Our restaurant has been here for more than a hundred years perpetuating the tradition of French Cuisine, previously under the name “Le Rallye Gambetta”
Here is the story of this very historical place…
When it first opened (at the end of the 18th century), the Chantefable was a tavern where poets from the area gathered to perform songs. It’s adjacent to the Town Hall of the fashionable 20th Arrondissement of Paris, near the famous Père Lachaise cemetery and on the corner of the rue de la Chine where Edith Piaf was born in 1915.
The moldings on the ceiling, restored in the 2000s, lend character to this charming place. The mirrors, which date from the post war period, show off its Art deco style and take you back to the past – to a time of gourmets and epicureans.
Reproductions of the works of Toulouse Lautrec can be admired on the walls of the back room. Both the historic bar and the mosaic beneath it are of Bourgogne stone, bringing the authenticity of old Parisian bistros to this place.
Chef Laurent and his team are passionate about the food they make. Their food is sincere, generous and gourmet. Throughout the seasons, they help you discover or rediscover culinary specialities like duck foie gras pâté (IGP Périgord), whole roasted piglet, our unmissable profiteroles and more…
To delight your tastebuds, our chef concocts new dishes every day using fresh products straight from the market.
“Real French cuisine comes from the land: butter, cream and wine will always be the essential elements.”