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Restaurant du musée du vin «Caveau des Echansons»
5-7 square Charles Dickens-rue des Eaux
Tel.: +33 (0) (service from 12 midday to 6 pm)
Situated near the House of Balzac, this is in fact the restaurant attached to the Museum of Wine. Its decor includes a wax reproduction of Napoleon drinking a glass of his favorite Chambertin!
The food is carefully prepared and the restaurant itself is a 14th-century, vaulted wine-cellar.
La Guirlande de Julie
25, place des Vosges 75003
Tel.: +33 (0)
Close to the House of Victor Hugo, this restaurant serves refined dishes and has a splendid view over the Place des Vosges.

Les Romanciers
4, quai de Seine 78670
Tel.: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
Very close to the Zola Museum, this restaurant is situated on the banks of the Seine opposite the Isle de Médan. Possibility of boat trips.

The Michelet Museum restaurant-tea room La Cascade,
Tel.: +33 (0)

La Marmite
3, rue Florence
Tel.: +33 (0)
Close to the Old Market, this restaurant serves haute-cuisine in a refined atmosphere.
Le Bovary
Tel.: +33 (0)
This restaurant with its superb half-timbered façade was a regular haunt of Flaubert's.

Le Grand Sapin
Tel.: +33 (0)
Set on the banks of the Seine at the edge of the Villefranche village, this restaurant serves traditional French cuisine.


Hôtel Napoléon ****
40, avenue de Friedland 75008
Tel.: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
«First Empire» elegance, this hotel is less than 100 yards from the Arc de Triomphe.
Hôtel de la place des Vosges **
12, rue de Birague 75004
Tel.: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
This charming hotel stands next to the House of Victor Hugo.

Hôtel Le Cardinal **
1, place de la Cathédrale
Tel.: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
Nearly all of the rooms of this hotel offer a view of Rouen's spectacular Gothic/Renaissance cathedral.
Hôtel de la Cathédrale **
12, rue Saint-Romain
Tel.: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
This small, very pretty hotel is situated on a pedestrian street in Rouen old town.



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