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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best meals in France for years

Every mouthful was a treat. Taste, fragrance, colour, surprising marriage of flavours all with superb service. Small place with husband chef and wife waiting at table. They don't want restaurant to be over full as they can't focus the way they want to. Attentive and friendly service. Not cheap but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Nigel b
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Oxford
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every mouthful was a treat. Taste, fragrance, colour, surprising marriage of flavours all with superb service. Small place with husband chef and wife waiting at table. They don't want restaurant to be over full as they can't focus the way they want to. Attentive and friendly service. Not cheap but worth every penny (€). We've paid as much elsewhere and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is s small restaurant with a realy good atmospher and fantastic food. We where a group of 7 persons eating their full menu and recomended local wine. Absolutly this years best experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This tiny restaurant is like the front room of a private home, an impression increased by the staff - husband (cooking) and wife (doing everything else). The food is beautifully presented and lovingly described and served. But it's very like Valbonne itself; more interested in style than substance. Ingredients fresh, varied (too varied) and delicious but far too many. Perfectly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was a true feast having dinner here! So many different tastes, colors and products combined in these lovely dishes. The Chef and his wife Monsieur et Madame Chambaud made this evening into an unforgettable one and was a lovely way to have spent our 25th wedding anniversary! In French they say "chapeau"

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Only in France will you find a restaurant like Lou Cigalon. The sheer range of ingredients used by Chef Thierry Chambaud is astonishing. He takes you on a magical mystery tour of the your taste buds. His passion for food shines bright in the charming, ancient and romantic restaurant. They restrict the number of covers so you must book ahead.... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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 47 - 111

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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 47 - 111

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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