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Posted: Fri Aug 9 2013
Chez Françoise restaurant in Paris at Les Invalides in the 7th arrondissement has been a Paris institution since it was founded right after the war by one of Europe’s most talented restaurateurs. Air France commissioned an elegant meeting place for its travellers, but with the politicians just across the street, Chez Françoise rapidly became the canteen of parliamentarians, as well, and so it remains today. This is a stylish, modern, fine dining restaurant where the entire staff has a passion for gastronomy and a commitment to excellent service. It is set in the ground floor of the Aérogare des Invalides and boasts bright and relaxed terraces for both winter and summer. Chez Françoise hosts special jazz evenings. The traditional French menu includes dishes such as terrine of rabbit with small onions and spices, main course of steamed codfish with winter veg and aioli sauce, and desserts of crepes suzette 'Monsieur Ali'. Wines, cigars, and special menus are very good indeed.