There are some mouth-watering shell-fish dishes to be found in restaurants near here. The oysters are from from Bouzigues, a little port near Montpelier where you can sit in the restaurant overlooking the beds where the oysters and mussels come from, and they are perfect with Picpoul de Pinet, a dry white wine from the same area.
The scallops can be found in the “Oursinado”, a fish restaurant near le Pradet outside Toulon, where you eat under shady pine trees and listen to the cicadas and the sea breaking on the rocks below. The lobster dish is at the “L’Anse de Port Cros”, under palm trees in the port of a charming little island an hour’s boat-ride off the coast – no cars are allowed and it’s like spending the afternoon in the Caribbean. And the bouillabaisse is the traditional fish soup, delicious with white wine or rosé, at “Le Flore” in the Port d’Hyères.