The Coupe-Chou is composed of four houses dating from the 14th, 16th and 17th centuries. And one goes naturally from one house to the other by climbing a few steps or crossing narrow corridors...
Two years of work, historical research and months of prospecting among antique dealers in search of furniture and knick-knacks have given this house its former appearance.
While restoring the cellars of Coupe-Chou , the owners discovered the remains of a Gallo-Roman city of the 2nd century AD, contemporary of the emperor Marcus Aurelius: hot water pipes, a Gallo-Roman swimming pool and also pottery from the 12th century, statuettes and old medieval plaques from the Chartière and Mont Saint-Hilaire streets (former name of the rue de Lanneau) whose "Saint" was carved during the Revolution. Today, you can admire these plaques behind the bar at Coupe-Chou .
In the 16th century, before the construction of the main building of Coupe-Chou , there was a small square at the corner of the present rue Jean de Beauvais, impasse Chartière and Lanneau.
In the center of this square, a well was drilled by Abbot Certain in 1572. Many houses have unfortunately disappeared but the bases of this well still exist in one of the many cellars of Coupe-Chou .
In our district of the fifth arrondissement of Paris, everything speaks to you of the old medieval city, the tortuous layout of the alleys, the uneven cobblestones, the high belly facades of the houses. You are in the very heart of the city: Philippe Auguste's wall which surrounded Paris at the beginning of the 13th century still stands at 3 rue Clovis, massive and crowned with ivy.
From the 14th century, all the students of the colleges and universities of the district: Collège de la Sorbonne, Collège Coqueret, where Ronsard and Du Bellay, founders of the Pléiade, studied, frequented these alleys assiduously. Until 1880, our street had 14 bookstores!
Today, Coupe-Chou is an elegant restaurant, discreetly open on the narrow and picturesque rue de Lanneau, it is set in the old houses of Old Paris whose history we like to remember. Notre-Dame de Paris, the Seine, the Contrescarpe, the Latin Quarter, the rue Mouffetard, the Pantheon are the witnesses of our history, that Coupe-Chou knows so well, the time of an unforgettable evening, to make us relive.
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The Coupe-Chou was not always what it is today, a vast house where small steep corridors lead us to a multitude of small rooms.
My father tells me that in 1965, Bruno Coquatrix phoned him to warn him of the Beatles' arrival in his restaurant after their concert at the Olympia, and my eyes lit up!
In the mid-60s, Coupe-Chou was already beginning to gain a reputation. Pierre Brasseur, Brigitte Bardot, Louis de Funès often came to dinner...
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11 Rue de Lanneau, 75005 PARIS
01 46 33 68 69
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French cuisine based on 100% home-made raw products.
Drinks are carefully chosen, craft beers, quality wines and craft spirits.
Business meals, meals with friends, special events and romantic dinners (birthdays and wedding proposals).