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Restaurant recommendations in Aix en Provence/Avignon

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I will be in Aix and also Avignon for 5 days in July. Would love some recommendations for restaurants in and around those towns.
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  1. My wife and I have been living in Aix for about 9 months, and we really like La Chimère. Also, la Cave d'Yves has excellent wines by the glass and small plates to accompany them.

    1. I loved my visit to Aix last year! We stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast - La Torse, which is just a short walk outside of town. My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Les Agapes, a small, charming and very reasonably-priced family-owned restaurant on a little side street. I loved the stuffed mussles and grilled duck with cepes. We also had a good meal at Chez Feraud.

      1. We ate at L'epicerie last night. They have a great terrace. The food was uncomplicated and delicious and we were very impressed with the value.

        1. In Avignon the best place to go is Le Cilantro. They just got their first Michelin star and it hasn't gone to their head yet.

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          1. re: barksducks

            Le Cilantro is in Arles...starts with an A as well and is close...but not touching Avignon.
            It helps if reports are accurate.

            1. re: martenssons

              It has also had a star for quite a few years.....

              1. re: PhilD

                perhaps. but their star is over Arles.

                1. re: martenssons

                  I wasn't the one that thought it was in Avignon. It has a star in my guides going back to '08, and as it wasn't a "N" then it must have had one in '07 or '06 as it isn't in the '05 guide.

          2. We had a memorable lunch at Christan Etienne in Avignon. One star, very expensive, but what a meal! After all the amuse bouches probably 7-8 courses, each gem like, on the tasting menu. This was my partner's first Michelin one star 3 hour dining experience which left him wondering what on earth three stars would be like. One of my top four meals and I have eaten at Jamin, Lasserre, and many top restaurants in SF and NY. Plus the service is so attentive yet unobtrusive. As others have mentioned, the cunning little wrought iron stand for my purse was a distinctive touch which my lowly traveling nylon bag did not deserve!