16 Rue des Bernardins (nr Boulevard Saint Germain), Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 4407 1247
Website: View bar's website
Hours: 16 Rue des Bernardins (nr Boulevard Saint Germain
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Price guide: Middling
Owned by: Arthur Combe
Images By: diffordsguide.com
A subtle copper name plate on the door is all that gives this away as being a bar.
Lincoln green walls, bare stone and brickwork are complemented by plastic chandeliers. There are several side chambers with banquette seating made more intimate by heavy curtains that screen the occupants from the rest of the room.
Night lights flicker on each of the small low tables dotted about the room with even lower upholstered stools around. A stuffed fox stares out of the window with other stuffed animals dotted about the room in a celebration of the skills of the taxidermist. A narrow staircase leads to a second basement bar.