Le Sud restaurant is practically opposite Paris’ Porte Maillot and Palais des Congres , so it is perfectly placed for business and corporate entertaining in this part of town. But be prepared for your guests to swoon a bit. You are greeted by the chirping of crickets on the pavement, then enter this charming space where you are transported to Provence. The tiled floors, country chairs, Provencal upholstery, sunny colours and, in fact, actual sunshine as the glass-covered patio is made idyllic with orange and olive trees and a facsimile of a Provencale village façade.
The restaurant seats up to 180 and there are many dining rooms and small niches for private groups to convene. The menu is authentic southern cuisine, with dishes like aubergine parmesan in the Nice style, a stunning bourride which is first cousin to bouillabaisse, and little pots of crème brûlée in three flavours. Great for business and fine for romance, too.