Chez Laurette was recommended with reservations by a local resident. "Oh, it's Monday night in October. All the better restaurants are closed, Chez Laurette is all that is open right now, so sorry." After this damning with faint praise, we entered with low expectations. We were then quite surprised with a really excellent French country dinner. In fact in our 10 day stay in France, Chez Laurette managed to turn out one of the better meals of our trip. While the restaurant does not have the high style of presentation so common in France, the quality, portions and presentation was still quite nice. Frankly, many upscale restaurants in America could do well to copy Chez Laurette. My husband had the lamb and was still craving it several days later. Note that Malaucene and Vaison du Romaine are very close to each other and share a lot of their tourists. Malaucene makes its money by catering to cyclists are are considered as a less desirable, lower spending tourist with very pedestrian needs for good food. Therefore, Malaucen is considered a poor cousin of Vaison. None-the-less, Malaucene is appealing in its own self contained sort of way.