Le Fontaine de Mars

Bistro in St-Germain & Les Invalides

For traditional French cooking look no further than this 1930s-styled neighbourhood bistro with signature lace curtains, checked tablecloths and – best of all – a fishmonger in front shucking oysters at his stall beneath the bistro arches. Snails, boudin (black pudding), andouillette (Lyonnais tripe sausage) and homemade confit de canard (preserved duck breast) are among the traditional mainstays, alongside sensational seafood platters.

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