La Table du Pigonnet - Restaurant bistronomique

Aix-en-Provence - Food guide restaurant

You'll soon see why! First of all, the interior is simple yet magical. Inside, large arcades open the bright dining room onto the garden. The impeccable linen, tableware and choreography among the head waiters capture the spirit of a top restaurant. Diners take to the terrace in good weather to drink in views of the 100 year old horse chestnut trees. Feast your eyes on the grounds over a coffee or tea in their shade in the lounges.

The market dictates the menu. Chef Thierry Balligand may hail from Northern France but he made Southern flavours his own a long time ago. He joined Le Pigonnet in 1993 and fell in love with the hotel and the area. He now runs the show in the kitchen and stages a performance blending simplicity and confidence. The mainly local produce is selected at its peak true to what's in season. The cooking methods and seasoning are spot on. Presentations and textures remind diners that the chef earned his stripes in pastry. His specialities are all splashed with Southern French flair and include organic 65 degree egg with pan-fried girolles, pan-fried scallops with autumn vegetables, sweetbread fricassée with pommes cocottes and seasonal mushrooms. To keep things exciting, the chef has served a vegetarian menu for years elevated by garden herbs.

For dessert, Iranian pistachio soufflé and berry sorbet is one of the stars. It's made by the pastry chef who also works his magic at teatime served beneath the horse chestnut trees.

  • Car park
  • Swimming pool
  • Accès internet
  • Restaurant
  • Accessible pour handicapés
  • Animaux Acceptés
  • Michelin
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme
  • Gault-Millau

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Hôtel Le Pigonnet
    5 Avenue Du Pigonnet

    13090 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 59 61 07
  • Website

Where to stay

Hôtel Paul
Hotel

Hôtel Paul

Aix-en-Provence

Economic hotel very well located, at 50m from the old city nearby Opera Festival, market and the Thermes. A shaded garden for your leisure, where you can have your breakfast during summertime. Public car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. Free parking for motocycles. No pets. Free WIFI, and TV in…

Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery
Hotel

Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery

Aix-en-Provence

Discover the intimate ambience of the Grand Hotel Roi René Aix-en-Provence. Surrender to the comfort of the bedding in our relaxing MGallery by Sofitel rooms. Explore the culinary delights of the Provencal region in our restaurant "La Table Du Roi". From March to October, enjoy our heated…

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins
Hotel

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins

Aix-en-Provence

The attractive privately-run Hôtel des Quatre Dauphins, a former private mansion, will be pleased to welcome you in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the center of Aix-en Provence, in the Mazarin district, it is a mere stone's throw away from the four Dolphin Fountain and the…

LA MUSARDIERE - N° 1510
Holiday rental

LA MUSARDIERE - N° 1510

Aix-en-Provence

Studio de 45 m² indépendant, au coeur d'une grande propriété familiale. Séjour/Salon avec 1 lit/1 pers, kitchenette, coin nuit avec un lit/2 pers. Lit bébé sur demande. Salle d'eau avec WC. Grand espace extérieur ombragé avec mobilier de jardin, barbecue. 2 transats. A 20 km de…

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse
Holiday rental

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse

Aix-en-Provence

Situé en rez-de-jardin, ce charmant petit appartement de 35m² vous accueille avec le soleil l’hiver, et la fraicheur l’été ! Cet appartement comprend une chambre-séjour avec un lit de 2 personnes (140cm), une cuisine équipée (plaque de cuisson à induction, lave-linge, micro-onde,…

Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix-en-Provence

In Cezanne's homeland, the Villa Gallici Hotel is an 18th century Provençal residence that is part of the Relais & Châteaux network. There you will find a wide range of top-quality services, a gastronomic restaurant featured in all the main guides and a shaded 3-hectare garden with a pool where…

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa
Hotel

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the city center, in the middle of the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Negrecoste hotel offers 35 air-conditioned rooms with private and secure parking. The rooms are equipped with double glazing, bathroom, television, mini bar, safe, with free WiFi access and NUXE products available. Some…

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station and a CD player. Decorated in a contemporary style, they also include free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV and a DVD player. A continental breakfast is provided every morning on the large patio or in the lounge. You can…

Hôtel de France
Hotel

Hôtel de France

Aix-en-Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, the "Hotel de France" will offer you all the enjoyments of an old charming place ideally located in the historic center of the city. At less than 50 meters of the famous Rotunda's fountain, in a parrallel street of the famous "Cours Mirabeau", you will be able…

Things to do

La Belle Échappée

La Belle Échappée

Aix-en-Provence

An activity to share with your family and friends, for all ages, in our beautiful region. La Belle Echappée organizes several different tours: ➜ A countryside tour in a vintage side-car for all, exploring the Aix-en-Provence region. ➜ A wine tour in a vintage side-car to see the…

Insane shop
Fashion / shopping

Insane shop

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women, and ready-to-wear for men.

