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Famous restaurants in Paris

According to the public directory, pages jaunes (french yellow pages), Paris has 12,862 restaurants. They are not equal and below is a list of some of the most famous restaurants in Paris. For all of them, you need to make reservations in advance.

Be advised that prices are usually inversely proportionate to the the portion you get (if you only order one main at a 3 start restaurant such as Guy Savoy or L’atelier, you may be disappointed by the small portion of food you will get). Chefs in this restaurants definitely focus on the quality of their products and the complexity of the layout.

Tour d’argent – €€€€€

Restaurant de La Tour d’Argent
15 quai de la Tournelle
75005 Paris

Tour d’Argent is one of the most famous restaurants in Paris. It is a well-known in Paris establishment and among top-end foreign visitors. The menu is permanently changed by the Chef, Laurent Lelarbre. The restaurant specialty is the duck. You will enjoy a splendid view of Notre Dame. Do not expect to pay less than € 300 / person (beverages not included).

Guy Savoy – €€€€€

18, rue Troyon
75017 Paris

This 3-Michelin-star restaurant  offers a comfortable decor, and a culinary experience where gastronomy meets art. According to Guy Savoy, “Cuisine is the art of instantaneously turning produce suffused with history into happiness”.

Jules Vernes – €€€€€

Avenue Gustave Eiffel
75007 Paris

Jules Verne is managed by chef and business man Alain Ducasse. The  restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. The view is splendid. It is a unique place where you will find the classic dishes of French cuisine revisited.

L’atelier de Robuchon – €€€€

5, rue de Montalembert
75007 Paris

With 2 restaurants in Paris (the second is located at Publicis Drugstore – 133, avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris), Joël Robuchon is a respected chef in Paris and France. Order the “menu decouverte” (discovery menu) and enjoy the culinary tour.

Au Petit Marguery – €€€

64 Avenue des Ternes
75017 Paris

Also located at 9 boulevard de port Royal – 75013 Paris, Au Petit Marguery is in most guide books, and you will find traditional French dishes and food. There is also a good selection of wines. There is an all-inclusive dinner menu at € 39,50 (beverages included).

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Interesting facts about Paris

Find out a few interesting facts about Paris.

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Interesting facts about ParisParis has its own statue of Liberty

The statue is located on Ile aux cygnes (swan island). It’s a true copy of the one 5840 km away on Liberty island, New York. How so? The statue located on Liberty Island was actually a gift from the people of France to the United States of America at the end of the XIXth century. The replica in Paris is only 22 meters high (versus 93 for the original), is facing west, in the direction of New York city, and was given to the City of Paris, in 1889, by the American community of Paris.

 

Paris is holding the largest Business district in EuropeInteresting facts about Paris

Located in the western suburbs, La Defense counts more than 100 buildings, including the headquarters of 75% of France’s largest corporations. This is the only place in and around Paris where you will see skyscrapers due to strict regulations by the municipality within Paris boundaries.

Interesting facts about Paris

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The name “Paris” comes from “Parisii

The name Paris comes from  a Celtic name: Parisii, designating a Celtic tribe. The Celtic people founded Paris in the 3rd century BC. By the XIIth century, Paris was the largest city in the western world, a trading center, and home to the University of Paris, one of the first in Europe.

 

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