Le Michel Ange

Mediterranean in Vence

With tables beneath a leafy tree on a fountain-clad square behind the cathedral, this casual restaurant gets top billing among locals. Families with kids swarm here at weekends for its car-free outdoor space and easy, excellent-value cuisine. The menu abounds in Niçois specialties such as petits farcis (meat-stuffed vegetables), daube de boeuf (Provençal-style beef stew), and codfish aioli every Friday.