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Do Mo Restaurant

Do Mo Restaurant (45 Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon) – located in Lyon’s modern business district, this upscale restaurant already attracts a crowd due to its location by the Saone River. It also earns high marks for its interior décor. Aside from that, diners here are offered a Franco-Japanese cuisine that’s made with fresh, seasonal produce.

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Coco Beach

Coco Beach (2 Avenue Jean Lorrain, 06300 Nice) – in business since 1936, this restaurant serves fresh fish grilled over a log fire (sea bass, sea bream, capon, John Dory, etc…), crayfish or slipper lobsters, lobsters and bouillabaisse (to be ordered in advance) which are worth the trip just for themselves. Among other items served […]

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Brasserie La Cigale

Brasserie La Cigale (4 Place Graslin, Nantes) – this French restaurant has existed since 1895, and is considered one of Nantes’ best dining spots even today. Presidents and film stars have frequently visited its dazzling art nouveau interior, which was described by César-winning actor Jean-Louis Trintignant as ‘perhaps the most beautiful brasserie in the world’ […]

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Boccaccio

Boccaccio (7 Rue Massena, 06000 Nice) – this restaurant is typical of many such places in Nice. The heavy Italian influence is most easily noticed by the menu here (in this case, mixed in with some French dishes). The seafood here is highly recommended (including the paella served there).

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AOC Les Halles

AOC Les Halles (102 Cours Lafayette, Lyons) – this restaurant is for those looking for a traditional French bistro experience. As locals will attest, everything here – from cheese and foie gras to oysters and chacuterie – is delicious and worth trying. Due to its reputation, it’s advisable to book in advance, especially on weekends. […]