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France/Ile de France: Auvers-sur-Oise
Once again, with Auvers’ proximity to Paris, many travelers will be tempted to grab food for a picnic and get back to Paris for dinner. That said, Van Gogh lovers may appreciate the opportunity to dine in the intimate Auberge Ravoux where Van Gogh lived his last days and even visit, for a small entrance fee, the room where he died. The owners have tried to recreate the look and menu of the inn at the time of Van Gogh’s stay, and the room is set up much as it was when he died. The restaurant is small, so reservations are a good idea.
Locals and visitors alike appreciate Le Chemin des Peintres, whose owners combine the traditional with modern in an upbeat atmosphere that makes reservations a must on weekends. Since the website currently is not in English, click here for information from Tripadvisor.
Those in the mood for haute cuisine will likely find satisfaction at the Hostellerie du Nord, which provides fine French cuisine in a more formal atmosphere and is priced accordingly.
For those seeking an inexpensive lunch or dinner, such as crepes or different French takes on hamburgers, locals recommend the recently opened L’Atelier Gourmand.