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Les Climats

Practical information

Address: 41 Rue de Lille, 75007
Nearest transport: Solférino (12), Musée d’Orsay (RER C)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 58 62 10 08
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2015) “Les Climats in the 7th remains one of our favorites any time of year… The terrace has the most wonderful view out to the garden and both tiles and stained glass that give the impression of sitting in Tiffany & Co.”

Philippe Toinard (2013) “Chi Tam Phan qui déroule un CV rassurant et se distingue par la géométrie de ses créations d’une précision chirurgicale dans la forme comme dans l’équilibre des saveurs.”

Le Journal du Dimanche (2013) “La cuisine, traditionnelle, reste en retrait: petits pois en pannacotta et velouté froid ou un saumon mariné en entrée, classique.”

John Talbott (2013) “Les Climats is the perfect place to take a group of five when it’s 75 degrees and pretty sunny; you sit in the garden, have great food, drink one of their zillion bottles…and chill out. Heaven it is.”

John Talbott (2013) “A splendid table, creatively presented, awaiting a star?”

Le Figaro (2013) “Une table d’ambition, partagée entre l’habile et le chichi, mais diabolique en son décor (un bijou de Sécession Viennoise) que prolonge un fantasme de cave bourguignonne.”

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “Loved his steamed turbot with baby clams and a rich foamy dashi broth and was delighted to get his hands on a glass of the same sublime Puligny Montrachet I’d had with my foie gras (in addition to the spectacular wine list, they also offer a terrific variety of pours by the glass). My veal tartare, a fine foil for good wine, was coarsely chopped excellent quality meat that was garnished with a puree of fava beans and baby peas and very timidly seasoned with a little bit of citrus zest.”

The Financial Times (2013) “A variety of stylish dishes from Vietnamese-born chef Phan Chi Tam…a plate of gougères, the cheese puffs often served at the end of a wine tasting in Burgundy. The rest – sea bream carpaccio that lacked that vital squeeze of lemon, monkfish with an Asian broth, a rack of veal with aubergines and five very good desserts – were modern in presentation, fresh on the palate and excellent accompaniments to the wines.”

 Photo via Les Climats’ website

Thoumieux

Practical information

Address: 79 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 05 79 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Brasserie
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2016) “Wahid Sylvestre stays steady…”

Figaroscope (2015) “Sylvestre Wahid succède à J.-F. Piège, assure à l’étage «gastronomique» mais cherche encore ses marques au nerf de la brasserie et du rez-de-chaussée entre plats un peu trop distants et tarifs un poil insistants.”

Note: these reviews are from Jean-François Piège’s tenure as chef at Thoumieux

Simon Says (2010) “… c’est bien mieux.”

Le Figaro (2009) “Classique sur le fond, nettement plus chahuteuse sur la forme, la cuisine traduit en manières d’aujourd’hui ce petit éternel des brasseries. Certains trouveront à minauder sur quelques préparations un peu dans la joliesse, voire gentiment narcissiques, mais comment ne pas excuser quelques grammes de parisianisme dans une maison renouant enfin avec Paris?”

Chez L’Ami Jean

Practical information

Address: 27 rue Malar, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8), Invalides (8, 13, RER C)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 05 86 89
Average price for lunch: 60-100€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Le Monde (2014) “C’est un plaisir d’y déguster, pendant la saison du gibier, une palombe de chasse rôtie « champignon foie gras » (42 €), précédée d’une «vapeur de saveur maquereau 63°» fleurant bon la mer.”

 

Simon Says (2009) “Il faut être dans une forme olympique, s’enduire de testostérone et manger du cheval. C’est comme ça, sinon vous sortez la tête en avant en faisant des holalala. Nourritures d’enfer donc, d’une générosité et d’une percussion rare…”

Le Figaro (2009) “Le menu ­carte blanche… avec une cuisine à la fois solide et subtile, où la terre côtoie la mer, le saumon, le pop-corn et le ris de veau, la citronnelle. Autre option, l’exploration de la carte XXL…”

Food Snob (2009) “… the food, the atmosphere, the buzz – it was just a lot of fun.”

