Knowing we were going to be in Salon-de-Provence at lunchtime, we had three restaurants which were highly regarded by reviewers. However, when we got to town, all three were virtually empty. Hmmmm . . . Lou Paradou, however, was packed with locals. We were seated within about 10 minutes, and we both ordered the lunch formula. The plat du jour was a delicious pot au feu, a generous portion served with a marrow bone, and dessert was galette de roi, the traditional seasonal almond dessert. Both were delicious, and for 12.50€ our lunch was reasonably priced. We did see many pizzas being served and they looked delicious, as well. Should we be back in Salon for lunch, we would return to try other items on the menu.