Fodor's Expert Review Bistro des Clercs
$$ Valence Casual
Stepping through the door of this ravishing Belle Époque brasserie is a bit like traveling back in time, so beautifully preserved is its turn-of-the-century ambience, with classic globe lighting, tile floor, linen-bedecked wooden tables, and the expansive menu. The spell is only enhanced by a traditional menu of all the classics: delicious steak tartare, moules frites (mussels and fries), foie gras, and escargots, all washed down with a local Côtes du Rhône. If you still have room, the cheese plate or a homemade classic dessert (like pavé au chocolat Valrhona or crème brûlée) assure a happy ending.
48 rue Grande
Valence, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 26000, France
- Gorgeous historical atmosphere
- All the classic dishes
- Delightful desserts