Brasserie Le Petit Zinc, Belle Epoque Dining in an Art Nouveau Setting

Le Petit Zinc, Belle Epoque Dining


Taste the elegance of a by-gone era with a visit to the charming,  Parisian brasserie, Le Petit Zinc.    In the St. Germain des Pres area just minutes from the Luxembourg Gardens, you can treat your palate to delicious foie gras or the house seafood specialties.


Although it’s tempting to sit outside and watch the hustle and bustle of the street, the interior is a “can’t miss”.   Decorated with parts of old Metro stations, a large zinc bar and even part of a former Biarritz casino, it’s difficult to focus on the delicious food amidst all that grandeur!    Sole Traveling Mama didn’t find it one bit “stuffy” or pretentious.   The clientele is a good mix of ages, including locals and tourists, children welcome.   Continual service from noon to midnight with a well-priced menu makes this brasserie a big winner.

Located at 11 rue Saint-Benoit, Paris 75006, Metro Line 4 stop St. Germain des Pres



Anyone Can Have Roots in Provence!

Sole Traveling Mama is delighted to share with her fellow travel lovers, this blog posting from Les Pastras in Provence. STM was invited to the estate in May 2013 and was overwhelmed by the beauty of the property, the warmth and sophistication of owners Johann and Lisa, and the high quality of their black truffles and olive oil. She went crazy over it all and she’s not even a “foodie”!

Les Pastras is completely organic and chemical free. They also offer truffle hunting tours in season as well as olive picking parties. Even better, you can buy their products and help the less fortunate out at the same time, as 50% of their olive oil sales goes directly to an orphange they help to sponsor in Haiti!

STM loves the “Adopt a Tree” idea for a unique gift that will keep on giving. In fact, she is ordering one as a wedding gift for a lucky couple today!

Go ahead, book a truffle tour or tasting as part of your next travel experience in Provence. And tell them the Sole Traveling Mama sent you!

Lost In Provence

Anyone Can Have Roots in Provence!

Forget your family tree – anyone can have roots in Provence by adopting an olive tree or truffle oak at Les Pastras. Our organic farm delivers adoptive parents a shipment of olive oil or black Perigord truffles once a year, whether the tree they adopted produces or not. A tremendous deal and a fantastic Christmas gift!

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