Need advices for a week in Normandy

Greetings! I was reading through the responses to this now rather old post, and noticed that it trends largely towards Brittany. Any thoughts more around Normandy? Rouen? Deauville? Trouville? The area closer to Giverny? We are planning a week in Normandy, and would love to find some special places to eat. Love reading all the recommendations!!

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Beautiful region. In Rouen, A. Gill and L’Odas are recommended.
Excellent cuisine in a dream setting, Le Donjon-Domaine Saint-Clair in Etretat.

A while back we ate @ in Honfleur. Great meal, great cider and great oysters. Do not miss the local Cidre and the farmers market as well.

Not far from Giverny, in Gasny, is the Auberge du Prieuré Normand in Gasny. We had two excellent lunches there. At that time it was one of Michelin’s Bib Gourmands, but that’s not mentioned in the 2023 listing.

For what it may be worth, I’ll list the best of dining during our fall 2023 nine days driving and walking in and adjacent to Normandy. And I’ll will provide more information if there’s interest:

One hour from Paris, near Chantilly: “Auberge La Grange aux Loups” (The Wolf Barn), in lovely little Apremont. Bib Michelin, At Saturday lunch we were surrounded by locals, multi-generation families and friends. In Chantilly: Dinner at “La Table du Connétable,” – nice, but a bit stuffy. We also dinned twice and hotel’s bistro, and found it underwhelming.

Nearby: “A la Bonne Idee,” St Jean aux Bois, Over the top Sunday lunch extravaganza (we didn’t realize we could not order from a carte when we booked for a Sunday lunch). Fortunately, lots of lovely forest trails right down the village street to walk it off after. Also nearby, in Senlis (lots of cobbles in this old town!): “Le Bistrot de Senlis, — our research identified this as our best option for a Monday lunch. We enjoyed the cooking, feel, and the local clientele.

Now into the Normandy countryside:

In Lyons la Foret, a quaint and touristy village, we had a super lunch at “La Licorne Royale,” , in a lovely and intimate room dedicated to Napolean artifacts. Excellent service. (Tied for second favorite of the countryside part of this trip.)

In sleepy Le Breuil en Auge, “Le Dauphin,” Another lovely lunch (tied for second favorite of the countryside part of this trip), again in a lovely room with fine service.

In the rather touristy but lovely village of Beuvron-en-Auge, we had lunch at “Le Pave d’Auge,” — our favorite interior setting and lunch of this trip — and an excellent staff/ service experience.

We were based three nights in Honfleur, and had three dinners there at well-regarded places, but none makes our list of most memorable on this trip.

Heading back toward Paris:

We stopped for the lunch dud of our trip in the lovely town of La Bouille, on the Seine. (In retrospect, when walking around after, another place looked very promising.) Then we drove to just above the village of Connelles, to stay two nights at “Le Moulin de Connelles,” The dining room sits over a spar of the Seine. river. The dining was “good” (two dinners and a lunch), and we very much enjoyed the feel of this old place, and the warmth of the proprietress.

Nearby in Giverny, we returned after many years to “Le Jardin des Plumes,” Another over the top Sunday lunch — and again, a bit too much. Probably better to go mid week, and take a smaller menu or select from the carte.