| ||38 rue Montorgueil|
|District : ||Montorgueil|
|Services : ||Dinner, Lunch|
Spoken languages : French
Accepted means of payment : AMERICAN EXPRESS card, Carte Bleue, Cash, Check, MASTERCARD, VISA card
Restaurant : Traditional
Cuisine : Gastronomical cuisine, Traditional cuisine
In the centre of Paris, at the heart of Les Halles,
the old quarter of Montorgueil,
formerly Mont du Orgueilleux, used to attract a range of people from 'those in the know' to beggars from the Cour des Miracles as well as the rich and powerful of the Kingdom
who liked to come and 'slum it' in this poor
area of the capital.
Large quantities of snails were consumed in the quarter, for they were highly prized by Henry IV for their 'fortifying properties'.
In 1832, L'Escargot D'Or was opened at 38 rue Montorgueil.
In 1919, AndrÃ© TERRAIL, founder of the HÃ´tel George V and the prestigious Tour d'Argent,
installed FranÃ§ois LESPINAS, former chef of the King of Egypt, there. Political figures and international stars from the worlds of the Arts, Literature, Theatre and Fashion were to be seen there from that time on, among others Marcel Proust, Sacha Guitry, Salvator Dali, and Jackie Kennedy...
In this beautiful architectural pearl of the Second Empire, now a listed building, Kouikette TERRAIL still welcomes an international clientele, along with many Parisian personalities, for a celebration of French gastronomy through the ages.
The ceiling of the foyer of L'Escargot is decorated with a painting by G. Clairin, which came from Sarah Bernhardt's dining room...
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