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Nos Ancetres Les Gaulois

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
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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El Dorado Hills, California
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most amazing place for a fun night out. The food is ok, the highlight being the huge basket of raw vegetable to start your meal. You also get unlimited wine to drink with your meal and all for 40 euros. The entertainment is awesome and you can sing along. It is located downstair in a cave like... More 

Thank Carol M
Port Orchard WA
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had read about this restaurant in a Rick Steves book, and it delivered as promised. We were hungry & this place was just a block from our hotel on the Ile St. Louis (Hotel de Lutece). We didn't have reservations, but were made welcome by a waiter wearing horns (of the toy variety emulating Gaulish roots). We were seated next... More 

Thank soccerdad_9
Porto Alegre, RS
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decorated with plenty Gaulois memorabilia, this restaurant is very exquisite. We've had lunch there right at the 25th December 2015 when most Parisians lunch at their homes, and so, no reservation was required. The menu displays several interesting options, especially of game. If you like it, don't be afraid to order some dish prepared with "sanglier".

Thank CharlesBonato
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

First of all, it's all you can drink wine. True, it's just one choice, but it was a perfectly reasonable red. I'm certain I got my 40 Euros worth just in wine. I went with my husband and our two children ages 12 and 9. Our children were given carafes of Orangina and apple juice at no extra charge. We... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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361 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

There's no fool like an old fool,they say. And there were certainly plenty of ancient Brits, as well as ancient Gauls, fooling around in this themed party place close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Raw veg and grilled meats, plus as-much-as-you can eat buffet food and limitless wine. Happiest man in the house though must be the strolling minstrel who probably... More 

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187 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

very interesting formula with row vegetables and all you can eat salami as appetizers and then grilled meat ,cheese and dessert. The red wine is on the basis of all you can drink

Thank PF P
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Someone recommended me this place and here are the clear points. This restaurant is perfect for SNS photos; Environment is amazing, table display, lighting are perfect. HOWEVER, yes. the vege basket on the table looks so very pretty. Yet, they are not very convenient to make salad by ourselves (neither yum). Starters were sausissons and few of this and that;... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had a great evening here with a party of 36 Brits after 4 of us cycling to Paris to celebrate a colleague's birthday. Very relaxed and fun atmosphere. The formula was identical to my visit 20 years ago...fresh salad to start, buffet cold cuts and salads, then meat options for main. We had the added bonus of a birthday... More 

Thank Gary S
Munich, Germany
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141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

So much to eat for just 4. Wish we could bring a large crowd. Wine from a barrel. A full plate with way too much!

Thank lawrenceuwg
Hertford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Apparently the format of this cave style restaurant has not changed for over 40 years. You get a basket of veg for starters. You can then get as much pate cheese and sausage. Then you choose a main course of chicken,duck or steak which comes with a jacket potato. The veg basket ( huge) can still be utilised. Then a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:59 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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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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