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“5 Stars for Ambiance and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Vieille Porte

La Vieille Porte
Ranked #2 of 312 Restaurants in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“5 Stars for Ambiance and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

We went to this restaurant during the Drivers Parade during the 24 hours of Le Mans. The proprietor was present and greeted us herself. The food was very good. It was a blend of French country and haute Cuisine. I would recommend this restaurant. The value was VERY good for the quality of the food and service.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Rivers026
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Impressed husband...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

He likes his canard and this was a good one. I had a salade au fromage and thought I'd died and gone to heaven on deep fried bits of goats cheese....Our 4 and 2 year old children were tired and a bit unruly but was all handled well. In a lovely part of the old town.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank MummyOwen
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth searching for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

Wonderful small restaurant in the old town area. Old building on a cobbled street surrounded by more of the same - very picturesque. The restaurant has a number of rooms so although it can hold lots of diners it feels small and cosy. Food was excellent and all that I had hoped for from French cuisine. Menus in english and english speaking staff were available. Good value and great food and wine.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank Peter B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“This restaurant is worth looking out for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

This restaurant was recommended by the receptionist of our hotel on the first night of 2 week tour of France. Tucked away on 12 Rue de Vielle Porte, Le Mans in the really pretty old part of the town. We made our way on a cool September evening quite late on and were concerned we may not get a seat. This lovely little restaurant with stone walls and wide timbers was full of locals, who kept on coming in quite late, looking for a table and eventually had to be turned away. Execellent local French food, cooked and served by diligent staff who made you feel welcome and coped well with my lmited French vocabulary. Very reasonably priced. Main food and veg served in little le creuset dishes. My wife and I spent the next 2 weeks eating in restaurants all over France and found the cosyness and qulaity hard to beat. Proper unprentious French cuisine and much sort out by the locals..

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Planner73_10
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