Iconic restaurants and cafes from Montparnasse
September 21, 2021
Walking around Paris, and in particular in the Montparnasse district, you will have the opportunity to see lots of restaurants and cafes, each more appetizing than the next. A question then arises ... Which restaurant to choose?
To avoid wasting precious time in searching for The Restaurant, we have listed a selection of restaurants / cafes especially for you who honor the art of traditional French cuisine.
1. Lunch: The legendary restaurant La Rotonde Montparnasse
Let's go to the restaurant La Rotonde in Montparnasse.
At the start of the 20th century, Mr. Libion bought a small bistro at the corner of Raspail and Montparnasse boulevards. This restaurant will become over time, one of the high places of Parisian life, a real institution. Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere, and take a seat on the red velvet benches, in the spacious, wooded and luxurious lounges. Then, taste a “reference French cuisine, traditional and rich.” A typically Parisian place, in a lively district 24 hours a day.
2. Snack: The famous Café de Flore
Now let's meet in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, in the 6th arrondissement.
The famous Parisian café-restaurant is located at the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Benoît, next to Café Les Deux Magots. “This Parisian institution is a historical center of literary, philosophical, cultural, artistic all-Paris, and a famous place for international tourism.” Recognizable by its flowery storefront in all seasons, you will quickly be captivated by the charm of the place, while enjoying a good hot coffee accompanied by its sweet pastry.
3. Dinner: The Bouillon Chartier Montparnasse
Finally, we invite you to one of the iconic places in Paris: Le Bouillon Chartier Montparnasse.
With friends, as a couple or with your family, let yourself be tempted by a bistronomic dinner in a sumptuous Art Nouveau decor: “ glass roof in shimmering colors, mirrors surrounded by woodwork, long railing in ornate wood and soft light.” You will discover “à la carte”, a french cuisine that will offer you a meal worthy of the name at a low price: Country terrine House, Grilled andouillette with mustard sauce & Whipped cabbage to finish. Enough to visit Paris with a full stomach for a whole day!
By Fanny Lalo