The gastronomic restaurants of the Côte d’Azur are part of a certain art of living: all the roads of the Riviera lead to ever more delicious dishes. From Nice to Cannes and Monaco, chefs compete in their love and passion for a unique culinary terroir where sea spray, garrigue and colourful vegetables mix. The dishes are an ode to life, so typical of the region, and there’s no shortage of places to enjoy a gastronomic break.

Escoffier, the pope of French haute cuisine and a native of the region, set out on a path paved with stars, and today the greatest chefs pay tribute to him by preparing 3-star dishes. Discover our selection of gourmet restaurants that sublimate the flavours of the South of France.

The Mirazur restaurant in Menton

At the foot of the mountains and overlooking the sea, a stone’s throw from the Italian border, Mauro Colagreco has chosen to sublimate the cuisine of the South. In an idyllic setting, in the heart of a 1930s rotunda, his unique style can be found throughout his menu. Inspired by the sea, the mountains and the fruit and vegetables grown in his own garden, he unfolds his vision of local culture and imposes his contrasts of flavours, both powerful and subtle.

The Blue Bay restaurant in Monaco

This two-star restaurant in Monaco offers a daring culinary voyage. Chef Marcel Ravin offers a cuisine with a strong character, a fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean flavours. It’s a feast for the senses, but also for the eyes, as the open kitchens allow guests to see the effervescence of the brigade and the Michelin-starred chef.

The Alain Llorca restaurant in La Colle-sur-Loup

Set against the backdrop of the legendary village of Saint-Paul de Vence, the Michelin-starred Alain Llorca restaurant offers the very essence of Provence. Bathed in Côte d’Azur sunshine and nestled among vineyards and olive groves, the chef invites you on a seasonal journey inspired by the Mediterranean, Provence and the terroir with great finesse. Enjoy roast partridge or pumpkin ravioli, an explosion of flavours in every bite.

The Louis XV restaurant in Monaco

The Ducasse legend was founded within these walls: those of the legendary three-star restaurant of the Hôtel de Paris, the Louis XV. It is in this prestigious setting that the immense creativity and talent of chef Alain Ducasse was born. Here he tirelessly reinterprets his beloved Riviera and pays tribute to the farmers, breeders and fishermen with whom he works. This shared passion is reflected in his subtle, refined dishes with names that make you dream: Confit of Mediterranean Saint Pierre, ‘pil pil’ of heads, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, sea cucumber & sorrel.

Le Chanteclerc restaurant in Nice

A place steeped in history with a soul that blends modernity and tradition. The Michelin-starred restaurant Le Chanteclerc revisits the codes of fine dining with lightness and sincerity. In the kitchen, chef Virginie Basselot, one of the new generation of French chefs, offers a delicate tribute to local produce. You can try wild bass or Champsoleil olive oil, the latter elevated to the status of a dish with its light, creamy sauce, refreshed with orange blossom water and thin sheets of pure Venezuelan chocolate.

The Côte d’Azur is a region where people talk about food like they talk about love. A link has been forged between gastronomy, local produce and the scents of the south that will never be broken. It’s an ideal region for food lovers who want to travel from culinary discoveries to extraordinary flavours. Discover our selection of properties on the Côte d’Azur to get you started.