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Le Ventre de l'architecte


Ingenious alliances, sometimes risqué, always felicitous.

At the heart of the famous ‘Cité Radieuse', designed by Le Corbusier in the 1950s, is this surprising gourmet restaurant, named after the Peter Greenaway film, The Belly of an Architect. Decorated in white wood and gray marble, the space is intimate, relaxing, and timeless. The terrace, with its exceptional view, resembles a ship's passage, with its wooden bridge, 1930s iron chairs and Jean Prouvé-like ‘compas' table.

This is an authentic place with authentic cuisine by the talented chef Chef Jérôme Caprin, whose use of local products is elegantly showcased at a very affordable price a single menu at 27€ is offered for lunch. In the evening, the gourmet offerings include roasted Saint-Jacques, truffle and artichoke, suckling pig in butternut cream and caramelised shallots. For dessert pear, pear, and pear, a clever variation on this seasonal fruit.

Le Ventre de l'Architecte
280 Boulevard Michelet
13008 Marseille

+33 (0) 4 91 16 78 00

Menu : around  40 EUR

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