30 rue Gay Lussac, 5e · interesting places nearby
Les Papilles information
This hybrid bistro, wine cellar and épicerie (specialist grocer) with a sunflower-yellow façade is one of those fabulous Parisian dining experiences. Meals are served at simply dressed tables wedged beneath bottle-lined walls, and fare is market driven: each weekday cooks up a different marmite du marché (market casserole). But what really sets it apart is its exceptional wine list.
It only seats around 15 people; reserve a few days in advance to guarantee a table. After your meal, stock your own cave (wine cellar) at Les Papilles’ cave à vin.