We have selected a few secret addresses in the neighbourhood.
Gourmet restaurants, fitness centres, exhibition centres, fashion boutiques.
We have everything you need to prepare your stay
THE CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL
International place of pilgrimage
‘At the end of a little courtyard, behind the Bon Marché department store, lies The Chapel of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, or Rue du Bac Chapel, one of the most important places of prayer and Catholic pilgrimage in the French capital. It draws approximately two million visitors per year, some of whom are faithful followers from all over the world seeking to gather and ask Virgin Mary for protection.
Indeed in 1830, the Virgin Mary appeared for the second time to Catherine Labouré, a young nun, and ordered her to mint a protective holy medal. And miracles quickly followed suit. Almost two hundred years later the fervour is just as strong.
This chapel is located in the Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin neighbourhood of the 7th district in Paris at number 140, rue du Bac only five minutes from Maison Labruyère.’
Open every day, free visit for all.
140 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
01 49 54 78 88
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL OR LAZARISTS CHAPEL
A must see
‘Located at number 95 rue des Sèvres, in the 6th district of Paris, the Lazarist chapel, not very well known to Parisians, is indeed a true golden oasis, a historical monument that is home to Saint Vincent’s relics.
This chapel holds many very fine religious artefacts such as the pediment depicting the glory of Saint Vincent of Paul, the altar where there are several statues of saints, the 1864 Cavaillé Coll organ and the aisles lit by a series of stained windows representing episodes of Saint Vincent of Paul’s life.
The forum has a collection of Brother François’s paintings, one of Ingres’s students, representing different scenes from the Virgin Mary’s life and others that depict the glory of Saint Vincent of Paul. The emblem of his charity is also represented by the gilding that covers the pillars, walls and arches of this sanctuary dedicated to him.’
Free entry depending on mass times.
95 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris
01 45 49 84 84
A romantic visit par excellence and exceptional gardens
‘The Rodin Museum is located right in the heart of Paris, close to the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides. Visiting the 18th century Biron private mansion, built with Rocaille architecture, and the almost three hectares of gardens, filled with sculptures composed of Rodin’s works, represents a unique experience with an all-new visitor circuit.
Entrance ticket prices on site: €12 (€13 online with fast pass access).’
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
01 44 18 61 10
A curiosity cabinet for natural science lovers
‘This house is almost two centuries old and the last curiosity cabinet open to the public today and giving the opportunity to discover and purchase exceptional pieces. People who are passionate, collectors, scientists and designers come from all over the world to number 46 rue du Bac to observe the beauty of nature and marvel before such astonishing pieces.
Deyrolle develops pedagogical material for teaching natural sciences including the famous educational posters which have enlightened generations of school goers throughout the world. In 1870, the state became Deyrolle’s biggest customer as they supply schools all over France.
Today Deyrolle also offers a Curiosity Cabinet creating service and regularly organises exhibitions on their premises. Many artists, including surrealists such as Breton or Dali came seeking inspiration in the corridors of the shop.
Deyrolle was awarded ‘Living Heritage’ certification for the excellent expertise and craftsmanship registered with the French national heritage services.
The many works available including magnificent posters paying tribute to the marvels of nature are some of the most appreciated gifts.’
46 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
01 42 22 30 07
A charming human-scaled museum just next door to the house
‘The Maillol Museum offers the largest collection of Aristide Maillol’s work. He was an artist who reinvented modern sculpture in his day. The visitor’s itinerary presents a very large array of his creations: sculptures but also paintings, drawings, pottery and tapestries.
Maillol Museum is hosting two large temporary exhibitions every year and favours different artistic movements and all forms of expression from the 20th and the 21st centuries.’
Entrance tickets full rate €13.50 and youth rate €9.50 (see other rates on the museum’s website).
61 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris
01 42 22 59 58
ENCHANTED CRUISE WITH BATEAUX PARISIENS
Point of interest: Paris on the river
‘There is no more extraordinary way for you to discover the city’
Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris
08 25 01 01 01
A luxurious and exclusive relaxation centre
‘The Akasha Spa is a luxurious setting of 700 m2 unveiling a unique approach based on the four elements: air, earth, water and fire. The Spa has partnered with expert brands creating a high quality standard venue offering a selection of treatments and programmes born from the latest advances in the well-being, beauty, nutrition and health fields.
