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Lou Marques


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Refined cuisine and elegant setting embodying the Camargue in central Arles

  • Camargue specialities

  • Local, organic and seasonal produce

  • Décor styled by Christian Lacroix

  • In the historic quarter of Arles

When visiting Arles, stop by for a gourmet historic break at Lou Marquès restaurant, set in an old convent dating from the 17th century. In a welcoming setting designed by Christian Lacroix, you'll discover local flavours in our dishes, from confit of bull beef to rice dried by the sun and wind of the Camargue.

Named after the pioneering Camargue settler, Marquis Folco de Baroncelli, our restaurant showcases this beautiful region, firstly in its colourful, contemporary decoration, full of historic references to Roman times and to the Camargue's cowboys. Secondly, and most importantly, for its refined and balanced cuisine full of Provençal flavours.

Savour our signature recipe, langoustine risotto served with organic rice grown in the Camargue. Our desserts will enliven your taste buds too, with such delights as candied orange in a Grand Marnier crêpe or caramel ice cream flavoured with local fleur de sel.

Rosemary, sage and mint, the aromatic herbs from the garden in the old cloister, perfectly complement our delectable dishes. Our chef, Joseph Kriz, also uses regional producers like the Mas du Trident cheese factory, known for giving new life to the traditional Tomme cheeses of Arles.

Lou Marquès restaurant has long been a favourite haunt of passing visitors and local couples. Like them, you can take a seat in the warm ambience of our welcoming designer bar, or relax on the pretty, streetside terrace and sample a Madame Lacroix Spritz  our recreation of her favourite cocktail, or a beer from Gardians Brewery.

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Flavoursome dishes using local produce and herbs from the kitchen garden in an elegant setting

Lustre Lou Marques - Arles

A famous couturier

Christian Lacroix was a regular in our restaurant and also created its distinctive décor. In 2014, he redesigned Lou Marquès, giving it a typically Camargue theme, and while preserving the character of this historic building, introduced a noticeably contemporary style.


"Rating: 3.9 stars out of 5, based on 117 reviews"

  • Déia Pereira

    5 stars out of 5

    5 days ago

    Excellent dinner with tasty, quality food in a beautiful setting with pleasant service

  • Hugo Mahieu

    5 stars out of 5

    1 week ago

    (Translated by Google) Phew! Ignore the grumpy comments. Happiness from the aperitif to the coffee, both for the cuisine and for the service. And the decoration alone that we sit there.

    Pfff! Faites fi des commentaires des grincheux. Bonheur de l'apéritif au café, tant pour la cuisine que pour le service. Et la décoration à elle seule qu'on s'y attable.

  • Catherine Haslam-brunt

    3 stars out of 5

    3 weeks ago

    (Translated by Google) Proper cuisine, which perhaps believes itself to be a little superior to what it is. Pleasant atmosphere, the appearance of the cat at the end of dinner is nice. Service much too slow which has difficulty in organizing itself. We had to go to the kitchen to find someone to pay the bill!

    Cuisine correcte, qui se croit peut-être un peu supérieure à ce qu'elle est. Ambiance agréable, l'apparition du chat en fin de dîner est sympathique. Service beaucoup trop lent qui a des difficultés à s'organiser. Il a fallu aller en cuisine pour trouver quelqu'un afin de régler la note !

  • YULIA Grukhina

    5 stars out of 5

    1 month ago

    (Translated by Google) All great! The environment, the food, the presentation of the dishes.. thank you!!

    Tutto magnifico! L'ambiente, il cibo, la presentazione dei piatti.. grazie!!

Location & Contact


9 Boulevard des Lices
Arles 13200

Opening hours

Monday 12:00 - 13:30, 19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30, 19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:30, 19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 12:00 - 13:30, 19:30 - 21:30
Friday 12:00 - 13:30, 19:30 - 21:30
Saturday 12:00 - 13:30, 19:30 - 21:30
Sunday 12:00 - 13:30, 19:30 - 21:30

Restaurant location


  • Non Smoking Area

  • Credit card

  • Other payment options

  • Pet allowed

  • Wheelchair access

  • Free Wireless internet (WiFi)

  • Parking

  • Booster Seats available (for Baby)

  • Reservation recommended

  • Air conditioning

Your health and safety is our top priority

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