Restaurants in and around Vaison la Romaine
My husband and I will be staying in Vaison la Romaine for a week as a base for cycling trips. We've come up with the following list of restaurants that sound good and would like to know if anyone has comments on them or other suggestions. We're trying to steer clear of anything with a Michelin star as we'd like to eat in more local places. We're open to nearby towns, as well. Here is the list so far:
Auberge la bartavelle
Le Bonheur suit son cours
"L'Auberge d'Anais" is a fun, authentic rural place where the locals go. "Le Bonheur suit son cours" is a winebar right in the town center where you can just have a glass of wine, eat just one dish or have a complete menu - a relaxed place with a great choice of wines and good food - Xavier is a fabulous chef - but a somewhat temperamental service. "Auberge de la Bartavelle": good food, nice service, just off Place Montfort in the middle of town.
Do try "L'Auguet" right next to Vasion's tourist office - authentic Provencal food served on a lovely terrace or the new "in" place "L'Epicurien" on the road that leads from Vaison to Crestet. Hope you'll have a great time in Provence!
We live part of the year in our home in Sablet which is about 10 kms south of Vaison la Romaine. Will you have a car in addition to your bikes? I have a blog www.sablethouse.blogspot.com where I have written about quite a few restaurants in the area. In Vaison, we like Brin d'Olivier, we like Le Girocèdre in Puyméras, in Sainte Cécile les Vignes we love Campagne, Vigne et Gourmandises, we like Maison Bleue in Villedieu, we love Les Abeilles in Sablet, and we love L'Oustalet and Les Florets in Gigondas. also Du Verre a l'Assiette. We also really like Le Temps de Vivre in Uchaux. Don't miss the Tuesday morning market in Vaison la Romaine, it is amazing. I have attached pictures of the terrace dining in the evening for Maison Bleue in Villedieu, L'Oustalet in Gigondas, Le Girocèdre, Les Abeilles, Les Florets and Du Verre a l'Assiette in Gigondas
We have been to Le Bateleur and had a nice meal there; it is owned by the same people who own Les Mescluns in Seguret, a restaurant we like a lot. I don't know anything about the others in fact I have never heard about any of them which I find surprising since I think I am pretty up to date on good restaurants.