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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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Double Bay, Australia
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny restaurant 5 minute walk from Valbonne square (also parking opposite). Genuine husband and wife team. I was told ( by my hosts) , when they decide they have as many customers as they can handle, restaurant is "full". They take pride in maintaining the highest standards of service. "Foodies" come from everywhere to experience the exquisite food. Not being... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are foodies. We have eaten at every 3 star Michelin restaurant there is to eat at. We have travelled to Spain to eat in all of their legendary restaurants. Lou Cigalon rivals all of them. The chef is meticulous with his food, his sauces, spices and garnishes. This is a feast for the nose, the mouth and the eyes.... More 

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Valbonne, France
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Notre 2eme visite et une nouvelle fois nous sommes sortis éblouis. La cuisine française dans toute sa splendeur. Des produits frais, une presentation parfaite des herbes (mélisse, bourrache sauge ananas etc), des couleurs, de la saveur, du gout.You choose the 3 course meal and you end up with an extra 3 dishes (amuse bouche) which blow your mind. the chef... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a small family restaurant operated by husband (chef) and wife. We visited it the past and returned a few years later this week on another Valbonne visit. The menu while a bit pricy is well worth the investment. The daily 3 course dinner menu is limited but included two choices from each course and will satisfy meat and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had a delicious dinner here at the hands of the chef in his wonderful little kitchen. The dishes were beautifully presented and the wine was excellent. The wait times in between courses were excessive through, sometimes 45 minutes. We were there almost 3 hours, waiting waiting.

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Dave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Warm welcome , excellent food , super chef. Very cosy. Excellent maîtresse de maison. Very kind people. A MUST in the area. Don't forget to book a table in time. Number of places limited.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This is a place where you can spend quite an evening. Your're welcomed at the door and placed at one of the 20 seats in a cosy but elegant restaurant. Then starts the treat and before you get to the food you've ordered - elegant and really tasty little dishes are served. Then comes well prepared fine french cusine dishes... More 

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Cannes, France
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Intimate, charming and unique. Impressive what this couple magically creates. Above gastronomique quality with a twist of personal feel. Highly recommended hidden gem.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Quite atmosphere oand serviceminded staff. Excellent food and wines. Small and cosy restaurant. Centrally placed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We stayed overnight outside of Valbonne on our way back to France from Italy. It was around our 25th wedding anniversary and Lou Cigalon seemed like a good place to celebrate. We were not disappointed in any way. It seemed to be Michelin star quality, including the atmosphere--very quiet and calm. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. The owner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$46 - $110
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?