Bouchon d’en Façe.

A passion for la douce France.

Living the good life.



Bistronomy is a combination of bistro and gastronomy; a unique presentation of bold fare with spirit. Bouchon d’en Façe opened its doors in the autumn of 2013, in Maastricht’s dynamic Wyck district; a French concept featuring traditional, honest food served in a warm and modern setting. Walking from the central station towards the city centre, you’ll find Bouchon d’en Façe just before the bridge on your right. Chef Gyan Vliegen and host Yves Mullenders look forward to welcoming you.

A French chanson plays quietly in the background as your wine is poured for you. The guests discuss their daily goings-on as they enjoy authentic French dishes. When the plates are empty and the conversations start to wind down, the hosts surprise their guests with a dessert of French cheeses, wheeled in on a traditional cheese cart. This was the dream of host Yves Mullenders and chef Gyan Vliegen, who made that dream come true with the opening of Bouchon d’en Façe on 2 October 2013.


The duo devised a French concept with traditional and honest dishes at affordable prices. A cross between a bistro, a tavern, and haute cuisine, Bouchon d’en Façe offers bold yet spirited fare. What makes a bouchon restaurant so unique is the personal connection between the staff and its guests. ‘Our hospitality goes a step further,’ explains Mullenders. Young and old alike are welcome to enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks. A French wine is served with charcuterie, which is sliced fresh with the meat slicer on the bar. The casual French atmosphere is present on the menu and in the interior.


Product designer Françoise Oostwegel was responsible for the interior of the restaurant. She scoured antique markets and shops in search of original furniture and accessories to fit the look. The result is a place where guests feel comfortable and can enjoy traditional French cuisine.

Bouchon d’en Façe.


Wyckerbrugstraat 54, 6221 ED Maastricht
Cuisine: French
Seats: 60, chefs table present
Menu price 2 courses: € 22,50
Menu price 3 courses: € 26,50 – 28,50


Mon, wed, thu: 17.00 – 00.00
Fri till sun: 12.00 – 00.00


T: 043 31 16 438
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