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La Magdeleine - Mathias Dandine


The fine-dining establishment at the La Magdeleine hotel in Gémenos pays tribute every day, depending on the seasons, to the flavours and scents of Provence thanks to the local products meticulously selected by Michelin-starred chef Mathias Dandine.

Mathias Dandine is both the chef and owner and he is always delighted to give his customers a warm welcome to his Michelin-starred restaurant in the Bouches-du-Rhône, where he showcases the French culinary arts in a contemporary style of Provence.

When you enter the restaurant, you'll be seated at a perfectly presented table. Everything appears so simple but yet so elegant at the same time. In keeping with this style, the chef has opted for a white dinner service for main dishes which is extremely minimalistic so that the product is highlighted, another service is devoted to desserts.

Cutlery is all silverware, and just like the glassware, it takes customers back to the time of the old manor houses and creates a very elegant style on the tables.

Here in Gémenos, in Provence, you can expect a highly moving, gourmet experience.

La Magdeleine: The Provencal art of living by Mathias Dandine

La Magdeleine concentrates all the qualities of a charming stopover. Located in the heart of the Sainte-Baume Regional Natural Park, amidst vineyards and olive trees, Mathias Dandine hotel and restaurant are comfortably furnished in a splendid 18th-century bastide. Guests will appreciate the Chef's talents is in the shade of the century-old plane trees. Local discoveries, tastings and initiations guarantee a stay in the heart of nature with all its flavours! The package from 540€ for two people includes:- A welcoming aperitif - Dinner in 4 acts with food, wine and olive oil pairings - One night in a double room (breakfast included) - A short cooking lesson A visit / tasting at Domaine de la Michèle in Auriol (3 hours) or a botanical walk in the heart of  Sainte Baume (2 hours) (or other partners) Guests will discover a house steeped in history, an 18th-century bastide, former property of the Marquis d'Albertas former property, which successively became a hospital, an orphanage, a hotel and a command post. He will share Mathias Dandine cuisine, referenced in the Michelin Guide and Gault et Millau, a Provencal and gourmet cuisine with strong tastes, highlighting exceptional local producers know-how. He will meet the Chef and his team, Jean-François Margier, Domaine de la Michèle (organic wine and olive oil producer) owner or Cécile (botanical guide).

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Crédit : Cherrystone
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Duration1 evening - 1 night - 1 morning
opening dateUntil 31/12/2023
HoursAll year round, daily.

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La Magdeleine - Mathias Dandine
2 rond-point des Charrons, 13420 Gémenos
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Nearby stationAubagne
nearby airportMarseille-Provence
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