Be by Cat
Craftsman / producer

Be by Cat

Aix-en-Provence

Be by Cat is an Aix brand of bohemian style jewellery which navigates between the islands and the city. Keshis, Tahitian pearls, are a source of inspiration. The designer, Cat, likes to break the mould. The raw materials such as pyrite or lava flirt with the softness of the keshis and…

MIA Provence
Craftsman / producer

MIA Provence

Aix-en-Provence

The first MIA PROVENCE jewellery was created in spring 2016. To begin with the micro-macrame was a means of occupying the mind and hands, but little by little the designer's own models and style began to take shape. Her jewellery is brimming with sun and colours, evoking the colours of…

V2G - Valentin 2e génération
Souvenirs shopping

V2G - Valentin 2e génération

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for men (Christian Lacroix, Daniel Hechter, Aeronautica Militare, Etiqueta negra).

Atelier 23 - Fleurs de Bagne
Craftsman / producer

Atelier 23 - Fleurs de Bagne

Aix-en-Provence

Fleurs de Bagne is a young brand of men's clothing created in 2012. The store is situated in the town's historic centre. Its philosophy is to produce and offer its clients high quality, hard-wearing and long-lasting clothes steeped in history. The collections are developed by drawing inspiration…

Théâtre Les Gazelles
Cultural place

Théâtre Les Gazelles

Aix-en-Provence

Théâtre Les Gazelles hosts an all-round schedule and free year-round workshops for students and beginners who want to experience the joys of acting and the stage and/or experienced visitors who want to expand their knowledge and stage work. Weekly workshops are available and run by theatre…

Confiserie Genis
Shopping gourmand

Confiserie Genis

Aix-en-Provence

Selling biscottins (Provençal biscuits) and calissons made on site. Group tours of factory by appointment only.

Nature en soi
Outdoor leisure

Nature en soi

Aix-en-Provence

Nature en soi propose aussi des initiations aux techniques de survie, en passant par la reconnaissance des plantes et des animaux et par l'histoire géologique, culturelle, traditionnelle, et même folklorique. Autant d'animations pédagogiques auxquelles s'ajoutent des ateliers d'arts, de…

Where to eat

La Table du Roi - Grand Hôtel Roi René
Cuisine de Provence

La Table du Roi - Grand Hôtel Roi René

Aix-en-Provence

The restaurant La Table du Roi offers a Provencal, authentic and poetic cuisine. To individual desires and seasons, the service takes place in the restaurant, patio or conservatory.

Edykos
Restaurants à emporter

Edykos

Aix-en-Provence

Greek and Armenian cuisine.

Le Bistrot
Restaurants à emporter

Le Bistrot

Aix-en-Provence

Traditional cooking

Croquemitoufle
Cuisine de Provence

Croquemitoufle

Aix-en-Provence

Fresh produce and friendly atmosphere. Croquemitoufle's menus change daily, service is fast and you can tuck into super fresh salads and homemade tarts. There's a change of pace in the afternoon as it turns into a friendly tea room. Perfect for a break.

La Rotonde
Food guide restaurant

La Rotonde

Aix-en-Provence

La Rotonde is a brasserie opposite the famous fountain of the same name in central Aix-en-Provence. The eatery serves generous Mediterranean dishes made on-site using fresh seasonal produce. The menu features carefully-selected seafood, wood-fired pizzas and meat dishes cooked on a Josper…

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils
Table 13

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils

Aix-en-Provence

Vines, lavender and a pine wood... A beautiful breath of countryside awaits you here at this little hotel-restaurant in Les Milles, located just a few minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Perched on a hilltop and superbly isolated, the restaurant nevertheless attracts outside guests, drawn…

Le Four sous le platane
Restaurants à emporter

Le Four sous le platane

Aix-en-Provence

Trendy decor.

Le Pain Quotidien
Restaurants à emporter

Le Pain Quotidien

Aix-en-Provence

Le Pain Quotidien is ideally situated in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence on the market square of Place Richelme, near the town's main monuments, museums and shops. Make the most of the terrace or a shared table at any time of the day, from breakfast to afternoon tea and through to…

Colde
Restaurants à emporter

Colde

Aix-en-Provence

Colde is a fast food restaurant specializing in sandwich clubs. Created recently by a couple, their desire is to make fast food that is, healthy, homemade and tasty. Modern, warm and cozy place. In addition to the inevitable club sandwich in several flavors, you can also find soups, salads and…