Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Arles

L'Atelier Jean-Luc Rabanel

Offering as much an artistic experience as a meal (and graced with double Michelin stars), this is the gastronomic home of charismatic chef Jean-Luc Rabanel. Many products are sourced from the chef's veggie patch an…
Top Choice Bakery in Menton

Au Baiser du Mitron

A Kiss from the Baker is no ordinary boulangerie. It showcases breads from the Côte d’Azur, inland Provence and places elsewhere in the world that innovative baker Kevin Le Meur has travelled to. Everything is baked…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Nice

Fenocchio

There’s no shortage of ice-cream sellers in the old town, but this maître glacier (master ice-cream maker) has been king of the scoops since 1966. The array of flavours is mind-boggling – olive, tomato, fig, beer, l…
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 French in St-Saturnin-Lès-Apt & Around

La Coquillade

Overnighting at this luxurious hilltop estate won’t suit everyone’s budget, but everyone should try to fork out for the great-value Bistrot lunch menu. Michelin-starred and run by renowned chef Christophe Renaud, it…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Menton

Le Mirazur

Design, cuisine and sea view (the full sweep of the Med above Menton town below) are all spectacular at this 1930s villa with a twinset of Michelin stars. This is the culinary kingdom of daring Argentinian chef Maur…
Top Choice Modern French in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Maison Drouot

Stuck on where to head for lunch? Stop fretting and head five minutes out of town to this 19th-century oil mill, now a charming country bistro where nearly every dish is based on ingredients sourced from local suppl…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Lourmarin

Auberge La Fenière

It doesn’t get more Provençal than this wonderful old stone farmhouse – the exquisite domain of Michelin-starred chef Reine Sammut, who cooks outstanding multi-course meals using produce from her potager (kitchen ga…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Cannes

Bobo Bistro

Predictably, it's a 'bobo' (bourgeois bohemian) crowd that gathers at this achingly cool bistro in Cannes' fashionable Carré d'Or (Golden Sq). Decor is stylishly retro, with attention-grabbing objets d'art including…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Cassis

La Villa Madie

Overseen by Marielle and Dimitri Droisneau, this double Michelin-starred restaurant has become one of the destination addresses on the Riviera, renowned for its creative seafood and refined sea-view setting. Top-dra…