John Talbott (2007) “Should you go? I think this is an ideal place to send 1st time visitors; good chow, authentic surroundings and nice staff…”

Gaya

Practical information

Address: 44 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 44 73 73
Average price for lunch: 60-100€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Atabula (2014) “Il y a le nom de Pierre Gagnaire qui résonne un petit partout dans le monde et il y a celui de Nicolas Fontaine qui ne déborde pas trop des jolis murs du restaurant Gaya Rive Gauche. Tant mieux… il délivre une partition culinaire plaisante, riche en goût et en émotion. Moins complexe que celle réalisée dans la maison mère de la rue de Balzac, la cuisine de Gaya propose néanmoins ce même peps à la «Gagnaire» qui fait que chaque plat peut surprendre mais sans dérouter. Ici, la cuisine y est plus sécurisante, sans sortie de route possible.”

Simon Says (2008) “… des plats réussis, de la classe, de l’originalité… L’esprit Gagnaire est là, dans tout ce qu’il a d’accessible à condition d’aimer être surpris.”

John Talbott (2005) “… it was all Gagnaire with none of the old Gaya left over… our firsts were a “cocktail” glass of wasabied mango and grapefruit, then noodles, topped off with thinly sliced cod as well as an “egg mimosa,”… mains were a deconstructed tempura-ized cuttlefish and haddock and coques on a bed of mixed grains (bulgar, quinoa and an ancient variety of wheat from Provence) – both exquisite.”

Photo via Gaya’s Facebook page

Treize

Practical information

Address: 16 rue des Saints Pères, 75007
Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4pm
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 73 77 27 89
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: American, British
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Reviews of Interest

The Wall Street Journal (2015) “Ms. Sanderson’s bubbly personality—she often sits at the scrubbed-wood communal table to chat with guests—and the inviting open-plan kitchen that dishes up Southern favorites like buttermilk biscuits, “not-fried” chicken with gravy, and the ultimate carrot cake have charmed the upscale neighborhood to the point that now Parisians make up the majority of her customers.”

Sugared & Spiced (2015) “It’s run by South Carolina native Laurel Sanderson, and needless to say that the menu is filled with homey Southern comfort food, albeit in lighter and healthier versions. Buttermilk biscuits, homemade savory pies, (not fried) fried chicken, fresh salads… a nice spot for lunch.”

Les Fables de la Fontaine

Practical information

Address: 131 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8), Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 44 18 37 55
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French,
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2015) “… cooking that’s as vivid, joyous and inventive as Julia Sedefdjian’s served in a lively dining room where everyone was clearly having a great time. One way or another, the inspired and very hard working Sedefidjian is very much a young chef to sample, savour, sample again and keep an eye on.”

John Talbott (2015) “About as good a meal as one can get around here…”

Patricia Wells (2011) “Sébastien Gravé and David Bottreau have… created a one-of-a-kind fish restaurant with a true personality. And you’ll feel as though you’ve hit the jackpot if you arrive on a warm, sunny day and dine on the compact terrace facing the fountain on Rue Saint-Dominique… Modern, refreshing, satisfying.”

Figaroscope (2009) “…tous sont préparés avec un indéniable talent. Goûtez par exemple à l’épais dos de turbot meunière servi avec des supions en persillade et une mousse de persil ou à ce formidable tartare de saint-jacques et saumon au curry rouge, parfumé et pointu.”

Photo via Edsel L.’s flickr

Les Cocottes

Practical information

Address: 135 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8), Pont le l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: Open every day, 12pm-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: no phone
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Additional Locations

Address2 avenue Bertie Allbrecht, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours:  Open every day, 12pm-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone:  01 53 89 50 53
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Reviews of interest

Reviews from the 75008 location

John Talbott (2015) “Nothing like the Mothership except for great food.”

