Summer is all about barbecues and planchas with friends and family. To make your barbecues
a success, it’s essential to get the right equipment. Here are two places where you’ll find
everything you need for the perfect barbecue.



If you don’t already have a barbecue, head to Leroy Merlin in Nice-Lingostière. You’ll find a huge choice of gas, charcoal and electric barbecues and planchas.

To make sure you choose the model that’s right for you from the 40 models on display, ask Johan at the Rayon Jardin for advice: he’s an enthusiast who’ll be able to advise you according to your needs, the space you have available and the number of guests.

Here are his recommendations for the best barbecue for you!

Weber Spirit Premium: top quality

Why choose between barbecue and plancha? This top-of-the-range model from Weber, a historic and must-have brand, can be used for all types of cooking. Extremely versatile, it has 3 gas burners, with a barbecue grill on one side and an enamelled castiron plancha on the other. Made from high-quality materials, it will last you for years to come. Another reason to get fired up? It’s on special offer for €599.20 instead of €749 until 31 July 2024.

Weber Spirit Premium. ©Weber

Campingaz classic WLD: the best value for money

This is Johan’s favourite. With its 4 gas burners, enamelled cast-iron grill and plancha, and accessories such as the wok, pizza stone and paella pan, it’s a “Swiss Army knife” that can be transformed to suit your recipe ideas. A very affordable family barbecue: €449 instead of €499 until 31 July 2024 (accessories not included).

Campingaz classic WLD 4 feux

Krampouz Saveur electric plancha: handy and easy to use

Perfect for small spaces, this French-brand plancha (from Brittany, to be precise) is used in a large number of restaurants and food-trucks: a testament to its durability and performance! Its cooking surface ensures precise temperature control and super-easy cleaning.

Plancha Krampouz Saveur

(trolley and accessories sold separately)


TOC stands for Trouble Obsessionnel Culinaire (“Obsessive-Culinary Disorder”): the name alone says it all. Here, everything is dedicated to the top French brands of kitchen utensils and accessories. And of course, barbecue takes pride of place!

We went to the TOC shop on Rue de la Liberté in Nice, where Carole and Sylvain showed us the “Marcel” wood-fired oven. For outdoor use, it will delight fans of pizzas, socca, homemade breads and much more. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to recapture the spirit of the bread ovens of yesteryear.

Marcel wood-fired oven: Carole and Sylvain’s selection, TOC 20 rue de la Liberté, Nice

Next stop is their second TOC shop, on the corner of Place Saint-François: it’s like stepping into an Ali Baba’s cave dedicated to food lovers. The perfect place to find the accessories that will make you a barbecue master. The choice is so vast that we asked Heddy, an experienced advisor, where to start…

4-piece barbecue kit

This is THE must-have kit for cooking in the garden, consisting of a shovel, knife, tongs and fork. All stored and protected in a heavy-duty nylon case.

Trousse BBQ 4 pièces

Set of 5 stainless steel skewers

No more ingredients falling off the skewer during cooking! These skewers have specially designed tips to hold meat, vegetables or fruit in place when you’re handling them. Clever, isn’t it?

Designed to hold food in place.

The three-pronged fork

A superb design for this brushed stainless-steel accessory, perfect for pricking thick meats, especially beef ribs. As practical as it is beautiful on the table!

Three-pronged fork: handy and stylish

His favourite? The Big Green Egg barbecue. It looks like a dinosaur egg, but it’s actually a barbecue! Available in 4 sizes, from small to XL, it grills, roasts, sears, smokes, steams or stews. Who’d have thought you could cook in an egg?

Big Green Egg barbecue: Heddy’s favourite

Now you know (almost) all you need to know. The best thing to do, of course, is to drop by these retailers, who will share their passion with you and help you discover so much more!

And if you dream of grilling your own vegetables, check out our article on the art of transforming your terrace into a vegetable garden.