus, pavement tables, a wall of wines and hearty dishes like steak béarnaise, fish soup and slow-roasted lamb: really what more do you want from a French bistro? It's family-run, too, and a thoroughly c…
Provencal in Côte Bleue

Auberge du Mérou

Rocky spurs ensnare the perilously perched village of Niolon on the Calanque de Niolon. The village has a handful of cafes, but plan to dine at the lovely Auberge du Mérou with its sea-view terrace and traditional P…
Seafood in The Peninsula

Chez Camille

Deep terracotta walls hide this blue-and-white-tiled fishing cottage dating from 1913. Now into its fourth generation, the beachside restaurant cooks up just one thing over a wood-fuelled grill: fish. From the D93 f…