Would you like to switch up your Parisian habits a bit for a meal? Why not go for a cassoulet that will remind you of the south of France? Between the dried beans, the meat, the herbs and the cooking, each restaurant reinvents the cassoulet in its own way: you’re going to love it !
The restaurant L’Assiette (website in french) welcomes you in its authentic Parisian bistro setting – the cuisine will remind you of old-time family lunches.
The man behind the stove is a former butcher who loves quality products, balanced seasonings and perfect cooking times.
The cassoulet they serve in the restaurant is made with duck confit and lamb neck, and it is delicious.
Price for a Cassoulet maison: €29
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 12am to 2:30pm and 7pm to 10:30pm
Address: 181 Rue du Château, 75014 Paris
Access: Métro 4 (Alésia)
La Fontaine de Mars
Come take a seat in one of the oldest bistros in the capital. La Fontaine de Mars (website in french) was opened in 1908 and has never lost its glory ever since.
On the menu, you can find regional dishes made with regional ingredients – but their speciality is the typical southern dishes, including the cassoulet.
Rumour has it that the Obama family even declined to eat at the Elysée, just so they could eat at La Fontaine de Mars.
The cassoulet is left to simmer long enough so that the beans – from Tarbes – melt in your mouth. The dish is made with Toulouse Sausage to ensure its quality.
Price for a cassoulet: €35
Opening hours: every day from 12am to 3pm and 7:30pm to 11pm
Address: 129 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
Access: Métro 8 (Ecole Militaire)
Le Refuge du Passé
The chef Alexandre Hamy invites you to Le Refuge du Passé to share with you his traditional French cuisine.
All the ingredients he uses are fresh and in-season. Depending on the season, they may even come from the permaculture garden of Nicolas, who is in charge of the service.
The cassoulet is made with duck confit and you can taste the quality of the ingredients.
Price for a Cassoulet au confit de canard: €21
Opening hours: Wednesday from 11am to 12pm; Thursday to Sunday from 12:30am to 3:30pm and 7pm to 11pm.
Address: 32 Rue du Fer À Moulin, 75005 Paris
Access: Métro 7 (Les Gobelins)
The Auberge Pyrénées-Cévennes is located at the heart of the 11th District and is a renowned French bistro.
Even though most of the dishes served are traditional French ones, the speciality of the establishment is the cassoulet.
The beans are cooked with carrots and tomatoes and the sausage is a bit spicy. The portion served is quite generous.
Price for a Cassoulet de l’Auberge: €28.90
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12am to 2pm and 7pm to 10:30pm; on Saturday from 12am to 10:30pm.
Address: 106 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris
Access: Métro 11 (Goncourt)
Au Trou Gascon
Au Trou Gascon – which has received a Michelin Star – is a restaurant that reinvents the culinary classics coming from the south-west of France.
In a constant balance between innovation and authenticity, Hugo Martin perpetuates the tradition of the establishment by only cooking with quality ingredients.
The Tarbais beans are cooked in duck fat and mixed with the different pieces of juicy meat.
Price for a cassoulet: €36
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12am to 2:30pm and 7:30pm to 10pm.
Address: 40 Rue Taine, 75012 Paris
Access: Métro 6 (Dugommier)
Le Violon d’Ingres
Le Violon d’Ingres (website in french) claims to be a temple of classic cuisine and its Michelin Star seems to endorse the claim.
The restaurant reinvents the traditional French cuisine in an elegant and delicate way, to turn the popular songs into classical music concertos.
Here, the cassoulet is cooked with Montalbanais duck confit, Espelette pepper and Ibaïona pork belly. A true delight.
Price for a Véritable cassoulet de la région Montalbanaise: €45
Opening hours: every day from 12am to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm.
Address: 135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
Access: Métro 8 (Ecole Militaire)
L’Auberge Etchegorry used to be called Chez Madame Grégoire – a reference to the eponymous cabaret that used to stand in its place and which inspired many authors, including Victor Hugo.
It is in a romantic atmosphere that the restaurant invites you to discover the south-west and Basque cuisine – its speciality.
The cassoulet is really tasty – cooked in a traditional fashion but spicy enough to remind you of afternoons spent on the beaches of the Atlantic ocean.
Price for a Fameux cassoulet aux haricots Tarbais: €25
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12am to 2pm and 7:30pm to 12pm.
Address: 41 Rue de Croulebarbe, 75013 Paris
Access: Métro 6 (Corvisart)
Chez Gladines is a franchise that is more and more common in the capital. Its concept is to push people to discover the Basque cuisine thanks to very attractive prices.
There are currently 5 Chez Gladines restaurants throughout Paris.
We especially recommend the original establishment, which opened in La Butte aux Cailles District.
The Toulouse sausage and the chorizo are united with white beans cooked in duck fat.
Price for a Cassoulet Basque: €17
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 12am to 3pm and 7pm to 11:45pm.
Address: 30 Rue des cinq Diamants, 75013 Paris
Access: Métro 6 (Corvisart)
It is in the Mouffetard historical district that the restaurant La Forge (website in french) welcomes you and invites you to share their love for the Basque cuisine. It was even cited in the New York Times.
All the dishes are home-made with fresh, in-season ingredients. The prices are really good – especially for such a quality.
Between the perfect cooking of the meats and the beans, the quality ingredients and the expertise of the chef, the Cassoulet façon “La Forge” is definitely one of the best in Paris.
Price for a Cassoulet façon “La Forge”: €26
Opening hours: Tuesday from 12am to 2pm and from 7:30pm to 10pm.
Address: 14 Rue Pascal, 75005 Paris
Access: Métro 7 (Censier – Daubenton)
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