The sleepy lakeside town of Bauduen doesn’t have many dining options, but Le Bouchon would be a great place to eat even in busier areas.
It’s open from breakfast to dinner serving a variety of dishes, from crepes and coffee for breakfast to main meals and beers from around midday. The savory crepes, known as galettes, make for a great lunch and are big enough to satisfy even the hungriest diners. Try the Provencale for a taste of the south of France sunshine.
All of the tables are outdoors, but, thankfully, shaded by a gazebo arrangement that keeps the blazing sun off your head on summer days. It’s right by the lake, which means there is a good breeze, and you’re on the main street of Bauduen for people watching.
While the food is good, one of the best parts of the experience is the friendly service. Even if you don’t speak French, the various members of staff make a real effort to give you a warm welcome.
Stick around for a lazy meal, get an ice cream after your main course has gone down, and then top it all off with the house limoncello, which comes from the family home in Corsica.
15 Rue des Jardins
83630 Bauduen, France
tel. +33 4 94 70 08 91
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