Discover the heavenly flavours of French cuisine in Avignon, the city of popes
Anthony Peregrine is entirely seduced by the restaurants and markets of this medieval city in Provence, France
The Provençal diet of fish, fresh fruit and veg, ratatouille, olive oil and Sisteron lamb is both voluptuousness made flesh and so obviously healthy that we need not worry on that score. The heights of pleasure and (unspoken) health: the combination is unbeatable.
Provence is big, so we're concentrating on Avignon. It's easy to get to, a grand showcase for Provençal gastronomy and, when you've finished eating, the city affords bars, historico-cultural splendour and the chance to ape the excesses of the 14th-century popes...