The 10 Best Restaurants In Aix En Provence, France

Photo of Shyla Watson
9 February 2017

Learn everything this old French city has to offer, from fine dining to bistros and cafes to casual, local haunts with our list of the best restaurants in Aix en Provence, France.

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L’Esprit de la Violette

Restaurant, French, $$$
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L’Esprit de la Violette, France
L’Esprit de la Violette, France | © Ludovic/Flickr
This Michelin-starred restaurant offers more than just exquisite food. Led by chef Marc de Passorio, this high-quality restaurant sits in a beautiful French garden. L’Esprit de la Violette’s contemporary menu is extremely creative, with options from the amuse-bouche to dessert.

Le Poivre D’Ane

Restaurant, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten-free, French, $$$
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Le Poivre D’Ane, France
Le Poivre D’Ane, France | © insatiablemunch/Flickr
Located in the city square, this restaurant is the perfect place to visit for a night out on the town. The red and orange decor creates a warm, retro-like atmosphere, and the classic cuisine is personalized with touches from international influences. For a great price, try the Discovery menu, a fixed menu consisting of an appetizer, fish, meat, cheese, and dessert.

Le Contrepoint

Brasserie, French, $$$
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Le Contrepoint, France
Le Contrepoint, France | © Simon Clayson /Flick
This cozy brasserie serves the perfect blend of classic French and American cuisine, and is known for their attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere, and quaint locale. Enjoy one of their famous mouthwatering burgers, which are so juicy you’ll be coming back for more.


Located in the city center of Aix, Mitch is magical. The fine French cuisine is delicious and presented beautifully. The romantic music and comfortable lounge atmosphere are idyllic for a warm, summer evening. Mitch appeases all of the senses; you won’t be disappointed.

26 Rue des Tanneurs Aix en Provence, France, +33 04 42 26 63 08


Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, $$$
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L’Alcove, France
L’Alcove, France | © Jean-Louis Zimmerman/Flickr
This charming restaurant is aptly named as it sits in a deep alcove on the lovely street of Rue Constantin. Guests will walk down a spiral staircase from the street level entrance, down into a cozy cave that’s been transformed into a fine dining establishment. The decor, accented with a soft lavender color and warm candles, brightens up the would-be dark nook. If the setting alone isn’t enough, the food is classic French cooking at its best.

Le Patio

Le Patio forces you to do a double take. The at-home decor makes you feel as though you’ve just come to visit a friend’s home for lunch. The skylight and sliding door let in warm sunshine, setting the mood for a perfect lunch or an early dinner. Large children’s art cover the walls and a clothesline filled with linen surprisingly doesn’t fill out of place. It’s just too adorable to miss.

16 Rue Victor Leydet Aix en Provence, France, +33 04 42 93 02 03

La Cerise Sur le Gateau

Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, French, Mediterranean, European, Gluten-free, $$$
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La Cerise Sur le Gateau, France
La Cerise Sur le Gateau, France | ©mizmareck/Flickr
La Cerise Sur le Gateau, meaning “The Icing on the Cake,” is a charming little restaurant in Aix. The menu comprises the finest, organic ingredients, and is a great choice for vegans, vegetarians, and those that are gluten-free. This tiny treat of a bistro is run solely by one person who acts as the waiter, chef, cashier, and dishwasher. Here, you’ll get personal one-on-one attention and food made with love.


Restaurant, French, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Lavault, France
Lavault, France | © Robert Young/Flickr
This dining dream is where contemporary meets classic, in both the food and decor. Chandeliers and white walls greet you upstairs in Lavault, while stone and dark wood warmly welcome you downstairs. They have an extensive wine list and the dessert options are quite impressive as well.

Le Formal – Caves Hevri IV

Restaurant, French, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Restaurant LES CAVES HENRI IV by LE FORMAL, Aix-en-Provence
Restaurant LES CAVES HENRI IV by LE FORMAL, Aix-en-Provence | © Edsel Little/Flickr
Located in a cave underneath the old city of Aix, Le Formal offers a seven-course fixed menu in a warm, cozy environment. The chef personally visits each table, whether it be to suggest one of his favorite menu items or to see the guests out after they enjoy their meal. The food is prepared so beautifully it may be hard to eat it, knowing you’ll ruin the art. But, when you do, each bite is delicious. Dining here is sure to be an elegant experience.

Le Millefeuille

Restaurant, French, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Enjoy provincial plates made with farm fresh, local market ingredients at Le Millefeuille. The tasty food is served in this stylishly decorated restaurant. The inspired menu rotates daily at this dining oasis, so you’ll have to visit more than once to try all the menu favorites.

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