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Please Tell Us Your Favorite Paris and Normandy Restaurants

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Please Tell Us Your Favorite Paris and Normandy Restaurants

Wafer_thin | Jul 18, 2007 11:52 PM

Hello all. My wife and I will be travelling to Paris in October. We'll be in Paris for four nights, Rouen for one night, Deauville for one night, Bayeux for two nights, and Mt. St. Michele for one night. We both love great food, whether it's a three-star palace or a small little place with great chow.

While in Paris, I was thinking we'd eat dinner one night at a three-star, and then have the other three nights to explore bistros, brasseries, or a one- or two-star place. The idea is to still eat wonderful food, but at down-to-earth prices (to the extent possible, given the state of the U.S. dollar) for those other three nights. So, which three-star would you recommend and why? I'm considering the following:

Pierre Gagnaire
Le Grand Vefour
Pre Catelan
Le Meurice
L'Ambroise
Guy Savoy

As for the other nights, I'd love to hear of any wonderful experiences you've had at Paris bistros or brasseries. We'll be staying in St. Germain, but aren't limited to the 5e or 6e.

Finally, I would appreciate your recommendations at any of the other places we'll be visiting that I mentioned above. We'll be driving a car through Lower Normandy, so we should be fairly mobile. Thanks!!

P.S. I've conducted many searches on this board already, but am hoping to obtain more current information.

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