Le Germain: A restaurant halfway between Alice in Wonderland and London’s Sketch

Paris Quaint rue de Buci has been shaken up by the extravagance of Germain opened in spring 2009, a versatile brasserie halfway between Alice in Wonderland and London’s Sketch. The heated terrace is great for people watching, and the main ground-floor room, which features the lower part of a vast yellow statue piercing through the ceiling above, is perfect for a quick lunch.
The Germain is located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, at the heart of Paris’ Left Bank.

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Made of vintage materials, checked tiles, threadbare velvet and warm leather, the main level has a brightly coloured 80’s-esque look and feel.

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The more relaxed second level VIP lounge features 70’s sofas, soft cushions and an imperial red pool table. A monumental work from Xavier Veilhan, Sophie, breaks through the ceiling and into the second-level VIP lounge.

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Le Figaro Madame

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Télérama

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The Germain is open daily from 8am to midnight. The lounge can also be privatized to host your events.

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