Bistrot De Pays Alpes

The Best Village Bistros in the Alps

In the Alps, the table is synonymous with sharing. Explore our selection of the best Alpine bistrots de pays (village bistros), where you will enjoy delicious cuisine and authentic encounters.

Gourmet Break in the Hautes-Alpes

At the Auberge des Ecrins de Champoléon, if you’re feeling a bit peckish you can enjoy delicious homemade Champsaur specialities, or snacks (savouries on toast, omelettes, salads, pancakes, tarts). If you’re more of a pizza person, try The 69, the pizzeria at the end of the world in Saix, one of the most beautiful flower-filled villages in the Buëch. They also serve cheese and charcuterie. L’Auberge des Baronnies, in L’Épine, is one of the last bistrots to have opened. In the kitchen, William makes a point of preparing fresh, quality products with a new menu every day! And last but not least, Le Cours du Drac welcomes you to Saint-Laurent-du-Cros (near Gap), in what was once a primary school!

 

Between the Alps and Provence

Passing through the Alpes de Haute-Provence? Make a pit stop at Lou Mile Sol, in Brusquet near Digne-les-Bains. In this former school that has been converted into a restaurant, Raphaël and Anne-Marie serve traditional dishes and offer take-away pizza. A short walk away, in Marcoux, take a break at the Cheval Blanc to taste the house speciality, a deliciously slow-cooked leg of lamb. A little further east, in the Vallée du Haut-Verdon, in Thorame-Haute, the bistrot Au Bon Accueil has been cooking Provençal specialities for three generations, including aïoli and anchoïade. A sure thing!

Head to the Hinterland of Nice

In Beuil, in the Parc National du Mercantour, and on the Route des Grandes Alpes, the Relais du Mercantour, owned by a mother and son duo, will make your mouth water with specialities from Nice, meats and good wine. Want to reach for the sky? Perched at 1,330 metres, the Auberge Communale de Sauze offers you an ultra-customised cuisine: Bernadette, at the stove for 20 years, invites you to order your dishes two days before your visit. Then, she will cook them with the freshest ingredients! To sink your teeth into Alpine specialities, go to the Auberge du Moulin in Roubion, where they cook with authentic local products.

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