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53 rue St Jean, 14400 Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 21 05 45
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Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $67
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In the heart of Bayeux, La Rapiere is a warm and traditionnal restaurant,with a food that we try every day to raise to offer you high standard meals.
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Ponce Inlet, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Loved the atmosphere. Very romantic. One of our best meals while in Normandy for a week

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We made reservations months in advance. The service and food were exceptional in this small restaurant. Our 7-year-old son also enjoyed the flavorful courses. The quality of the food was better than many of the restaurants we dined at in Paris at a fraction of the price. We wish we had made reservations for each day of our stay in... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife and I spent four nights in Bayeux recently. During the first day of a two-day private tour of the D-Day beaches, we asked our guide for a dinner recommendation. Without hesitation, he said, "La Rapiere." It was a Monday and, when we got to La Rapiere that evening, we saw that they are closed on Sundays and Mondays.... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Found La Rapiere via TA when researching a long w/e in Bayeux. Got a booking for our party of 4 and we have just got back to our rented house and reflected on our evening... At the moment, I'm fairly sure that this was about the best complete meal that I have ever eaten! We all had the 40 euro... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Friday noon and it was full – I recommend making a reservation. We took a menu (that was also served at dinner). The food was good; the ambient was good; the prices were reasonable (actually, I think the food is underpriced). I got the feeling that the place could easily become an exclusive, top priced restaurant, but the owner chose... More 

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Oakland, NJ
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Down a stone alley off the main street, is Le Rapier, which was recommended to us by our innkeeper as one of the best restaurants in town. It is not. It's a small space, stone walls, white tablecloths, simple decor. The cheerful, but obviously long-suffering staff will insist on speaking English to you even when you speak fluent French. For... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This meal was extraordinary. Family owned, the heart and soul of this restaurant is more than evident in your greeting, your service, the food and its presentation. Absolutely wonderful.

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Santa Eugenia, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was our 4th visit as we were not disappointed. Difficult to describe how superb the food is here. The 52€ dinner option is worth every cent!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

By far the best food we had in Normandy. This is a very tiny restaurant, in an old stone building -- bring a sweater, and book a table. We could not make a booking online, so emailed our hotel, which handled the reservation for us. The food was delicious, portions ample and prices reasonable. An easy walk from the Villa... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved this place ... great decor/ambience. Professional yet relaxed and pleasant staff. Awesome food. It could not have been better. My appetizer was shrimps and scallops in a Thai broth .. it was so good that I almost screamed when I had my first taste. I was with my son, brother, and a good friend. All are experienced travellers.... More 

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Additional Information about La Rapiere

Address: 53 rue St Jean, 14400 Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 21 05 45
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Bayeux
Average Prices: USD 20 - 67
Cuisine: French

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