At the heart of the Camargue, La Chassagnette’s GARDEN draws its uniqueness from the soil of the Rhône delta. Either native to the Camargue or from further afield, vegetables reign here, each one of them waiting for the ideal HARVESTING time.

Armand Arnal’s intuitive CUISINE follows nature’s rhythm finding a subtle and essential harmony in its fertile sobriety. A succession of expertise, from the gardener to the cook, which leads to an intuitive creation of a MENU highlighting nature’s flavours without restraining them.

Through the chef’s ENCOUNTERS, both far and near, bonds are created and come to fruition, blossoming into sensual and spiritual INSPIRATIONS.


Armand Arnal

Chef Arnal discovered La Chassagnette in 2006. And after six years working at Alain Ducasse’s Essex House in New York, Arnal found the Chassagnette’s environment enthralling. La Chassagnette was like an oasis – entirely self-sufficient, requiring the development of no new concepts, except that of respecting its own authenticity.

Chef Arnal, who earned his first Michelin star in 2009 and the title of “Maître Restaurateur” in 2015, is not an activist for locavore, glutenfree, freegan causes or environmentalism, though his cooking is undeniably coherent.

Armand Arnal crafts his dishes with the daily harvest from his gardens and is guided both by experience and instinct, offering a personal and dynamic interpretation of the region, with a way of redefining his cuisine at every service. Chef Arnal is bold and spontaneous: there are no set recipes here, no forbidden techniques; each dish transforms the day’s harvest into a bouquet of astounding flavours and textures.