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Le Papillon

#11 of 191 Restaurants in Albi
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1 bis Rue Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 81000 Albi, France
+33 5 63 43 10 77
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 94
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine meal with friendly and efficient service

The Papillon is one of several well reviewed restaurants just a few minutes' walk from the main cathedral square; that short distance seems to reduce restaurant prices significantly. We chose this one from among several restaurants well reviewed in Tripadvisor partly because it opened the earliest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Alan H
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Suburban Toronto
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
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Suburban Toronto
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Papillon is one of several well reviewed restaurants just a few minutes' walk from the main cathedral square; that short distance seems to reduce restaurant prices significantly. We chose this one from among several restaurants well reviewed in Tripadvisor partly because it opened the earliest and partly because we liked the evening's menu. We were welcomed warmly by a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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115 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our lunch at Le Papillon. I had a salad with snails that was delicious, wife had a large goat cheese salad. I also had the duck for a main and found it to be very good. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

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Castelnau-de-Montmiral, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The owner of this wonderful restaurant invited us in to his restaurant as we were walking around in Albi! Food was fabulous and the service even better! Very attentive and helpful. Very patient with our poor French! The owner speaks Some English so communicating was not difficult. Would definitely go back. Wonderful beef dish with carrots and mashed potatoes paired... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We recently enjoyed a very good meal at Le Papillon. In the evening you can choose from a range of meals including a set vegetarian three course menu. The food is tasty and freshly cooked. The chef is helpful, as he could speak a little English to help us choose from the menu. The restaurant is tucked away down a... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A wonderful local restaurant run by the owner/chef and his wife. They are both delightful - he is especially fun and makes the meal/experience unforgettable. Reasonably priced with a nice menu selection that includes nightly specials. He offered several unique dishes and accompaniments. There is an English menu plus he is very willing to explain the offerings. Do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've been living in Albi for 6 months and had not been to this restaurant, a friend of mine said he had been many times and said it was his favorite place to have dinner. I can now say that it is mine too. Great 3 course Menu, wine and service.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Visited again after a great summer lunch and we were not disappointed.....great soup omelette with fried potatos and salad and wonderful puddings alround served by the chef patron and his lovely wife.partner ( we didnt ask) This is a restuarant that dares to be different and succeeds...we will be back

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PERTH
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32 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Last night my husband and I enjoyed one the most, if not the most amazing meal we have eaten during our three months in France. This unpretentious little gem in a quiet street is not to be missed. I had tender slices of squid and juicy scallops prepared in an amazing creamy sauce, served with with penne pasta, salad and... More 

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Senouillac, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a delightful restaurant we stumbled upon and shared a yummy lunch with friends.The owner/chef managed to cook and entertain a full restaurant with the help of just 1 charming waitress .The food was delicious with generous helpings and all produce purchased at the local market. I will certainly be putting Le Papillon on my list of favourite local... More 

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Toulouse, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Le Papillon is a small restaurant in a small street off the Sainte Cécile Cathedral in Albi France...we met some friends and had a lovely fresh and delicious meal for lunch...Yves the owner/chef is a very helpful and amusing host...he obviously loves his profession and even speaks a little English... Highly recommended for a lovely meal and very reasonably priced...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 bis Rue Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 81000 Albi, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Tarn  >  Albi
  • Phone Number: +33 5 63 43 10 77

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?