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All 73 Valbonne Restaurants

Lou Cigalon

6, Boulevard Carnot, 06410 Valbonne, France
+33 4 93 12 01 61
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Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Valbonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $52 - $125
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes 22 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Additional Information about Lou Cigalon

Address: 6, Boulevard Carnot, 06410 Valbonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 12 01 61
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Valbonne
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
Average Prices: USD 52 - 125

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