Planning to rent a villa in Provence to explore this beautiful region, with its picturesque villages and rolling fields? Good food is part and parcel of the French experience, so we’ve compiled our pick of Michelin-starred restaurants in Provence for you! These restaurants have been awarded between 1 to 3 Michelin stars, so your tastebuds are in for a treat.
Le Saint-Estève – 1 Michelin star restaurant, Le Tholonet
This Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence is run by Mathias Dandine, whose serves up modern and creative crowd pleaser dishes. Specialities include a deliciously creamy polenta and a ris de veau casserole, but the chef also caters for vegetarians and vegans, which is well worth noting.
L’Esprit de la Violette – 1 Michelin star restaurant, Aix-en-Provence
Marc de Passario will give you a warm welcome at his Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence, which is situated in the hills above Aix. All the dishes here are prepared using carefully chosen seasonal produce. The lobster cooked in vodka comes highly recommended, and this is another establishment that caters for dietary preferences and restrictions. The menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes, meaning that diners with food intolerances don’t have to miss out.
L’Oustau de Baumanière – 2 Michelin star restaurant, Les Baux-de-Provence
What better way to spend an evening than enjoying good food in a picture-perfect Provencal village? With 2 Michelin guide stars, chef Jean-André Charial will host you in a 16th century manor house. Just like the setting, the food too is typical of the region, creating an authentic Provencal experience from beginning to end. Enjoy sophisticated versions of local dishes over a lunch or dinner that you will remember for a long time to come.
L’Atelier by Jean-Luc Rabanel – 2 Michelin star restaurant, Arles
Chef Rabanel will be more than happy to share his love of French cuisine with you at his Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence. Every dish prepared is graced by his innovative flair, giving the most traditional dishes a twist. His cuisine is an explosion of colours and flavours, achieved by healthy doses of seasonal and organic vegetables. This 2-star restaurant offers an experience like no other.
Le Petit Nice – 3 Michelin star restaurant, Marseille
With 3 stars in the Michelin guide, Gérald Passédat’s signature is exquisitely cooked fish dishes. His gift for combining tastes and flavours is awe-inspiring – and so is the location of his restaurant. Fine dining overlooking the Mediterranean Sea makes for the ultimate experience. This is one seaside eatery you will never forget.
Rent a villa in the Alpilles and enjoy the best of French cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence.
Eager to try these outstanding restaurants for yourself? Hire a luxury villa in Provence amid the beautiful setting of the Alpilles hills. Take your pick from a villa with a pool and mountain views, or a cottage in Provence where you can really get away from it all.