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Best Local Cuisine in Provence

Discover the top Provence local cuisine


The cuisine of Provence is the result of the warm, dry Mediterranean climate; the rugged landscape, good for grazing sheep and goats, the abundance of seafood on the south coast and of course the 'black diamonds', truffles. The basic ingredients are olives and olive oil, garlic, lamb and goat, chickpeas, local fruits, such as grapes, peaches, apricots, strawberries, cherries, and the famous melons of Cavaillon.

Bouillabaisse, Riviera / Cote d'Azur

Traditional Provencal fish stew, originating from Marseille

Calisson, Aix-en-Provence

A traditional French candy originating in Aix-en-Provence

Daube, Provence

A traditional and hearty Provencal style beef stew

Gateau des Rois - The Cake of Kings!

January - a time for cake and celebrations...


Caramelised onion & anchovy flatbread popular across Provence & the Cote d'Azur


Traditional vegetable stew from the Occitan region, a Provencal favourite

Soupe au Pistou, Provence

Thick, rich Provencal vegetable & bean soup with basil dressing