Known as the Quartier Latin because students and professors communicated in Latin here until the Revolution, the 5e arrondissement has...
Cours de Langue et Civilisation Françaises de la Sorbonne
The Sorbonne’s prestigious French Language and Civilisation Course has courses for all levels. A four-week summer course starts at €560,...
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Le Pub St-Hilaire
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Le Pré Verre
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9 & 11 rue de Lanneau, 5e · interesting places nearby
Le Coupe-Chou information
This maze of candlelit rooms inside a vine-clad 17th-century townhouse is overwhelmingly romantic. Ceilings are beamed, furnishings are antique, and background classical music mingles with the intimate chatter of diners. As in the days when Marlene Dietrich dined here, advance reservations are essential.
Timeless French dishes include Burgundy snails, steak tartare and bœuf bourguignon, finished off with fabulous cheeses sourced from fromagerie (cheese shop) Quatrehomme and a silken crème brûlée.
Le Coupe-Chou, incidentally, has nothing to do with cabbage (chou) ; rather it’s named after the barber’s razor once wielded with a deft hand in one of its seven rooms.