Paris is about to receive one of the greatest celebrations of interior design: Maison et Objet 2017. For that reason, Interior Design Shops selected the 6 prestigious and most historic restaurants in Paris, which you cannot miss while staying at the City of Light.
It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to eat where Dalí, Monet, and Zola once ate, or taste exceptional wines from a cellar that survived the second World War—unless you live in Paris. From palatial, Napoleon-era gems and art-filled cafés to swanky, Michelin-star mainstays, Paris is replete with the finest dining destinations that are as historic as they are alluring.
Please, take a look at our selection of the 6 Must-visit Historic Restaurants During Maison et Objet 2017.
Its Michelin star, Seine views, and rich, 400-year history make this Paris mainstay one of the city’s hottest attractions. In 1919 the restaurant famously began numbering their ducks before serving them—a tradition that continues to this day. La Tour d’Argent is also renowned for its vast wine cellar that survived World War II.
One of the city’s oldest cafés is Le Procope and it was opened in 1686 by Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli and attracted writers, artists, and politicians alike. Voltaire, Rousseau, Beaumarchais, and Balzac are said to have been regular clients here.
Named after the Duke of Chartres, first son of Louis d’Orléans, this grand Parisian jewel opened in the arcades of the Palais-Royal in 1784. Neoclassical decor abounds here, and each table is named after one of the restaurant’s many famous patrons.
Travelers who choose to dine at the three-Michelin-star Ledoyen will be in great company. Since opening its doors along the Champs-Élysées in the 18th century, this fine restaurant has attracted several historical figures, writers, and world-class artists, including Flaubert, Zola, Monet, and Dalí (pictured leaving the restaurant).
A listed heritage site, this Second Empire–style restaurant has been serving up traditional French fare—like brioche of quail and home-reared pork—for more than two centuries. Its title dish, escargot, continues to attract tourists and locals alike.
For prime people-watching and signature Parisian dishes, head to Lipp. This legendary 19th-century brasserie is known for its classic dishes, as well as the many actors, musicians, politicians, and writers (Proust, Hemingway, and Camus) who have favored it over the years.
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