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Lunch spot between Marseille airport and Bonnieux (on a Friday)

#1
Hello all. I've just rediscovered this site after getting wonderful insights and suggestions for several years on slowtrav.com (was so sorry to see it go). Anyway, this September we have 2 weeks planned in a rental in Menerbes, but arrive a day early with an overnight at Les Trois Sources b&b near Bonnieux. After an overnight flight from the US, we arrive in Marseille, will pick up a rental car and head north towards Bonnieux. Since we can't check in til 4 pm, we will do some meandering (but maybe not too much due to jet lag) and would enjoy a slow lunch along the way. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.

Tim
 
#2
Hello Tim,

If you take the scenic drive via Lourmarin and go up and over the Luberon to get to Bonnieux, I have a couple of suggestions:

Mas de Fauchon in St Cannat.

Or, the Domaine de Fontenille in Lauris (well on the outskirts of Lauris) has two restaurants. One is gastronomique and the other, just as good, is more like an assortment of small plates.

If you really want to push the boat out, you could go to the Chateau La Coste in Le Puy Ste Reparade, over Aix way, which has a choice of restaurants, including one with a star. Plus the setting is spectacular, but you might want to save that for another day when you can hike the sculpture gardens as well.

Or, if you're coming up the autoroute, you could exit at Eygalieres and try Sous les Micocouliers.

If you let me know a bit more about your tastes and budget, I might be able to narrow it down a bit more.
 
#3
Hello Tim,

If you take the scenic drive via Lourmarin and go up and over the Luberon to get to Bonnieux, I have a couple of suggestions:

Mas de Fauchon in St Cannat.

Or, the Domaine de Fontenille in Lauris (well on the outskirts of Lauris) has two restaurants. One is gastronomique and the other, just as good, is more like an assortment of small plates.

If you really want to push the boat out, you could go to the Chateau La Coste in Le Puy Ste Reparade, over Aix way, which has a choice of restaurants, including one with a star. Plus the setting is spectacular, but you might want to save that for another day when you can hike the sculpture gardens as well.

Or, if you're coming up the autoroute, you could exit at Eygalieres and try Sous les Micocouliers.

If you let me know a bit more about your tastes and budget, I might be able to narrow it down a bit more.
Laurie, thank you so much. Great suggestions (I've googled them all and see a few possibilities). I'd say we are not needing Michelin stars for this outing; just a solid menu, and a terrace is a bonus. Thanks again for taking the time to answer.

Tim
 

Ann

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#4
Another vote for Sous les Micocouliers, a delightful garden with excellent food. And we love Lou Pebre d'Ail in Lauris, 78 ave Joseph Garnier, 04 90 08 27 00 -- great value for the money.
 

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