When your idea of travel is to eat and of course, eat well, then Paris will enchant you. And in Paris, if you are looking for that mouth-watering holiday, there is no better place than the traditional French restaurant Au Cadet de Gascogne.
You’ll always find something or the other to keep your senses engaged here and how! Amidst all the explorations and travelling, if you’re looking for a place where you can stretch your limbs and eat some great French cuisine, this is paradise for you.
Some places seem to have good food woven into their DNA and this world-famous restaurant is one of them. Up high on the beautiful hill of Montmartre, with a lovely view in the heart of Paris, this restaurant has the most stunning location.
Located in Montmartre, which is primarily known for its artistic history, the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur and as a nightclub district, it is a gourmet delight. Au Cadet de Gascogne is on the main square of La Place du Tertre, famous all across the world, thanks to world-renowned painters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec and Picasso.
What to eat
Nearby the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, this is the most authentic French brasserie of the area. Come here to experience that culinary sojourn of a warm French breakfast, sumptuous lunch or a lavish dinner. What’s another interesting fact about the stunning place is the mesmerising ambience comes as a cherry on the cake.
The traditional French restaurant plays live music every evening. Artists perform all-night long, playing piano and singing French songs such as Edith Piaff, La vie en Rose. Your customers will live a real French experience.
Old is gold
The origin of this famous place is also steeped well in history. Created in the late 19th century, the name of Au Cadet de Gascogne is related to an old French tradition from Gascogne region. The region, located in south of France, is famous for its wine Bordeaux and some duck specialties such as Foie gras. As the Gascogne’s tradition was to give all the goods and heritage to the first child of the brotherhood, the youngest kid called the Cadet used to come to Paris to set up their own business.
Hence, Au Cadet de Gascogne, is the restaurant of this young boy who came to Paris back in the days. Today, the crafty chef, Georges, cooks tasty French traditional homemade food such as the delectable duck in orange sauce, the tasty seafood soup, the not-to-be missed beef stew Bœuf Bourguignon, the yummy onion soup, snails and delicious pastries called Profiteroles.
You could find all the recipes on the restaurant’s website at https://cadet-de-gascogne.com/
The design marvel
This foodies’ paradise is an architectural delight as well. It is built on two floors. With one private room on the first one, it has kept the old charm of the traditional decoration with exposed stones and beams. The restaurant also houses paintings of Place du Tertre’s artists.
What’s on offer
In the time before the pandemic hit, the restaurant welcomed groups and FITs everyday, including Sundays. Its proactive sales department would also give rates and offers for groups. It also customizes to offer tailormade solutions such as Montmartre’s vineyard visit with wine tasting, caricature and dinner with live music.
Things to do in the region
While in the area, visitors must not miss Montmartre’s village which is a must see in Paris. This most known area in Paris welcomes 12 billion visitors per year. With 27000 visitors per day and 1000 per hour, it makes Montmartre the second most important attraction for tourists after the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower.
However, this has unfortunately changed since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world and battered the travel and hospitality industry. In an empty Montmartre, the restaurant has been opening for take away.
The restaurant has been battling the crisis in its innovative fashion and is adapting in the new post covid world to spread more joy and of course, its food. It is connecting with Parisians who usually don’t visit the top of the hill by selling drinks and easy take away food such as French crêpes, salads, sandwiches and beverages.
Parisians try to find solutions to keep smiling and to enjoy the pleasant weather in spring. With the summers now around the corner, you could see French seating on Sacré Cœur stairs, waiting for the terrace opening. For now, the restaurant is optimistic about the opening of the borders and public places soon.
It is ready to welcome Asian customers and has geared up with all sanitation standards and health requirements in place for the safety of all the customers.
For any enquiry
Contact: Julia, director of sales