We've been eating with the Leclercs since they had their one-Michelin star restaurant Poêle d’Or in Cannes. We go for our anniversary every year in July, and were delighted when they opened in their new location outside of Valbonne. It's above a traffic circle and near a Best Western, so the first time, we weren't sure what to expect. Neither of those detracts in any way from the experience; you cannot see the traffic circle at all (though occasionally, if you listen, you can tell it's there by listening, though the frogs in the pond mostly cover out any other noise). It's tranquil, with a lovely garden and a lily pond. Mme Leclerc runs the front and he cooks. The food is always first rate and the service unobtrusive, attentive and well timed. I consider this a fantastic value and don't see real differences in the quality of the food from when they had the Michelin star at their other place. The menus have nice variation and the flavors are always beautifully nuanced and mixed. Even with a good crowd there, it's quiet and peaceful, especially on the terrace overlooking the garden. I didn't rate our meal there this year as one of the best we've ever had in a restaurant because we've had some really fine meals out of his kitchen over the years!
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