Fodor's Expert Review Lapérouse

$$$$ St-Germain-des-Pres French

Self-described as a Maison de Plaisir (House of Pleasure) since 1766, this 17th-century wood-paneled town house flaunts its naughty history with a dark, boudoir-style decor; Émile Zola, George Sand, and Victor Hugo were regulars here, and the restaurant's mirrors still bear diamond scratches from the days when mistresses would use them to double-check the value of their jewels. The classic menu includes caviar and truffle-flavored specials. For a truly intimate meal, reserve one of the legendary private salons where anything can happen (and probably has).

French Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

51 quai des Grands Augustins
Paris, Île-de-France  75006, France


Known For:
  • Boudoir-like historic setting
  • Location right on the Seine
  • High romance factor
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch, Reservations essential

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