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Nos ancetres les Gaulois

#5,913 of 13,337 Restaurants in Paris
#6,286 of 13,940 Places to Eat in Paris
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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39, Rue Saint Louis en L'Ile, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 66 07
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11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: When you step into this timeless venue, you will discover a festive...
When you step into this timeless venue, you will discover a festive restaurant straight out of a storybook and the imaginary world of Asterix. The success of the well-known concept is based on a simple, but effective idea: long rows of tables, mixed salads, grills and wine served from the barrel, all in gigantic quantities. Also worth mentioning is the outstanding welcome which contributes to the friendly atmosphere. Dinner menu : 40€ Lunch menu : 14€
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We visited this restaurant for the first time this year, normally we go 'next door' however with that place having closed down we thought we'd try Nos A. From the moment we stepped inside it felt gimmicky. The staff were not interested in serving or engaging with their customers, tables were TINY... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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  • Large groups
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited this restaurant for the first time this year, normally we go 'next door' however with that place having closed down we thought we'd try Nos A. From the moment we stepped inside it felt gimmicky. The staff were not interested in serving or engaging with their customers, tables were TINY, the idea of having to get up to... More 

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I tell everyone I know that is going to visit Paris to have dinner here. I had the best time! The food was pretty good but its the atmosphere that makes it so special. Live music, everyone in the restaurant singing....not to mention the free flowing beaujolais. I'm almost afraid to go again, because it might not be as good,... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This actually turned out to be our favorite family dinner. Went with our 3 teenage boys. Very quaint and rustic atmosphere. Food was good and plenty, as was the wine (for the adults). Enjoyed the guitarist who played French melodies throughout the evening. Thanks for a great evening!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A unique experience amongst the outdoor patios and cafes of the Ile Saint Louis. We walked in on a Sunday evening to a packed restaurant (which is deceptively extremely large). The staff were quick but helpful and polite. For a crowded lively restaurant, they were calm and well in control. You start with a giant basket of self serve veggies,... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Hunting trophies on the walls, fresh vegetables served on the table, self service bread, amusing staff. Food is buffet based, traditionally unchanged menu according to the staff. Slightly different than typical Parisian french style restaurant. Enjoyable, worth to visit.

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Aracoiaba Da Serra, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

In my last visit, the waiter did not speak English and did not want to try to understand me, now the situaction was really different, the waiter could speak basic English for communication.....and the food and mainly the unique experience were (as always) great!

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Fort Worth, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A truly unique restaurant. An ambience that transports you to a much older France. You cut your own sausage from a bushel of choices. You make up your salad from a basket of vegetables. Pick a meat and they prepare it for you. The interior is original to this ancient building and the wait staff dress the part. Very casual... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went to this restaurant due to a recommendation by our guidebook. We went for lunch, we're guessing dinner is probably a better experience. The entrée was a buffet of different cold salads, olives, and dry meats. The food was okay, but nothing special. My husband and I had chicken for our Plat, at lunch time this came with fries.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is much more of an experience than a meal. The whole idea is to have a similar meal as the ancient people of the Gaule. Portions are huge including both food and drinks. This is a place to go and have fun much more than to expect the cream of the crop of french cooking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I fell myself in a time-tunnel, with very good meal, mood, scene, service. The duck was delicious, and the wine very honest.

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Additional Information about Nos ancetres les Gaulois

Address: 39, Rue Saint Louis en L'Ile, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 46 33 66 07
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:59 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 11:59 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:59 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:59 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:59 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 11:59 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:59 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 44
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39, Rue Saint Louis en L'Ile, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Neighborhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 33 66 07

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 44
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

When you step into this timeless venue, you will discover a festive restaurant straight out of a storybook and the imaginary world of Asterix. The success of the well-known concept is based on a simple, but effective idea: long rows of tables, mixed salads, grills and wine served from the barrel, all in gigantic quantities. Also worth mentioning is the outstanding welcome which contributes to the friendly atmosphere. Dinner menu : 40€ Lunch menu : 14€
Open Hours
Sunday
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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