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4th Arrondissement (Marais)

Au Petit fer à Cheval

30 Rue Vieille du Temple
Paris, 75004, France
TEL: 33-1-42-72-47-47

Surrounded by the fashionable boutiques of Le Marais and situated on the winding rue Vieille du Temple, Au Petit fer à Cheval is the place to go to have a film-like "Parisian moment." Enjoy conversation with the neighborhood's regulars at the horseshoe-shaped, marble bar (this cafe's name means "horseshoe") or choose a small table in the back. The decor of this more than 100-year-old eatery is retro Paris: vintage posters, reclaimed Metro benches, chandeliers, and tiled floors with decorative swirls. The fare, on the other hand, is typical French bistro, with the confit de canard being a particular favorite.

Insider Tip:

The stainless steel bathroom has a natural-position toilet; that is, you must squat over the hole in the floor.


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

Cuisine Type:: French


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