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Le Procope — Since King Louis XIV

Le Procope claims to be the oldest restaurant in Paris, opening shop in 1686 during the time of France’s greatest king, Louis XIV.  In the busy 6th Arrondissement near Boulevard Saint-Germain des Près and Odeon, Le Procope principally caters to tourists, with multi-lingual menus, but it continues to attract a steady stream of Parisians who […]
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Gallopin — Tradition Since 1876

For years Gallopin was on my shortlist of places to try, but I never quite made it to Le Bourse area, and the fact that it had a multi-lingual menu discouraged me from going.  So when my wife, two boys and I  finally went to Gallopin for a try, we were more than pleased with […]
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Terminus Nord Brasserie

When I asked my French colleague if he could recommend a good brasserie with quality steak he did not hesitate: ‘’Terminus Nord.’’ Located across from Gare du Nord, it would not be on my shortlist of destinations, in part due to its location, but as we were meeting our dear friends from D.C. who were […]
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Le Boulanger des Invalides: Jocteur

As a student in the city, going out to cafés can be off-putting as costs can escalate easily. However, not wanting to cut corners, outings can become limited and hefty prices are a worrying prospect, even though eating and drinking in Paris is somewhat a pastime. And so the search began for a reasonably priced […]
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Walking along Rue de Rivoli’s columned promenade with the Tuileries Gardens (Jardin des Tuileries) lining the other side of the street, you will pass by Angelina, right next to Le Meurice Hotel.  Founded in 1903 by the Austrian confectioner, Antoine Rumpelmayer, this salon de thé was coined in honor of Rumpelmayer’s daughter-in-law.  Angelina resembles any […]
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Café de la Paix

Café de la Paix opened in the Grand Hôtel de la Paix in 1862, and remains a grand café and restaurant to this day, within view of the opulent Opéra Garnier. During the Belle Epoque period in the late 1890s, royalty were regular customers, including the Shah of Iran, the Prince of Whales, and King Alfonso […]
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