I'm traveling to France in about a month and am looking for affordable, good quality restaurants in Provence (Avignon, Arles, Aix, St. Remy) as well as on the French Riviera (Monaco, St. Tropez, Eze, Cassis, etc.). Any recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated!
Here are some recommendations from a colleague who lives outside of Cannes:
Ahhh...The Negresco !! Fantastic hotel on the Promenade Des Anglais, with lots of art and features from the Napoleonic period. I once had a superb lunch there....someone else was paying :) (From NewHiltonMembr: this is in Nice)
In Nice , worth a visit is the Cafe de Turin. Seafood
is a speciality and is just off the usual tourist
trail to be authentic Nice. Staff only speak French
most of the time. Adds to the experience :)
Website gives an idea of the place. But advise to get
there early, as they don't take reservations. Best
deal is the oysters...
The same site gives a list of all the 'best'
restaurants in Nice.
To be honest, there are so many, your sister will be
spoilt for choice. If she's never been to france
before, just remember that the French don't rush their
food. You can take 2-3hrs to eat and it's OK. As a
result, don't expect the waiters to always be at hand
every minute. You need to catch their eye. And expect
to wait 5 mins for them to return with your
request....but in most cases , they know how to serve.
For Paris, again...too many good places to mention.
But one that's worth a small detour. Le Cafe Du
Commerce in the 15th arrondissment.
Used to go there from time to time when I lived in the
Have a wonderful trip! I think I'm doing the south of France next year so please post here when you get back and let us know all of your wonderful findings!
Will be staying at Marriott in Cap d'Ail in mid-September as well as time in Provence for a couple of weeks. Then in Paris for a week. Any recommendations you can make from your trip would be great. Am interested in restaurants in both areas as well as hotels in the Provence area.