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LAURENT, MAXIM'S, LAFAYETTE'S: These historic addresses are making a comeback

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Paris is reborn from its ashes, and with it some of the most emblematic addresses. Laurent, Maxim's, Lafayette's, these historic Parisian addresses made their big comeback in the fall of 2023 and made the capital vibrate with their more than expected re(openings).

LAURENT, the return of an institution

Restaurant Laurent / credit: Pascale Venot

After several months of renovation, it is in September 2023 that the legendary Laurent restaurant has reopened its doors to the public, in the gardens of the Champs-Élysées.
A true institution born in the middle of the 2022th century, this essential address joined the Paris Society group in XNUMX, thus marking the start of a new era, with Laurent de Gourcuff at the helm.
New decoration signed Cordélia de Castellane, new menu signed Mathieu Pacaud, Laurent still honors French tradition, but with a touch of modernity. Behind its pink facade and its Napoleon III-style pavilion appearance, three rooms and a majestic garden hide, renowned for being the headquarters of personalities from around the world and politicians.
On the menu, Chef Mathieu Pacaud offers French gastronomy that clarifies the classics and refines traditions. 

Whether for a special occasion, a business dinner or simply to treat yourself to a moment of pure gastronomic pleasure, the Laurent restaurant stands out as an exceptional address. In summary, it is a place where we celebrate the art of eating well and where each dish is an ode to French gastronomy.

Laurent, 41 Av. Gabriel, 75008 Paris

MAXIM'S DE PARIS, the most famous Parisian address

Maxim's Restaurant in Paris / credit: Pascale Venot

The moment that many have been waiting for has finally arrived! The iconic restaurant on rue Royale, Maxim's, has reopened its doors. After the Laurent restaurant, Paris Society and Laurent de Gourcuff have reopened the doors of another historic address, and certainly the most famous of Parisian addresses. 

Maxim's is this restaurant that is both elegant and festive, known at the time as the mecca for social evenings. Already 130 years old, the address has given itself the mission of rediscovering its aura of yesteryear and making the restaurant shine through its fine cuisine. 

And speaking of cuisine, here again it is the classics of French gastronomy which have a monopoly, from frog legs to cheese soufflé, including a good American-style lobster. On the sweet side, it’s Yann Couvreur who creates the desserts. 

Whether to celebrate a special occasion, impress guests or simply enjoy a memorable gastronomic experience, Maxim's remains an essential address in Paris! 

Maxim's of Paris, 3 rue Royale, 75008 Paris

LAFAYETTE'S, the return of the historic House

Lafayette's Restaurant / credit: Instagram @lafayettesparis

It is at 8, rue d'Anjou that another so-called “historic” address reopened its doors in October 2023. Lafayette's Paris is this private mansion known for the social evenings organized by the Marquis Lafayette in the XNUMXth century. . Today, this large historic house has entrusted its management to Moma Group, and its cuisine to the young and talented chef Mory Sacko. 

On the program, French, neo-bourgeois cuisine, which bridges the gap between the African and American continents. Chef Mory Sacko, keen to promote his origins and his know-how, creates a menu inspired by regions dear to his heart: West Africa and the old continent. 

A beautiful blend that brings new life to this flamboyant Belle Époque address. 

Lafayette's Paris, 8 rue d’Anjou, 75008 Paris

These are three historic and emblematic addresses which have made their big return to Paris in the fall of 2023. Which one are you tempted to (re)discover?

by Julie Yapo

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