It calls itself France’s oldest auberge and has been keeping travelers well fed since 1345 in its superb location on the place du Vieux Marché. Step upstairs and you’ll see the photos of those who passed their way through this cocoon-like half-timbered house—everyone from Salvador Dalí to Patti Smith. Julia Child had her first-ever lunch in France here in 1948, and immediately swooned over the supremely buttery sole meunière, which you can have with oysters from the 65€ menu named after her. The Gourmet Harmony menu (49€) includes delicately braised turbot but save room for the cheese trolley and its 21 mouthwatering choices.
31 pl. du Vieux Marché
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily noon–2:30pm and 7–10:30pm Phone 02-35-71-40-90 Prices Main courses 25€–48€; fixed-price lunch 25€–75€ or dinner 37€–75€ Cuisine Type Traditional French Web site La Couronne
Map31 pl. du Vieux Marché Rouen
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