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1st Arrondissement

Le Bearn

2 Place Ste.-Opportune
Paris, 75001, France
TEL: 011 33 1 42 36 93 35

Flowery Art Nouveau wall tiles dialogue quietly with Guimard’s sensational verdigris entrance to the Châtelet Métro station, seen through windows daubed with leaves and clusters of grapes. Black-and-white photographs of turnip-nosed Brassaï types—Le Béarn regulars—hang above Formica tables squeezed against banquettes in burgundy leatherette. According to the fabricator’s stamp, the beautifully pitted, crescent- shaped zinc is from the workshops of a certain Gateau & Keisser in the Paris suburb of St.-Denis. Le Béarn is one of the last places in the city that supports the blue-collar custom, so dear to boiler-suited sanitation workers, of the (one-euro) hard-boiled egg you pick off a wire stand at the bar. For everyone else there are leeks vinaigrette, which look rather like a revolting tangle but are actually nice and sweet; perfectly respectable house-made crêpes with Nutella or chestnut cream; and above-average coffee for this level of zinc.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Sunday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: French

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