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day trip to Chartres

mdwardmalp Jan 23, 2012 09:41 PM

need help finding a reasonably priced, non touristy bistro for dinner when we take our day trip to do all of the typical touristy things in Chartres - I doubt that we will have much time to explore the environs gastronomically, so any suggestions will be greatly welcomed - would prefer to spend around 25E each (sans vin)

thanks for the advice

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  1. sunshine842 RE: mdwardmalp Jan 23, 2012 10:34 PM

    anywhere in the old town is going to be well-traveled by the tourists -- the downside of popular sites.

    1. Parnassien RE: mdwardmalp Jan 23, 2012 11:55 PM

      le Saint-Hilaire near the Eglise Saint-Pierre .... if you stick to plat + dessert, in your price range ... not amazing food but the walk there and back (with a little detour along the river) makes it all worthwhile... if you're lucky, there might be an organ concert in the Eglise Saint-Pierre after lunch... 10 minute stroll from the tourist-thronged cathedral but a totally different world

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        Crumbs RE: mdwardmalp Jan 25, 2012 05:12 PM

        We had an enjoyable lunch at Les Feuillantines, at 4, rue du Bourg, in the old town. The place was small and quiet, very relaxing after being in crowds. I got dorade with brussels sprouts and rosemary and a shellfish sauce. My husband ate livers and gizzards for an entree, then rognons de veau. The dessert was excellent, chocolate quenelles with a sauce of caramel-fleur de sel and mango sorbet. Actually, that must be two desserts (I usually get to eat both our desserts). I can't remember what we paid, but Michelin shows it at 19 euros for lunch. After lunch we had a nice walk around looking at half-timbered houses in this area.

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          bronwen RE: Crumbs Feb 27, 2012 09:18 AM

          We just came back from Paris and took a day trip to Chartres. We had a lovely lunch at the Cafe du General and I would recommend that. Please note that if you go on a Monday, all the shops are closed and a good many restaurants too so you do not have many choices.

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