Keith Van SickleRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

5 Favourite Luberon Restaurants in Provence with a View

Provence’s Luberon Valley is one of the most beautiful spots in France. It is chock-full of restaurants serving excellent food, and I love the ones where my wife and I can enjoy a nice view along with our meals. Here are five of our favourite restaurants; booking in advance is highly recommended.

Café de France, Lacoste

It doesn’t have a website or even a street address, but people still flock to this little gem. The food is good, and the service is friendly, but the top star is the view (photo above). A shady terrace overlooks the lush Luberon landscape, full of vineyards, orchards, and the occasional lavender field. A few miles away, you can see the “perched” village of Bonnieux spilling down the hillside. If you don’t have time for a meal, it is also a delightful place for coffee or wine.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 75 82 25
You can find the Café de France here.

César, Bonnieux

5 Favourite Luberon Restaurants View César restaurant Bonnieux

©Keith Van Sickle

Near the top of this hilltop village sits César, a hotel restaurant with outstanding food. The menu focuses on flavorful, traditional dishes like lamb and bull (taureau), and with the chef’s creative touches, every dish is unique and excellent. It’s run by a husband-and-wife team who are friendly and accommodating—I’m intolerant of gluten, and they always take care of me. Tables by the windows have a nice view over the Luberon Valley.

Telephone: 04 90 75 96 35
Address: Place de la Liberté, Bonnieux

Le Saint Hubert, Saint-Saturnin-lés-Apt

Le Saint Hubert

©Le Saint Hubert

Here’s another hilltop town with excellent views, especially if you climb up to the town’s ancient château and church. But if that sounds like too much work, come to Le Saint Hubert and get a table on their terrace for a terrific view. The food is creative and delicious, and the servers are friendly and helpful. If you come on a Tuesday morning, you can wander through the town’s weekly market on your way to lunch.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 75 42 02
Address: 1 Place de la Fraternité, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

Restaurant David, Roussillon

Restaurant David Bonnieux

©Restaurant David Bonnieux

Roussillon is surrounded by brilliantly-coloured ochre, and walking through the abandoned quarries is like walking through a rainbow. For one of the best views of the town’s colours and the lovely green valley below, enjoy a meal on Restaurant David’s terrace or near one of the dining room’s windows. The food is always tasty, and after your meal, you can stroll through town, where each building is painted in one of the many shades of ochre.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 05 60 13
Address: 38 Place de la Poste, Roussillon

Restaurant le Vivier, l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Restaurant Le Vivier Isle sur la Sorgue

©Restaurant Le Vivier

This is a special-occasion place in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, as the chef holds a coveted Michelin star. As you might expect, the food is outstanding, and the wine list is excellent. The dining room is delightful, but I prefer eating outside at one of the tables along the Sorgue River. If you can, try to snag the one that sits over the river! The rushing waters provide a beautiful backdrop to a memorable meal.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 38 52 80
Address: 800 Cours Fernande Peyre, l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Image credits as indicated.


Please share this with friends and family.

All rights reserved. Perfectly Provence articles and other content may not be published, broadcast, rewritten (including translations into other languages) or redistributed without written permission. For usage information, please contact us.
Syndication Information
Affiliate Information
As an Amazon Associate, this website earns from qualifying purchases. Some recipes, posts and pages may have affiliate links. If you purchase via these links, we receive a small commission that does not impact your price. Thank you in advance for supporting our work to maintain Perfectly Provence.
Previous post

Why Buy Savon de Marseille? It's Eco-Friendly and Artisanal

Next post

Photo Show in Les Baux de Provence this Year

Keith Van Sickle

Keith and Val Van Sickle made their first trip to Provence decades ago, and it was love at first sight. After that, they came back every year until 2008, when they began a part-time life there, splitting their time between Provence and California.

Over the years, they’ve travelled all over Provence, seeing sights both well-known and obscure. Their French friends have introduced them to favourite restaurants and wineries and picnic spots and taught them funny local expressions (not all for polite company).

Keith now shares this local knowledge in his new book, An Insider’s Guide to Provence. Packed with the Van Sickles’ favourite things to see and do, it’s a must-have for anyone travelling to this glorious corner of France.

Keith previously published two books about the couple's experiences in Provence. One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence, and Are We French Yet?, both are available from Amazon.

You can see all of Keith’s blog posts at Life in Provence.


  1. antonia
    October 19, 2023 at 10:03 am — Reply

    I would add Le Mesclun in Seguret to this list.

    • October 20, 2023 at 6:33 am — Reply

      Le Mesclun is a great reastaurant in the Vaucluse. Perhaps that’s an idea for another article.

  2. Margot
    October 19, 2023 at 10:45 am — Reply

    Wonderful suggestions, thank you for sharing. And the pictures are lovely too. Makes us want to go now!

    • October 20, 2023 at 6:32 am — Reply

      Thank you, I am glad that you liked those restaurant suggestions and for reading/following the website.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.