The Brasserie Paul

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Quality & Tradition
since 1898


Discover our Story

Paul was born in Rouen from a Norman mother and an Auvergnat father.

When? Nobody recalls anymore. He loved the Place de la Cathédrale. Either early in the morning arriving to the restaurant or late at night leaving it. In front of his oven he often thought of Joan of Arc and how much the city owed her its notoriety, but at what cost! In the summer, around 3pm, during his afternoon break, he would sit on the terrace sipping his coffee, always a black ristretto.

That’s how in the 50’s he met Robert Savary, the painter. They liked to meet for a chat and a pint of beer. Paul loved Savary’s painting who, in turn, loved Paul’s Cuisine. God! Life was so beautiful at the Place de la Cathédrale. Only a Virginie was able to capture this spirit for the menu illustration.

We thank Virginie Delignères for her talent.


Since 1898 Brasserie Paul is perpetuating the tradition of brasserie’s cuisine. An authentic traditional Norman cuisine made of fresh and local products, it is also a historical and cultural place where intellectuals and scholars like to meet.

Right next to the famous Cathedrale de Rouen, Brasserie Paul is in the center of the capital of Normandie.

Famous Customers

« J'y pris des habitudes, une habitude c'est presque une compagnie... Je travaillais, je corrigeais des copies, je déjeunais à la Brasserie Paul »
Simone de Beauvoir dans "La force de l'age" (Folio page 141)


« A la brasserie Paul, la terrasse d'été brille au soleil. Chaises de métal aux pieds lourds et galbés, tables rondes; la blancheur éblouissante n'évoque pas ici le côtoiement fébrile ni la consommation précipité, mais le sérieux dans le plaisir, l'ampleur d'une distance confortable, le sentiment rafraîchissant d'un espace social pour déguster la solitude »
Philippe Delerm dans "Rouen" (Aux éditions Du Champ Villon) (Folio page 141)


« La soirée se termina à la Brasserie Paul. Devant nous était attablée une petite courtisane du cru qui s'appelait en toute candeur Christiane de San Remo. Apollinaire la trouva charmante »
Guillaume Apollinaire client de la Brasserie Paul


« Marcel Duchamp was a regular chess player in the Brasserie Paul and as a tribute, the Marcel Duchamp Society organize their monthly meeting at the premises »
Marcel Duchamp client de la Brasserie Paul

La Brasserie Paul

Quality & Tradition since 1898

Working Hours (open 7/7)

Monday - Sunday

10AM - 11PM

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