Fodor's Expert Review Le Magnan

$$$ Grimaud French

Just 10 km (6 miles) west of St-Tropez and 4 km (2½ miles) south of Grimaud and the village of La Mole, this bucolic old farmhouse looms on a hillside over forests dense with cork oak and chestnuts. Whether you eat on the terrace with its views of the Massif des Maures and Gulf of St-Tropez or in the rustic dining room, the food tastes and smells of the surrounding countryside. Think crispy baked St-Marcelin cheese with honey and nuts or grilled beef tenderloin, fried potatoes, and béarnaise sauce, nicely topped off with chocolate nems and mango sorbet. Add the warm and friendly service and this is your dream French-restaurant experience. Choose from a three-course set menu (€39–€49), or order à la carte.

French Views Intimate Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

3085 rte. de Cogolin, RN 98
Le Môle, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  83310, France

04–94–49–57–54

www.lemagnan.fr

Known For:
  • Roast chicken like Mamere used to make
  • Large portions, especially for France
  • Gorgeous views
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed. May, June, Sept., and Oct. and Mon. Nov.–Apr. No lunch July and Aug., Credit cards accepted

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