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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perches du Lac

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jean J
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Thonon-les-Bains, France
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Baarlo, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Large groups of mainly french people, celebrating here their anniversary. Very crowded place, but nice! We ate here 3 times!! The filets of perche is very good, the menu with fera (25,00) is excellent. Quick service, as in a factory, but really not bad. And the vieuw..... beautiful!! We liked this place!

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Amman, Jordan
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Simply I loved everything about the resturant , typical gourmet French cuisine. The appetizers were out of this world, they all speak English and very professional ,would love to go again and again.

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Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

One word: delicious! THE place for filets de perches in a myriad of combinations and sauces. Extremely copious portions of filets de perches, fries, and salad. Impossible to have room left for dessert. Large terrace overlooking peacefully scenic Lac Leman. The weather was a bit nippy after sundown in early September. At the time of our visit the restaurant was... More 

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

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  • 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

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  • Cuisine: French

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