By Lily Heise for Frommer’s
There are scores of attractive restaurants in Paris, but few can outrank the beauty of the Art Nouveau eateries created during the Belle Epoque, extending roughly from 1871 to 1914. Rapid technological advances, vast urban projects and two major World’s Fairs prompted many Parisian restaurateurs to transform their bouillons, casual restaurants originally serving broth soup and other simple meals, into grand dining establishments suitable for this fashionable, new age. Although the 20th century was not always kind to these classic venues, a handful managed to escaped the wrecking ball and some are even playing an exciting role on Paris’ contemporary restaurant scene. See the full article here.