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BORDEAUX (southwest)
LE BISTROT DU SOMMELIER (Herve Valverde) (14 Euros Menu+)
Address: 163, rue Georges-Bonnac, 33000 Bordeaux 
Tel.: (33)(5)56967178 (Reservations taken on answering machine) 
Fax: (33)(5)56245236 
Closed on Saturday lunches and Sundays. 
Located away from the centre (useful for parking), a true bistrot. 
Very originally decorated interior. Founded in 1993, it offers solid unpretentious food at extremely reasonable prices. 
great wine list, all Bordeaux. Also a good selection of Champagnes. 
Very warm welcome and smilin waiters. great for couples as well as for parties. 
Recommended: salade de Ton (Tuna Sald), Boudin (Pork Blood sausage), Confit de canard (Duck Preserve), Terrine de laperau (Young Rabbit Terrine), Creme brulee, basque cheese and dark Cherry Jam. 
TAJ MAHAL (Indian/Pakistani)
Address: 24, rue du Parlement Sainte-Catherine, 33000 Bordeaux 
tel.: (33)(5)56519205 
Fax: (33)(5)56526254 
Good Indian/Pakistani food, probably the best in town, in a frandly decorated locale. 
Pakistani waiters. English spoken. Very busy place. Caters for parties as well. 
Menus from 99FF to 179FF. A la Carte available. All the classics. 

BERGERAC (South West)
COTE QUAI (23 Euros) 
Address: 17, rue du Chateau, 24100, Bergerac 
Tel.: (33)(5)53571757 
Located near the Dordogne river. Very quiet. Warm welcome. Great local wines. 
Tomato Gaspacho, fresh cod with potatoes, locally matured cheese, apple and rhubarb crumble. 

LUZ SAINT-SAUVEUR (Pyrénées-Toy)
CHEZ CHRISTINE 
Address: rue d'Ossau prolongée, 65120, Luz Saint-Sauveur. 
Tel.: (33)(5)62928681 
A very warm atnosphere in a restaurant where a whole village gathers around succulent viands and great pasta. Great welcome. 

PAU (Pyrénées)
CHEZ PIERRE 
Address: 16, rue Louis Barthon, 64000, Pau 
Tel.: (33)(5)59277686 
Fax: (33)(5)59270814 
Closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, January 2nd~9th. 
Raymond Cazaux prepares a delicious cuisine. You must try the sole with morels and the chocolate cake. 

LA CONCHA (15~30 Euros) 
Address: Rue de Liege, at the angle of Place Verdun, 64000, Pau 
Tel.: (33)(5)59275509 
Fax: (33)(5)59271176 
Fax: (33)(5)59271176 
Very good fish, grilled meat and seafood. 

LES PYRENEES 
Address: 9, Place Royale, 64000, Pau 
Tel.: (33)(5)59270775 
Closed on Sundays. 
Very high quality food in a very English wooden decor looked after by Pierre Bouchet. 

LES TERRASSES DE BEAUMONT 
Address: Palais, Centre des Congres, Parc de Beaumont, 64000, Pau 
Tel.: (33)(5)59112000 
The restarant of the Palais Beaumont. 
Quality cuisine using local products in a sumptuous setting. 


PAUILLAC (Medoc)
CHATEAU CORDEILLAN-BAGES (28~73 Euros) 
Address: 1 km south by D2 Route. 33250 Pauillac. 
Closed December 15th~January 31st 
Tel.: (33)(5)56592424 
Fax: (33)(5)56590189 
Probably the best table in the Medoc area. 
Thierry Marx serves an eclectic cuisine to an international clientele: 
Gelele de Poivron and Croustillant e Pecorine, Dos de Bar rissole au genievre et amandes, Cote de Veau en Cocotte avec dattes et ails confits, Foie gras chaud aux Peches confites. 
The Sommelier, Mr. Hideya Ishizuka, a Japanese national from Hokkaido, reigns on a hundred Pauillac references wine list. 

SAINT-EMILION (Southwest)
L'ENVERS DU DECOR
Address: Rue du Clocher, 33330 Saint-Emilion 
Open every day, 11:00~23:00. Closed on Sundays in winter. 
Opened in 1988, a great restaurant cum wine bar in the middle of the very beautiful but touristic medieval city of Saint-Emilion famous for its great wines. 
Otiginal decor inside with a very well-provided wine bar. Also features a few beers from neighbouring microbreweries.Wine by the glass or the bottle. English menu. English and Spanish spoken. 
Short but very effective menu of local specialties: 
My favourite are: Assiette de Charcuterie (varied Pork Meats) 9 Euros, Andouilette AAAA (Chitterling sausage) 12 Euros,. 
Even features liquorous whites (great with pate or andouillette!) 
Very friendly staff. 

VISCOS (Pyrénées-Toy)
L'AUBERGE DE VISCOS (85, 120, 200FF) 
Address: 65120, Viscos. 
A good restaurant located in this village at 825m altitude and looked after by Jean Semac and his wife Catherine. Fresh Salmon in Champagne, Foie gras with grapes, Mutton Civet, Croustade à l'armagnac.