France: Provence

Inland Provence

Côtes de Provence and Coteaux Varois Wines from the Hillsides
By Elizabeth Gabay MW

This Guide was last updated on 12 February 2010
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Places to eat



Auberge-du-Parc
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Auberge du Parc

Address: Place du Général de Gaulle, 83570 Correns
Tel: 04 94 59 53 52 
Web: www.aubergeduparc.fr
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:29:17N (43.48799)    Longitude: 6:4:45E (6.07930) 

Set in an old maison de maitre (mansion) with a pretty courtyard entered through large wrought iron gates, the interior of this restaurant is a surprising jewel. The restaurant and foyer are decorated with wall paintings of cherubs on pink fluffy clouds; chairs are delicate white and gold – the scene restful and unworldly. The food however is not ephemeral – a hearty fish soup followed by a rack of lamb with a rich sauce and vegetables followed by white chocolate mousse left me ready for a siesta in the courtyard rather than visiting more vineyards! There are also a few luxurious rooms, but usually only available in summer months.

Useful information: Menus: €25 (2-course lunch)-€35. Allergies and food preferences catered for. Rooms: €100; breakfast €10. July/August closed Tuesdays; April-June and September/October closed Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays; closed end October to 3 March 2009. Re-opens in March only on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sunday lunchtimes.


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