Reviews from the original location

Time Out (2012) “Christian Constant has found the perfect recipe for pleasing Parisians at his new bistro: a flexible menu of salads, soups, verrines (light dishes served in jars) and cocottes (served in cast-iron pots), all at bargain prices – for this neighbourhood.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “…the hearty food served in Staub casseroles is worth the wait.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Savoureuses pommes de terre caramélisées, farcies au pied de porc, fricassée de volaille aux olives et citron confit, jeunes légumes du moment cuisinés en cocotte… Ultrafrais, ultrabon.”

David Lebovitz (2009) “Les Cocottes sits on a pretty prestigious piece of land, in the seventh arrondissement, not known for good-value restaurants…But Les Cocottes is a good value, and what makes it even better, the food is worth every centime.”

John Talbott (2007) “I started with a cold ptipois soup with strip of spicy salty chorizo and crème fraiche, then going on to the pigeon with big peas and delicious greens and scallions, finishing with a waffle with Chantilly and salty caramel. The meal was just as advertised, simple, honest and made from good products. It ain’t starred cooking nor is it meant to be…”

Restaurant ES

Practical information

Address: 91 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: Solférino (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday for dinner only; Open Wednesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 25 74
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Japanese
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Reviews of interest

The New York Times (2015) “The chef Takayuki Honjo improvises with simple, market-driven dishes, such as roast pigeon in cocoa sauce, which are as delicate in flavor as they are graphic in presentation.”

Atabula (2014) “Oui, tout est beau, bien cuit, joliment présenté, on sent que le chef aime bien les petits ronds de sauce au milieu de l’assiette… Mais tout cela ne fait pas vraiment une cuisine de l’émotion, une cuisine où l’on sent une franchise qui vous attrape sans vous prévenir, et vous transporte ne serait-ce qu’un petit peu. Le chef maîtrise ses gammes, mais la musique sonne un petit peu faux.”

Les Grands Ducs (2013) “Ce jeune surdoué de 33 ans y distille une cuisine d’une délicatesse et d’un raffinement impressionnants…un service rigoureux, aucun doute, on tient là l’un des meilleurs gastros, encore secret, de la capitale. Et avec un menu du déjeuner à 55€, l’une des meilleures tables d’affaires de la Rive Gauche.

Patricia Wells (2013) “Taka’s food is beautiful in every sense of the word… One of the best dishes sampled at his table was a roasted guinea fowl (pintade), teamed up with a delicate and colorful green pool of spinach cream, a shower of perfectly cooked autumn girolles (chanterelles), and the tiniest, most flavorful sautéed baby new potatoes, the size of an olive. But the crowning glory came in the way of a soothing hazelnut cream, applied like a palate knife to the plate, a nutty luxury that unified the entire dish. A creation triumphant in its simplicity and clarity of flavors.”

Le Fooding (2013) “Ou, plutôt, dans les assiettes : quatre, huit ou plus, en fonction du menu retenu, pour une démonstration brillante d’un travail d’orfèvre un peu (trop ?) miniature… (Mais qu’on se rassure, le pain de Poujauran et le beurre du Ponclet sont là pour boucher les creux!) Parmi nos souvenirs émus, un topinambour caramélisé au jus de scamorza, un chinchard fumé au bois de pommier, encre de seiche et physalis, un turbot à l’émulsion de crevettes, anis, endives et oseille rose, un suprême de volaille de Bresse, asperge verte et condiment salé œuf et truffe, et les très raffinés desserts de la pâtissière Yukiko Sakka.”

L’Express (2013) “Technique française, brutalisme d’avant-garde et minimalisme japonais. Prometteur…”

Photo via Patricia Wells

L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon

The original L’Atelier, in what’s now a global empire, is known for a particular brand of relaxed fine dining. Note: Reservations are ONLY accepted for the first seatings of each service. Otherwise, it’s first-come-first-served.

