22 Jul 2015

Where To Eat In Maussane-les-Alpilles

vintage postcards maussane les alpilles

Maussane-les-Alpilles, sitting on the other side of the mountains is one of the prettiest villages in Provence.

Yes, I am biased because I am based in the Alpilles mountain area. The truth is, whether you are experiencing the Luberon or the Alpilles, Provencal villages are truly glorious. 

I am spoilt and can visit restaurants out of season; summer time we tend to stay close to home. The Provencal season is busy with visitors, the heat means shade and swimming are front of mind and in general there is a laziness that consumes. 

Languid, is the word I would use to describe summer.

If you are visiting Saint Rémy de Provence, then Maussane-les-Alpilles is a must. The drive that cuts through the Alpilles mountains is spectacular and there are some wonderful restaurants to enjoy. 

Life in Provence would not be the same without Bistro du Paradou, xv.

Where To Eat In Maussane-Les-Alpilles

Ou Ravi Prouvençau

34 Avenue de la Vallée des Baux, 13520 Maussane-les-Alpilles

+33 (0) 4 90 54 31 11

Bistro du Paradou

57 Avenue de la Vallée des Baux, 13520 Paradou

+33 (0) 4 90 54 32 70

La Place

65 Avenue de la Vallée des Baux, 13520 Maussane-les-Alpilles

+33 (0) 4 90 54 23 31

Café de la Fontaine

70 Avenue de la Vallée des Baux, 13520 Maussane-les-Alpilles

+33 (0) 4 90 54 30 15

Le Restaurant L’Oustaloun 

4 Rue Auguste Saurel, 13520 Maussane-les-Alpilles

+33 (0) 4 90 54 32 19

Pizza David

Place Joseph Laugier de Monbian, 13520 Maussane-les-Alpilles

+33 (0) 6 12 19 88 68

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Anita Rivera

You are such a great resource for where to go, what do do in PROVENCE, my heaven on earth. There is nothing like a quiet, still village in Provence, is there!

Happy day Vicki! Anita


Vicki I am adding these to my list for a trip to France and the Mausssane-les-Alpilles region!

The Arts by Karena


Love this village. So beautiful to sit in the shade near the divine swan fountain and sip a rose or a coffee. We tend to visit in the afternoon after lunch at L’Oustau de Baumaniere. In May, not in summer. Perfect then and not crowded.

The new bistro in Eygaliere in the building that used to be the village cinema in fun and has good food. Loved all the cinema props, photos and memorabilia – food was good too. Best wishes, Pamela

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

You make me want to turn around and go right back to Provence. Bistro du Paradou is one of our all time favorites. We also like to sit under the umbrellas and dine at Cafe de la Fontaine. Now I want to race back to try all of the others.


Hello! Great advice. I must add that I’ve eaten at ‘Au Bistro le Marin’ at least 3 times in Maussane and each experience has been delicious. Great value for money where the food is a little more refined than it’s neighbour Cafe de la Fontaine.

Sam Hoffer

Thanks for taking me back to Provence this morning on Facebook. You are so right. Life would not be the same without Bistro du Paradou.


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