Paris-St Germain and the Latin Quarter
May 11, 2018
Laperouse is a true Parisian institution. Smile Zola, George Sand, and Victor Hugo were regulars here and the mirrors still bear the scratches of diamond rings (made by mistresses testing the depths of their lovers’ pockets). The interior of this seventeenth century townhouse is deeply atmospheric and romantic, a warren-like series of rooms strewn about with Persian rugs, all dark wood and splashes of scarlet. Despite its heritage, the bar is in no way fusty and old fashioned, and the drinks menu has recently been given an overhaul. The new house cocktails, appropriately enough, all bear women’s names. For a truly memorable night, book one of the famed private salons.