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La Vieille Porte

12 rue de la Vieille Porte, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 24 03 76
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“french fries” (2 reviews)
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12 rue de la Vieille Porte, 72000, Le Mans, France
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

There were four of us and we sat outside. It was a lovely restaurant, attentive service and they were friendly. We had smoked duck salad, chicken Caesar salad and the chicken cassoulet, all excellent. Nice touches like cheesy sauce with bread at the start, lovely...More

Thank rufusntony
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Over night stay in Le Mans & a very luck find. We explored the cobbled back streets near the Square de la vieille Porte, and found a queue outside a pleasant street seating Bistrot and checked the menu. Simple menu of local dishes and buzzing...More

Thank Go-there-together
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Set in the middle of the old town, this was recommended to us by our hotel reception. We were not disappointed. We didn’t have a reservation but managed to get an outside table on a lovely evening. Hubby and I shared the fois gras as...More

Thank ElizabethDonn
Reviewed 3 August 2018

It's a fabulous place to eat. The food, the ambiance and the service. Set in the medieval quarter of Le Mans, this restaurant will not disappoint. Try to get a table outside in warmer weather.

Thank Elena C
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Just visited this restaurant at random after lots of positive TA reviews. Fantastic food, excellent attentive service and excellent value for money. Do not pass it by.

Thank WoodyJake
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Having spotted this restaurant as a “possibility” we had a quick look as we went for a drink. A couple of beers later we went back and found tables in short supply, we should have booked as it had gone from being quiet to busy....More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We wandered slightly away from the Republique stop on the tram, to find this place. 4 of us ate there for two successive days using the plat du jour. Excellent selection, we tried a wide variety of the food on offer and all was good,...More

Thank Tardiz
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant in lovely back street location. Nice steak and steak tartare. Very French but English spoken - we do try but it helps! Good value wine but bottle just left on table - no offer to pour a taster. Good friendly service. Happy to...More

Thank Kenny131
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We recently visited La Vieille Porte for the second time - the first was last year - both times were the day before the 24 Hours of Le Mans and both times we've been delighted with this restaurant. The service is excellent, with very friendly...More

Thank Clive R
Reviewed 14 June 2018

A famous chef once said that if you want to find a good restaurant, find one that’s always crowded! In this case, that’s what we did. This little jewel was packed, while the surrounding restaurants were nearly deserted. We were soon to find out why....More

Thank godsmack44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue de la Vieille Porte, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 24 03 76
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