Top Budget Eats in Southeast France

by Jack Guy

Apr 11, 2019

Le Charite in Marseille, France © Kemaltaner | Dreamstime

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Eating out in Nice doesn’t have to be expensive, and Voyageur Nissart is one of the best value places in the city. It’s close to the station and looks unremarkable from the outside, but head inside and you will find a restaurant run by a young team who evidently love serving local classics like lamb with thyme.


In Marseille, Les Trous Rois offers up modern French food near Notre-Dame du Mont. It sits on a lovely pedestrianized street full of other restaurants, as well as bars where you can go for a drink after your meal.


Head to Cannes to try the classic bistro fare at Bistrot Gourmand. It’s a simple and friendly place where Provencal classics dominate the menu. Try the cod in fig leaves or lamb chops in mustard sauce.


Cheap eating might not be the first thing you think of in St Tropez, but Le Sporting does a good job of imitating its no-frills café-brasserie brethren from the rest of France on an almost similar budget.

Tucked away in a courtyard off a quiet street in Montpellier, Le Patio Littre is a great spot to hide away from the summer sun. Lunchtime set menus are the best value, and don’t forget to order a glass of local Rosé to wash your food down.


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