The Mini Palais is located in the Grand Palais which is next to the Petit Palais. That may sound a bit too much.
The Petit Palais (literally meaning Small Palace) is a museum that contains fine arts. In front of it there is the Grand Palais (Big Palace) which holds a gigantic and most beautiful space inside it where high class events and exhibitions are held. When I passed by, it looked like they were setting it up for some event and I wanted to have a peak. Unfortunately I was quickly stopped by a huge grumpy guard. The Mini Palais (Mini Palace) is contained in the building of the Grand Palais and is a restaurant. The Mini Palais has a very big dining room and a terrace area. Luckily the weather was perfect and we got to enjoy the terrace, which holds views to the Petit Palais.
About the food: as you can guess, I had a steak tartare, some rosé wine to accompany. And a dessert afterwards. It was lovely. But I have to admit that it was not incredibly so delicious that you feel like your fluttering up to food heaven while hearing a chorus from the angels with each burst of flavour. It’s simply only very correct. And lovely.
What does make the Mini Palais special is just how beautiful it is. Sitting there, you feel relaxed and charmed. You even feel honoured that you have the opportunity to be there. I would definitely recommend the Mini Palais, even if its just for the amazingly charming surroundings.
Plus there’s a bonus for cat (and bird) lovers, like moi.
This cat must live there. Such an aristocat. Just in case you were wondering, this particular cat had no care for the birds whatsoever. Total ignorance to the birds. Totally cool.
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