Food and drink

Where to eat

Riscle
3 Bedrooms, max. 7 Guests
Self catering

Food and cooking is King around here. You’ll find much of the cuisine is based around the duck, with of course foie gras holding centre stage. Whether you’re for it or against it, it’s a way of life for the folks round here and if you’re a fan, you won’t taste better the world over – guaranteed!

And where there’s food of course there’s wine. Riscle is surrounded by vineyards, from the world famous Madiran, to the less well known but growing in popularity, Saint Mont. There’s also the smaller privately owned vineyards where you can take an empty water bottle and have it filled with wine for just over a euro a litre – and it’s lovely wine (in fact if you don’t have a water bottle, they’ll even give you one!). It’s these unknown places, slightly off the beaten track that’ll give you memories you’ll treasure forever.

When you’ve sampled the wine, there’s also the local speciality, Floc, which is a delightful aperitif and then of course Armagnac, which needs no explanation.

Restaurants recommended in the village (every one!):

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Le Pigeoneau

A contemporary and stylish restaurant, serving up-market local cuisine with a twist.

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Bar Robert

which has a modern feel, is owned by Simon who speaks perfect English and serves up modern, Mediterranean style cuisine and some really nice Saint Mont wines.

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Bar, Brasserie D’Artagnan

Just a stone’s throw from the house, D’Artagnan is a great place to catch an early morning coffee or a lunch. Offering an excellent ‘menu du jour’, if you make this your choice, you’re sure to rub shoulders with a few local rugby stars!

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Le P’tit Bouchon

where you can enjoy a daily menu of home cooked cuisine and local wine at prices that’ll have you coming back for more!

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Le Pont d’arcole

 on the outskirts of the village (but still only a 10 minute walk) serves really good traditional regional food in a family setting.

Restaurants recommended within a Gascon quart d’heure (25 mins – life here is slow!)

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Relais d’Aydie

serves excellent food at amazing prices but you?ll need a hearty appetite to get through their set menus which start at 11 euro including wine.

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Le Prieure

which is a stunningly stylish, but not intimidating spot in Madiran which has a great fixed price tasting menu and a long and interesting wine list.

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Les Prés d'Eugénie

and for that seriously special occasion, you could always try the 3-Michelin-starred Michel Guerard restaurant next to Eugenie les Bains, which is about a 40 minute drive.

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