The stretch of the urban landscape between Avenue des Champs Élysées and the magnificent Pont d’Alexander III accommodates the two grand art institutions of Paris: the truly enormous glass-roofed Grand Palais and its little sister the intimate Petit Palais. They were both built for the Exposition Universelle in 1900. Today, the Grand Palais is a museum, event and exhibition hall, hosting spectacular art and fashion shows, art fairs such as Paris Photo and FIAC and other major Parisian cultural events. Recently the Grand Palais has been transformed to a movie theater recreating the spirit of the legendary "Cinema le Paradiso" and offering excited visitors a vast movie program of current hits and all time classics.
After an exposition at the Grand Palais anyone searching to satisfy hunger craving or looking for sophisticated refreshments should head to Mini Palais, a well-kept secret and a true gem of these palaces. Mini Palais is a restaurant, bar and lounge boasting a classical Parisian charm and magical atmosphere, particularly sensed at its green terrace with a touch of retro glamour from the black and white cinema. The décor, however, is not the only thing worth checking Mini Palais for. The triple Michelin-starred chef Eric Frechon carefully designed the menu here. Chevalier of the Legion of Honor Mr. Frechon shares his duties at Mini Palais with a full-time job as a chef at the famous hotel Le Bristol. Its restaurant is considered one of the best hotel dining places in the world. Moreover Frechon has recently opened a restaurant inside the St. Lazare train station bringing a long awaited positive change to train stations catering in France.
Mini Palais is a restaurant, bar and lounge boasting a classical Parisian charm and magical atmosphere, particularly sensed at its green terrace with a touch of retro glamour from the black and white cinema.
Cuisine at Mini Palais boasts dishes with original flavors but always of an almost old-fashioned impeccable quality. For lunch or dinner guests are returning for refined dishes with lobster or foie gras. During summer months Mini Palais offers delicious home made fruit sorbets with classic flavors and a great ice tea selection from Kusmi. If you are looking for a special treat try the signature summer tea-cocktails and in particular our favorite "Kusmiroska". Sipping one of them at the Mini Palais terrace overlooking Pont d’Alexandre III concludes the epitome of the French effortless chis. Whether for an afternoon tea or a special dinner we recommend Mini Palais for some serious enjoyment therapy any time of the day from early mornings to late nights.