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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Where to stay

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Camping Chantecler

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In an heaven of peace, enjoy the sweetness of life at 2 km of the town center. A park of 8 hectares located in Aix en Provence in the heart of Provence. Equipped with swimming pool, bowling pitch, beach volley, ping pong table, playground for kids, restaurant / snack, laundry / TV room, WIFI…

Villa Jeannette
Holiday rental

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Let yourself be carried away by the charm of this unique century-old town house, classified 4 * furnished tourism, in hidden in lush greenery, at the bottom of the large landscaped garden and away from the noise of the city yet so close... Imagine diving in the turquoise water of the pool or…

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Holiday rental

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On the heights of Aix-en-Provence, with a magnificent view on the city of Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding hills, bastide of XVIIIth century on 4000 m² land. Private pool overlooking the mount Sainte Victoire.On the ground floor: dining room with high ceiling and stucco decorations.Fully…

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B&B

Mme et M. LOUBIERE

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B&B

La Brajonière

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Jardin des 5 sens et des formes premières

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Food guide restaurant

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