Why try a bib gourmand restaurant?


For gourmets who want to turn their holidays into a gastronomic voyage, Provence is the destination of choice. Close to the sea and sunny for most of the year, the region is a source of priceless riches. Many chefs have realised this, and have drawn the attention of the Michelin guide inspectors...

What is a bib gourmand?

The bib gourmand is a label awarded by the Michelin guide inspectors to reward restaurateurs offering "fine cuisine at moderate prices".

Every year, the restaurants awarded a bib gourmand are listed in the guide des bonnes petites tables françaises. This is a very important guide for customers looking for the best places to eat at the best prices.

The bibs gourmands are generally awarded to restaurants such as neighbourhood restaurants, inns or bistros, offering a full menu consisting of a starter, main course and dessert.

The Michelin Guide highlights restaurants offering unbeatable value for money, with "gourmet, well-prepared meals at affordable prices" costing no more than €40 for a full meal, without drinks, and around €45 in Paris.

Why choose a bib gourmand restaurant?

In France, the bib gourmand is a distinction that guarantees a quality meal in an establishment where you can enjoy a good meal even on a small budget.

Compared to a Michelin-starred restaurant, a bib gourmands restaurant is accessible to the widest possible audience. You can enjoy excellent dishes at a reasonable price. That's why the bib gourmand is attracting more and more interest from customers.

To date, more than 500 establishments in France have been awarded the bib gourmand restaurant label. This unique selection means that tourists can quickly find the best restaurants during their stay in France. It's a guarantee of discovering warm, gourmet cuisine in the most authentic surroundings.

Why choose a bib gourmand restaurant in Provence?

Choosing a bib gourmand restaurant in Provence is the best way to discover the region's culinary traditions and specialities.

At the same time, you can live in harmony with nature, contemplate the beauty and diversity of the surrounding landscapes and enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate.

If you want to discover a whole new way of life and new flavours in the midst of nature, Provence is without doubt one of the best destinations.

Provence's bibs gourmands are exceptional. Often run by top chefs, they use a wealth of local produce to perpetuate traditional culinary specialities while adding a touch of creativity and modernity.

Using products from the sea and the land provided by Provençal nature, the chefs reinterpret the region's essential dishes, retaining their generous, colourful and cheerful personality.

Provence offers the ideal setting for enjoying nature to the full, while savouring a delicious, affordable meal in a bib gourmand restaurant.

The bib gourmand restaurant at Château de Berne

Nestled in the heart of the countryside, the bib gourmand restaurant of the Bern Castle is a haven of peace. It is located in Provence, in the heart of a 175-hectare organic wine-growing estate.

In a magnificent setting, surrounded by oak and olive trees, the estate produces rosé, red and white Côtes-de-Provence wines, typical of the region. This is an exceptional estate, surrounded by a forest of oak and olive trees.

Château de Berne is a certified 5-star Relais et Châteaux hotel, with magnificent rooms, suites and villas with private pools.

In addition to its bib gourmand restaurant, the Berne estate also boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and a gourmet restaurant.

Le restaurant bib gourmand du Château de Berne invites you to share tasty moments in a friendly, authentic atmosphere. It's the perfect opportunity to get together with family or friends and sample some hearty local recipes, brought to life by the chef and his teams.

The estate's Michelin-starred bib gourmand restaurant serves local cuisine based on the great classics of French gastronomy.

Delicious dishes inspired by Provence are on offer, such as fillet of sea bream marinated in citrus fruits, or scallops in their shells, for the sea side. On the land side, the Terroir formula is perfect for sampling charcuterie, cheese and wine from the region.

Come and taste the culinary wonders of restaurant bib gourmand du Château de Berne and book your table with a view of nature, indoors or out.