When you walk rue Montorgueil in Paris, you are struck by this large snail which supplants the facade of this legendary restaurant: L’escargot Montorgueil.
Created in 1832, this bistro would quickly enjoy a fine reputation: at that time, the aphrodisiac properties were attributed to the mollusk which serves as a sign. But it was not until 1919, when this table was taken over by André Terrail, founder of the prestigious Tour d’Argent, that this house would conquer its letters of nobility.
A second Empire decor
L’escargot Montorgueil: a historic restaurant in Paris. Seduced by its superb Second Empire decor, with the ceiling painted by Clarin that adorned the dining room in the entrance, Sarah Bernhardt, Marcel Proust, Sacha Guitry, Salvator Dali and all the celebrities of the twentieth century were to become regular regulars.