Rent On Rue Tatin – your new French country home!

Another lovely group has just left On Rue Tatin with misty eyes as they recounted their adventures and said goodbye to the house and the garden.  They cooked, they visited, they grilled…it’s been an unseasonably warm and sunny time, and they took great advantage of it!

If you want a similar experience, that of living in comfort like a local and becoming part of a lovely and lively French town, On Rue Tatin is for rent. Getting there is an easy drive from Paris, and once you’re there you won’t want to leave. You’ll visit the shops and the market then cook in the professional kitchen. You’ll sip apéritifs outside in the shade of the apple, fig, and pear trees; you’ll be transfixed by Notre Dame de Louviers across the street. If you’re lucky there will be a concert in the church which will waft across the street over the garden, in perfect pitch!

You’ll take most of your meals outdoors, though the timbered dining room will tempt.  And if it’s cool, you’ll want to build a fire there or in the kitchen, to stay cozy.

When the sun goes down the lamps go on, making things even more magical.  And if you decide not to cook and to explore the restaurants in the area, there are many to enjoy.

So, though you won’t really ever want to leave the house you must, because Normandy constantly amazes, and it lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful region in France.  There are the landing beaches, Giverny (Monet’s house), the valley of abbeys, the gorgeous little towns each with its special market, Rouen and its Cathedral, museums, concerts…the list goes on.

On Rue Tatin sleeps four couples easily; it’s got all the amenties you could want, and not far away is an Olympic sized pool, bicycle paths, walking trails, chateaux and abbeys…

If you have questions, please just write to and we’ll get you all the information you need.  And if you’ve been watching the television and seeing some of the troubles in France, please don’t be concerned. They’re much dramatized, much localized.  You will be far from the fray at On Rue Tatin, without being out of the French loop.

From Susan’s book, On Rue Tatin….

Susan Loomis arrived in Paris twenty years ago with little more than a student loan and the contents of a suitcase to sustain her. But what began then as an apprenticeship at La Varenne École de Cuisine evolved into a lifelong immersion in French cuisine and culture, culminating in permanent residency in 1994. On Rue Tatin chronicles her journey to an ancient little street in Louviers, one of Normandy’s most picturesque towns. Get your copy of this marvelous book

Louviers is ideally situated to visit Bayeaux and the landing beaches, Honfleur, Etretat, Deauville, Trouville, Cabourg and all the other lovely seaside Norman towns. It’s a stone’s throw from Monet’s home at Giverny to the east, and Rouen with its towering Cathedral, chic boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants to the Northwest. The Loire Valley is two hours away, and Paris is an hour by train or by car.  It’s location is the reason I live here – urban life and country life meld here in the most perfect way.

ON RUE TATIN is rented fully furnished, (without personal effects of course), including linens, great kitchen equipment, and everything you’ll want for a wonderful visit, including an adorable cat named Coco whom everyone, threatens to put in their suitcase!    All you need is the key.

Rental of On Rue Tatin is for a two-week minimum.

For price, terms, and more complete information, please contact


4 double bedrooms
2 full baths
1 powder room
Dining/Living Room
Entryway/Sitting Room
Professional Kitchen with gas stove
2 great fireplaces
1 wood stove
Outdoor Grills
Small, beautiful, private  garden filled with fresh herbs
A bi-weekly farmers’ market around the corner, butcher, baker, wine shop, fromagerie all within walking distance.
Free street parking
Free organ concerts that waft out the church doors on a regular basis!

For terms and more complete information, please contact



Ready to take up residence at On Rue Tatin?

Let’s talk!  Email for more availability for the dates you want and more information.


1) The New York Times journalist, Robert P. Walzer wrote about the house in his article, “In France, a Labyrinth of a House” on February 17, 2009.

2) Jennifer Worick, author, publishing consultant and public speaker, writes about her week On Rue Tatin: “The Season of the Witch — Susan Herrmann Loomis’ cooking school in Normandy, was downright magical. I’m not kidding.

Here is a recipe you can make at home, then again when you get into the kitchen at On Rue Tatin!

Print Recipe
Course Dessert, French
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
  • 4 tablespoons; 2 ounces;60g lightly salted butter
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 3 tablespoons; 45ml espresso
  • cup; 125ml ½ heavy cream whipped to soft peaks,
  • 1 additional large egg white
Course Dessert, French
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
  • 4 tablespoons; 2 ounces;60g lightly salted butter
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 3 tablespoons; 45ml espresso
  • cup; 125ml ½ heavy cream whipped to soft peaks,
  • 1 additional large egg white
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This Post Has 45 Comments

    1. Susan

      Several possiblities in mind…no firm decision yet!

  1. Anita C. Lee

    Ahhh…those pictures bring back so many good memories of our two weeks spent there last summer. Hope to see you when we pass through Louvier next October.

    1. Susan

      Looking forward to it!

  2. Amy Breshears

    That looks like a dream!!

    1. Susan

      Easy enough to make it come true!

  3. Heather Z

    WOW sounds wonderful!! How much is the rent? And are the utilities/wifi included in the rent or extra? … If so, how much per month? Thanks!!

    1. Susan

      It is wonderful. I love it here!

    1. Susan

      It is a wonderful spot to give (and take) cooking classes!

