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La Cigale

Graslin - Commerce
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4, Place Graslin, Nantes, France
33 0.2 51 84 94 94
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7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 218
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  • 210
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  • 98
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The place to go.

Whoever comes to Nantes must come to La Cigale. Not that the food is exceptional, but the decor and general atmosphere will appeal to any visitor. Foreign visitors are always invited there, and the locals are used to celebrating family events or sharing intimate moments...

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
JeanJacquesBUCHON
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Nantes, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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948 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Step in La Cigale and you are transported to the height of the 1890s. Every gilded detail, every mosaic, even the inimitable poise with which the waiter holds a full tray single-handed, high up above the heads, everything will take you back to the birth of Art Nouveau. For the first ten minutes, you can hardly read the menu as... More 

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Nantes, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Whoever comes to Nantes must come to La Cigale. Not that the food is exceptional, but the decor and general atmosphere will appeal to any visitor. Foreign visitors are always invited there, and the locals are used to celebrating family events or sharing intimate moments...

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Wexford, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Christmas day Lunch at La Cigale Visited this wonderful establishment on Christmas day, while we had no prior booking we were accommodated. While the decor is a little quaint, the tables were laid with beautiful crisp white table linen. The waiters were attentative and efficient. We had Kirs to whet the appetite while we perused the menu, we selected a... More 

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Naoussa, Greece
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

A place you should definitely visit. An old cafe with wonderful atmosphere and beautiful art deco decoration. You may have to make a reservation, though.

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Athens
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221 reviews 221 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

While strolling aimlessly looking for a place to stay in the summer ebb we came across a 'sympathetic corner' and thought of eating there tat evening. Without booking, waiting for some 15' we were placed majestically on the square and very properly taken care of: professionally, laconically, promptly. Fine wine list, meat an fish was excellent, waiting was first class.... More 

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Newc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A lovely lunch with friends. We had the set lunch, starting with tuna carpaccio, the sea bream and a glass of fizz. Lovely food. The restaurant is fantastic inside, the staff were very attentive, overall I great time.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to la cigale whilst we were in Nantes, we sat outside and ordered a drink, after 10 minutes no drink, we went inside to remind them, so we re ordered a drink and sat inside after almost 10 minutes our drinks arrived. We thought we would try the food my husband had steak, sauté potatoes and salad and... More 

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Nantes, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A very traditional French brasserie in the centre of Nantes. It's situated in a busy square with traditional buildings all around and shops a few minutes away on foot. The interior is very quaint with tiles and many features. The foods is very good and reasonably priced. Staff are friendly and in the summer you can eat on the terrace... More 

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France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Worth visiting just to see the design. Wonderful decor, beautifully painted walls etc, but staff were grumpy, food over priced. .we had afternoon tea...the hot chocolate was sharp and cloying, the cakes stale.

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Nantes, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great decor and excellent service. If you come to Nantes it is a must to stop by this restaurant. It is a journey in the past. I really recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4, Place Graslin, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes>  > Graslin - Commerce
  • Neighborhood: Graslin - Commerce
  • Phone Number: 33 0.2 51 84 94 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:30 am

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