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Lou Cigalon

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6, Boulevard Carnot, 06410 Valbonne, France
+33 4 93 12 01 61
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7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 153
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic French Fine Dining

Unbelievable food and even better service. A woman handles all the service and she is absolutely fantastic. You can tell she genuinely cares that you have a wonderful experience. It is run by what appears to be a married couple making this eating experience perfect as they consistently had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Zachary R
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Unbelievable food and even better service. A woman handles all the service and she is absolutely fantastic. You can tell she genuinely cares that you have a wonderful experience. It is run by what appears to be a married couple making this eating experience perfect as they consistently had impeccable timing from start to finish of our 7 course meal.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We dined as a party of six during summer 2014 and opted for the taster menu ...Fabulous ! This is a small restaurant with a tiny kitchen and our party could not believe the food that was prepared in such a small space. Serious French food , friendly family staff made for a lovely evening. Having tried many of the... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited the restaurant last night for our first of hopefully a few visits in 2015. The food continues to blow us away, every mouthful is a magical adventure. Completely amazing expecially considering the chef is solo in the kitchen and his wife is front of house, solo too. Everything is prepared and served with so much love by the... More 

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Valbonne, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Saturday December 27th and we had another fantastic meal at Lou Cigalon. From the pre-starter to the very end the meal is a journey in unique flavors. We went for a three course menu this time, and just some few comments to a couple of the courses. Starting with rabbit as first course. And for those who don't care for... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is the near perfect restaurant. It has about 24 covers and the room is beautifully decorated with gentle lighting. Superb atmosphere. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team. He cooks, she runs the front of house. What they offer is masterful. Nothing is too much trouble. Excellent home made bread to start with Nicoise olive oil.... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I have been meaning to review this restaurant for a while, as it was an unforgettable experience. The chef's passion for food, and preparation methods shine through. My husband is a French private chef in this area, and he was very impressed also. We have eaten in many famous restaurants, including michelin starred, and this was one of the best,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a perfect restaurant in a perfect village. Don't miss an adventure into a cuisine that is honored and time-tested. You'll love the pampering and the food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to eat at this wonderful restaurant in Valbonne, thanks to other positive reviews on TripAdvisor. What a find. Delicious food prepared by a chef who is passionate about food and served by the most attentive of hostesses. Each dish was a pleasure, in addition to some generous palate cleansers. We chose the discovery... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Definitely deserves the no 1 spot, fantastic food at this tiny restaurant well worth making a trip for.

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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Last night, our final night in Valbonne, was spent in Lou Cigalon. It was exceptional in every way. Everything was very, very good - the service, the environment and atmosphere, but mostly the food. Wonderful dishes, carefully explained, creatively constructed and beautifully presented. To match the Lou Cigalon dining experience you will have to travel far. It really was THAT... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6, Boulevard Carnot, 06410 Valbonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Valbonne
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 12 01 61

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 109

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?