Getting to the Maison Fournaise

May 2nd, 2007, 06:05 PM
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Getting to the Maison Fournaise

Since a few of you have been there...
The directions on the restaurant's website are a little vague in terms of getting there from the RER station (Rueil-Malmaison). Is it a far walk? Is it easy to find?

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May 2nd, 2007, 06:06 PM
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Whoops! Are RESERVATIONS recommended?
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:26 PM
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We drive there but I know St Cirq and Beatchick took the train from Paris and then there's a bit of a walk.
We have been there twice for lunch with no reservations but picked days when th museum downstairs was closed.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Why not reserve ahead and request a table on the Balcony Renoir for the best "experience"? You can reserve at their website.

We got off at Chatou-Croissy and took a bus to the restaurant. Going back, we walked (with others we met up with who had arrived that way) south on rue de Bac to the bridge, then went east to Rueil-Malmaison station, about a 10 minute walk.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:31 PM
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Here's directions from the restaurant:

http://www.restaurant-fournaise.fr/E...n_detailed.htm
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May 2nd, 2007, 07:24 PM
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Yes, Beatchick and I took the RER to Chatou and walked from there - a bit of a hike, but not bad. The museum was also closed the day we were there.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 03:33 PM
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No, I hardly remember the walk at all, just that the path to get there meandered (and I love to meander), but probably because I was having such a great time with StCirq, she's such a great conversationalist.

I remember the food was excellent as was the wine. And don't ask me what we had; StCirq & I have discussed this a billion times but I can never remember beyond the lapin terrine (which was fabulous despite my misgivings because of an earlier bad experience with pât&eacute.

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Jun 5th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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Well, we definitely did not get off the RER an dmake a beeline there - it was a bit of a meander, but we got there eventually. I think if you follow djkbooks' directions you'll be in good shape. You do want to get off the RER and find your way to the bridge crossing the Seine and about 2/3 of the way across it there's a kind of driveway that leads down to the Maison Fournaise.

As Beatchick said, we were probably yakking too much to be really cognizant of directions, though we didn't mess up too badly!
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