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The Restaurant


In the heart of La Garde Freinet in the Var the restaurant La Claire Fontaine welcomes you for lunch, dinner, or to take a gourmet break. With its flowered and shaded terrace, you will spend a delicious moment in an authentic and unique spot in the village. Muriel & her chef offer you a Provencal menu with an Italian touch.

Proposals offered

Continental or English breakfast

Salads, Pancakes, Sandwiches, Pasta, Stews, Sirloin steak, Shank of Lamb, Filet Mignon, Steak Tartare … and the chef’s suggestions of the day

Desserts of the day, sweet pancakes and homemade ice cream.

… as well as a large choice of refreshments.


Whether you are passing through, on holiday or an inhabitant of the village, everyone is more than pleased to meet one another at Muriel’s for an aperitif, lunch or dinner. The team offers you seasonal local cuisine, according to the inspiration of the chef of Italian origin. At La Claire Fontaine, you have been welcomed for all these years with authenticity and passion. Note also that the team is always at your disposal for all your wants and needs. Do not hesitate to ask for a vegetarian dish or to notify us about a food allergy. On the dessert side, you will be delighted to taste one of Muriel’s greatest specialties: The “coupe à la châtaigne”. A delicious preparation of chestnut ice cream, candied chestnuts, cream of chestnut and whipped cream. Everything is prepared on the spot with passion. You will have the chance to taste such a delicious dessert.

As for the delicacies of the region, you will no doubt appreciate a local one: the Patiences Fraixinoises. They are small round biscuits with a smooth and uniform surface that let you see almonds and hazelnuts through them. Of course, let’s not forget other local specialities such as chestnuts and chestnut cream.

Everyone will find in La Garde Freinet and at Muriel’s in particular, the calm, the authenticity of Provence and the respect of privacy. Moreover, La Claire Fontaine is an ideal place for all those who want to make an “incognito” getaway without risk of being bothered. An address to remember.


This village in the Massif des Maures has nearly 2000 inhabitants and everything to please you. Located near the coast and Saint-Tropez, it has preserved its Provencal charm. With its streets, houses, squares, monuments, church and its old castle called “Saracens” and its windmills we are plunged into a rather old and picturesque atmosphere that many search for and appreciate.

  That’s why many celebrities have not been mistaken and have come to live here. Some like the actress Anna Karina, the actor René Pousse and the writer and painter Serge Rezvani. Furthermore, Jeanne Moreau shot her famous film “Lumière” here. Today, the village has a community of English inhabitants in love with La Garde Freinet and Provence in general.

The village also includes many craftsmen, cabinetmakers, blacksmiths, restorer of old furniture, potters etc.