Fodor's Expert Review Le Verger des Papes
It's well worth the slog up the hill to the château simply to linger on the terrace of this long-established restaurant and savor the view over Mont Ventoux, Avignon, the Luberon, and the Rhône—and you can visit the restaurant's well-stocked wine cellar on your way to the top. The Estenevins have lived in Châteauneuf-du-Pape for three generations; Philippe and Jean-Pierre took over the restaurant from their parents. The specialty here—tarte à la tomate confite with goat's cheese and iced white cheese—reveals their love for the region's cuisine.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 84230, France