L'Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle

L'Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle

10 Place du Général de Gaulle, Aix-en-Provence, Provence

Find this small country inn and restaurant owned by Alain Ducasse, for a long afternoon lunch. La Celle is a tiny village about 45 minutes from Aix, and the inn incorporates a former Benedictine abbey, a 12th-century building that extends on one side of a back courtyard, where tables are set on the terrace under large canvas umbrellas. Order the prix fixe tasting menu in the absolutely serene garden: artichoke hearts and mushroom ravioli, red mullet with tomato, basil, and balsamic reduction, veal loin roasted with sage, and so on and so forth.

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