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Le Papillon

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 105
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Spectacular

WE arrived around 8:30, the restaurant is just about empty, within the hour it was full, and for good reason. The food was the best we'd had, the service was wonderful and the kitchen was very accommodating to special requests. The price was reasonable. We plan on eating there again before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Maud B
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Swannanoa, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swannanoa, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

WE arrived around 8:30, the restaurant is just about empty, within the hour it was full, and for good reason. The food was the best we'd had, the service was wonderful and the kitchen was very accommodating to special requests. The price was reasonable. We plan on eating there again before returning to the states.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant is owned by an American who treated us transplants quite well during our nine-month stay in Albi. Incredible desserts too!

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Yokohama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very friendly service and excellent food. We really had a good time.

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Suburban Toronto
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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123 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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, Romantic

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