Formal (Le)

Aix en Provence - Food guide restaurant

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and accommodates it with the precision of a piano tuner. His partitions are complex: foie gras with fig caramel and pear chips, sweetbread nuggets, Noirmoutier bonnotte potatoes with a lobster salpicon sauce, carrot gravy with liquorice or tender pigeon pastilla with a chocolate sauce. An outstanding technician, blessed with immense sensitivity.

  • Between 20 and 35€
  • Tables 13
  • Gault-Millau : 2 toques
  • Michelin : Assiette Michelin, Bon standing

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Nearby

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Where to stay

Gite De La Marguerite
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Gite De La Marguerite

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 4 km du centre ville et de ses attraits touristiques, maison indépendante de plain-pied de 50 m² climatisée à la décoration soignée et agréable. Grand séjour/salon avec 1 canapé convertible/2 pers. Cuisine américaine équipée. 1 CH avec 1 lit/2 pers. 1 SdE…

Rotonde
Hotel

Rotonde

Aix en Provence

The rotonde hotel has a very good location in the city centre of Aix en Provence , near the famous " cours Mirabeau" and the bus station. 41 air conditioned standard, comfort, de luxe and family rooms. Comfortable hotelbar and free parking.

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline
Hotel

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. All of the rooms feature a carpeted floor, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a desk. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a shower and a bath.

La Bastide du Roy René
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La Bastide du Roy René

Aix en Provence

Nearby the city centre, along the banks of the river Arc you can stroll along trees lined paths. The stay at the residence will be in an historic setting.

Aix-en-Provence Youth Hostel - Jo Tognellini
Youth Hostel

Aix-en-Provence Youth Hostel - Jo Tognellini

Aix en Provence

The youth hostel welcomes both families and groups and individuals in modern, comfortable and bright. Occupying the entire floor of 2 buildings, 33 rooms of the hostel offers an accommodation capacity of 140 beds. The offer varies between collective 4 bedrooms and 5 beds, ideal for groups,…

Holzhaus
B&B

Holzhaus

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 10 mn du centre ville et dans un total respect de l'environnement, Patricia et Dirk vous accueillent dans leur maison bioclimatique, entièrement réalisée en bois de mélèze. A votre disposition, 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers et 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1 pers.…

Mme et M. LOUBIERE
B&B

Mme et M. LOUBIERE

Meyreuil

Villa Valbelle : An oasis of calm, only 3 km from the center of Aix-en-Provence. Situated at the edge of a pine forest, with magnificent views of Mount Sainte-Victoire, come and discover the charms of Villa Valbelle. The perfect place from which to visit Aix-en-Provence the city of Cézanne,…

La Paillere
Holiday rental

La Paillere

Le Tholonet

Dans un cadre enchanteur, en bordure de l’exceptionnelle route Cézanne, au calme à seulement 3 km d'Aix en Provence : studios et T1 à louer (Meublé de tourisme 3 étoiles).

Mas des Ecureuils
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Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

The "Mas des Ecureuils" is situated between the center of aix and the business park of the milles, in a tipically wooded area of Provence. You can enjoy the swimming-pool, the hammam and the gastronomic restaurant (service on the terrace in summer).

Things to do

Oppidum celtoligure d'Entremont
Site

Oppidum celtoligure d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Entremont is a Gallic village dating back to the 2nd century BC, which has been undergoing excavation since 1946. The excavators have found remains of ramparts, houses, workshops, a hall where the severed heads of enemies were displayed (a Celtic custom), statues and many objects. Standing in…

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
Monument

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

The Bastide is closed in 2017 for refurbishment. For lovers of Cézanne in France and around the world, as well as for the residents of Aix and Provence, the Jas de Bouffan estate, never before opened to the general public, is a fascinating attraction, a place which retains an aura of mystique…

Saint John Perse Foundation
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Aix en Provence

The Saint John Perse Foundation conserves and exhibits the collections bequeathed to the city of Aix en Provence in 1975 by the poet who was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1960. Alexis Leger, a leading European diplomat, was born in Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, in 1887 and died in…

American Vintage
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American Vintage

Aix en Provence

American Vintage vous offre une parenthèse de douceur au milieu de la jungle urbaine. La décoration brute et boisée sublime les notes de couleurs propres à la marque. La grande boutique aixoise vous invite à une balade poétique et sensuelle au milieu des basiques fins et délicats.

Les macarons de Caroline
Greed, Greediness

Les macarons de Caroline

Aix en Provence

Store of macaroons.

Narvik Escape Games
Theme park

Narvik Escape Games

Aix en Provence

A new concept in the field of entertainment, both fun and unusual right in the heart of Aix en Provence. Plunge in historical maritime worlds inspired by real events. To be played in teams of 3 to 6 people. Clues to decipher, puzzles to solve and 1 hour to get out! A captivating outing with…

PcM Création
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Aix en Provence

Lampes et objets de décoration eco-design réalisés en lin ou en toile de jute. Fabriqués en France, à la main.

Triaaangles
Fashion

Triaaangles

Aix en Provence

Rendre l’art accessible à tous. En plus des modèles exposés au shop, il est possible de personnaliser t-shirts, sweats, coques smartphones ou encore tote-bag avec des visuels de graphistes via le site de la marque. Votre modèle unique, entièrement fabriqué à Aix, est disponible…

Calissoun
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Sale of calissons. The calisson is an exclusive speciality of Aix. Come and watch them being made, by appointment. We are at the Aix market every day except Sunday.

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Rotonde (La)
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Contemporary brasserie, serving traditional cuisine (world cuisine) with many risotto specialities, foie gras dishes and scallops.

Petit Verdot (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Petit Verdot (Le)

Aix en Provence

Wine bar, traditional Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine.

Tomate verte (La)
Food guide restaurant

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Maison Nosh Sextius
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Mickaël Féval
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Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

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