Le Vieux Chêne
Intimate, friendly alley with eight lanes.
George Orwell's Boarding House
In 1928 George Orwell (1903–50) stayed in a cheap boarding house above 6 rue du Pot de Fer while working as a dishwasher. It's closed to...
Award-winning Breton roastery Caffè Cataldi supplies the beans for a potent dose of caffeine at this hip new corner spot. It offers a...
Excellent Italian gelato comes in 36 flavours at this seasonally opening boutique – a small gets you two scoops, shaped to resemble a...
Le Vieux Chêne information
This rue Mouffetard institution is reckoned to be Paris’ oldest bar. Indeed, a revolutionary circle met here in 1848 and it was a popular bal musette (dancing club) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These days it’s a student favourite, especially during happy hour (4pm to 9pm Tuesday to Sunday, and from 4pm until closing on Monday).
Resident DJs mix it up on Friday and Saturday nights.