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cassoulet in the 6th arrondissement paris?

Jan 13th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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cassoulet in the 6th arrondissement paris?

Hi All,

I am off to Paris soon and I am looking for a Bistros in the 6th that has good cassoulet. I want to make reservations so the day we arrive, we do not have to think about where to eat and we can walk to the restaurant. I am dreaming about a good cassoulet in a bistro that is not too expensive. Thank you.

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Jan 13th, 2008, 12:32 PM
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Yipper, my mouth is watering.
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Jan 13th, 2008, 12:42 PM
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Not the 6th, but not far and GREAT cassoulet --

Thoumieux on Rue St. Dominique in the 7th.

Here's a website:
www.thoumieux.com/cafe/f_cafe.html
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Jan 13th, 2008, 02:39 PM
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Sorry about that link which must be ancient, as the prices are in francs. I'm sure I've seen a much newer one with a full menu, but I sure can't find it now.
We ate cassoulet at Thoumieux this summer and it was wonderful. Our problem is that few restaurants serve cassoulet in the summer, but they did as it is such a specialty of theirs. You should have a much wider choice this time of year.
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Jan 13th, 2008, 03:00 PM
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Here you go...

http://www.thoumieux.com/restaurant/index.php

I've also had cassoulet at La Fontaine de Mars (also in the 7th at 129 rue St Dominique) but I have to say that it was not the best I've ever had.
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Jan 13th, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Not in the 6th, but nearby, I loved the Cassoulet at Bistro de l'Isle St-Louis - nothing better (along with a good beer) on a chilly or rainy day.

I thought the Cassoulet at Thoumieux was dreadful. And, it was the first time I'd ever tried it. But it looked so good all around and everyoone seemed to be enjoying it at Brasserie de l'Isle St-Louis so I (thankfully) gave it a try.
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Jan 13th, 2008, 04:04 PM
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http://www.chowhound.com/topics/336223
Fontaine de Mars - 129,rue Saint-Dominique 75007
D'Chez Eux - 2, avenue Lowendal 75007 http://www.chezeux.com/
Le Sarladais - rue de Vienne 75008

http://www.blownstack.com/twoate/200..._style_au.html
Au Trou Gascon - 40, rue Taine 75012
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Jan 13th, 2008, 04:44 PM
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All these places sound so good, and I don't even LIKE cassoulet!


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Jan 14th, 2008, 08:55 AM
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Hi,

You guys are the best. I will let you know which bistro we pick how delicious the cassoulet is. We are going in Feb. to eat and window shop. I have seen the fabulous art museums, so I have no guilt walking right by the Louvre.

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Jan 5th, 2009, 12:13 PM
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As a born and raised french person, I would NEVER recommend "Thoumieux Restaurant" for their cassoulet or any other menu item.

If you think good value for a huge pot of mostly white beans, a small piece of duck and one marginal quality sausage for 22E, topped off with extremely surley waiters is a wonderful french food experience, then this is the place for you.

Quite frankly, this restaurant is one restaurant I tell friends visiting france to avoid.
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Jan 5th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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I've been to Thoumieux (always at the invitation of French friends/acquaintances) three times and have always been completely underwhelmed, if not very disappointed. I never tried the cassoulet, though.

I've had a very good cassoulet at Auberge Bressane, Au Trou Gascon, and Le Sarladais. Each a bit different, but of course that's to be expected.
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Jan 5th, 2009, 12:32 PM
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This interesting article recommends Au Trou Gascon:



http://www.departures.com/articles/cassoulet-style
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Jan 5th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Christian Constant's Violon d'Ingres probably has as fine a cassoulet for one that you will find.

Enjoy...

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Jan 5th, 2009, 01:58 PM
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I had an incredible cassoulet at Au Dauphin on Rue St. Honoré in the 1er in 2005. The bistro is fairly well recommended by others for lots of goodies. We ate there fairly late one night (at least late by American standards - maybe 10:00) and it was a lively and fun place. And not terribly expensive (something on the order of 25€ for a 3-course meal.

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Jan 5th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Hubby and friends had the cassoulet at Chez Fernand, but I don't "do" beans, so I get the Beef Bourginuion (sp). YUM!!
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Jan 5th, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Hi.

I was surprised to see my question pop up. I must say I had a fabulous trip to Paris last Feb. I did not have cassoulet. Every nite we ate at a different bistro and had wonderful meals. The temperature was around 54 everyday with no rain, so we had picnics for lunch, lots of wine, and lots of fun. It was one of my best Paris trips as it was so relaxing. I now have to return to Paris for cassoulet, any excuse.

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Jan 5th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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I wish I could remember the name, but there is a nice small place on Rue du Cherche Midi and Rue Dupin. They had an incredible cassoulet of wild game when I was there in Sept.
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Jan 5th, 2009, 08:32 PM
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Chez Papa (several locations throughout Paris) has excellent cassoulet. Their entire menu consists of the specialties of southwestern France.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 12:06 PM
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hi, i didn't read the whole thread of responses (sorry!) so maybe someone already mentioned Au Bon St Pourçain, on rue Servandoni, right below St Sulpice - i've been many times, never with a reservation -- really cozy and homey, nice cassoulet and warm service.
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