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La Laiterie Sainte-Clotilde

Practical information

Address: 64 rue de Bellechasse, 75007
Nearest transport: Solferino (12)
Hours: Closed all day Sunday and Saturday lunch; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 74 61
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, bistro
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2008) “… great comfort food and fairly priced wines… a swell spot for anyone on the Left Bank who wants a good, cheerful, relaxed meal.”

Chroniques du Plaisir (2008) “.. .une table de quartier revue et corrigée, en plein 7ème plus bourgeois que bohème… du filet mignon prédécoupé aux petits oignons, une purée maison aux morceaux légitimes, suave et parfumée. De la patate en goguette, carrée et directe…service en salle volontaire et chaleureux.”

John Talbott (2008) “I went with high hopes… I had the rascasse with black olives and zucchini flan; sounded good, unh unh, no there, there.”

Restaurant David Toutain

David Toutain is back. The much lauded chef, who brought acclaim to Agapé Substance before jumping ship back in December 2012, returned with his own place during the last days of 2013.  His meticulous and conceptual cooking highlights seasonal produce, with vegetables often playing the starring role. This is by no means a vegetarian restaurant, but Toutain’s ability to bring out the beauty in oft-ignored roots reminds us of his former boss Alain Passard. Tasting menus range from 42€ at lunch to 98€ for the most extensive menu (available at lunch or dinner). Wine pairings – thoughtfully done – are available for another 40-50€.

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Auguste

Practical information

Address: 54 rue de Bourgogne, 75007
Nearest transport: Varenne (13)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 61 09
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “Though the welcome at Auguste is warm and service impeccable, what happened in the kitchen and on the plate was simply not convincing… the sad and tasteless fish was set in a mushy bed of pumpkin puree and simply left me without an appetite. Another first course combination of oysters,  horseradish, and andouille also seemed terribly misguided.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “Consommer les bonnes espèces à la bonne saison, une idée simple à comprendre pour les tomates et les fraises, (quoi que lorsque l’on voit les étals des marchés…) moins évidente pour les poissons… Gaël Orieux offre une cuisine précise et délicieuse interprétant les poissons modestes en virtuose.”

Photo via Auguste’s Facebook page

Arpège

Practical information

Address: 84 rue de Varenne, 75007
Nearest transport: Varenne (13)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 47 33
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, haute cuisine
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Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “A big disappointment, once again. We sampled the 120 euro garden luncheon, and Passard turns out to be a real Johnny one note in the potager… course after monotonous, unimaginative course turned out a little more than I could bear of carrots, beets, turnips, onions. Dish after dish I kept waiting for Passard to finish the sentence. But he never did.”

Simon Says (2010) “… Passard… cultive lui-même ses légumes non loin de Paris, travaille le thème dans tous les sens, son restaurant est sans doute l’un des meilleurs observatoires sur le thème.”

Chez Ptipois (2009) “… le poème végétal d’Alain Passard s’élève désormais avec une délicatesse infinie, une maîtrise arrivée au stade du jeu permanent.”

Ulterior Epicure (2009) “… Rarely does a chef cook vegetables well. Even scarcer is a chef who can cook vegetables well AND do something interesting with them… Passard does both, and more.”

Food Snob (2009) “… there is Passard’s panache and flair, his creative and culinary genius to contend with. This is most keenly felt via his valuable vegetables.”

Lily Wang

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 40 avenue Duquesne, 75007
Nearest transport: Saint-François-Xavier (13)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 86 09 09
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Special attributes: outdoor dining, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “Alas, 168 euros poorer and barely sated, we left wondering what this place was all about. Food no better than any Parisian Vietnamese carryout. Rubbery pork dumplings, dipping sauces that tasted like ketchup, tasteless shrimp…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Thick velvet curtains…Hoi An style silk lanterns, floral murals and low softly lit tables was attractive….Main courses were excellent…I loved my Iberian pluma (pork tenderloin) marinated in fish sauce, lacquered in spice…Pity it’s so expensive, or I’d likely go back often.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “…les fantasmes d’une Chine glamour. Décor tamisé tendance Lotus bleu (sans Tintin, Chang et l’opium) et nourritures « exochic » bravement cosmétiques.”

