When I first arrived in Paris, this is one of the places that felt the most typically Parisian to me. It is a café/restaurant/theater/cinema, so it gathers a lot of culture, plus reasonably priced wine. What more could I possibly wish for?
Situated just below the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, this is not the cheapest neighborhood in Paris, and thus it is all the better to know about this legendary place, that seems to not have changed since it first opened in the 1970s.
Despite the rich cultural agenda, I have to admit that realistically I go here most often just to have a drink. The waitress deserves a special mention, she is possible the coolest lady I have seen serving in bars in Paris, it is like she owns the place.
A pleasant detail: Le Lucernaire is located just next to the Jardin de Luxembourg, so when you’ve done your late afternoon stroll you know where to go!