Based on global body and spiritual care, the Akasha Spa has a hairdresser, six spacious treatment booths, a sauna, hammam, and a jacuzzi as well as a gym area of 100 m2 bathed in day light offering innovative fitness programmes.’
‘To make this outstanding health and well-being experience perfect, you can dive into the magnificent 17 metres long swimming pool that is also lit by natural light. ’
€€€: One hour massage from €190 (suggested price).
45 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris
01 49 54 46 12
‘An exceptional team with cutting-edge equipment’
‘Sport is an essential part of your daily life, you must therefore be able to do it in the best conditions.
To help you do yours we have selected an exceptional address for you. Champion Spirit Rive Gauche is a very modern and very complete fitness centre located only 100 m away in the Beaupassage Gallery. You will find a wide range of cutting-edge equipment there. High-level athletes who have become sports coaches in their fields will look after you for private or small group training sessions in a beautifully spacious setting.
You will benefit from our special ‘Maisons Labruyère’ prices.’
GAYA RESTAURANT, PIERRE GAGNAIRE
The new MUST in gourmet encounters
‘This fish restaurant by Pierre Gagnaire has become one of the best fashionable seafood tables of the capital in a short time. The talented chef was named the number one starred chef in the world by his peers. It is located only five minutes from Maison Labruyère at number 6 rue de Saint-Simon.
In an elegant chic brasserie setting you will be able to admire the very current interior design signed Marcelo Joulia, with beautiful veined marble topped tables, large photos hanging on the walls, modern light fittings and comfortable seats.
But you will be in even more admiration of the original cuisine when you choose from his famous pressed crab with wasabi mayonnaise or baked eggs with langoustines, ending on a sweet note enjoying whisked egg whites with black sesame custard.’
Approximately €90 a la carte without beverages. Lunch menus from €49.
Open every day except Sundays and Mondays, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
6 rue de Saint-Simon, 75007 Paris
01 45 44 73 73
RESTAURANTS IN THE BEAUPASSAGE GALLERY
If you are looking for something nice to eat at any time of the day.
Maison Labruyère is located at the entrance into the new Beaupassage gourmet gallery, where starred establishments (Pierre Hermé, Thierry Marx, Yannick Alléno, Anne-Sophie Pic, Olivier Bellin) and world renowned craftsmen (Nicole Barthélémy, Alexandre Polmard) have come together to offer diversified gourmet encounters at totally affordable prices in a unique setting. The ‘accessible luxury’ concept is what makes it so charming.
Passionate foodies will be able to eat here, discovering restaurants, bakeries, cake shops, butchers, delicatessens and other shops open throughout the day. They will enjoy the calm setting of these exceptional sun filled premises where nature and works of art live in harmony.’
COUTUME CAFE, BABYLONE
Maybe the best café in Paris
‘Do you need to take a break, between cultural visits and shopping? The first café of the Coutume brand is located at number 47 rue de Babylone in the 7th district of Paris. This roasting company, founded in 2010, is reputed for the exceptional quality of its coffee and is growing with now seven cafés between Paris and Geneva.
Coutume pays particular attention to all of the coffee-making stages from planting to the cup and the green coffees selected come from five continents. Coutume works hand in hand with ethically and quality committed producers who produce terroir coffees respecting harvesting seasonality.
All of the coffees are then roasted in Les Ateliers, guaranteeing maximum freshness and revealing the best of each individual terroir’s and variety’s aromatic identity.
A team of expert baristas is dedicated to extracting the coffee in each of these cafés in order to guarantee the excellence and enhance each coffee.
Try their subtle filter coffee specialities to enjoy with your breakfast, brunch, lunch or coffee break.’
47 rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris
01 45 51 50 47
HELMUT NEW CAKE
For all gourmets!
100% Gluten-Free Dishes and Tea Room
93 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
01 43 22 52 23
Coya - Pisco Bar & Lounge
For your animated evenings or before dinner drinks, only two minutes from the house
Drawing inspiration from the oldest bars in Lima, our Pisco Bar & Lounge is always full of life and good vibes. Whatever night of the week, you’ll be entertained by brilliant DJs in a real party atmosphere.
Our unique cocktail list features Peruvian tipples like the Pisco Sour and fiery Chilli Margarita as well as our own twist on timeless classics.
Make sure you try one of the homemade pisco infusions dreamt up by our expert bar team. Flavours are unique to each venue but Blueberry & Lavender has quickly become a global favourite…’
€€€: prices correspond to original and exquisite cuisine
83-85 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
01 43 22 00 65