La Petite Cour

La Petite Cour is a ravishing restaurant hidden between the Churches of St-Germain-des-Prés and St-Sulpice.

The restaurant hides a green garden, a beautiful charming fountain and a patio with exotic plants surrounding you, giving you access to a shelter of peace from the lively area and making La Petite Cour one of the most romantic and irresistible places to eat.

Picture from above; the old narrow stairs leading down to the restaurant’s terrace.

A beautiful table near the peaceful fountain surrounded by coyfish

Hello, little fishy.


Paired with high-quality modern French cooking prepared by the talented and young Chef Regis Versieux, the restaurant features seasonal produce and inventive dishes such as veal liver cassis with parsnip puree and crayfish and lentil soup. Versieux, a former student of l’Ecole Robuchon, left the Villa on Avenue Friedland, to create a more daring cuisine with owner, Jean-Francois Larpin. 

Suckling pig served with the pigs’ crispy foot and a millefeuille of boudin noir – which according to Gilles Pudlowski is amazing.

Suckling pig, take 2:

The sauce was so rich, and the pairing of the ingredients went so well together. It was also generous, copious, rich and very well-done. 

Charolaise for 2 (saignant of course)…what more can you say? Paired with a light vinaigrette mache salad and small roasted potatoes. 

1st half

2nd half

The accompaniments

Shot of rich glace of osso-buco

Mache salad

Roasted potatoes

The damage done

The menu also features a very reasonable prix-fixe menu (27 during weekdays and 37 during weekends) which include steak topped with duck foie gras, the signature dish of pan-fried veal kidneys and the likes of the codfish in langoustine soup. Unfortunately I could not sample all the fishes on the menu but the charming restaurant alongside attentive service will persuade me to come back again…very soon. 

If you want to escape the bustling streets of Paris, La Petite Cour is just for you.

La Petite Cour

8 Rue Mabillon, 75006

Tel: 01 43 26 52 26
Metro: Mabillon (Ligne 10)


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