Bars and trendy restaurants : the hits of the heart of Laurent de Gourcuff

The Piaf

The place went from an idea : “There is a lack in Paris restaurants with live music. “Opened in November 2017, The Piaf has become the mainstay of the restaurants” where we sing and we dance “. It takes on average three weeks to get a table and dinner with a pianist–a performer to sing to the customers on tubes of a variety of French. Laurent de Gourcuff will give a little brother to the Piaf with the Roxie, avenue Franklin-Roosevelt, which will host a group of six musicians.

38 rue Jean-Mermoz, Paris VIIIe.


“In addition to being an exception table, this is the most beautiful private garden in the heart of the VIIIe arrondissement,” says Laurent de Gourcuff, who likes to say, ” the container is as important as the content “. To resume this legendary address, the patron of Noctis has partnered with chef Mathieu Pacaud. “Everything has been redone, even the garden. “Opened in may, the new Apicius sees the bosses of the Cac 40), stars (Penélope Cruz), and former presidents. Chanel held its annual dinner.

20, rue d’artois, Paris VIIIe.

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“It happens to me a lot more often refuse to places that accept them. When we visit a site, if we do not feel, we do not go there. I often took our teams and nine times out of ten we fall from agreement. “With 300 seats on the terrace at the top of Paris, the roof of the Spring is one of those. “We immediately saw that it was the spot ! “

Roof-terrace in the Spring, 2, rue du Havre, Paris IXe.

Small Pre

“In visiting this corner of greenery, the idea came to us to create a “food court” in the us. “Hear a square around which a dozen restaurants offer different dishes in an atmosphere of barbecue.
Opened at the beginning of June, The Small Meadow welcomes 3 000 to 10 000 people each night at the weekend at the foot of the grandstands of the Longchamp. “Next year, we are going to spend 10 to 30 restaurants by night “, slides Laurent de Gourcuff.
Bet tenable with twenty rooms devoted to the event, and soon an open-air stage that will accommodate 12,000 people, six months out of the year.

Hippodrome d’auteuil, Paris XVIe.


“Places atypical, we often see, but this one we cut the breath ! “Discovering the rooftop terrace of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, place du Trocadero, the specialist of the rooftops of the parisians did not hesitate. In 2016, Noctis has won the tender and launched eighteen months of work. The restaurant, decorated by Joseph Dirand has cracked open its doors in June for a few happy few. “Days are organised-tests with partners and friends for an objective criticism, and the kinks of the machine. “Giraffe has opened a month later and the roof–terrace will be opened this winter with a capacity of 240 people.

1, place du Trocadero, Paris XVIe.

A group in full boom

With the support of Sébastien Bazin, the group’s AccorHotels, Noctis continues its development : opening of the old Showcase in October next (2 500-seat concert performance), an auditorium and a room for events at the Institute of France in November, followed by the restaurant of the Opera Garnier in December. In the South also, of the new : after you have opened the highest rooftop of Europe in Marseille (4 000 seats), a resto-café is in preparation at the Pavillon du lac in the parc Borely, version and a terrace Loulou’s in Ramatuelle. Here
at the end of 2019, the group for 85 million euros of turnover will have 45 places, including a dozen in the next eighteen months, with a room for events in the Saint-Lazare train station and the sublime terrace of 52 Champs-Elysées.

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