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$ Les Grands Boulevards French

This classic bouillon (a term referring to the Parisian soup restaurants popular among workers in the early 20th century) is a part of the Gérard Joulie group of bistros and brasseries, which discreetly updated the menu without changing the fundamentals. People come here more for the bonhomie and the stunning 1896 interior than the cooking, which could be politely described as unambitious—then again, where else can you find a plate of foie gras for €7? This cavernous restaurant—the only original fin-de-siécle bouillon to remain true to its mission of serving cheap, sustaining food to the masses—enjoys a huge following, including one regular who has come for lunch nearly every day since 1946.

French Lively Lunch Dinner Bistro $ Family

Quick Facts

7 rue du Faubourg-Montmartre
Paris, Île-de-France  75009, France


Known For:
  • Paris\'s last truly authentic \"bouillon\"
  • 19th-century ambience
  • Extensive menu with gentle prices

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