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “A chaque clin d’oeil de Lily, ça fait bling-bling. C’est In the mood for Love version Saint-Trop’…La meilleure entrée ? Ces Shangaï jian jiao, des raviolis de porc frits…dont le secret fait toute la différence : ils sont garnis de saucisse de morteau…”

La Table d’Aki

Practical information

Address: 49 rue Vaneau, 75007
Nearest transport: Vaneau (10)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 44 43 48
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2014) “Subtle, streamlined, and honest… a singular style of cuisine, offering dishes that both satisfy and surprise, amaze with their freshness, and always make us feel special to be one of the lucky few to secure a table at the 16-seat restaurant. ”

John Talbott (2012) “The carte is minimalist as well, one entree of the day, two mains and one dessert…all dishes and sauces and veggies were magnificent.”

Patricia Wells (2012) “The spotless, tiny restaurant is bathed in light and white from head to toe…His food, too – pure, simple, and sensational in an understated way  – is white…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2012) “Un repas du côté de chez lui?  Trois plats de bonheur simple servis d’une main leste  qui s’en retourne soudain au coin des fourneaux.  La salle est blanche, le climat délicieusement mutique,  les assiettes offrent le frisson…”

Bruno Verjus (2012) “La juste perfection d’un gros ravioli de langoustines, ventripotent. Une chair de soie, glacée comme un soulier, d’un jus corsé de carapaces de langoustines. L’ultime du ravioli, un chant au palais, une tessiture à vous donner le frisson, tant les notes de ce plat sont justes et denses. Sans doute le meilleur rapport qualité/prix au monde. Ce plat pourrait faire pâlir la plupart des restaurants 3 étoiles. La perfection je vous le dit.”

Thierry Richard (2012) “Dans l’assiette, du beau néo-classique affiné par plus de vingt ans passés à l’Ambroisie…« Galette de maquereau », aux saveurs puissantes, nettes et à la texture délicate, « Filet de lieu jaune poêlé, quenelles de tapenades aux deux olives » superbement cuit, nacré, d’une simplicité et d’une justesse épatante, « Tarte aux poires » un ton en dessous. De la simplicité tirée au cordeau comme une chemise de tailleur au tombé impeccable.”

Photo courtesy of La Table d’Aki’s Facebook page

Jacques Genin’s New Location

The tea salon & chocolate shop in the Haut Marais has long been the only place to purchase Jacques Genin’s impeccable sweets. We wrote back in March that the pastry chef would be opening up a new location in the Saint-Germain area.

Painrisien now reports, via Twitter, that Jacques Genin has selected a second location on Rue du Bac, 75007,  just next to Des Gâteaux et Du Pain and stone’s throw away from La Pâtisserie des Rêves. The shop confirmed that his caramel butter bombs, pâtes de fruits, and chocolates will all be available, but it’s unclear currently if there will also be pastries and a tea salon on-site. Fingers crossed.

Restaurant David Toutain Opens December 23

The exterior of David Toutain's new restaurant
The soon-to-be Restaurant David Toutain at 29 rue Surcouf, 75007

David Toutain is back. Well, he will be shortly. The much lauded chef, who brought acclaim to Agapé Substance before jumping ship back in December 2012, will be returning with a new restaurant on December 23. He’s taking over Le Clarisse (29 rue Surcouf, 75007) and the new venture will bear his name, Restaurant David Toutain.

Check out www.davidtoutain.com for a very dramatic film (rebirth! transition! thunderclap!) designed to get you pumped for the resurrection.

For reservations, contact 01 45 51 11 10 or reservation@davidtoutain.com

Les Gourmandises d’Eiffel

Baker Gilles Levaslot finished 6th in the 2011 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 187 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: Ecole Militaire (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 05 12 89


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