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

Information provided byOT Aix en Provence

  • Contact

    32 rue Espariat
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 27 08 31
  • Fax

    04 42 27 08 31

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Nearby

  1. Hôtel de Gallifet - Centre d'Art

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  2. Grand Mirabeau

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  3. First

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  4. L’Epicerie Locale

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Where to stay

Le Portalis
Holiday rental

Le Portalis

Aix en Provence

Apartment ideally located next to the site of Preachers to the famous Cours Mirabeau. This grand old T1 through, bright and tastefully decorated, renovated in 2011/2012 is comfortably furnished. A living room with sofa bed / 2 pers. (140x190). Kitchen overlooking the living room. A bathroom with…

L'Olympe ADIJ
Hotel

L'Olympe ADIJ

Aix en Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet
Hotel

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet

Le Tholonet

A quelques minutes du centre d'Aix-en-Provence en voiture et proche du massif de la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, l'hôtel B&B Aix Le Tholonet se trouve à l'entrée de Palette. Juste à côté des commerces du Domaine de l'Escapade il offre bien-être et accueil personnalisé au meilleur prix, 24…

Carmes
Holiday rental

Carmes

Aix en Provence

In the downtown of Aix-en-Provence, Luxury city, charming apartment for rent, classified 4 stars, very auiet and sunny. Located in the center, 8 street Ancienne Madeleine, 30meters from the Cours Mirabeau and the famous coffee : les 2 Garçons.

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix en Provence

In Aix, the well-known spa and centre of the arts, you want to be at the heart of it all ! Just what's offered by the Hotel des Augustins, at the corner of the famous Cours Mirabeau and rue de la Masse, within the walls of an ancient convent, it is a happy blend of history, architecture and…

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.

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers
Hotel

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers

Aix en Provence

Located west Aix, 10mn drive to city center. Open 24h/24h. 63 air conditioned rooms with view on the garden. Free closed parking. The restaurant "Le Mas des Oliviers" is air conditioned and there is a shaded outside where you eat a good provençal meal. If you drink a bottle of wine, we offer…

Paul
Hotel

Paul

Aix en Provence

A comfortable hotel situated in town, 150 m away from the spa, from the Palais des festivals and from the picturesque "old aix". A shaded garden for your leisure. Car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. No pets.

Allees Provencales
Holiday rental

Allees Provencales

Aix en Provence

Idéalement situé à 2 pas de la Rotonde et le cours Mirabeau, appartement climatisé de 50 m² situé au 3ème étage avec ascenseur d'un immeuble résidentiel. Séjour/salon. Cuisine équipée (LL, LV). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 Salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse de 10 m² avec…

Things to do

Vasarely Foundation
Museum

Vasarely Foundation

Aix en Provence

Inaugurated in 1976, the architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence reflects the essence of Vasarely’s mission. Designed as a place of exchange, experiments and new encounters, this multi-disciplinary “laboratory” would bring together plastic arts, architecture, new technologies, chemistry,…

Boutique de l'Office de Tourisme d'Aix-en-Provence
Souvenirs

Boutique de l'Office de Tourisme d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix en Provence

The Tourist Office shop Le Comptoir du Pays d'Aix offers a selection of regional specialities and crafts, and many ideas for souvenir gifts.

Boutique Côté Bastide
Souvenirs

Boutique Côté Bastide

Aix en Provence

Boutique qui propose des objets de décoration d'intérieur et des produits bien-être.

Vue sur cour
Souvenirs

Vue sur cour

Aix en Provence

Decoration.

Patisserie Weibel
Delicacies

Patisserie Weibel

Aix en Provence

Après avoir fait ses gammes en tant que chef chez Frantz Reiderer, Georges Weibel fonde sa propre pâtisserie en 1954. Grâce à ses recettes et ses produits de qualité il connaît un grand succès sur la ville durant de nombreuses années. Son fils Nicolas lui succède en 1988 après avoir…

Le petit souk
Souvenirs

Le petit souk

Aix en Provence

General store whith a selection of decoration and furniture, clothes or accessories for children.

PcM Création
Craftsman

PcM Création

Aix en Provence

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

Poterie Buffile
Clay

Poterie Buffile

Aix en Provence

Buffile Pottery – decorative ceramics – replicas of objects from Cézanne's Studio, for sale on site.

Di Micheli Boutique
Souvenirs

Di Micheli Boutique

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men

Where to eat

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

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…

Poivre d'Ane (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Poivre d'Ane (Le)

Aix en Provence

Situé sur la place des Cardeurs au coeur de la vieille ville et dans un décor tonique et chaleureux d'inspiration seventies, le restaurant Le Poivre d'Ane vous propose de découvrir sa cuisine inventive et audacieuse. Une jolie terrasse nappée et bordée de bambous vous attend dès les beaux…

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

Lôtre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lôtre Restaurant

Aix en Provence

The olive tree planted in the middle of the veranda says a lot about the authenticity of the olive oil-based cuisine (oil pressed at the Moulin d’Eguilles) served at this large establishment with garden, set in the town centre. With its lawn, flower beds and lush terrace, Lôtre Restaurant is a…

Tomate verte (La)
Food guide restaurant

Tomate verte (La)

Aix en Provence

This is a bistro as it ought to be: quick midday deals for busy workers and a more elaborate evening menu for those who wish to truly savour their food. Everyone, however, can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce as part of a menu that changes according to the whims of the local market and which still…

Maison Nosh Sextius
Food guide restaurant

Maison Nosh Sextius

Aix en Provence

Nosh is more than just another house with a Hot dog concept. The trans-Atlantic dishes are revisited with a French and creative touch for amazing recipes that include the classics. The Nosh house is most ready to bring you a healthy diet all products are from local producers and a great variety…

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

Jacquou Le Croquant
Food guide restaurant

Jacquou Le Croquant

Aix en Provence

Step behind the mouth-watering, vintage window and dive into the rustic, arched stone cellars to take a bite out of south-wastern France! Antonia regales her guests with cassoulet, confits, magret and foie gras… And as all the local goose fans know, Antonia also sells a succulent range of…

Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

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Opened on a pedestrian street, this brand new restaurant in the heart of Aix-en-Provence is a true den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, the “Vieilles Canailles” offers a simple, local and savory cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines in a convivial atmosphere.

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