Fluctuat nec mergitur
It’s tossed by the waves but never sinks is the translation of the motto of Paris that you will see engraved together with the coat of arms of the city over the facades of the administration buildings around town.
Yes, Paris floats over the river as a quiet ship and so does Flottes, the oldest family owned bistro in town located on the very glamourous rue Cambon. A stone’s throw from rue de Rivoli and Tuileries gardens, neighbour of the Chanel flagship store is this traditionnal restaurant founded and operated by a family coming from the heart of France, Aveyron.
Opened years ago by Gilbert and Huguette Flottes, he soon needed the help of his sisters and other member of the family that joined him to run the Paris establishment. Today, Flottes is recognized as being a classic in Paris where you can enjoy casual country side dishes made from the freshest produce and some of the traditionnal recipes of the Eveyron region such as Aligot and saussage, Daube, escargots, oysters and shells from Arcachon and the famous and best Soupe à l’oignon, entirely homemade from the broth to the gratan!
Adjacent to the brasserie is a grocery store where you will find some of the fine ingredients to go and to try to replicate some of the recipes of the typical menu. They also offer several accomodations for groups and private or corporate events from 10 to 60 guests. A must in a district famous for fashion and overpriced hotels to enjoy a genuine Parisian feel that the mass market hasn’t spoiled.
2 rue Cambon 75001 Paris
01 42 60 80 89