Auberge de la Loube

Provencal in Buoux

You won’t get a more honest Provençal lunch than at Maurice Leporati’s roadside inn, where the feast always starts with wicker trays filled with hors d’oeuvres such as tapenade and anchöiade (olive and anchovy dips), quail’s eggs, braised artichokes, aïoli and hummus. The showpiece Sunday lunch is legendary.

Maurice himself is horse mad – ask nicely and he might show you his collection of antique carriages. Look out for the restaurant as you drive past Buoux on the D113.