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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 140
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 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
Most recent review
Look forward to the next Michelin Guide

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Stavanger2013
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Valbonne, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Valbonne, France
Contributor
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Senior Reviewer
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
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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 - 110

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?