Monday, November 5, 2012

Les Fines Gueules - Hôtel Portalis



Les Fines Gueules
Paris restaurant - wine bar - bistrot


I was attracted by the architecture and stone construction of this building 
on a narrow street just off Place des Victoires.  Located at the corner of rue Croix des Petits Champs and rue de la Vrillière, this curious mansion (Hôtel Portalis) was built by the architect Ledais in 1750. Its uniqueness lies in its two turrets mounted on curved carve-outs from the base.  This strange form was intended to save ground floor space and also to soften the corner between the two streets.  I will bring you back here to see more of the building soon. 


Under the turrets at street level, 
the terrace looks like a pleasant place to stop for a glass of wine.



Les Fines Gueules
43, rue Croix des Petits Champs
75001, Paris

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A lovely place it is! Look forward to seeing more shots of it! Hope you've had a great weekend, Genie, and that you're ready for a lovely week!

Hugs
Sylvia

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Seems just a little space sitting there ! very cozy !

Joe said...

Looks like an interesting place for a tete a tete.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
This looks and sounds to be a fascinating piece of architecture; we shall very much hope to see more of it.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I'm attracted to the stone wall too. It's a shame it appears there is a little graffiti on the wall!

Paulita said...

The color of the stone, so warm, and the empty chairs definitely call to me. I hope you'll play along with my meme Dreaming of France (which I forgot to put up until U.S. time in the morning). Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

biebkriebels said...

Your blog had gone here the whole weekend! It was removed an announcement said. But glad you are back. I stiil like your photos.

M said...

Not our typical cafe chairs and the stone wall background make this place definitely intriguing! Is there someone peeking through the barred window?

Jack said...

Pull up a chair, Genie. This looks like a good place to stop and sit for a while.

Nadege said...

I bet the food is delicious!

This is Belgium said...

wonder if this place is also open for your verre de vin in November?
it is indeed not your very typical Parisian terrace.. and yes, therefore, un peu intriguing, n'est-ce pas?

Daryl said...

reminds me of a hotel in Santa Fe and its outdoor bar area ...

Starman said...

Interesting architecture.

Vreni said...

I´ve already passed by this building but it didn´t catch my eyes... I would love to stop for a drink at the restaurant/wine bar/bistrot.

Randy said...

A place to sit and watch the world go by.

Mary said...

Yet another magnificent Parisian building. 1750. That was a good year architecturally by the look of things. :) I can't wait to see more..

Alexa said...

Looking forward to more—and I'd be happy to "boire un pot" here with you!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you all for your comments today. I have been visiting with family for the past four days and my blog was "removed" (along with my email access) on Friday. It is a helpless feeling to think that I might have lost 855 posts and perhaps even lost contact with all of you if I had been forced to start over. Please take a moment and back up your blog.

Bises,
Genie

weekend et coup de brosse said...

j'aime ce cliché !
bise
cath

Lisa Graham Art said...

I would sit in this spot with a glass of wine any time.