La Palette is a café-restaurant in the mythical district of Saint-Germain des Prés, La Palette is an institution whose success cannot be denied.

Frequented by Picasso and Jim Morrisson

Located at the crossroads of rue de Seine and rue Jacques-Callot, it has a large terrace where it is good to daydream in the morning when the world is agitated and customers start to arrive … Here, the classics mingle from the bistro with in particular lightly smoked salmon rillettes, a beef tartare, croques monsieur and madame or even all the egg specialties as promised on the menu. It was originally a traditional gathering place for Fine Arts students, nearby. It was frequented by Cézanne, Picasso and Braque. A century later, Ernest Hemingway, Jim Morrison and Harrison Ford came to raise their elbow here.

A VIP called Jacques Chirac

More recently, La Palette has become a trendy place, invaded by Parisian youth and tourists alike. The best seats on the terrace are reserved for V.I.P.s such as Jacques Chirac, who lives nearby has been a regular here for a long time. Its storefront and the “Belle Epoque” interior of its second room were listed as a historical monument by a decree of 23 May 19841. In the novel Invisible (2009) by Paul Auster, the main character goes to La Palette several times.

La Palette, 43 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris

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