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Bougainville Le

26 Rue St Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Vezelay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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89% Recommend
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Paris, France
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162 reviews 162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Typical French place that serves local fair at a quality slightly above average. Many French tourists eat here, some families with young kids, especially at lunch. The owner lady has decorated the restaurant with flowers and will great you in a friendly yet efficient way.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice small dining room - great ambience. Food was very well prepared & tasty. Desert was very good also. Service was efficient & helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Half way up the hill to the Basilica, is this cute restaurant. We made a reservation for lunch and went sightseeing. Came back and our table for six was ready. Everything was prepared well and very delicious. For the entree, I had sautéed sweet breads in a salad encircled with gingerbread toasts, very good! For the main course, pork cheeks,... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our B and B owner recommended this restaurant to us, and we were quite pleased. The prices were good, the food was amazing, and the service was quick. We couldn't have asked for anything better!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Half way up the hill in Vezelay lies 'Le Bougainville'. Peering in through the window it looked tiny and we weren't optimistic that we'd get in. Luckily the restaurant opens out into another room at the back and whilst not big did have a table for two free. The staff were really friendly; we started to order and were told... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are looking for a good Burgundy restaurant with local dishes and the very finest wines at a good proce? Look nu further, this is a place to eat! Friendly and interested owner, nice menus and great local wines. This place is a shining diamond in beautiful Vézelay!

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Naples, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I expected Vezelay to be a tourist trap and was pleasantly surprised to find this not entirely true. This restaurant is a perfect example. It has a wonderful ambience, great service (very professional) and superior food.

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Oak Park, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The whole reason we went to Vezelay was because I knew eating vegetarian was going to be challenging in France. So when I saw in a guidebook that this restaurant had a whole vegetarian menu, we added Vezelay to the trip. I was not disappointed. I started with French Onion Soup, but as we were in France was just Onion... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were somewhat fearful when we found ourselves wandering through Vezelay, sans booking, searching for somewhere to eat. Vezelay is a beautiful village and, as a result, well visited by tourists. Would we find anywhere half decent to wander into? Le Bougainville provided a resounding 'yes'. The welcome was warm and fantastically informal. There was a wonderful lack of pretence... More

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Guarapari, ES
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

On the main street of Vézelay is this friendly and small restaurant. At dinner, when the town is empty of visitors, you can enjoy the calm and quiet for a romantic meal. The food is good and the service also, but the special is you feel truly in medieval surroundings.

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