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Sep 14, 2009 03:01 PM

Please Help, Avignon on Sunday, Aix on Monday.

Will be staying in Avignon on a Sunday and Aix--En-Provence on a Monday in a few weeks.
Looking for restos, ideally Provencal cooking, open on those respective days. Price range ideally under 40 Euros/Person, but open. Just needs to be very good, French, ideally Provencal.

Avignon- La Fourchette or Hiely Lucullus or ?

Aix- Aux Deux Garcons or Le Grillon or La Brucherie or Le Passage or ?

Have searched the France board, the guides, the internet and it can be challenging to find out what days restos are days closed, and particularly restos open on those days. So I very much appreciate the help.

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  1. I can't speak to Aix, but in Avignon, I can say definitively that Hiely Lucullus is open on Sundays, right in the heart of the shopping district, and it serves very good food at a pretty decent value for what you get.

    1. I love Hiely! have loved it for 17 years. Still don't understand why they lost their stars. The food is always delicious, the welcome is always warm, the service is always spot on.

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      1. re: ChefJune

        Merci Paris Dreamin & Chef June,
        Hiely Lucullus's website states:"For all booking, we ask you to send us by e-mail or fax your credit card number with the date of validity and cryptogram to validate your confirmation. A 50 euros V.A.T. included per person amount will be charged before coming."
        No, I don't think I'll be doing that unless, perhaps, I hear that it's absolutely worth it & necessary to get a table for 2 on a Sunday in October.

        1. re: ilikefood

          I never heard of such a thing. I would call and inquire. Or just call for a reservation when you get there. This is not high season, and I doubt they will be full.

      2. We ate at La Fourchette and Hiely Lucullus about 2 months ago. Both serve up very good food. Atmosphere is totally different with Heily more old school traditional with old squeaky floors. La Fourchette is a little more modern.

        Hiely wasn't that busy for dinner and they were pushing some inexpensive lunches, so I wouldn't worry too much about reservations.

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