La Mère Poulard

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Sign of La Mère Poulard

La Mère Poulard is a restaurant and hotel on Mont Saint-Michel.[1] The restaurant dates back to 1879, and is known for the wall of autographs from over a century of famous diners, including Ernest Hemingway and Yves Saint Laurent.


It is most famous for its speciality giant omelettes: several inches thick, made in hand-hammered copper bowls, and cooked over an open fire.[2] The omelettes resemble a soufflé more than a traditional omelette. In summer 2009, the cheapest omelette on the menu at the restaurant is €18 per 100 gram (the minimal portion is 250 gram, thus €45 for the dish). However, in June 2012, the price had already risen to €25 per 100 gram and the minimal portion was 300 gram, resulting in a €75 "basic" omelette (served with half grilled[clarification needed] lobster and truffled potatoes).


  1. ^ "A night inside the abbey". Newsday. 2005-06-19. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  2. ^ "The wonder isle of France". The Tribune. 2006-10-15. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 

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Coordinates: 48°38′06″N 1°30′40″W / 48.6350°N 1.5111°W / 48.6350; -1.5111