Discover a Michelin-starred restaurant in France

Discover France's best Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence

Famous the world over for its gentle way of life, Provence is a region of sunny landscapes and deep-rooted traditions. Indeed, the region showcases its terroir and boasts a wealth of restaurants. Some of them have been awarded the Michelin Guide, a real guarantee of the quality of Provençal cuisine.

What is a Michelin-starred restaurant in France?

France is traditionally renowned for its gastronomic delights. It is home to some 175,000 restaurants, with an extremely diverse offering. French restaurants have adopted very different styles depending on their speciality and geographical location.

Sometimes it can be difficult to identify the best restaurants and those to avoid. To help you choose where to book a table to eat, you can find various sources of information.

In fact, there are many guides to which you can refer. However, the Michelin Guide is without doubt the oldest and most famous. Historically, the Michelin Guide was a tool for listing garages.

In 1926, it awarded its first stars to restaurants offering quality cuisine. In 1931, the famous red guide added second and third stars to its classification system, to reward the most prestigious restaurants around the world.

What criteria define a Michelin-starred restaurant in France?

The Michelin Guide lists the best culinary addresses around the world. Every year it updates its rankings and awards its stars. Establishments are evaluated and re-evaluated over the years, and may gain or lose stars.

This is a very important ranking, as it makes a major contribution to an establishment's reputation. It also recognises and rewards the efforts of a chef and his teams. For award-winning establishments, it's a label that takes the form of the ultimate recognition, and attracts many customers.

Every year, around 1,500 establishments enter and leave the Michelin Guide rankings. The criteria assess the quality of the cuisine, the quality of the ingredients and the raw produce. Then, the mastery of cooking must be finely honed to bring out the flavours, but also the creativity, to recognise the Chef's personal touch.

Finally, the inspectors from the famous guide assess value for money, and ensure that quality remains consistent over time.

Discover Michelin-starred restaurants in Provence

Provence offers the ideal setting for enjoying a moment of discovery with your loved ones. In the midst of nature, you can contemplate the region's picture-postcard landscapes, while sampling the local culinary specialities.

Choosing to lunch or dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence is the best way to discover local produce in an innovative way.

Indeed, thanks to its proximity to the sea and its extraordinary amount of sunshine, Provence is a region that offers chefs quality ingredients for their culinary creations. Seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of herbs and spices are just some of the ingredients used to create a generous cuisine.

Discover the Michelin-starred restaurant at Château de Berne

Discover the Garden of Bernethe Michelin-starred restaurant at Berne estatein Provence. Nestling in the heart of the Provencal countryside, close to the village of Flayosc, the Berne wine estate is home to a one-star gourmet restaurant and a green star for sustainable gastronomy.

Helmed by Chef Louis Rameau, you'll have the chance to discover exceptional cuisine. The staff at this Michelin-starred restaurant make a drastic selection of produce, which is renewed according to the season, and even have their own organic vegetable garden.

Under the direction of Chef Louis Rameau, the teams showcase local producers from both sea and land. They create original culinary combinations and agreements to sublimate the products without altering them, for a most surprising journey through Provençal gastronomy.

If you would like to treat yourself to a meal at Garden of BerneYou can now discover the current menu and reserve a table on the website at Château de Berne. You'll have the chance to enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience, a taste of the region's gourmet, generous and cheerful traditions, revisited by the Chef.