One of the great pleasures of travelling through France is stopping off at some of the many Auberges to be found along the Route Nationales, and sampling their culinary talents. Food and wine in France is more important to ensuring that the people’s quality of life is maintained than anything else and so too is this true of Truffle Market in Aups.the Provencal people. The Mediterranean food is renown as one of the healthiest diets in Europe using nothing but the freshest of local produce and fresh vegetables. Ingredients such as virgin olive oil, garlic, tomatoes and fresh herbs all contribute to the very special flavours that make up their regional dishes.

Besides the restaurants noted below, in Carces and Cotignac there are trattorias, pizzerias, brasseries and local restaurants serving 'Table d'Hote' (fixed menu) and restaurants serving 'Plats du Jour'.

To take the taste of Provence back home, check out the Food Network's section on Provence.


Les Gorges de Pennafort
RD25, 83830 Callas
Tel: (+33) 04 94 76 66 51

La Celle
Hostellerie de L’Abbaye de la Celle
Place du Generale de Gaulle,
83170 La Celle/Brignoles
Tel: (+33) 04 98 05 14 14

Le Clos des Vignes.
It is charming old "Cabanon" and is located in the middle of a vineyard. It is situated between Correns and Cotignac. The food is quite up-market.

Le Castelleras
Route de Seillans
La Ferrage
83440 Fayence
Tel: (+33) 04 94 76 13 80

Fox Amphoux
Chez Jean
One of the nicest, typical, simple luncheon restaurants in the Var.
a Jansarde qua Breguire
tel: (+33) 04 94 80 70 76

Chez Bruno
Campagne Mariette
2345 Route des Arcs
83510 Lorgues
Tel: (+33) 04 94 85 93 93