In France, lunch is 12pm – 2pm, establishments serving food all day are a rarity. In the evening it is best to be at the restaurant by 8.00pm. Any later and they may be reluctant to serve you. In low season, there is no need to book. If you would like us to book a restaurant for you, please phone us. We have tried to give the most up to date information possible and it is no reflection on the establishment if we have not listed a telephone number or web site address.
Try a Burons
If you want to experience a meal of local specialities in a rustic atmosphere, then you must visit one of the Burons. These are old stone barns/shelters mostly towards the Aubrac, traditionally used for cheese making and as a refuge for cow herds most have been converted fairly basically and provide local dishes. You sit on long tables with benches, the atmosphere is high spirited and there is often a local folk band. The meal usually consists of soup or charcuterie, local sausage and traditional aligot (delicious cheesy potato purée) and local cheeses. Sunday lunchtimes are favourite with the locals taking the whole family out to eat and it usually makes for a fun occasion!
The two most convenient Burons are: