Chez La Jeanne
4 Rue Victor Basch, 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse, France
| +33 4 74 23 62 48
The Famous Restaurant with No NameChez Jeanne has been around since... well, a long time. The building in which the restaurant is housed dates back to the 16th century and the restaurant itself has been in continuous operation for more than 60 years.
It's a simple place, with good solid French food, nothing fancy, just a combination of quantity and quality.
"I like to keep it simple," said Jeanine Bernolin, the owner and chief plate back-and-forth carrier, better-known as La Jeanne.
"I started here when I was 17 - and I'll be 73 in two weeks. I've seen them all - singers, actors, comedians, they play at the theater and then come here for dinner."
If they can find it, that is. I walked past it twice thinking it was a small street cafe. The restaurant's claim to fame is that it has no sign, no name. If you don't know where Chez Jeanne is, then you probably don't deserve to eat there.
My filet of duck with a sweet-sour cassis sauce was great, by the way.