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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food, great service

The food was truly incredible and you could taste that it was prepared with high quality ingredients and love. The service was excellent too, with the hostess explaining each dish and taking her time with the guests. It's not too expensive given the quality of the food. Would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
tripster885
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you want a theatrical experience rather than a culinary one, this restaurant is for you. Despite the beautiful decor and attentive service, there are many flaws which marked our dining experience extremely disappointing. Most dishes (and there are unfortunately very few to chose from) combine ingredients that in our minds, just don't work. Moreover, far too many ingredients are... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food was truly incredible and you could taste that it was prepared with high quality ingredients and love. The service was excellent too, with the hostess explaining each dish and taking her time with the guests. It's not too expensive given the quality of the food. Would definitely recommend for someone looking for an experience and not just to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Amazing food and excellent service. The atmosphere is very romantic. This place is absolute worth a visit when you are in Valbonne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited here with some friends who live in the local area. It was their recommendation and it was warranted. WOW is simply a word you can use to describe the entire experience. Front of house Madame is a total professional and it shows that she takes a great deal of pride in the restaurant. Service standards were very impressive, The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food is so tasty , I would go back everyday and eat different dishes , we tried most of the the dishes with friends and we were all impressed by quality and super service !! Atmosphere is really great especially in this city of La Valbonne not very known like Cannes but so special and soulful , Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were warmly welcomed by the chef's wife. He was cooking and also greeted us from his open kitchen. The menu was brought to us promptly as was the wine list. We were given two amuse bouche. We had ordered the crab course to be followed by the daurade and ordered a Chassangne Montrachet which was a delight. All courses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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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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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 - 112

Restaurant Characteristics

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