Top Restaurant Recommendations in Malaucène? As a Local
Le Prieuré La Madelène Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is the site of a former 12th-century Benedictine monastery nestled just outside the village of Malaucène at the foot of Mont Ventoux. This B&B with five (5) guestrooms and a private cottage (gîte) is a few minutes from Vaison La Romaine. Surrounded by unspoiled villages, the ancient priory is an excellent base for holidays and exploring the Vaucluse and Drôme Provencal.
At the B&B, guests enjoy a delicious breakfast and can order charcuterie boards for sharing on Friday evenings. We asked the owners a few of their top restaurant recommendations in Malaucène near le Prieuré La Madelène, and here is a peek inside their “black book.” Please note that reservations are always recommended at these restaurants.
Where to Eat Malaucène
Whether you spent the day cycling on Mont Ventoux, visiting local vineyards, or exploring further afield, the quaint village of Malaucène delivers a range of culinary options for lunch and dinner.
La Chevalerie (website)
Chef Philippe Galas returned to his roots on the flanks of Mont Ventoux after cooking in kitchens from Nice to Aix-en-Provence to Paris. Enjoy the menu selections in the restaurant’s garden.
Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 65 11 19
Rue des Remparts,
“Très bonne table”
Chez Laurette (Facebook page)
Open for lunch and dinner daily, and this restaurant is a favourite.
Telephone: +33 (4)4 90 65 24 88
29 Avenue de Verdun,
“Une des meilleures tables du village”
Le Pont de L’Orme (website)
The tagline for this restaurant is “For bon vivants and foodies”, so you know that you are in for a culinary experience.
Telephone: +33 (0)9 87 55 79 20
88 Route de Suzette,
L’Atelier de la Ferme (Facebook page)
With Cloé in the front-of-house and Nicolas in the kitchen, they tag team for an experience that strikes a balance between quality and price.
Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 37 25 64
2 place Louis Cornillac,
They offer great thin-crust pizza with a choice of toppings and service with a smile.
Telephone +33 (0)4 90 65 16 84
2 Av. de Verdun,
Au Fil de la Degustation (website)
Feel like tasting some local wines? This caviste in Malaucène has a great wine, beer, and spirits selection. You can stay and sample on location or take an assortment along with a charcuterie and cheese tray. In 2021, Le Point magazine chose this wine bar as one of France’s top 100 wine merchants.
7 Cours des Isnards
Telephone: +33 (0)6 14 39 53 87
Priory to B&B
It’s clear from the moment you arrive at le Prieuré La Madelène that the owners have impeccable design sense. The former home of French writer and actress Marie Cardinal is now a delightful blend of modern amenities, private spaces, lofty ceilings and comfortable furnishings.
In the 12th century, the priory provided the monks a quiet lifestyle in a remote location. Today, guests at le Prieuré La Madelène enjoy an exceptional locale in the Provencal countryside surrounded by charming villages. If you are looking for pure Provencal relaxation, Le Prieuré La Madelène is a lovely, intimate guest house ideally located for exploring Provence and the Rhône Valley.