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Jul 5, 2012 11:19 PM

Michelin Restuarants (preferably lunches) in South of France

Hello worldly gourmets! A few years ago I was in the Languedoc and had the luxury of a true gourmet who recommended a dozen restaurants within the region with Michelin stars - most of them we visited for lunch.

We are located near Nice with easy access to restaurants in this region, including Italy.

Would anyone be willing to recommend some fabulous restaurants, preferably open for lunch?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. So if MIchelin it must be, the first place that comes to mind would be Gérald Passédat's Le Petit Nice in Marseille (3 stars).

    Closer to where you are: Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo (3 stars), Mirazur in Menton (2 stars).

    Fontjoncouse: Auberge du Vieux Puits (3 stars).

    There's a good collection of 2-stars in the Côte d'Azur and Provence: L'Atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel in Arles, La Chèvre d'Or (Didier Elena) in Eze, La Réserve de Beaulieu, La Palme d'Or (Christian Sinicropi) in Cannes (Hotel Martinez), L'Oasis in Mandelieu (Stéphane Raimbault), Hostellerie Jérome (Bruno Cirino) in La Turbie, Le Saint-Martin in Vence, Le Chantecler at Hotel Negresco (Nice), L'Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux, La Bastide de Capelongue in Bonnieux, and a few others.

    1. In Nice we love the reasonably priced one-star Flaveur. The 3-course lunch menu at 37 euro even includes a glass of wine !

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      1. Thank you SO MUCH! I will report back.

        It looks like I am going to ANTIBES tomorrow. Suggestions there?

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        1. re: Marisa Dvari

          "Thank you SO MUCH! I will report back."

          Looking forward to it, Marisa Dvari and awinestory.

          1. re: Marisa Dvari

            L'armoise is in Antibes near the food market, and serves a great quality market menu (2 choices for each course). It's very small, very good and reasonably priced for the quality of the food.
            Les Vieux Murs is more traditionally haute cuisine and more expensive. The view from the terrace is great.
            Don Juan offers good quality local meat and fish dishes.
            If you can go, l'Armoise is a type of restaurant that you don't often come across.

            1. re: BrianGilligan

              Thanks! We will try to check it out Brian