Le Grand Colbert
Cabinet des Médailles et Monnaies
Housed in the original home of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France is this enormous hoard of coins, medals and tokens numbering more...
Willi’s Wine Bar
This civilised and very convivial wine bar-cum-bistro was opened in 1980 by British expats who introduced the wine-bar concept to Paris....
2-4 rue Vivienne, 2e · interesting places nearby
Le Grand Colbert information
This former workers’ cafétéria transformed into a fin de siècle showcase is more relaxed than many similarly restored restaurants and is a convenient spot for lunch after visiting the neighbouring covered shopping arcades – the daily formule ardoise (blackboard fixed menu; €17) is good value – or cruising the streets at night (last orders: midnight).
Don’t expect gastronomic miracles (despite Diane Keaton's claims in Something's Gotta Give ), but portions are big and service is friendly. Sunday ushers in a pricier €42 menu.