Photo courtesy of Fouquet's
Photo courtesy of Fouquet's Barriere
First opened in 1899 as a watering hole for carriage drivers of the wealthy and sylish Parisians who frequented the "Most Beautiful Avenue in the world," the Champs-Elysées in its heyday, this... Read More
First opened in 1899 as a watering hole for carriage drivers of the wealthy and sylish Parisians who frequented the "Most Beautiful Avenue in the world," the Champs-Elysées in its heyday, this brasserie is still an icon. Over the centuries it has become even more famous not just for its quality, even gastronomic, fare, but also for the VIP clientele who are loyal habitués. This is where the Césars, the French Film Academy awards, holds its official dinners every year and the link between cinematic stars and Fouquet's is an unbreakable bond here in France. On the menu you will find Chef Jean-Yves Leurangeur's homage to a few of the regular stars that have lit up this restaurant, such as the Merlin à la Colbert, s a favorite of Robert Hossein, also the lobster raviolis "John Todt," and don't even think of passing up the signature dessert, Millefeuille Tradition Fouquet's.
- Restaurants near Parc des Princes: "A veritable institution here in Paris, Fouquet's has long been the go-to spot for film and sports stars. Grab a drink at the bar or lunch or dinner in the dining room and you're likely to spot the likes of Mr. and Mrs. Carter (yes, aka Jay-Z) and the like."
- Best for Restaurants near Parc des Princes Because: This is a traditional French brasserie whose popularity has spanned the centuries. It is also where French film stars and other VIPs hang out.