  4. Julie White

    Only IF money were no object. How perfect…a whole year. Wishing only the very best to you as you probably do some exploring and eating! Am presently on my third run through In A French Kitchen. Love it as well as 3 others you’ve penned.

    1. Susan

      Julie – what a lovely note and, yes, I’ll be doing exploring and eating. That never stops. Thank you!

  5. Will


    My dinner party turned out great! Thank you for all your advice! I’m looking forward to hearing more about ‘The Year of Living Dangerously’.

    1. Susan

      Will!! I’m so thrilled but not surprised. With intentions like yours, it could only be a success.

  6. ANAHI

    how much per month? Thanks!! lovely house and life.

    1. Susan

      Anahi! Thanks for checking – I’ve sent information to your email!

  7. Dorothy Guzzwell

    Susan! Just learned about your magnificent culinary work from a friend & wish you great adventures this year….we live on an Island outside of Seattle and would love to meet you if our familiar Northwest is on your itinerary.
    We are also world sailors in our own sailboat and would so enjoy discussing “cooking around the oceans” with you!
    Let me know where I can send you our phone & address information
    Dorothy & John Guzzwell

    1. Susan

      Dorothy and John,
      your life sounds so very exciting, and thank you for your wishes. Which island do you live on?
      You can send me information here, or through
      Happy spring!

  8. Kelly Lytle

    What a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! I can’t imagine a more special place to escape.

  9. Carol Guess

    Looking forward to our rental of On Rue Tatin this September !! So excited ! Carol, La Jolla

    1. Susan

      Carol – On Rue Tatin is looking forward to you!!!

  10. susie day

    what is the price and months available?

    1. Susan

      Susie – thanks and hoping to greet you in August!

  11. Beverley Charnley

    Is there a schedule of price

  12. Suzie Buchholz

    Hi Susan,
    I met you years ago while I was living in Aix. I visited you with my friend Kathy, also from Aix. Your house so warm and beautiful – I remember it well! Please send info for rental – would be fun to come back and spend time getting to know a different part of France!

    1. Susan

      Suzie – I’ve responded to you – hope you received the email!

  13. Jill Jansen

    I was lucky enough to stay once and enjoy Susan’s cooking and wonderful company. The house is amazing and would be an incredible rental for anyone. Perfect location to walk around town easily.
    I also did a cooking class in Paris with a friend and it was a memory I will always cherish.
    Susan is warm and fun and an excellent French cook.

    1. Susan

      Jill – thank you for the testimonial, it’s so sweet of you! I remember having a great time. And I’m teaching in a new kitchen now, near rue Cler, which is great, so think about a class for your next trip!

  14. Denise Benjamin

    Hi Susan,
    I have your French Farmhouse Cookbook. It’s great! I am interested in rentals—could you send me price information? Thanks.

    1. Susan

      Dear Denise – information on its way to you! And thank you for the compliment…

  15. Arminda Phillips

    Hello Susan. Could you please send rental info for August 2018. Thank you so much! Arminda

    1. Susan


      I will definitely do that!

  16. Andrew Geller

    I miss that stove! And the farmers at the market, and the butcher, and the wine seller, and the boulangerie, and, and…

    1. Susan

      Andrew!!! It all misses you, too. Was just thinking about you yesterday as I put this together. Hope all is well. Come Back!

  17. Tracy Branchaw

    I read your first book many years ago and began my book love affair with France. My husband and I just returned from our first trip to France-Uzes and Lyon, and were charmed beyond our dreams. I would love info on your house for maybe 2019 OR if you are doing any other classes in VA. I live in Rockville MD and would love to attend one of your classes-or host one if you need another location near DC.

    1. Susan

      Tracy what a lovely message. You chose a beautiful spot for your first visit to France. Next time, you need to visit Normandy!

  18. Liz Bacon

    Could you please tell me the rent and the weeks that are available? Thanks, Susan!

    1. Susan

      Liz, I sent you an email. Thanks for the response!

  19. Franck

    This sounds great!

    1. Susan

      You’d love it!

  20. Susan Ryan

    My husband and I read your book On Rue Tatin in 2002 and while we were in Amsterdam at a conference, we drove to your village and saw your house. You were in the garden and we said hello and that was all.

    I am re-reading your book again and, once again, am enchanted by what you did to make your dream come true. I see you have other books so I look forward to them.

    We spent 20 summers in France near Geneva (for my husband’s work at CERN–the physics lab) and are in love still with everything about the country as you depicted in your book.

    Can you please send me the particulars about renting your (former?) home? I gather you have moved now.

    Many thanks.

    1. Susan

      Susan – I did send you information directly to your email. Thanks so much! Susan

  21. Patricia Dalton Millerand

    Someday I hope to travel again to France. Soon? Viruses permitting.
    I am reading, and cooking some of the recipes from On Rue Tatin. The sables are next. Enjoying the experience of both very much. What are the rental terms of your home? My husband and I make at least one trip there a year (family in Paris) and prefer to stay in an apartment or home. We sometimes can convince another couple to join us, that it will be their best vacation (and it is). Two weeks would be perfect.
    Patricia Dalton Millerand

    1. Susan

      Dear Patricia,

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying On Rue Tatin! The house won’t be available for rent before the summer of 2021, at the earliest. Why not get back in touch with me when you’re ready to make plans? I’d love to hear from you!

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