At the table with your feet in the sand on the French Riviera

With summer days comes the pleasure of lunch at the water’s edge. On the Côte d'Azur, from Hyères to Menton, here are our favourite places to enjoy the freshest grilled fish, delicious salads or a tasty tiramisu alonside the sea.

At the table of the monks of Lérins island

Tall pines, the buzzing of cicadas, sailboats anchored beyond the rocks... this is La Tonnelle, on Île Saint-Honorat, just off the coast of Cannes. On the menu you’ll find excellent Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied by rare wines from the Lérins abbey. The vines are just behind the restaurant.
La Tonnelle (External link)

Hippie chic atmosphere at Ramatuelle

This restaurant on Pampelonne beach, run by three friends, pulses to a soft and rhythmic music. Here they serve cuisine with an Argentinian influence, with its funky tropical décor it’s rapidly gaining a name for itself. DJ sets, aperitifs and festive evenings in the summer – superb.
Indie Beach (External link) (French only)

Spotlight on the Estérel

With a captivating background of ochre coloured earth, the Esterel certainly deserves a stylish restaurant for lunch by the water. There are not just one, but two great restaurants at the hotel Roches Rouges which opened last year in Saint-Raphaël. At La Plage, enjoy vintage decor and Provencal cuisine, unpretentious and generous, such as anchoïade, a speciality of Provence.
Les Roches Rouges (External link)

Go local and organic in Hyères

On the Pesquiers beach, facing the beautiful islands of Hyères, the restaurant of the Lido Beach hotel has been taken over by the team from Marseille’s La Passarelle restaurant, and they’re applying the same recipe that has made them such a success in Marseille: local and organic products. Fish, vegetables and flowers are all in the spotlight. The salty seaweed of Hyères could soon be on the menu!
Lido Beach (External link)

On the sand at Rayol Canadel

We love the bohemian decor of L'Ecrin, a restaurant with its feet in the sand, on Pramousquier beach at Rayol Canadel. Reclaimed wooden tables, wicker armchairs, organic material for the lighting... while on the plate: fusion cuisine, from Asian bô bun to marinated chicken skewers with cumbawa (a citrus fruit from Indonesia).
L’ Ecrin (External link) (French only)

The good life in Menton

Les Sablettes Beach is a chic shack on a private beach in Menton where white sets the tone. A soft breeze from Italy sways the menu with dishes like prosciutto risotto and ravioli with ricotta, alongside must-have hamburgers, salads and tartars. We love the Zen atmosphere.
Les Sablettes (External link) (French only)

Côte d'Azur 

The six restaurants are located on the Côte d'Azur, from Hyères to Menton.