Brasserie des Brotteaux: A historic Art Nouveau Restaurant near the old Brotteaux train station.
History of the Restaurant:
In the early 1900’s the trains serving Paris, Lyon and Marseille stopped at the station of Brotteaux. Across the street from the station, architects Maurice Vilboeuf and Louis August Bobenrieth designed and built in 1913 what became the Brasserie des Brotteaux.
Sitting on Place Jules Ferry, this magnificent building houses a fabulous “Art Nouveau” interior containing ceramics by Louis Muller, chandeliers and intricate ironwork. The beautifully decorated walls bear the influences of the great names of art such as Hector Guimard (who designed the famous entrances to the Paris Metro), Alfons Mucha, Emile Gallé, Louis Majorelle and Antoni Gaudi.
The building is also unusual for it’s alternate use of brick and stone, it’s bow windows and balconies containing plants and flowers.
The restaurant has been the location for several French films including “Le Cout de la Vie” and “Arrete de pleurer Pénélope”.
Brasserie des Brotteaux is a wonderfully historic building and equally suited for a romantic dinner or a business lunch. Sitting across the street from the equally majestic old train station of Brotteaux, the restaurant is one of the best examples of Art Nouveau in France.
The restaurant has a lively and comfortable atmosphere and the menu contains a good selection of starters ranging from €12 to €17 and main courses of meat, fish and poultry range from €16 to €28.
There are deserts for around €8 and around 150 different bottles of wine catering to all tastes.
Raphaël and his team serve a delicious selection of local and regional produce.
Popular dishes include their beef tartare, red tuna and chicken supreme.
Groups in excess of 15 people are welcome and you are advised to contact the Brasserie for details.