Country cottage two steps from center of Nice
Isabelle and Thierry Bagnis invite you to savour the taste of real family Provencal cuisine from the Comté de Nice, served in a peaceful cottage with a country inn feel, located high above the city on Gairaut Hill, where the air is clear and the prices are refreshing too.
The Rendez Vous des Amis revisits local specialities including dried and fresh tomatoes, Niçois ravioli, sauté of veal with pesto, creamy polenta, and wines from the Côtes de Provence and Bandol regions. Finesse without fuss, a breath of fresh air.
A little of history
The "Au Rendez vous des amis" restaurant is located in “Gairaut - Aire St Michel”, an exclusive district of Nice where the very air is brimming over with history. Famous locals included Raiberti, the Médecin family, Peyre de Châteauneuf, to name but a few.
A leafy residential area since the 17th century, it’s just a short distance from Nice, but far enough away to enjoy fresh country air, particularly in summer, when it’s ideal for escaping the heat of the city.
“Au Rendez Vous des Amis” is the first restaurant visitors see when travelling out of Nice into the hills.
Built in the Thirties, the restaurant started life as a grocery store, before becoming a dancehall, a hotel, and a popular meeting place where locals enjoyed a game of boules, cards or a dance on a Saturday evening.
Each tenant has handed on the torch to the next, guided by their respect for the unique character of Nice’s hearty cuisine.
My latest news
Last article on the Special Nice Figaro Magazine : here
Last article about our restaurant on the blog "L'instant Resto" by Charles=Henri Orliac : here