petit pierre366When I started writing this article I was thinking that Beziers is a bit of a wasteland for good restaurants. But the more I thought about it, I actually realised that as long as you choose carefully, you can eat pretty well in Beziers.

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x maison camilleLa Maison de Camile restaurant/cafe is run by very friendly people and is located right on the port side. The decor is very stylish and La Maison de Camille is a nice place to have a drink during the day or have a simple meal at night. We have only ever had drinks here and crepes for our boys, but I would like to try it during the evening. It would be a great place just to watch the world go by. La Maison de Camille is located on Quai Atonin Gros, Marseillan, France.

 

x marseillan restaurantsMarseillan is a nice port town situated on the banks of the Etang de Thau, just 3kms inland from the Mediterranean coast. Marseillan has a lovely port area where you will find many restaurants and cafes to sit and watch the world go by at the slow South of France pace of life. Marseillan is also the home of the Noilly Prat distillery and you can enjoy a short tour around the museum there. Here are some of our recommendations of good Languedoc restaurants to eat at if you find yourself in Marseillan.

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Friends bought us a meal at La Chateau du Port as a joint birthday gift. It was a few years back when we were really struggling for money whilst we were building up the website, so it was very much appreciated. I cannot remember much about it, other than the wine was extremely good and the food was a good standard, (but without being spectacular). The inside is very chic and it is located overlooking the port (on the quieter right side). We have friends who always go there and they say that they have never had a bad meal yet.

La Chateua du Port restaurant, Marseillan is located at 9 Quai de la Résistance. For reservations: Tel: +33 (0)4 67 77 31 67; Web: www.le-chateau-du-port.com).

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If you love excellent food and wine, then there can be no finer restaurant in the South of France as Auberge du Vieux Puits. This Michelin star restaurant is run by the celebrated French chef, Gilles Goujon; and it has just received its 3rd Michelin star award. I can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. The food, the service, the wine, the cheese . . . all were excellent.

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menton restaurantsMenton is blessed with some excellent restaurants. With it's coastal location on the French Riviera and its proximity to the Italian border, it is no surprise to find that seafood and fish feature heavily on the Menton restaurant menus, as well as dishes which combine a French and Italian heritage. Here is our list of the 5 best restaurants in Menton France.

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la colombe d or 366bThe Colombe d’Or restaurant in St Paul de Vence, France, is a famous old French restaurant that has welcomed a whole host of famous diners during its 95 year history. La Colombe d’Or restaurant was opened by Paul Roux and his wife Titine in 1920 as a fairly humble café bar. During the 1950's, La Colombe d’Or restaurant attracted a loyal following from artists and actors, such as Picasso, Marc Chagall, the Spanish artist, Joan Miro; the French film star, Yves Montand; Fernan Leger, Georges Braque and the American sculptor, Alexander Calder.

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la bastide st antoine 3662Jacques Chibois' Michelin star restaurant, La Bastide St Antoine, is located close to Grasse and is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Provence. La Bastide St Antoine is a lovely old-style Provencal country house, surrounded by an olive grove. La Bastide St Antoine restaurant is a member of the Les Grandes Tables du Monde association, which covers 170 of the World's top restaurants across 24 countries. 

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la pescalune restaurant bargemon366The Pescalune restaurant in Bargemon, Provence, was opened in 2008 and has built an enviable reputation as one of the best small restaurants in Provence. Situated in a former florest shop, the inside of the restaurant measures just 4m x 10m, with all the eating located outside on the terrace in front of the restaurant, overlooking the small square and fountain.

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chez saskia carcassonne restaurantsIf you are coming to Carcassonne on vacation and you want some tips on the best restaurants in Carcassonne to eat, we have selected some of the best restaurants in Carcassonne's medieval city and in the town itself. The cuisine in Carcassonne and the Aude region leans heavily on authentic local produce.  

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vinipolisThe Vinipolis restaurant and wine centre is a welcome addition to the Languedoc wine industry. The enterprising wine cooperative of Florensac opened the Vinipolis complex in 2008. Set in a shiny glass building, Vinipolis provides informative tours and wine tastings, together with an excellent brasserie next door.

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cassis la ville madie366Situated at base of Cap Canaille in Cassis, La Villa Madie is a 2 star Michelin French restaurant run by the dynamic young couple, Marielle & Dimitri Droisneau. Marielle is in charge of the front of house and Dimitri is the Michelin star chef who runs the kitchen. The wonderful sea views from the terrace and the terrific food and wine, make La Villa Madie a truly unforgettable experience.

 

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la bastide st antoine 366From my perspective, there are two standout restaurants in the South of France: the Mirazur in Menton and the Auberge de Vieux Puits in the Corbieres. These two restaurants stand as bookends - both physically and figuratively - to the other restaurants in South France.

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x taverne du portNow I have never been here and the main reason forthis is that whenever I go past La Taverne de Port, it is always jammed full (always a good sign). It is only a small place, but the atmoosphere looks good. The menu seems to lean towards fish and shellfish (which makes sense given you are sitting on the edge of the best oyster and mussel producing lake in France). Also, people we know in Marseillan say that you can always get a good bottle of wine here.

La Taverne de Port is located at 32 Quai Atonin Gros. It is advisable to book ahead if you are planning to go there for an evening meal (Tel: +33 (0)4 67 01 78 78, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

cycling canal du midiIf you are visiting the Languedoc region on vacation and you are staying near to the Canal du Midi, we have selected some of the best Canal du Midi restaurants to eat at. The cuisine in the Aude department of Languedoc leans heavily on authentic local produce and season vegetables.  

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menton loving hutIf you are a vegan or vegetarian (or if you have dietary restrictions) and you are planning on visiting the South of France, then you are in for a treat. Located in Menton, France, there is one of the best Vegetarian restaurants in France. The Loving Hut restaurant is located right on the sea front and it combines excellent cooking with fantastic sea views.

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pezenas restaurants1 366If you are looking for a good place to eat in Languedoc, then follow the Go Languedoc guide to the best bistros and restaurants in Languedoc. As we are based in the Languedoc and we enjoy our 'tucker', we thought that we would pass on some of our tips of the best Languedoc restaurants we have eaten in.

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x presbytere finL'Auberge du Presbytere, Languedoc restaurant, has one of the most amazing views. It is located on a rocky outcrop in the hills above Roujan. The local village is called Vailhan and we often go here to swim in the lake that is below the village. We have also been to a Music Festival in the village (a very drunken night). It is a sleepy sort of village and you do need a map and compass to find it (it is about 5kms along country roads out of the back of Roujan). We took two of our sons here, just before I was going away on a work contract. It was the middle of August, the sun was shining and we were sat outside having fantastic food.

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la mayassa restaurant villefrancheVillefranche-sur-Mer has over 30 restaurants ranging from high-end gourmet cuisine to snack bars. During the tourist season the restaurants in Villfranche can become very busy, so it is always advisable to book ahead. But first, you need to find the best restaurants in Villefranche to eat at. Here is our list of the 10 best Villefrance restaurants.  

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