On nearly every corner, there’s a good chance you’ll find a café or brasserie with a chair to rest your feet, and wonderful boissons to quench your thirst.
One day and a long time ago already I bumped into this 'one of my favorite' brasseries on Ile de la Cité.
I had been strolling around alone in the late-january chill in Paris and after a few hours, I needed something warm and cosy.
I ordered a cappuccino and a tarte aux framboises. The best I've ever eaten. The tastiest and most important thing for me personally is the dough. It must have a crispy side and be made of real butter. This one not only had the perfect sides but even the bottom was that! In addition, the raspberries were of an unparalleled quality. The bite and the slightly sour taste of it along with the crust made this piece of cake the best ever for me. I like to come here and I still go for that piece of cake that is still of the same quality!
In the meantime, of course, I also tried other dishes from the menu, both lunch and dinner. The salads are always good. They are full of fresh vegetables, fish or meat and with beautiful dressings. The foie gras with fig jam or the Soupe à l'oignon are also recommended.
Besides the food part: while sitting in this sumptuous decor it is the perfect spot to watch people.
You can find Les deux palais in the middle of historic Paris, on the Ile de la Cité, between Notre-Dame, the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie ans just across the street from the gilded gate of Louis’ former palace.
The experience starts as soon as you step inside with the amazing atmosphere of a place with a neat and signed decoration of the 19th century.
The Belle Epoque style is clearly visible here. High columns and a high ceiling give the invading light the space to highlight all the beautiful aspects of that time. The soft light reflects on the beautiful mirrors and brass railings that, with their discreet shine, immerse the brasserie in the French art of living that everyone will feel when you step inside. Even Alain Delon saw the charm of the brasserie! At the end of the 60's he was regularly seen here!
3 boulevard du Palais