Fontvieille in Provence

Our friends had already booked the hotel, so we followed suit and arrived early to take a look around the lovely setting at Hotel Val Majour in Fontvieille.  I hadn’t heard of this small town in Provence, but it certainly seemed centrally located to all the major sites – one of our friends was born in Cadenet, knew the area well, and so, did the booking.  The three-star hotel and pool settings were tranquil and beautiful, the staff was very friendly, the breakfast buffet top notch, and the bar service excellent.

Val Majour Hotel

 

Hotel map

signFor dinner, the receptionist recommended a couple restaurants (with one in particular) situated in the town’s main square, about a 10 minute walk from the hotel.  So, off we went and found the #1 recommendation, “La Cuisine au Planet,” with its inviting terrace.  We luckily got the last tables for our group, as they started telling arriving customers to come back around 9:30p.m.

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And boy, did we get lucky!!  The meal was fantastic, service was impeccable and friendly, and the prices were reasonable – we ate, drank, chatted and laughed throughout the evening – happy to have to walk back to the hotel, since we were so full from the three-course menu – what a lovely, delicious evening!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Fontvieille in Provence

  1. Joëlle Becker says:

    The restaurant ” la Cuisine au Planet” is certainly worth a visit. The food is exquisite and the service friendly but discreet, as it should be.
    We had a lovely time there.

  2. gypsygurl64 says:

    I think one of my favorite things about living in Europe was eating out. The food was usually exceptional and the waiter/waitress didn’t hover over you asking questions and not being rushed. Even in a fancy restaurant in the US it’s almost like a cattle call. You rush in and then rush out. Can’t wait to move back to Europe.

  3. The ambience is lovely.

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