Author: paris-bistro

50 meters from the Champs-Elysées, La Maison de l’Aubrac is one of the few restaurants devoted to beef in Paris and is open 24 hours a day 4 days/a week. It is also a pivot in the Champs Elysees district for years. The boss’ parents, Christian, bought this bistro in 1977. Together with Elizabeth, his wife, Christian Valette turned it into a famous meat restaurant called Maison de l’Aubrac. They wanted to pay tribute to the land of their ancestors. Aubrac is a beautiful and wild plateau at 1000 meters altitude in the South of Auvergne. The family Valette still…

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“Le Livre de Cave” ( The Cellar Book)  is a singular Parisian company devoted to those who are fond of great french wines.Le Livre de Cave offers the possibility of managing your cellar according to your own personal needs. Wine Cellar Management The bottles composing your Cellar will be delivered to your own Cellar or we can store them in our Cellar. Our storage facilities provide the perfect environment for your wines.
  Creating a cellar appropriate for aging bottles.  
Creating a harmonious and diverse selection of items ranging from vintages to wines of the day, to rare exceptional products.
 Enriching…

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With an amount that exceeded 13, 5 million euros, the 157th auction of the Hospices de Beaune,which contains the best wines of Burgundy, reached a record. 630 pieces of red wine and 157 of white wine were offered for sale.  Christie’s can display extreme contentment. As well as the three associations supported this year by the fondations of the Hospices : the Tara Expéditions Foundation represented by Agnès B and actress Julie Depardieu, the Federation for Brain Research sponsored by Marc-Olivier Fogiel and the Alzheimer Research Foundation supported by Charles Aznavour. Both, humble tasters and even the Burgundian vine growers…

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What if we transformed the kilometers of the marathon into bistros? Imagine you find yourself in Saint-Germain-des-Prés strolling down the elegant wide boulevards and shopping in this beautiful district full of luxury shops. Suddenly barbarians descend from all sides dressed in prehistoric garb, others all in All blacks, some lying on hospital gurneys plugged intravenously into bottles of red wine and even French gendarmes and nuns. This highly amusing carnival, similar to a “pub crawl” stops at all the bistros and scenic cafe’s, such as Les Deux Magots & Café de Flore.  In each café, these “barbarians” “life their elbows” to…

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Few people know the art living of the French Guinguette. These taverns located along the banks of the rivers are mostly open-air restaurants with dance-floors as seen in the colourful paintings by the Impressionists. Guinguette (pronounced ‘gang-ETTE ») exist since the end of the 18th century when Parisians ventured outside the city limits in order to avoid a tax (octroi) on incoming merchandise and especially those placed on wines being brought into Paris.  They were outdoor café-restaurants, often on the meandering banks of the Seine as evoked by the luminous plein-air paintings of Renoir, Manet, and Monet.   Zola and…

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Very close to the bustle of the Arc of Triumph, Le Petit Acacia is a genuine small Parisian bistro. Frédéric Boulanger (see below), Chouchou, his wife and their team create such a great ambiance that you won’t forget the occasion. They will introduce you to the best traditions of French gastronomy. The genuine products are coming straight from Auvergne such as an “auvergnate tartiflette”  served with St Nectaire cheese.  In summer one can choose a salmon tartar or a limousin beef tartar ;  or a salad from the varied selection. During the summer at “le Petit Acacia” customers wait in…

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You won’t forget « Au petit Chavignol ».  As a matter of fact, the « Petit Chavignol » proves to be one of the best places in Paris’ 17th arrondissement . It stands as one of those wine bistros without which Paris would not be Paris. A tiny proof that the town still resists the invaders – no Romans anymore, but fast-food restaurants, and large chain stores…This bistro is a place where the mythical social melting-pot is being cooked together with some of the best products of France. The french capital, the french culture, remain to true to themselves thanks…

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To hell with the diet! this is one bistro where you can live! Le P’tit Musset is a traditional French restaurant. Denis Musset, the Chef, knows its products. This son of a butcher from Champagne -grandson of a farmer- does not forget its origins region. He knows how to choose and prepares its products. He has a passion for the pig he loves cooking it in all its forms. He proposes on his menu one of the best black pudding of France signed by the chef Basque Christian Parra. And its hams are coming from the other side of the…

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The Guersant is an authentic bistro close to the Palais des Congrès Porte Maillot. Since its birth in 1936 nothing has changed in this vintage bistro…except the flat screen useful on match days.Dominique and Gigi are the bosses who run the Guersant Bistro with an astonishing energy. You can have a drink at any time up to 23 hours to write memoirs sitting on the benchs, to flirt … and of course, but also savour pleasure to make vibrate his taste buds with a cooking that does not deny its traditional roots. Just a hint but it is important. Here,…

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Au Métro is a beautiful and large bistro near Montparnasse that has been around for many years, and is one of the best values for the money. It is the choice of the locals, who gather here day and night. “Nouf” has been at the helm of Au Métro since 1996. This native of Burgundy first made his mark in the kitchen of the famous 3-star Michelin restaurant “l’Espérance”, run by Marc Meneau, and is meticulous about serving a quality product. You will never be served an industrial meal that’s been heated-up in the microwave at Au Métro; even the…

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