The Southern France city of Marseille has a reputation as an eclectic gastronomic capital, famous for its celebrated Bouillabaisse fish stew dish. There are many excellent restaurants in Marseille, including two 3 Michelin star restaurants and 4 one star Michelin restaurants. You will also find interesting restaurants from the many different culinary traditions in Marseille: Tunisian, Senegalese, Moroccan, Lebanese, Algerian, Indian and Morrocan. It is impossible to cover all the restaurants in Marseille. I would just like to highlight a handful of stand-out restaurants to visit in 2021.
If France is the home of cooking, then the South of France must be the best kitchen larder in the World. With a wonderful climate for growing fresh vegetables and herbs, plentiful seafood and fantastic local beef from Aubrac - Southern France is the perfect location for quality cooking. Meet the top French Chefs in the South of France, from Cote d'Azur to Provence and the Languedoc.
If you are looking for a good restaurant to eat at in South France, then follow the Go South France guide to the best bistros and restaurants in Provence, Cote d'Azur and the Languedoc. The South France has such a diverse range of good food and seasonal ingredients that you would think that the region would be awash with great restaurants. But with all the good Chefs heading off to Paris, Cote d'Azur and London, you often have to search hard to find a good place to eat. Here is our selection of the best South France restaurants we have eaten at recently.
The 3 Michelin star restaurant of Mirazur in Menton, South France, is officially the World's Best restaurant. Run by the charismatic Italian-Argentinian chef, Mauro Colagreco, the Mirazur restaurant is located high above Menton, France; and provides both amazing views and equally-amazing food.
The beautiful island of Porquerolles is located just off the coast of the French Riviera, close to Hyeres and Toulon. The island has a number of good restaurants ranging from beach snacks to traditional Provencal 4 star meals. Porquerolles (sometimes referred to as Ile de Hyeres, is the largest of the Golden islands and has one of the best beaches in France.
Pastis is like an olive. You either like it or you don't. The chances are the more Pastis you drink the more you will like it. One thing is certain however, you must at least try Pastis once in your life. Walk into any bar in the South of France and the chances are that you will see two old boys up at the bar drinking a strange yellow coloured drink. That strange yellow coloured drink is Pastis and it is revered in the South of France like Whisky is in Scotland.
If you love fabulous food and wine, then there can be no better restaurant in the South of France than the Auberge du Vieux Puits. This 3 star Michelin restaurant is run by the famous French chef, Gilles Goujon. I can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. The food, the service, the wine, the cheese . . . all were excellent.
The best beach bars in France are located on the South France coast. This is a list of our 10 favourite beach bars & restaurants all across South France to visit in 2021. These beach bars are located along the Languedoc coast, up through to the Provence coastline near Marseille and along the French Riviera coast.
Spending a lazy day by a cool river on a hot summer day in the South of France, with a picnic made from fresh local produce and a nice bottle of wine, is just the memory of a relaxing holiday. Here we have picked out some of our 10 favourite places for picnic in South France.
The popular French Riviera resort of Villefranche-sur-Mer has over 30 restaurants ranging from high-end gourmet cuisine to snack bars. During the tourist season the restaurants in Villfranche can become very busy, so it is always advisable to book ahead. But first, you need to find the best restaurants in Villefranche to eat at. Here is our list of the 10 best Villefrance restaurants.
Menton in Southern France is blessed with some excellent restaurants. With it's coastal location on the French Riviera and its proximity to the Italian border, it is no surprise to find that seafood and fish feature heavily on the Menton restaurant menus, as well as dishes which combine a French and Italian heritage. Here is our list of the 5 best restaurants in Menton France.
The beautiful coastal town of Cassis, in between Marseille and St Tropez in the South of France, is home to some excellent restaurants. With stunning views over the Mediterranean sea and interesting local produce, we have selected the best restaurants in Cassis, France, for you to try during your stay.
The Colombe d’Or restaurant in St Paul de Vence, France, is a famous old French restaurant that has welcomed a whole host of famous diners during its 95 year history. La Colombe d’Or restaurant was opened by Paul Roux and his wife Titine in 1920 as a fairly humble café bar. During the 1950's, La Colombe d’Or restaurant attracted a loyal following from artists and actors, such as Picasso, Marc Chagall, the Spanish artist, Joan Miro; the French film star, Yves Montand; Fernan Leger, Georges Braque and the American sculptor, Alexander Calder.
Overlooking the Bay of Cassisin South France, La Villa Madie is a 2 star Michelin French restaurant run by the dynamic young couple, Marielle & Dimitri Droisneau. Marielle is in charge of the front of house and Dimitri is the Michelin star chef who runs the kitchen. The wonderful sea views from the terrace and the terrific food and wine, make La Villa Madie a truly unforgettable restaurant experience in South of France.
Another small restaurant in Bargemon, Provence, is the La Campana restaurant run by the wonderfully entertaining Chef Nicholas. Nico is both the Chef and the Maitre D' of La Campana. Perched behind his grillade and wood oven, he is always chatting and talking to guests in English, French and whatever other language he can muster.
La Bastide St Antoine is a Michelin star restaurant run by the celebrated French chef, Jacques Chibois. This famous French restaurant and boutique hotel is located close to Grasse in Southern France and is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Provence. La Bastide St Antoine is a lovely old-style Provencal country house, surrounded by an olive grove. La Bastide St Antoine restaurant is a member of the Les Grandes Tables du Monde association, which covers 170 of the World's top restaurants across 24 countries.
There are 2 standout restaurants in Southern France: the Mirazur restaurant in Menton (currently the Best restaurant in the World) and the 3 Michelin star Auberge de Vieux Puits restaurant in the Corbieres. But if you are visiting the South of France in 2021, there are also plenty of excellent restaurants to eat at. Here we pick out the 10 best South Restaurants for you to enjoy.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most famous French wines in the South of France and it needs no introduction to wine buffs. If you are visiting Provence, the small wine-making village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape is well worth a detour up to Avignon to seek it out. Situated 20km north of the stunning city of Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines have become celebrated throughout the World.