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Les Cygnes - Chez Jules

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Port de Sechex - Margencel, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
04 50 72 63 10
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is the best fish restaurant in the region. Try filet des perches avec citron for example. Lovely big terrasse right at the lake's edge. Great for kids too as lots of birds and action on the lake. Staff are friendly and excellent service. The restaurant is in operation since 1938.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
hushmymouth
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Thonon-les-Bains, France
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france
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Lunch or dinner, always a great place to be (do book beforehand), the filets de perche (small fish filets in just butter sauce) with fries and a nice glass of white wine will make your day. It's on lake Geneva with nice views and swans and ducks swimming only a few yards away.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a fish speciality restaurant with all types of Filets de Perche. We all took the special menu for Filets de Perche and I had a duo Fera carpaccio as a starter and was delicious. The filets the perche sauce ails, persil , noisettes was a bit too oily but tasted good. This was served with a salad and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This popular restaurant is sited alongside the lake and offers a superb menu at sensible fixed prices. The fish dishes on offer are highly recommended. Very helpful waitress who has previously worked in England.

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Thonon-les-Bains, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the best fish restaurant in the region. Try filet des perches avec citron for example. Lovely big terrasse right at the lake's edge. Great for kids too as lots of birds and action on the lake. Staff are friendly and excellent service. The restaurant is in operation since 1938.

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Thank hushmymouth
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The menu Fera for 32 € was super from start to finish however be warned to go on an empty stomach as the dessert will tend to unbutton your trousers somewhat. Eat outside under the umbrellas on a sunny summers day next to the Lac Leman is most charming and atmospheric indeed.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

On a hot July day I can think of nowhere more idyllic to have lunch. When you arrive the elegant setting with grey linen tablecloths, sparkling glasses and cutlery and cool white sun umbrellas give a wonderful impression relaxed sophistication. Of course this is renowned as a fish restaurant and the filets de perches are the star attraction - cooked... More 

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france
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a consistently good fish restaurant. On the French side of Lake Geneva, you can enjoy a glass of wine with your fish dish - the French fries are delicious too - while watching the ducks and swans (les cygnes = swans) swimming near you. Don't forget to take some ice cream as a desert, it's worth the Chantilly..... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had been here several times before this month and we plan to return. This restaurant (and hotel) is by the fishing port and one can often see fishermen going out to get fresh supplies. The family that own the restaurant are a fishing family who have been here for decades. If the weather is right you can sit at... More 

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Thonon-les-Bains, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A place which is different from others! Exist since more than 60 years. Very familial, means that the service is very friendly, and portions are very large. Very good food (of course fishes coming from the lake. Very nice location: Pieds dans l'eau!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This has become one of our favourite restaurants in the region. Delicious fresh fish, frogs legs, mussels, salads. Fantastic value for money. Great white wine, Chignin Bergeron. Service with a smile. Right on the edge of the lake. Great outdoor area and stunning views from inside the restaurant. What's not to like? We were a little disappointed in their tarte... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Port de Sechex - Margencel, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Thonon-les-Bains
  • Phone Number: 04 50 72 63 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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