Lou Mistrau is located in the clock square, next to the city of Avignon. Its name refers to the mistral, the strong wind which blows quite often around Avignon. It is a tourist spot in the city, and the prices are pretty steep. The hotel restaurant is below the clock (de l'Horloge). They serve classic Provencal food, in addition to other typical French dishes that any visitor will surely want to eat at least once when visiting France, such as snails or beef Bourguignon. It gets very crowded in summer during the theatre festival, and the service can be a bit impersonal and rushed. However, the other bars in the square are not much better, so this bar, which at least serves good food, offers a good alternative.