La Couronne (restaurant)

La Couronne, founded in 1345, is the oldest inn in France. It is located in Rouen, capital of the region of Normandy.[1] It is in the historic city center and the dining room on the 1st floor contains paintings of personalities.[2] In 1948, the restaurant served chef and author Julia Child her first French meal, which was said to inspire her to devote her life to promoting French cooking.[3][4][5]

La Couronne
Founded1345; 677 years ago (1345)
Headquarters31 Place du Vieux Marche,
76000 Rouen
Key people
Darwin & Dominique Cauvin

Coordinates: 49°26′34″N 1°5′16″E / 49.44278°N 1.08778°E / 49.44278; 1.08778

Restaurant La Couronne

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  1. ^ Harshorne, Max (23 June 2009). "At Rouen's La Couronne, They've Served Since 1345". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ Par, Andre (14 March 2011). "Auberge "La Couronne" a Rouen" (in French). Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ Zarin, Cynthia (2 December 2017). "Portrait of a Marriage: Julia Child Captured in Paul Child's Shimmering Photographs" – via
  4. ^ "France was her entree, then the world was her oyster". 10 December 2006 – via LA Times.
  5. ^ Lyon, David (11 November 2009). "Going to the source of Julia's 1948 inspiration" – via The Boston Globe.

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