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Lou Cigalon

6, Boulevard Carnot, 06410 Valbonne, France
+33 4 93 12 01 61
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Ranked #1 of 67 restaurants in Valbonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $56 - $134
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My meal at Lou Cigalon was without doubt one of the most memorable I have had. Certain courses were more successful than others in my opinion, but overall it was a great experience. The technical skill of the chef is beyond doubt - we chose the "complete" menu and each course displayed tremendous technical and creative skill. For example, the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed in Valbonne and visited Lou Cigalon having read the glowing reviews by other guests. The chef/owner is obviously passionate about his cooking, and extremely inventive. My starter of scallops and prawns on a bed of mango, pineapple and other 'exotic' fruits was particularly delicious. My husband chose the hot foie gras with tomato and rhubarb layers, also excellent.... More

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Valbonne, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited Lou Cigalon again this evening a full 18 months after our last visit and they did not disappoint. It was wonderful value for money given what we had for the E42 Menu Decoverte (Discovery menu). The food was a complete carnival of flavours - 2 'amuse bouche', three course meal, one dessert 'amuse bouche' and petits fours..despite all... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had dinner here last night & it was every bit as good as the reviews suggest. We opted for the 3 course €45 menu which in reality is more like a 7 course taster & very good value! We were given 2 amuse bouch, the fois gras being truly divine & a second mini desert followed by pettit fors.... More

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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We went for my husband's birthday, loved the food and, with the amuses bouches and pre-dessert, were more than satisfied with the three course menu. Utterly charming hostess (not something you can always say about restaurants in this area...) and reasonably priced wine. Unfortunately, on a Tuesday night the restaurant was only half full and was a bit lacking in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant earlier this week. Our third trip to this restaurant in the past year. It was yet again an amazing experience - faultless in every way and food that looks as good as it tastes. Having eaten at a few Michelin star restaurants in the area we remain confused as to why Lou cigalon hasn't received the... More

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Valbonne, France
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Since last time we visited, they gave maestro Thierry two forks in the Michelin Guide. Our only question is; why didn't he get a star. What an evening; the food is artistic in its composition and the taste is as it must be in paradise - if such place ever exist. We are already looking forward to Easter, as that... More

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Opio, France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a great gastronomic experience with truly quality French classic cuisine and superb wines. Be careful when selecting the wines as the cellar has some fine (expensive!) offerings as well as really excellent good value house wines. I live in Opio and know the place well ...and I can say that neither I nor friends have ever had a... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I had lunch here a few weeks ago, and we were delighted with the superb quality of the cuisine. The 3 course table d'hote (plus amuse bouche) was €29 per person; with a good bottle of wine and 2 bottles of water, the bill was over €100, but the value was undoubted, as we received a stunning... More

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