This is an amazing place, tucked high up in the mountains of Auron. It’s at 1750 meters altitude and is accessible in the summer and the winter. In the winter, you can take the cable car which drops you off at the base of the restaurant and in the summer, there is a small road high up in the mountains that leads there from Auron.

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Summer evening dining requires a reservation but it’s worth the trek to get there. The panoramic views are absolutely stunning. There is a deck to eat lunch or have a drink with an appetizer outside before dinner and a cozy cottage decorated like a ski chalet to eat inside if you prefer.

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You won’t be disappointed by the food. The menu offers plenty of mountain specialties like rotisserie with wood fire roasted suckling pig or lamb, an excellent house tartiflette accompanied by mesclun salad. We had l’apertif outside with the owner first and drank an amazing bottle of red wine. The chef had prepared homemade tapenade and pate de salmon.

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After, we went inside for dinner and I had a wonderful dish with a specialty cheese of the region, melted on hearty bread with thin slices of ham and salad. It was absolutely delicious!
I had the lemon meringue pie for dessert. Definitely a must see if you are in the region.

Le Grizzly
Plateau de Lieuson, 06660 Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée Tel 0493024967

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Hi, I’m Melissa. I spend my winters in Utah, working for a law firm and teaching yoga and my summers in a little village near Saint Tropez in the south of France, which is where my heart truly is. I love spending time by the sea, watching the water, the waves, the incredible colors of blue and the gorgeous sunsets here. Being out in nature makes me feel completely free and connected at the same time. I love everything that is French, the lifestyle, the food, the wine, the mentality, the diversity, the traditions and customs and of course speaking the language. I’d like to share the charm and the beauty of this place with you and I hope it inspires you to take the time to get outside, to do the things that bring you alive, to follow your heart and to chase down your dreams so that you can find more happiness and meaning in your life.

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