🔜 Sunday Brunch Next To Notre-Dame
A jump back in time !
Well, for starters the café is located very centrally, barely Protected content away from Notre Dame to be precise. And it’s in one of my favourite ‘quartiers’, le Marais. You’d think that this central location of the café and its obvious pleasing a esthetic would mean that it was always really busy, and therefore hard to get a table at.
However, I’ve never seen it too busy, although often people will turn down the street to take a quick snap. It turns out that in this place is yet another of Paris’ ‘well-kept secrets‘. It’s a refuge from the usual hustle and bustle of Île de la Cité…
Nestled on a little street, a step down this street is like heading straight into the very underbelly of medieval Paris. Spared the massive overhaul of Haussmann architecture in the 19th Century, you’ll wish that walls could talk when you walk down this road.
Perhaps rather macabrely, the café is situated right next to a courtyard which is paved with repurposed gravestones. But then again, you’re never far from history in the city of lights this place is no exception. The gravestones were taken from a nearby church after it was pulled down in the 18th Century to make way for the iconic wide boulevards that line the city today.
Constructed in Protected content , around the same time Notre Dame cathedral was completed, the building was once home to the Canon of the nearby cathedral. By the 18th century, it had been purchased by a private citizen and was turned into a wine bar. It has remained a place for Parisians to congregate to eat and drink ever since.
Today, the best cafe in Paris is a great place to stop, sit and have a glass of wine. I’ve been told that the food is quite good too!
Oh, and if you love photography, then there is wisteria throughout the spring and summer. The wisteria is a rare exception in the city. At 7 meters tall, the mayor’s office of Paris has given the café a special permit to allow it to carry on growing the impressive plant.
So is this place the best cafe in Paris? In my opinion, it’s a resounding ‘Yes!’
Do you want to discover this hidden gem talking about our bohemian life in Paris?
Do not Forget:
- Mandatory arrival on time.
- PREPAYMENT IN ADVANCE OR PAYMENT DIRECTLY THERE !
I'll be waiting for you on the terrace with Georges & Odette to welcome you.
See you there ;)
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