Biot place arcades gmca 2017RESTAURANT AT BIOT

Traditional Provencal Cuisine

The oldest restaurant in Biot "Les Arcades" is a major destination for fine dining in traditional Provencal style while viewing the works of famous artists.

Due to its warm and friendly atmosphere, the restaurant has long been a place frequented by many world renowed artists: Folon, Lino Melano, Vasarely, Caesar, Chagall, Leger, Picasso, Mansouroff, Yvaral, Hans Hedberg, Novaro, and Tarabella among others ...

To this day, "Les Arcades" keeps the memories of times gone bye alive. In its gallery and on its walls one can view many wonderful works of art.


Seasonal culinary creations are variable: one will find on the menu a diversity of the Provencal dishes such as aioli, steamed zucchini and Provencal tarragon sauce, sardines breaded in Italian style, the tian of zucchini, cod briandade, pistou soup, rabbit with olives, or "naked" ravioli, and "macaroons" sweets for dessert.

Among the most memorable dishes we have enjoyed at "les Arcades" are the pistou soup and the rabbit plate with olives.

The restaurant is open five days per week, Wednesday thru Sunday.

Address: Place des Arcades, 06410 Biot

Phone: +33 4 93 65 01 04



Gourmet Provencal Cuisine

Situated in Cotignac, 20 km from the Abbey of Thoronet, the restaurant Le Clos des Vignes” offers refined and innovative Provencal seasonal cuisine.

Restaurant Clos des vignes Cotignac gmca 2015Built in an old barn, the restaurant has a shaded terrace with a breathtaking view of its vineyard.


Le Clos des Vignes offers guests two set-menus: “Inspiration” and “Creation”.

The set menu known as the “Inspiration” features: smoked salmon, fresh zucchini, or ice cream with almonds as its appetizer.

For the main meal, four choices are on offer: either baked sea bream; roasted sea bass in hazelnut butter; pluma of pork grilled over a wood fire in caramelized honey and sesame sauce; or chicken fillet with pesto sauce.

On the set menu “Creation”: Bellota ham on grilled toast with a small mix of candied seasonal fruits, gurnard mullet fillets with nectarines or house duck foie gras with fruit and bread served with mixed nuts. For the main meal, four choices on offer: either Rossini beef fillet topped with a sauce made from deglazed Morels; sweetbreads braised with hazelnut butter and port wine; cooked lamb shank confit with spices; or stewed Monkfish Saint Jacques.

Each menu is accompanied by an array of delightful cheeses and other tasty delicacies.

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday during the midday and every evening except holidays.

Special hours are available on Mondays for luncheons serving more than 10 persons and by appointment only.

Address: Claou de Vachoun, Quartier Nestuby, Route de Montfort, Cotignac 83570

Phone: +33 4 94 04 72 19  ou  +33 6 73 62 19 63

(*) Menus cited are typical of the bill of fare on offer.  Please note that house menus are subject to change without notice.  For specific information concerning current menu items, please contact the restaurant in advance of your visit to confirm details.



Gourmet Provencal Cuisine

The gourmet restaurant "Lou Marques" in Arles offers traditional style Provencal cuisine characterized by delicately prepared specialty dishes made from the finest seasonal ingredients with sweet scents of Provence.

Arles restaurant Jules Cesar gmca 2015Head Chefs Pascal Renaud and Joseph Kriz will suggest to you fragrant and well-balanced dishes. Following your meal, the dessert will be prepared by Chef Anne Beyl.


The seasonal culinary creations are quite variable. Typically the menu includes dishes with Saint Jacques, sea urchins, red mullet, as well as smoked foie gras, roast piglet with toasted hazelnuts, duck breast, followed by deserts like apple fondant, caramelized cinnamon, emulsion caramel, and ice cream with gingerbread, coconut pearl, heart flowing with mango, soft pistachio, and exotic sorbet.

Among the dishes we enjoyed particularly are Oysters au gratin, marinated tuna, Camargue Sandre and the Papetons of eggplant and tomato confit.

Address: Hotel Jules Cesar, 9 Boulevard des Lices 13200 Arles

Phone: +33 4 90 52 52 52



Gourmet and Traditional Provencal Cuisine

The restaurant Castellaras is located in Fayence, about 15 km from Callian, atop a hill which affords visitors a beautiful view of the Fayence Valley and the Esterel Hills.

Restaurant Le Castellaras gmca 2015Alain Carro, Hermance and Quentin Joplet have been welcoming visitors to Castellaras since 1989. This gourmet restaurant has been the recipient of a Michelin star for 15 years. It has held the title of "Master Restaurateur" since September 2010.

Notable for its fine cuisine, a friendly atmosphere, a beautiful dining room containing decorations from a local castle, and tables situated in the garden for meals during the summer months invariably makes one’s visit to this place memorable.


Alain Carro and Quentin Joplet offer their culinary creations in three set-menus: set-menu "Pleasures", set-menu "Delicacies", set-menu "25 Years of Sharing"; and they will be pleased to offer their recommendations about the best wines to accompany your meal.

The house offers its exceptional menu options daily year around, especially for holidays like Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas and New Year’s eves.

Open every day except Monday and Tuesday.

During July and August meals are served on Tuesday evenings. Closed during the period January 5th through March 26th.

Address: 461 Chemin de Peymeyan, 83440 Fayence

Phone: +33 4 94 76 13 80