Auberge Nicolas Flamel

restaurants / French

Lonely Planet review

A visit to this charming restaurant, with its higgledy-piggledy rooms on two floors, is not so much about the food as the location: this was once the residence of celebrated alchemist and writer Flamel (1330–1417) and is the oldest building still standing in Paris. Expect dishes that are correct but not earth-moving – duck foie gras, lamb cooked in a tajine and so on. Ask about wine tastings in the atmospheric (read: spooky) cellar.