L’Oustau de Baumanière, three-star restaurant in Les Bouches-du-Rhône

The Bouches-du-Rhône, an exceptional county

The Bouches-du-Rhône department is full of diverse and varied landscapes: mountains (the Alpilles, the Sainte Baume and the Sainte Victoire), wild plains like the Camargue, dynamic cities (Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Arles), a coastline contrasted between creeks, ports and beaches. Each place is a discovery, each city a new stopover.

Like Van Gogh and Cézanne, meet during your escapades perched villages, picturesque houses, squeezed together in the alleys where the mistral wind rushes in to cool us down on summer days. Discover in particular cities with Roman history anchored in the architecture still present as in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence or Arles.

South of the Alpilles, discover the Camargue, an immense territory on the edge of the water, where ponds, marshes, and large sandy beaches are mixed. Its Regional Natural Park shelters a remarkable fauna and flora, protected by a national reserve. This preserved jewel can be explored on foot, by bike, by boat or on horseback.

Along the coast, you can visit Marseille, the famous Phocaean city, famous for its old port, its historical center and its basilica. Second city of France and first port of the Mediterranean basin, it is a must-see of the Bouches-du-Rhône department.

Still on this exceptional coast, the charming little port of Cassis and its creeks below the white limestone cliffs, reveal their beautiful sandy or pebbled coves.

A popular restaurant in the heart of the Bouches-du-Rhône

In the heart of the Bouches-du-Rhône region, lined with olive groves and famous vineyards, the Alpilles region is located. This rich and dense land is a real paradise for lovers of oil, the green gold of the region, and of wine. Gastronomy has a certain place here thanks to the numerous Chefs, renowned craftsmen with exceptional talent, who treat the gastronomes with products from the soil and full of sun.

L’Oustau de Baumanière, a three-star Michelin restaurant in Les Baux-de-Provence, subtly and elegantly enhances the great Mediterranean classics. If the restaurant of the Hotel-Spa Baumanière is renowned for its exceptional gastronomy in Provence, it also benefits from an extraordinary setting. The cliffs of the Val d’Enfer surround the three-star restaurant, a grandiose and tormented landscape that can be admired from the restaurant’s terrace.

Opened in 1945 by Raymond Thuilier, founder of Baumanière and grandfather of the current owner, Jean-André Charial, the Oustau de Baumanière, a starred restaurant in the Bouches-du-Rhône, is a reference in the history of French gastronomy. Having acquired its first star in 1949, it is in 2020, five years after the arrival of Chef Glenn Viel and thirty years after the loss of its third star, that the restaurant regains it, with emotion.

The restaurant’s cuisine

L’Oustau de Baumanière now offers a refined, subtle and colorful cuisine. Chef Glenn Viel and Pastry Chef Brandon Dehan highlight the region’s key products such as AOC olive oil from the Vallée des Baux, fruit from local producers and organic vegetables from the Domaine de Baumanière’s vegetable garden.

Let yourself be carried away by the refined and authentic cuisine of this Michelin-starred restaurant in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, which offers, among other things, the famous “1987 – Vegetable Menu”, which has been awarded the title of “Best Vegetable Menu” on numerous occasions. The Chef and his brigade offer an atypical vision of typical Bouches-du-Rhône dishes.

For wine lovers and connoisseurs, the restaurant’s cellar is one of the largest private cellars in France. There are no less than 50,000 bottles from all regions of France, to the delight of our Head Sommelier.